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Aftercare Services
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Justice Practices Series. Describes aftercare services that provide youth with comprehensive health, mental health, education, family, and vocational services upon their release from the juvenile justice system. Available online only. September 2003. 31 pages. NCJ 201800
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Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Disorders in Juvenile Detainees
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet addresses the issue posed that a significant percentage of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have unmet needs for mental health and substance abuse services. Without effective treatment, many youth will continue to engage in behaviors that endanger themselves and their communities, and go on to become part of the adult criminal justice system January 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 186367
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Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings
OJJDP-Produced. Reports the results of a study that used the Voice DISC, a computerized, self-administered version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC), to screen for psychiatric disorders in youth newly admitted to juvenile assessment centers. August 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 202713
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Awakening to the Strength of Latino Youth
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report on the Sixth Annual Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Training Conference documents the socioeconomic status of Latino families and youth in the United States and assesses how laws, court systems, and correctional facilities have responded to Latino youth. 2001. 25 pages. NCJ 199875
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Balancing Information Sharing and Confidentiality: Providing Services for Children in the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This is a report on the findings and recommendations of a Virginia project that explored issues and problems regarding information-sharing and confidentiality pertinent to juvenile offenders. 2001. 58 pages. NCJ 199020
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Capacity Building for Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses drug testing in the juvenile justice system, youth case management, capacity building in the juvenile justice system, and a project to provide technical assistance in identifying substance-abusing youth and providing appropriate intervention. December 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 167251
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The Community Assessment Center Concept
OJJDP-Produced. Informs juvenile justice practitioners and other youth service providers about OJJDP's work in developing and demonstrating a Community Assessment Center model. March 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 178942
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Community Assessment Centers: A Discussion of the Concept's Efficacy
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses the potential benefits of Community Assessment Centers, examines how OJJDP currently addresses issues of importance in intervening with at-risk and delinquent youth, and discusses how OJJDP may address the concept of Community Assessment Centers in fiscal year 1996. November 1995. 19 pages. NCJ 161858
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2005. June 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 224538
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2007 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. June 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 230168
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Detection and Prevalence of Substance Use Among Juvenile Detainees
OJJDP-Produced. Assesses substance use detection methods (self-report and urinalysis) and prevalence among high-risk youth detained in Cook County, IL. June 2004. 16 pages. NCJ 203934
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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 a Policy for Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents an overview of the issues involved in developing and implementing a substance-testing program for juveniles. June 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 178896
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Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System: Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from two projects funded by OJJDP to demonstrate innovative ways to identify and intervene with juvenile drug abusers and offers recommendations to assist juvenile justice agencies seeking to develop programs to identify, screen, and test youth for illicit drug use. May 1998. 90 pages. NCJ 167889
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Fact-Finding Report on Community Assessment Centers (CACs): Final Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides information and recommendations on the concept of the Community Assessment Center (CAC), based on visits to selected programs. June 1996. 63 pages. NCJ 180609
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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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Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Provides findings from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. December 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 239996
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Guide to the State Juvenile Justice Profiles
OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin presents the history, content, and design of the State Juvenile Justice Profiles Web site, which features descriptive information and analysis on each State's juvenile justice system. April 2006. 8 pages. NCJ 215403
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Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing
OJJDP-Produced. Provides comprehensive guidelines for State and local efforts to improve information sharing among key agencies involved with at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. October 2006. 37 pages. NCJ 215786
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How Does the Juvenile Justice System Measure Up? Applying Performance Measures in Five Jurisdictions
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes a performance measures system which reports to the public on how well a juvenile justice system is performing and operating and whether it is achieving its goals. May 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 215163
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How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Introduces the concept of a juvenile victim justice system, identifying the major elements of the system by delineating how cases move through it. December 2005. 12 pages. NCJ 210951
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Intensive Aftercare for High-Risk Juveniles: An Assessment
OJJDP-Produced. Reports the interim results of OJJDP's research and development initiative to assess, test, and disseminate information on intensive community-based aftercare program models that are theory driven and based on risk assessment. September 1994. 32 pages. NCJ 144018
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Intensive Aftercare for High-Risk Juveniles: Policies and Procedures
OJJDP-Produced. Provides assistance to corrections agencies as they develop juvenile aftercare programs to meet the needs of chronic and serious juvenile offenders. September 1994. 41 pages. NCJ 147712
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Juvenile Accountability in Pennsylvania: The Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This is an account of the way first-year funds of Pennsylvania's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program (JAIBG) are being distributed among local governments; it describes the range of accountability-promoting programs the funds are helping support. 1999. 7 pages. NCJ 180842
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1993: Statistics Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1993. June 1996. 75 pages. NCJ 159535
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1994
OJJDP-Sponsored. Report, December 1996. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1994. 110 pages. NCJ 163709. December 1996. 110 pages. NCJ 163709
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1995
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1995. May 1998. 112 pages. NCJ 170607
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1996
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1996 113 pages. July 1999. 113 pages. NCJ 168963
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1997
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1997. June 2000. 118 pages. NCJ 180864
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1998
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles more than 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by the juvenile courts during 1998 and examines trends in case processing since 1989. June 2003. 115 pages. NCJ 193696
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1999: Celebrating 100 Years of the Juvenile Court, 1899-1999
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles nearly 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 1999 and reviews judicial trends since 1990. November 2003. 114 pages. NCJ 201241
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IV, Number 1, May 1998 (Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Describes the proceedings of OJJDP's national conference, "Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads," and presents many of the program concepts discussed in the conference workshops, including juvenile crime, responses to juvenile crime, and delinquency prevention. Available online only. May 1998. 121 pages. NCJ 165926
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VI, Number 1 (Focus on Girls Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Presents three feature articles, each exploring issues related to girls in the juvenile justice system. October 1999. 40 pages. NCJ 178254
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VII, Number 1 (Mental Health Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Presents three feature articles, each exploring mental health issues related to youth in the juvenile justice system. April 2000. 44 pages. NCJ 178256
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Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data: 2005 Annual Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Annual Report of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for 2005 presents comprehensive data on juvenile justice in the State, as well as a brief explanation of risk factors and their importance to the juvenile justice system, which are intended to assist juvenile justice system policymakers and practitioners in developing informed planning and policy initiatives. June 2008. 139 pages. NCJ 225209
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2006: Selected Findings
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held including characteristics such as size, structure, type, ownership, and security arrangements. December 2009. 20 pages. NCJ 228128
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2002: Selected Findings
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Presents findings from the 2002 Juvenile Residential Facility Census. June 2006. 15 pages. NCJ 211080
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Mental Health Issues and Juvenile Justice Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights the inadequacy of mental healthcare in juvenile correctional facilities, barriers to providing adequate services, and ways in which the juvenile justice and mental health systems can collaborate to increase the level and quality of services. April 2001. NCJ 188036
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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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On-Line Storehouse of Information on Children and Youth: The Pennsylvania Electronic Juvenile Justice Databook
NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper describes the Pennsylvania Electronic Juvenile Justice Databook, which stores and disseminates county-by-county, year-by-year, youth-related data presented in user-friendly report templates and organized into nine broad information categories. 2001. 8 pages. NCJ 189753
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on person offenses handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2007. June 2010. 2 pages. NCJ 230169
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Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention
OJJDP-Produced. Examines the prevalence of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders among youth at the Cook County (Illinois) Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, by gender, race/ethnicity, and age. April 2006. 16 pages. NCJ 210331
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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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Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and analyzes their relevance to the juvenile justice process. July 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 179359
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Standards Relating to Corrections Administration
OJJDP-Sponsored. These juvenile justice standards for corrections administration focus on jurisdiction of the department responsible for the administration of juvenile corrections, organization and personnel, required program features, modification of dispositions, nonresidential and residential programs, the disciplinary system, and accountability. 1980. 223 pages. NCJ 83566
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Standards Relating to Juvenile Delinquency and Sanctions
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These juvenile justice standards defining juvenile delinquency and juvenile sanctions cover jurisdiction, general principles of liability, sanctions, and limits on the type and duration of delinquency sanctions. 1980. 60 pages. NCJ 83575
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Standards Relating to Juvenile Records and Information Systems
OJJDP-Sponsored. These juvenile justice standards deal with general policies on information and specific standards for juveniles' social and psychological histories, records of juvenile courts, and police records. 1980. 175 pages. NCJ 83571
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Standards Relating to the Juvenile Probation Function - Intake and Predisposition Investigative Services
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These juvenile justice standards focus on juvenile court intake, predisposition investigations and reports, organization and administration of juvenile intake and predisposition investigative services, and intake and investigative personnel. 1980. 163 pages. NCJ 83585
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Provides a comprehensive guide to help juvenile justice practitioners determine which standardized assessment instruments should be used when working with delinquent girls. April 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 226531
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Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Youth's Needs and Services
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) is the third component in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) constellation of surveys providing updated statistics on youth in custody in the juvenile justice system. 2010. 62 pages. NCJ 227660
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Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System, Final Report (Revised)
OJJDP-Sponsored, BJS-Sponsored. This publication examines the Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System project which explored issues surrounding the population of American Indian juveniles who are processed in the Federal justice system. May 2011. 205 pages. NCJ 234549
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Welfare-to-Work Grants and Juvenile Justice Agencies
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights juvenile justice and workforce development agencies need to join in addressing the employment, education, and training needs of young people involved in the juvenile justice system. December 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 247998
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