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OJP Releases Law Enforcement Report on Responding to Children of Arrested Parents

First, Do No Harm: Model Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies When Arresting Parents in the Presence of Children The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center has published "First, Do No Harm: Model Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies When Arresting Parents in the Presence of Children." This report recommends model practices for law enforcement agencies for reducing trauma to children during parental arrests, including trauma-informed training, collaboration with social services and child advocacy groups, and enhanced data collection. More icon
Applications for Multi-System Integration Certificate Program Being Accepted

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy is accepting applications for its Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Program to be held October 29–November 4, 2015, in Washington, DC. This program will help current and future leaders increase multi-system reform efforts related to crossover youth in their jurisdictions. Apply by August 21, 2015. CJJR will host a free webinar on July 6, 2015, from 3 to 4 p.m. ET that will provide an overview of the certificate program. Click here to register. This webinar is part of a five-part series offered through OJJDP’s Center for Coordinated Assistance to States. More icon

From the Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee

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In a recent video message, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlights the Office’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative. The initiative supports juvenile justice reform nationwide based on evidence-based programs and developmentally appropriate and trauma-informed policies.

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See the studies that are helping to inform OJJDP’s policy and program development.

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, March/April 2015

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2015. This issue’s top story and video message from Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlight the Office’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative.

Other features include OJJDP evaluations of delinquency prevention models, the launch of TTA360—the Office’s training and technical assistance request system—the Children’s Advocacy Centers’ child abuse response model, and more.  More icon
Webinar To Discuss Legal Challenges to Medical Testimony

On July 20, 2015, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the National District Attorneys Association, will present the webinar "Legal Challenges to Medical Testimony: Hearsay, Daubert and Other Critical Pretrial Motions." Presenters will discuss the impact of pretrial motions and hearsay challenges to medical testimony and identify ways forensic nurses and other medical professionals can prepare to effectively testify at trial.  More icon
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