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National Gang Center Updates Parents' Guide to Gangs

Guide to GangsThe National Gang Center has published an updated version of the "Parents' Guide to Gangs." This guide provides parents with answers to common questions about gangs to enable them to recognize and prevent their child’s involvement in a gang. The National Gang Center is supported by OJJDP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. More icon

SAMHSA Releases Report on Underage Drinking

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new report showing a significant decline in underage alcohol consumption among youth aged 12 to 20 between 2002 and 2013. The report indicates a drop in underage binge drinking but finds alcohol to still be the most widely used substance among America’s youth. View and download the report.
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Robert L. Listenbee

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In the current video message, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlights the Office’s efforts to address and prevent youth violence and victimization.

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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.

OJJDP supports mentoring, tribal youth programs, AMBER Alert, faith-based and community initiatives, and meeting the educational needs of system-involved youth.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2015

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2015. This issue’s top story and video message from Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlight the Office’s efforts to address and prevent youth violence and victimization.

Other features include DOJ’s commemoration of National Missing Children’s Day, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice Conference, the OJJDP-sponsored National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation, and more. More icon

IACP To Host Webinar on Policies to Safeguard Children During Parental Arrest

On July 30, 2015, at 2 p.m. ET, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), will present "Preparing to Launch: Q & A on Implementing Parental Arrest Policies to Safeguard Children." During this 1-hour webinar, panelists will discuss strategies to help law enforcement agencies develop and implement policies to minimize trauma to children during a parental arrest. Register and learn more about this webinar.  More icon
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