OJJDP-Funded OAYI Project Sites

The Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) supports the national priority of responding to the opioid epidemic by funding states, communities, and tribal jurisdictions to develop data-driven responses to substance use and implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, and support children, youth, and families impacted by opioids and other substance use disorders (SUDs). Strategic approaches to addressing substance-related issues include the multidisciplinary support of the juvenile justice and juvenile court systems, education, mental and behavioral health services, child welfare and child protective agencies, emergency response and medical services, law enforcement, probation and parole, and other community health-based organizations.

Since fiscal year 2018, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded over $30 million to support 35 sites as they develop coordinated responses to improve public safety and outcomes for youth and their families impacted by the opioid epidemic and other SUDs.