The Grant Services Unit ensures the needs of our youth are met by securing external funds to help support existing or new juvenile justice programs. The Department currently receives grants from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), along with the Criminal Justice Division (CJD), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and other outside foundations.
Programs receiving grant funds are closely monitored and supported by the Grant Services Unit to ensure established goals are achieved. This also includes innovative internal programs and outside community organizations, who receive support from the Juror Fund. The Youth Services Advisory Board oversees the use of the Dallas County Juror Fund for inventive projects that address specific concerns related to juvenile crime prevention and directly support Dallas County Youth. The Grant Services Unit assists in this effort by managing the allocated funds.