DJJ is Accepting Innovative Grant Program Applications

The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is requesting applications for the Innovative Grant Program, funding approved by the State Legislature.

DJJ will provide a total of $1.5 million in grants to fund Innovative Programs at three DJJ facilities and one fire camp. The program will make available $500,000 per year for three years, starting fiscal year 2021-22 and ending in 2023-24. The grant monies will be eligible for not-for-profit organizations on a one-time basis.

Eligible not-for-profit organizations or those wishing to expand programs that they are currently providing either in California state prisons, county juvenile facilities, or in schools and communities targeting at-promise juveniles; and that have demonstrated success and focus on offender responsibility, reduction in criminal behavior, resiliency, and restorative justice principles, are invited to apply.

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by December 23, 2020. Final deadline for applications is January 29, 2021.

The application package and needed materials to submit an application can be requested by email to

The Division of Juvenile Justice provides trauma informed rehabilitative and educational services for youth at facilities in Stockton, San Joaquin County; Camarillo, Ventura County; and Pine Grove, Amador County.