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Report Highlights Recommendations of Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence

Ending Violence so Children Can ThriveThe Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Children Exposed to Violence has released its final report of findings and policy recommendations to address the impact of violence on tribal youth. The report—commissioned as part of Attorney General Eric Holder’s Defending Childhood Initiative—serves as a blueprint for protecting AI/AN children exposed to violence. The recommendations are a culmination of information gathered through four public hearings held between December 2013 and June 2014. More icon

  Nominations Being Accepted for National Missing Children’s
  Day Awards

Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice, through OJJDP, recognizes individuals, organizations, and agencies that have made a difference in recovering abducted children and protecting children from exploitation. Each May, the Department recognizes the awardees at the annual National Missing Children’s Day ceremony in Washington, DC. OJJDP is accepting nominations for the 2015 Law Enforcement, Citizen, Child Protection, and Attorney General’s Special Commendation awards. The deadline is January 19, 2015. 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 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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