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Blog Discusses LGBTQ Youth and Law Enforcement Responses

The OJP Diagnostic Center has posted a blog from Dr. Meredith Dank of the Urban Institute discussing the OJJDP-funded report "Locked In: Interactions with the Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Systems for LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YWSW Who Engage in Survival Sex." The report found that more than 70 percent of LGBTQ youth who were engaged in survival sex were arrested at least once, with some experiencing violence, abuse, and disrespect when interacting with law enforcement and system stakeholders. The blog calls for law enforcement to improve responses to LGBTQ youth and recommends ways that law enforcement, courts, and child welfare can better interact with LGBTQ youth. More icon

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities

Several fiscal year 2016 funding opportunities are now available from OJJDP, including:

Visit the funding page for details about these and other OJJDP funding opportunities. More icon

From the Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee

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In the current video, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlights some of OJJDP’s major accomplishments in 2015.

In Focus News @ a Glance: Bimonthly Electronic Newsletter Subscribe button JUVJUST OJJDP's E-mail Information Resource Subscribe button

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, 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.

OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2015

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2015. This issue’s top story and video message highlight some of OJJDP’s major accomplishments in 2015.

Other features examine the Office’s policy guidance on girls and the juvenile justice system, violence prevention efforts in Baltimore and other cities, assistance to states in support of their juvenile justice reform efforts, and more.
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Webinar To Discuss Mentoring and Technology

On February 18, 2016, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) will present "Mentoring in the Age of Technology." This webinar will explore the opportunities, cautions, and intricacies of technology in mentoring best practices. This webinar is part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series, which is supported by the National Mentoring Resource Center, an online resource developed by OJJDP and MENTOR. More icon

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