From the Administrator
Kids and Guns: From Playgrounds to Battlegrounds
The lethal mixture of kids and guns has reached a crisis in the United States. Attorney General Janet Reno has observed that, "No corner of America is safe from increasing levels of criminal violence, including violence committed by and against juveniles."
Drawing on decades of research, the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Action Plan encourages helping youth throughout their development while responding to juvenile crime in a way that ensures public safety.
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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.