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Tip Card Addresses Law Enforcement Responses to Cyberbullying

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children have released “Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement.” This tip card, supported by OJJDP, provides more than 20 recommendations to help law enforcement address and investigate cyberbullying in their communities.  More icon


  SAMHSA Launches Smartphone App To Prevent Bullying

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched KnowBullying, a free smartphone app that provides parents, caretakers, educators, and others information and support to address youth bullying. The KnowBullying mobile app, developed in collaboration with the federal partnership StopBullying.gov, is available for iPhone and Android users.  More icon


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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2014

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2014. This issue’s lead story highlights OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee’s testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the reauthorization of the JJDP Act. The issue also includes special features on the release of a new Council of State Governments school discipline report; the final public hearing of the Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence; OJJDP’s new Smart on Juvenile Justice solicitations; and more.  More icon

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Adds Evidence-Based Practices Section

Developed by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and the National Juvenile Justice Network with support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Juvenile Justice Resource Hub provides timely, in-depth information on juvenile justice issues and trends. The Hub recently added a section on evidence-based practices. This section addresses key issues and reform trends relating to evidence-based practices, highlights model policies and recent research, and provides links to resources and experts.  More icon