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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2011

June 24, 2011

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2011. The bimonthly newsletter provides readers with news about OJJDP activities, publications, funding opportunities, and events.

This issue's lead article reports on the Attorney General's new public service announcement to raise awareness about the problem of children's exposure to violence and about the Justice Department's Defending Childhood initiative. The issue also includes special features on the following topics:

  • The May 25, 2011, observance of National Missing Children's Day.
  • The May 23, 2011, meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, which highlighted evidence-based alternatives to zero-tolerance policies and successful strategies for preventing children from dropping out of school.
  • The OJJDP fact sheet, Highlights of the 2009 National Youth Gang Survey, which indicates that gang activity remains at high levels.
  • OJJDP's listening sessions on family engagement.
  • Upcoming events.

"OJJDP News @ a Glance," May/June 2011 (NCJ 234318), is available online at http://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/news_at_glance/234318/index.html.


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