The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention have issued a Call for Research Proposals to advance youth participatory action research (YPAR) on issues affecting children and youth who have or have had an incarcerated parent (COIP) in order to improve practices and support policymakers and practitioners in this field.

The proposed research should engage youth with this experience as full partners in doing the research and disseminating the results.

Selected projects are required to:

  • Demonstrate meaningful youth engagement in the research process;
  • Focus on issues faced by children and youth who have or have had an incarcerated parent as defined by those with lived experience of such;
  • Demonstrate substantive contribution to the field of COIP;
  • Compensate youth fairly for their time;
  • Constitute new, original work, to be submitted to a professional conference, submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and submitted as a research brief to be published on youth.gov/coip; and
  • Be presented by youth and the lead researcher at a virtual meeting of federal staff, sponsored by the Interagency Working Group. 

To learn more visit, Youth.gov