From the Administrator
"We know what works. What we need is the commitment and will to do it. If we are to work effectively to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency and subsequent adult criminality, there must be a substantial, sustained investment -- public and private -- in families and communities and the systems that support them."
Youth Gang Drug Trafficking and Homicide:
Viewed more often through the lens of public perception than that of scientific knowledge, the relationship between youth gang drug trafficking and homicide is poorly understood. This article examines whether drug trafficking is a leading cause of gang-related homicide and whether gang migration is a key factor in gang drug trafficking. It also describes promising programs.
Across Our Desk
Washington, DC 20531
Juvenile Justice Staff
Juvenile Justice is published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to advance its mandate to disseminate information regarding juvenile delinquency and prevention programs (42 U.S.C. 5652).
Points of view or opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.