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DOJ Issues Solicitation for Coordinated Tribal Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced its fiscal year 2015 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. This solicitation allows federally recognized tribal governments and tribal consortia to submit a single application for all funding opportunities supporting public safety, victim services, and crime prevention in tribal communities. Funding in several purpose areas is available for eligible applicants, including funding for OJJDP’s Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts and Tribal Youth Programs. Applications are due by 9 p.m. ET on February 24, 2015. More icon

  OJJDPs Model Programs Guide Adds Three Literature Reviews

Model Programs GuideOJJDP’s Model Programs Guide (MPG), an online resource of evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs, has added three new literature reviews. MPG literature reviews provide practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on more than 40 juvenile justice topics and programs. These three literature reviews address:

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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 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

Webinar to Discuss Family Involvement in Juvenile Justice

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change are presenting a two-part Webinar series on family involvement in the juvenile justice system. These Webinars will highlight strategies that states participating in the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network have developed. The first Webinar was held on November 18, 2014, while the second Webinar will take place December 4, 2014. More icon

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