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Celebrating 40 Years of Working Together for Youth Justice and Safety

On September 7, 1974, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act was signed into law. This landmark legislation established the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and forever changed the way states and communities deal with youth who are at risk and youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system.  More icon


  OJJDPs Model Programs Guide Adds Three Literature Reviews

OJJDP's 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:

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From the Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee

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Administrator Listenbee shares a video message discussing how to make sure that all youth in the juvenile justice system can successfully transition out of system supervision to a crime-free, healthy, and productive adulthood.

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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 and services, AMBER Alert, and faith-based and community initiatives.

OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2014

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2014. This issue’s lead story highlights a Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention meeting on strategies for successfully transitioning youth from juvenile justice systems to communities. The issue also includes special features on President Obama’s announcement of new AmeriCorps partnerships to expand opportunities for youth; a guide released by the National Academies for providers of support services to young victims of commercial sexual exploitation; OJJDP’s “Today’s Native Leaders”  initiative; upcoming events; and more.  More icon

Registration Open for Tribal Youth Leadership Training

United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), in collaboration with OJJDP, will host the Today’s Native Leaders Community Service Academy on October 24–26, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This free event will provide as many as 100 tribal youth with leadership training on designing community service projects. The Today’s Native Leaders initiative between OJJDP and UNITY will offer tribal youth leadership training over the next 3 years. Trainings will expand the number of UNITY youth councils and youth-led community service projects.  More icon