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Administrator Listenbee Addresses Tribal Children's Exposure to Violence in Online Interview

On April 3, 2014, OJJDP Administrator Robert Listenbee discussed the prevention of children's exposure to violence in American Indian and Alaska Native communities during an interview on Native America Calling, an online call-in program for Native communities. Listenbee talked about the work the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence has started through public hearings held across the country.  More icon

  OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2014 funding opportunities:

Visit OJJDP's funding page for more information about these solicitations and other current funding opportunities.  More icon 

From the Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee

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Administrator Listenbee shares a video message addressing mentoring, the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, and other highlights from the first two months of 2014.

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OJJDP works to prevent gang involvement, girls' delinquency, and underage drinking.

OJJDP assists victims of child abduction and commercial sexual exploitation.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2014

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2014. This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter highlights the National Mentoring Summit held in Arlington, VA. The issue also includes special features on the second public hearing of the Attorney General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence; a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Grand Rounds session on youth violence prevention; a school discipline resource package released by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education; the launch of an AMBER Alert Twitter account; and more.  More icon

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Video Available Online

In recognition of April as Alcohol Awareness Month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a 2-minute video to increase awareness that women should abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy to prevent FASD. A 30-second version of the video is also available.  More icon