Opioid Affected Youth Grant Program
In 2018, CJCC was one of 6 governmental organizations to be awarded the initial Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) from the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The OAYI aims to curtail the opioid use of at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 16 years old with the following goals and activities:
- Use existing Opioid Response infrastructure within Georgia’s Attorney General (AG) Office and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).
- Create an OAYI Juvenile Justice Steering Committee with members of CJCC’s State Advisory Group, AG’s Task Force, and DPH’s Working Groups.
- Contract with a research partner to conduct a comprehensive gap needs analysis within the Attorney General’s Statewide Opioid Task Force and DPH’s 8 Opioid Working Groups.
- Develop a data-driven and juvenile justice-focused strategic implementation plan.
- Implement and increase use of evidence-based programming and validated assessment tools for youth and families receiving services.
More details to come.