OJJDP has reestablished important relationships with its state, local, and tribal stakeholders through a series of listening sessions and regular consultations with partners in the field.
In May 2009, OJJDP began holding listening sessions on current trends and issues in the juvenile justice field. In these sessions, OJJDP hosts a roundtable discussion with practitioners, policymakers, law enforcement, researchers, corporate and philanthropic partners, families of youth in the justice system, and/or community members involved in juvenile justice issues, to gain knowledge from their expertise and learn from their experiences. Through this lively exchange of ideas, OJJDP is setting an agenda that reflects the priorities of the people on the front lines of criminal and juvenile justice.
Read a report about the recent law enforcement listening session: Law Enforcement Listening Session April 1819, 2011, Summary Report