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, meeting the educational needs of system-involved youth, and eliminating solitary confinement for 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.
|Webinar To Discuss Countering School Pushout and the Criminalization of Girls of Color
On May 24, 2016, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the National Girls Initiative, will present "Countering School Pushout and the Criminalization of Girls of Color." This webinar will examine the pathways to being pushed out of school and confinement for girls of color, particularly African American girls, who are consistently overrepresented in school discipline categories. Register for this free webinar.