NIJ and OJJDP Release Two Bulletins in Justice Research Series
March 3, 2014
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) have released the first two bulletins in the Justice Research series. The series reports on findings from joint NIJ and OJJDP research on youth in the juvenile justice system. The first two bulletins are:
- “Delays in Youth Justice” describes research that draws from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive and from studies of three midwestern county courts that have used successful approaches to reduce delays in case processing of youth through the juvenile justice system.
- “Young Offenders: What Happens and What Should Happen” examines policies that affect youth who transition from the juvenile to the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on delinquents ages 1517 and young adults ages 1824 already in the criminal justice system.
Future bulletins in the series will address other topics regarding the transition from juvenile delinquency to adult crime, including:
- Prediction of young adult crime from juvenile histories and assessments of risk, needs, and protective factors.
- Various developmental, biological, social, and psychological explanations for offending.
- Crime prevention and early intervention programs focused on the individual, family, school, peers, the community, and employment.
- Criminal career patterns in adolescence and adulthood.
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