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Legal Sector Guide Available on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking

Legal SectorThe Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council have released a guide to the report Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States. This OJJDP-funded guide is designed for law enforcement professionals, attorneys, and judges who interact with victims, survivors, and perpetrators of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.  More icon

  Coordinating Council to Convene on November 18

On November 18, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon ET, the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will convene in Washington, DC, to discuss the final report of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. Committee members will present to Council members their findings and recommendations to address the impact of violence on tribal youth. Register to attend or watch the live Webcast.  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.The video emphasizes OJJDP’s 6-point strategy and partnerships to improve outcomes for young people.

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OJJDP assists victims of child abduction and commercial sexual exploitation.

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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

Applications Being Accepted for Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Judicial Institute

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in collaboration with OJJDP, will host the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking on November 3-5, 2014, in Reno, NV. This interactive institute will provide juvenile and family court judges with tools to improve outcomes for domestic child sex trafficking victims. Apply to attend this free training.  More icon