November | December 2013

New Publications

All OJJDP publications may be viewed and downloaded on the publications section of the OJJDP Web site. Print publications may be ordered online at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Web site.

OJJDP Annual Report 2012: How OJJDP Is  Working for Youth Justice and Safety OJJDP Annual Report 2012: How OJJDP Is Working for Youth Justice and Safety (Report)
NCJ 241584

This report details the Office’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year (FY) 2012. In FY 2012, OJJDP awarded nearly $268 million in grants to help reduce children’s exposure to violence, intervene in and prevent girls’ delinquency, support mentoring activities, facilitate reentry efforts, prevent bullying, improve conditions for tribal youth, strengthen the juvenile justice system, enhance public safety and law enforcement, and fight child exploitation. In addition to financial support, the Office provided a variety of resources for stakeholders in FY 2012. The report’s “Connecting With the Field” sidebars highlight OJJDP’s activities to support research, evaluation, and training and technical assistance—and to communicate findings and best practices to the broader juvenile justice community.

To view and download this publication, or to order a printed copy, visit the NCJRS Web site.

Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth (Bulletin)
NCJ 239996
Beyond Detention Series

This bulletin examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL, cosponsored by OJJDP. The authors present the results of their examination of youth’s functional impairment as assessed 3 years after their release from detention. Of the study sample, only 7.5 percent of youth had no notable impairment in functioning. Approximately one of every five youth had markedly impaired functioning, which was more common in males than in females; however, females were more likely than males to be severely impaired in the moods/emotions and self-harm domains.

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Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth Developmental Sequences of Girls’ Delinquent Behavior (Bulletin)
NCJ 238276
Girls Study Group Series

In 2004, OJJDP convened the Girls Study Group (GSG) to examine the delinquent behavior of girls. At the request of GSG, researchers from two long-term longitudinal studies of delinquency—the Denver Youth Survey and the Fast Track Project—collaborated to establish common delinquency measures, conduct analyses, and integrate findings on developmental patterns of girls' offending from childhood through adolescence. Among other major findings, this bulletin reports that girls engaged in a wide range of offending behaviors, most girls who were involved in delinquency did not offend frequently, and many girls involved in other delinquent behaviors also used alcohol and other drugs.

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