Access OJJDP's policy guidance addressing the needs of girls at risk of entering or already involved in the juvenile justice system.
See the studies that are helping to inform OJJDP’s policy and program development.
OJJDP works to prevent youth violence, gang involvement, and girls at risk.
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.
OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2016
OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2016. This issue’s top story focuses on the observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, and in the video, Administrator Robert L. Listenbee discusses OJJDP's ongoing efforts to promote the safety and well-being of our nation's children.
Other features highlight OJJDP's roundtable discussion of the unintended consequences of mandatory and pro-arrest policies on girls, the Office's support for tribal youth, DOJ adding three new Violence Reduction Network sites, and DOJ designating April 24-30 as National Reentry Week.
|Proposed SORNA Supplemental Guideline on Juveniles Publicly Available for Comment
The Department of Justice has published for public comment the proposed Supplemental Guidelines for Juvenile Registration Under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The proposed guideline clarifies how the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) will assess whether a jurisdiction has substantially implemented SORNA's juvenile registration provisions. The public is invited to submit comments by June 10, 2016.