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Departments of Justice, Education Release Correctional Education Guidance Package for Serving Juvenile Justice System-Involved Youth

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have released the Correctional Education Guidance Package to inform the efforts of states, school districts, and juvenile justice facilities that serve system-involved youth. The following components make up the package:

Learn more about system-involved youth.

  OVC Video Series Addresses Drug-Endangered Youth in Tribal
  Communities
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has released “A Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs.” This seven-part video series highlights best practices for meeting the needs of drug-endangered youth in tribal communities. The series provides testimonials and examples of cultural practices as ways tribal communities can help traumatized children who are healing from drug endangerment. The video series—produced in collaboration with tribal and federal partners—includes a companion resource guide.  More icon
 
From the Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee

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Administrator Listenbee shares a video message highlighting the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. Signed into law on September 7, 1974, this landmark legislation established OJJDP and changed the way states and communities deal with youth who are at risk or involved in the juvenile justice system.


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OJJDP works to prevent gang involvement, girls' delinquency, and underage drinking.

OJJDP assists victims of child abduction and commercial sexual exploitation.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2014

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2014. This issue's top story and video message highlight the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

The issue also includes special features on the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice to expand opportunities for youth; OJJDP’s “Smart on Juvenile Justice” awards to promote systemwide reform and reduce racial and ethnic disparities; and more.  More icon

AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity To Address Tribal, Local Challenges

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced the Operation AmeriCorps funding opportunity. CNCS seeks proposals for a new initiative or existing effort that will partner AmeriCorps members with tribal or local governments to solve challenges in their communities. Notice of intent to apply is due by December 29, 2014. Applications are due by January 13, 2015 More icon