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OJP Releases Law Enforcement Report on Responding to Children of Arrested Parents

First, Do No Harm: Model Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies When Arresting Parents in the Presence of Children The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center has published "First, Do No Harm: Model Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies When Arresting Parents in the Presence of Children." This report recommends model practices for law enforcement agencies for reducing trauma to children during parental arrests, including trauma-informed training, collaboration with social services and child advocacy groups, and enhanced data collection. More icon
Report Highlights Link Between Teen Courts and Recidivism

Multijurisdictional Teen Court Evaluation: A Comparative Evaluation of Three Teen Court Models The Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts has released "Multijurisdictional Teen Court Evaluation: A Comparative Evaluation of Three Teen Court Models." This report presents the results of a study of three geographically diverse teen courts in Maryland. The study, funded by the State Justice Institute, reports that youth in each jurisdiction who completed a teen court program had fewer instances of recidivism than youth who did not complete the 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 Office’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative. The initiative supports juvenile justice reform nationwide based on evidence-based programs and developmentally appropriate and trauma-informed policies.


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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2015

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2015. This issue’s top story and video message from Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlight the Office’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative.

Other features include OJJDP evaluations of delinquency prevention models, the launch of TTA360—the Office’s training and technical assistance request system—the Children’s Advocacy Centers’ child abuse response model, and more.  More icon
Registration Open for Rural Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Conference

On August 5–7, 2015, the Coalition for Healthy Youth will host the 8th Annual National Rural Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Conference, “Emerging Trends and Critical Issues,” in Lancaster, SC. This conference will focus on strategies for preventing substance abuse in rural communities. Topics will include the growing use of social media tools, sustainability, and environmental prevention. A 2-day pre-conference on grant writing will be available to the first 50 registrants. Register online. More icon
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