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Tip Card Addresses Law Enforcement Responses to Cyberbullying

ccThe International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children have released “Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement.” This tip card, supported by OJJDP, provides more than 20 recommendations to help law enforcement address and investigate cyberbullying in their communities.  More icon


  SAMHSA Launches Smartphone App To Prevent Bullying

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched KnowBullying, a free smartphone app that provides parents, caretakers, educators, and others information and support to address youth bullying. The KnowBullying mobile app, developed in collaboration with the federal partnership
StopBullying.gov, is available for iPhone and Android users.  More icon



 
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 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

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Adds Evidence-Based Practices Section

Developed by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and the National Juvenile Justice Network with support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Juvenile Justice Resource Hub provides timely, in-depth information on juvenile justice issues and trends. The Hub recently added a section on evidence-based practices. This section addresses key issues and reform trends relating to evidence-based practices, highlights model policies and recent research, and provides links to resources and experts.  More icon