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Alternatives to the Secure Detention and Confinement of Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Justice Practices Series. Recommends developing objective, valid, and reliable tools to make placement decisions among alternative programs and expanding the existing range of alternatives for juvenile offenders. September 2005. 41 pages. NCJ 208804
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Balanced and Restorative Justice
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses community supervision of juvenile offenders based on the balanced approach mission and the restorative justice philosophy. October 1994. 21 pages. NCJ 149727
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Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles: A Framework for Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century
OJJDP-Produced. Describes how jurisdictions are balancing competency development, accountability, and public safety goals in an effort to restore victims, communities, and juvenile offenders as well as rebuild broken relationships. August 1997. 70 pages. NCJ 169691
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Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (BARJ)
OJJDP-Produced. Explains the balanced and restorative justice model, which underscores the importance of the victim (individual or community) in the justice process and requires the offender to actively pursue restoration of the victim by paying restitution or performing community service, or both. July 1996. 2 pages.
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Balanced and Restorative Justice Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights some of the key principles involved in the balanced and restorative justice model. June 2001. NCJ 188420
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Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders: Program Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Presents background information and interim evaluation results for three pilot juvenile boot camp programs in Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; and Mobile, AL. September 1997. 53 pages. NCJ 164258
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Community Supervision of Underage Drinking Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin provides a theoretical overview on which to base policies, procedures, and practices to help professionals effectively supervise underage drinkers in the community. October 2012. 12 pages. NCJ 237147
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Comparison of Four Restorative Conferencing Models
OJJDP-Produced. Focuses on four restorative conferencing models: victim-offender mediation, community reparative boards, family group conferencing, and circle sentencing. February 2001. 20 pages. NCJ 184738
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Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation
OJJDP-Produced. Provides an overview of diversion programs and evaluation findings from the Detention Diversion Advocacy Project, a disposition case advocacy program operating in San Francisco, CA, and sponsored by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. September 1999. 16 pages. NCJ 171155
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Developing and Administering Accountability-Based Sanctions for Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Describes Congress's attempt, through the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program, to encourage states to develop and administer sanctions that are accountability based. September 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 177612
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Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System: Statistics Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Analyzes patterns in the arrests, judicial management, and correctional placement of female juvenile offenders and notes that females are entering the juvenile justice system more often and at younger ages than in past years. June 1996. 40 pages. NCJ 160941
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Focus on Accountability: Best Practices for Juvenile Court and Probation
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Describes what it means to hold juvenile offenders accountable, details the role of the juvenile court and probation department, identifies the key elements of programs that promote accountability, and presents examples of exemplary community-based initiatives. August 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 177611
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Giving Back: Introducing Community Service Learning-Improving Mandated Community Service for Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Sponsored. This practical manual is designed to help juvenile-justice professionals apply school-based service-learning principles, goals, and methods to court-mandated community service for juvenile offenders. 2006. 107 pages. NCJ 237389
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Guide for Implementing the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model
OJJDP-Produced. Establishes an alternative philosophy for a more balanced approach to juvenile justice that emphasizes restorative justice in which offenders make amends to their victims and the community. December 1998. 95 pages. NCJ 167887
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How Shall We Respond to the Dreams of Youth? Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights effective interventions and model programs that serve the needs of troubled youth. June 2000. NCJ 182438
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program: 2004 Report to Congress
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Provides an update on how OJJDP has implemented its Congressional mandate to meet the goals of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program August 2005. 43 pages. NCJ 208362
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program: 2006/2007 Report to Congress
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents information on the program’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2006 and 2007. January 2009. 32 pages. NCJ 225367
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program, which is designed to promote greater accountability in the juvenile justice system. April 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247863
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants: Strategic Planning Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Describes how states and local units of government can use funds from the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program to build correctional/detention facilities, hire court staff, address drugs and gang violence, establish speciality courts, and conduct related activities. January 1999. 62 pages. NCJ 172846
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Juvenile Boot Camps
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Explores the characteristics, operational concepts, and implementation issues of juvenile boot camps; examines the Youth Development Program; and assesses the results of an OJJDP-funded evaluation, illustrating some changes that have been made as a result of the evaluation. View the broadcast on the Juvenile Justice Teleconferencing Web site. February 1996. 25 pages. NCJ 160949
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Juvenile Boot Camps: Lessons Learned
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about juvenile boot camp demonstration projects, their evaluations, and lessons learned. June 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 176463
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Juvenile Intensive Supervision: Planning Guide
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Offers practitioners the tools they need to implement community-based intensive supervision programs as alternatives to long-term institutional confinement for designated juvenile offenders. October 1994. 95 pages. NCJ 150065
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume I, Number 2 (National Agenda for Children Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Presents an interview with Attorney General Janet Reno in which she outlines the need for a national agenda for children. December 1993. 40 pages. NCJ 145300
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IV, Number 2 (Making a Difference Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Highlights efforts to "make a difference" in the juvenile justice system and examines drug trafficking and homicides involving youth gangs. December 1997. 32 pages. NCJ 166823
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume III, Number 1 (Community-Based Juvenile Justice Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Describes community-based efforts to institute restorative justice measures and to provide aftercare services to juvenile offenders. December 1996. 39 pages. NCJ 161410
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Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives in the States: 1994-1996
OJJDP-Produced. Identifies and analyzes issues and trends associated with state juvenile justice reform initiatives that took place between 1994 and 1996; issues examined include juvenile violence, street gangs, delinquency prevention, boot camps, and juvenile transfer. October 1997. 93 pages. NCJ 165697
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Making Things Right: Meaningful Community Service for Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin presents an overview of community service and provides tips for designing and implementing meaningful community service projects for juvenile offenders. March 2008. 20 pages. NCJ 230978
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The Mandates
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses the mandates established through the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974: deinstitutionalization of status offenders and nonoffenders; sight-and-sound separation of juveniles from adults in correctional facilities; removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups; and demonstration of efforts to reduce the disproportionate confinement of minority youth. 1994. 1 pages. NCJ 247896
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OJJDP Annual Report 2005
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2005 (October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005), which reflect the Office's continuing commitment to programs that have the greatest potential for reducing juvenile delinquency and the victimization of children as well as improving the juvenile justice system. August 2008. 88 pages. NCJ 215560
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OJJDP Annual Report 2010
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2010. December 2012. 120 pages. NCJ 237051
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. June 2013. 84 pages. NCJ 238638
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OJJDP Annual Report 2012: How OJJDP Is Working for Youth Justice and Safety
OJJDP-Produced. This report provides an overview of the Office's activities in fiscal year (FY) 2012. December 2013. 60 pages. NCJ 241584
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OJJDP In Focus Fact Sheet: Disproportionate Minority Contact
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. This fact sheet provides an overview of OJJDP's efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC). The publication includes a description of OJJDP's DMC Reduction Model, which helps states determine whether disproportionality exists and, if it does, guides the establishment of multipronged intervention strategies to ensure equal treatment of all youth. The fact sheet also includes a summary of states' DMC-reduction activities derived from compliance plans submitted in fiscal year 2011. November 2012. 4 pages. NCJ 239457
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2012
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer reviewed journal sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice Deliquency Prevention. October 2012. 97 pages. NCJ 240461
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OJJDP News @ a Glance July/August, 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights a presentation by members of the National Research Council on the findings and recommendations of an OJJDP-funded report on recent advances in scientific understanding of adolescent brain development that should be more fully incorporated into juvenile justice policies and practices. August 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 242652
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June, 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . In an interview in this issue's lead story, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee discusses plans and priorities for the Office and the juvenile justice field. June 2013. 0 pages. NCJ 242021
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Reports on the Attorney General's Defending Childhood initiative. The issue also includes special features on the September meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; arts programs that help at-risk and delinquent youth replace destructive behavior with positive activities and interests; and the Office of Justice Programs' SMART Office, which supports the nation's efforts to register and monitor sex offenders. September 2010. 14 pages. NCJ 232007
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter features an indepth interview with Melodee Hanes, OJJDP's Acting Administrator; features on the second annual summit of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention; findings of an OJJDP-supported study on serious juvenile offenders; and more. April 2012. 1 pages. NCJ 238120
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights defense attorney Robert L. Listenbee’s assumption of the leadership of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in March 2013. April 2013. 0 pages. NCJ 241367
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2012. 11 pages. NCJ 240178
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Planning of New Institutions: Workshops for Juvenile Facilities
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet examines planning for new secure juvenile facilities and renovating or expanding existing facilities. January 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 186264
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Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
OJJDP-Produced. Describes strategies that States and communities can use to reduce disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system. September 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 218861
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Residential Placement of Adjudicated Youth, 1987–1996
OJJDP-Produced. Provides information on adjudicated delinquency cases from 1987 to 1996 that resulted in out-of-home placement. September 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 247992
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Resources for Juvenile Detention Reform
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about resources that focus on juvenile detention reform. November 2000. 2 pages. NCJ 185688
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Restorative Justice Conferences as an Early Response to Young Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. Describes restorative justice conferencing, a promising form of early intervention for very young offenders that brings together an offending youth, his or her victim, and supporters of both the offender and victim with a trained facilitator. August 2001. 12 pages. NCJ 187769
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RESTTA (Restitution Education, Specialized Training, and Technical Assistance) National Directory of Restitution and Community Service Programs
OJJDP-Produced. Describes 500 individual programs of restitution and community service for juveniles throughout the United States. March 1998. 570 pages. NCJ 166365
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System Change Through State Challenge Activities: Approaches and Products
OJJDP-Produced. Describes problems in the juvenile justice system (e.g., inadequate services for youth with special needs, poor conditions of confinement, overrepresentation of minorities, insufficient use of alternatives to incarceration, inadequate aftercare services, and gender bias) and Congress's response to these problems—the State Challenge Activities Program. March 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 177625
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Treatment Foster Care
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Family Strengthening Series. Describes an alternative to residential and group care placements for serious and chronic juvenile offenders. December 1998. 12 pages. NCJ 173421
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YES: Youth Environmental Service Initiative
OJJDP-Produced. The Youth Environmental Service (YES) initiative is designed to increase the capacity of States and communities to treat and rehabilitate delinquent youth and to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system. June 1996. 1 pages. NCJ 248000
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Youth Environmental Service in Action: Program Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Provides background for the Youth Environmental Service (YES) initiative, which enhances delinquent youth's skills through work and education programs, and indepth descriptions of the development and operation of six YES pilot sites. June 1996. 48 pages. NCJ 159762
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