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White House Convening Rethinks School Discipline

On July 22, 2015, the White House hosted Rethink School Discipline, a national convening. The event focused on equipping attendees with knowledge and resources to improve school discipline policies and practices. Educators, state and local officials, and stakeholders participated in the event, which included breakout discussions on identifying the root cause of discipline disparities, developing effective codes of conduct, alternatives to exclusionary school discipline, roles for law enforcement and the courts, and addressing trauma. OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee introduced Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who highlighted in her remarks OJJDP’s partnership with the Department of Education and Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support school discipline policy reform. The White House convening builds on the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, a collaboration between the Departments of Justice and Education. More icon

Applications Being Accepted for Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, in partnership with the Juvenile Law Center and the National League of Cities, is accepting applications for its Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program to be held December 15–18, 2015, in Washington, DC. Apply by September 18, 2015. CJJR will host a free webinar on August 12, 2015, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET that will provide an overview of the certificate program. Click here to register. This webinar is part of a five-part series through OJJDP’s Center for Coordinated Assistance to States. More icon

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Robert L. Listenbee

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In the current video message, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlights the Office’s efforts to address and prevent youth violence and victimization.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2015

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2015. This issue’s top story and video message from Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlight the Office’s efforts to address and prevent youth violence and victimization.

Other features include DOJ’s commemoration of National Missing Children’s Day, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice Conference, the OJJDP-sponsored National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation, and more. More icon

National Gang Center Updates Parents' Guide to Gangs

The National Gang Center has published an updated version of the "Parents' Guide to Gangs." This guide provides parents with answers to common questions about gangs to enable them to recognize and prevent their child’s involvement in a gang. The National Gang Center is supported by OJJDP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.  More icon
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