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OJJDP Funding AnnouncementOJJDP Mentoring Funding Solicitations Now Available, Deadline Extended

OJJDP has reposted the following fiscal year 2015 funding solicitations with a new deadline of June 23, 2015:

Visit OJJDP’s funding page for more information about these and other current funding opportunities.  More icon

  Global Youth Justice Launches 500 Youth Justice Websites

Global Youth Justice logoOn May 1, 2015, the American Bar Association will celebrate Law Day. In observance, Global Youth Justice is encouraging youth and adults to volunteer in a youth justice diversion program, often referred to as a teen, student, youth, or peer court or jury. Global Youth Justice has launched 500 websites to promote juvenile justice diversion programs nationwide. More than 1,500 communities and tribes worldwide currently operate a youth justice diversion program.  More icon

From the Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee

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In a recent video message, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlights the new OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center. Also, in light of National Mentoring Month (January), he discusses the impact of evidence-based mentoring practices.

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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,
January/February 2015

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2015. This issue’s top story and video message from OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlight the new OJJDP-MENTOR National Mentoring Resource Center and, in light of National Mentoring Month in January, the impact of evidence-based mentoring practices.

Other features highlight the National Mentoring Summit that OJJDP co-hosted; launch of the White House Asian American and Pacific Islander Bullying Prevention Task Force; Departments of Justice and Education release of a correctional education guidance package to improve the quality of educational services for confined youth; Justice Department partnership with Facebook and Bing to expand the reach of AMBER Alerts; and more.  More icon

Registration Open for Juvenile Services Training Institute

On May 5–6, 2015, the National Partnership for Juvenile Services will host the 2015 Juvenile Services Training Institute in Portland, OR. OJJDP supported the development of the training topics, which will include:

  • Trauma Responsive Custody
  • Understanding Adolescent Development Through Current Brain Research
  • Understanding Adolescent Development Through Current Brain Research
  • Behavior Management: Shaping Youth Success Through Coaching, Modeling, and Teaching
  • Using Positive Youth Development Strategies to Engage Youth

View the workshop descriptions and register to attend.  More icon