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Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
June 2008. Based on the Comprehensive Gang Model ("the Model") developed by OJJDP and its recent testing by OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program (GRP), this report provides guidance for communities on how best to address an existing or emerging youth gang problem. 74 pages. NCJ 222799.
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Causes and Correlates of Girls' Delinquency
April 2010. This bulletin presents findings on strategies to reduce or prevent girls' involvement in delinquency and violence. 20 pages. NCJ 226358.
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Changing Lives: Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Serious Offending
August 2014. This bulletin assesses early childhood, juvenile, and early adulthood programs that have demonstrated measurable impacts on offending in early adulthood or up to age 29. 8 pages. NCJ 243993.
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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention
May 2003. This bulletin presents information about child delinquents and describes intervention and prevention programs that are effective in reducing delinquent behavior. 20 pages. NCJ 186162.
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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention Videoconference
November 2000. This two-part video of a live national satellite broadcast portrays a panel presentation and phone-in questions that pertain to the prevalence and causes of child (under 12 years old) delinquency as well as early intervention measures. NCJ 185594.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005
June 2009. This fact sheet presents an overview of the data gathered on delinquency cases in juvenile court for 2005. 4 pages. NCJ 224538.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
June 2010. This fact sheet presents data on delinquency cases in juvenile court for the year 2007. 4 pages. NCJ 230168.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009
October 2012. This fact sheet presents data on delinquency cases in juvenile court for the year 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 239081.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010
Feburary 2014. This fact sheet presents a summary of data from "Juvenile Court Statistics 2010" addressing the number and trends in the cases handled by the Nation’s juvenile courts. 4 pages. NCJ 243041.
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2005
June 2009. This fact sheet presents data on delinquency cases waived to criminal court in 2005. 4 pages. NCJ 224539.
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Developmental Sequences of Girls' Delinquent Behavior
December 2013. This paper presents the findings from the Girls Study Group which examined delinquent behavior in girls. 16 pages. NCJ 238276.
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Disproportionate Minority Contact
October 2009. This OJJDP In Focus article presents information on OJJDP's efforts to address the problem of disproportionate minority contact. 4 pages. NCJ 228306.
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Highlights of the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey
July 2008. This fact sheet delivers the results of the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey (NYGS). 2 pages. NCJ 223349.
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Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: A Longitudinal Study of Arrest Incidents at Street Segments in Seattle, Washington
December 2009. In order to determine whether juvenile crime in Seattle, WA, has been concentrated in certain geographic areas ("hot spots"), this study identified crimes for which a juvenile was arrested at street segments in the city, as well as the stability and variation in juvenile crime. 25 pages. NCJ 229344.
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Juvenile Arrests 2001
December 2003. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2001 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 201370.
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Juvenile Arrests 2002
September 2004. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2002 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 204608.
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Juvenile Arrests 2006
November 2008. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2006 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 221338.
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Juvenile Arrests 2007
April 2009. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2007 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 225344.
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Juvenile Arrests 2008
December 2009. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2008 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 228479.
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Juvenile Arrests 2011
December 2013. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2011 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 244476.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1993: Statistics Report
June 1996. This report presents data that describe delinquency and status offense cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction between 1989 and 1993. 75 pages. NCJ 159535.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1994
December 1996. This report describes the juvenile delinquency and status offense cases handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 1994 and profiles the estimated 1,555,200 delinquency cases and 126,900 status offender cases of 1994. 110 pages. NCJ 163709.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1995
May 1998. This report profiles more than 1.7 million juvenile delinquency cases and 146,000 juvenile status offense cases handled by juvenile courts in 1995. 112 pages. NCJ 170607.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1996
July 1999. This report provides data and information on the delinquency and status offense cases handled by U.S. juvenile courts between 1987 and 1996. 113 pages. NCJ 168963.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1997
June 2000. This report describes the delinquency and status offense cases handled between 1988 and 1997 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. 118 pages. NCJ 180864.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1998
June 2003. This report profiles more than 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by the juvenile courts during 1998 and examines trends in case processing since 1989. 115 pages. NCJ 193696.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1999: Celebrating 100 Years of the Juvenile Court, 1899-1999
November 2003. This report profiles the nearly 1.7 million delinquency cases processed by courts nationwide with juvenile jurisdiction in 1999 and reviews judicial trends since 1990. 114 pages. NCJ 201241.
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
March 2006. This nationwide report for 2006 provides statistics on juvenile offenders and victims as well as the justice system's response to juvenile crime. 260 pages. NCJ 212906.
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Juvenile Suicide in Confinement: A National Survey
Feburary 2009. The primary goals of this first national survey on juvenile suicides in confinement (juvenile detention centers, reception centers, training schools, ranches, camps, and farms) were to determine the extent and distribution of such suicides and to obtain descriptive data on the demographic characteristics of each victim, incident characteristics, and the characteristics of the juvenile facility in which the suicide occurred. 55 pages. NCJ 213691.
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Juveniles in Corrections
June 2004. Presents the latest available national and state-level data from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP). 24 pages. NCJ 202885.
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Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors
December 2009. This bulletin presents findings on the characteristics of juveniles who commit sex offenses against minors. 12 pages. NCJ 227763.
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Nature and Risk of Victimization: Findings From the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
June 2013. This bulletin offers several insights into ways that juvenile facilities can prevent the victimization of youth in custody. 16 pages. NCJ 240703.
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 3, Issue 2, Spring 2014
May 2014. This OJJDP-sponsored journal captures articles that address the full range of issues in juvenile justice. 107 pages. NCJ 246951.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
April 2013. This March/April edition of OJJDP News @ a Glance presents current programs at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 0 pages. NCJ 241367.
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Prevalence and Development of Child Delinquency
March 2003. This document discusses risk and protective factors for very young offenders. 8 pages. NCJ 193411.
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Reducing Drinking Among Underage Air Force Members in Five Communities
August 2011. This bulletin presents the findings of an evaluation of the agency’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) initiative implemented at five communities with local Air Force bases. 12 pages. NCJ 232616.
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Restorative Justice Conferences as an Early Response to Young Offenders
August 2001. 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. 12 pages. NCJ 187769.
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Self-Reported Delinquency by 12-Year-Olds, 1997
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Sexual Development and Sexual Behavior Problems in Children Ages 2-12
January 2004. This paper provides information on sexual development and problematic sexual behavior in children ages 2-12. 4 pages. NCJ 213186.
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Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders
December 2010. Based on the findings of the Pathways to Desistance study, which monitored approximately 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for 7 years after their convictions, this bulletin presents findings related to the link between adolescent substance use and serious offending. 16 pages. NCJ 232790.
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Treatment, Services, and Intervention Programs for Child Delinquents
March 2003. This bulletin draws on findings from OJJDP's (U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) Study Group on Very Young Offenders to assess treatment, services, and intervention programs designed for juvenile offenders under the age of 13. 16 pages. NCJ 193410.
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Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and Context
May 2008. Examines the involvement of girls in violent activity (including whether such activity has increased relative to the increase for boys) and the contexts in which girls engage in violent behavior. Available online only. 24 pages. 24 pages. NCJ 218905.
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Youngest Delinquents: Offenders Under Age 15
September 1997. This Bulletin presents findings of a study that examined the most recent data on juvenile arrests and the delinquency cases processed by US juvenile courts. 12 pages. NCJ 165256.
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The Youngest Offenders, 1996
November 1998. This fact sheet presents age-specific data on juvenile arrests. 2 pages. NCJ 247995.
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Youth's Characteristics and Backgrounds: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
December 2010. This bulletin reports on the first national Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP), covering its development and design and providing detailed information on youths in custody. 12 pages. NCJ 227730.
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