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The Youth Investment Trust Corporation Seeks Grant Proposals and Grant Reviewers for the FY 2015 DC YouthLink – Service Coalition Funding Competition

Monday, June 9, 2014
(Washington, DC) – The Youth Investment Trust Corporation (the Trust), on behalf of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), is soliciting proposals from organizations that can deliver community - and facility - based services to youth under DYRS care. These services must align with research-based, best-practice services that support the Positive Youth Justice (PYJ) Practice Domains and related Service Areas.
Positive Youth Justice is a model used by DYRS to help youth develop in six core areas, or practice domains: Work; Relationships; Health, Education; Community; and Creativity. 
Proposals are encouraged from high quality programs that will help improve the outcomes for the District of Columbia’s young people that are committed to DYRS. 
Additionally, the Trust is seeking individuals to review proposals for the FY 2015 DC YouthLink Service Coalition Funding Competition. Those with grant experience are encouraged to partner with DYRS by emailing their resume to [email protected] by the June 27, 2014 deadline. 
Best consideration will be given to those who reside in the DC Metropolitan Area and have experience with or knowledge of Juvenile justice; Youth development; Grant writing and grant management; and/or Community-based programming in a variety of areas.
Grant reviewers evaluate an average of three to five proposal applications and then convene with fellow reviewers and a Trust facilitator to discuss findings. The goal of this debrief session is to assign final scores to each proposal application and to select proposals that will move to the next level of review. 
If chosen, reviewers must commit to one training session scheduled during the week of July 7, 2014 and one debrief session scheduled during the week of July 21, 2014, depending on the availability of the reviewer.
For more information about the process for applying for a grant, reviewing grants or to simply learn more about the process, visit:
The District of Columbia’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services is the District’s cabinet level juvenile justice agency. It administers detention, commitment and aftercare services for youth held under its care in its facilities or residing in the DC community. The agency is actively involved in several innovative programming models, partnering with locally and nationally recognized juvenile justice centers in the following types of programs; juvenile justice, continuum of care, alternative sentencing, supervised citation release and supportive living. For more information, visit