March | April 2014

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 and the National Institute of Justice have released the first two bulletins in the Justice Research series. The series reports on findings from joint research by the two agencies on youth in the juvenile justice system.

The first two bulletins are:

Delays in Youth JusticeDelays in Youth Justice (Bulletin)
Justice Research Series
NCJ 237149

This bulletin describes research that draws from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive and from studies of three Midwestern county courts that have successfully reduced delays in processing youth through the juvenile justice system. All three sites employed different, tailored approaches to addressing delays. A commitment to case management and routine and shared communication were themes the sites had in common.

To view and download this publication, visit the NCJRS Web site.



Young Offenders: What Happens and What  Should HappenYoung Offenders: What Happens and What Should Happen (Bulletin)
Justice Research Series
NCJ 242653

This bulletin examines policies that affect young offenders who cross over from the juvenile justice system to the criminal justice system. It focuses on adolescence and early adulthood, with an emphasis on juvenile delinquents ages 15–17 who are candidates for transitioning into the criminal justice system and young adults ages 18–24 who are already in the criminal justice system.

To view and download this publication, visit the NCJRS Web site.