|OJJDP works to prevent gang involvement, girls' delinquency, and underage drinking.
OJJDP assists victims of child abduction and commercial sexual exploitation.
OJJDP supports mentoring, AMBER Alert, and faith-based and community initiatives.
SMART tracks local issues and maps community resources.
|OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013. This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter highlights defense attorney Robert L. Listenbee’s assumption of the leadership of OJJDP in March 2013; the Justice Department’s launch of a task force to address violence against children in tribal communities; then-Acting Administrator Melodee Hanes’ opening remarks at a summit on preventing child sexual abuse in sports organizations; a speech that human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson delivered on the placement of young offenders in adult facilities; and more.
Webinar To Explore Trauma-Informed Approaches for Girls
On June 26, 2013, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP’s National Girls Institute will host the Webinar “Girls at Risk: A Trauma-Informed Approach.” Panelists will discuss trauma and the impact of triggers, the specifics of a trauma-informed approach, the guiding principles of gender-responsive services, and examples of effective intervention exercises to use with girls.