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Causes and Correlates of Girls' Delinquency
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Girls Study Group Series. Provides a summary of the results of a review of more than 1,600 articles and book chapters from scientific literature on individual-level risk factors for delinquency and factors related to family, peers, schools, and communities. April 2010. 20 pages. NCJ 226358
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Community Responses to Truancy: Engaging Students in School Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Discusses truancy and reviews effective strategies that intervene with chronic truants, address root causes, and stop the progression from truancy to more serious and violent behaviors. View the broadcast on the Juvenile Justice Teleconferencing Web site. April 2003. NCJ 199584
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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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Curfew: An Answer to Juvenile Delinquency and Victimization?
OJJDP-Produced. Examines recent developments in curfew ordinances, legal issues related to curfews, how jurisdictions have responded to legal challenges, the elements of sound community-based curfew programs, and examples of curfew programs and services from seven jurisdictions. April 1996. 12 pages. NCJ 159533
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Developmental Sequences of Girls' Delinquent Behavior
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Summarizes the findings on developmental patterns of girls' offending from childhood through adolescence. December 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 238276
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Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights OJJDP's Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) program. May 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 176216
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Evaluation of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report details the evaluation outcomes of two components of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project: police visits to the homes of truant students and case management for truants. January 2006. 58 pages. NCJ 249064
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The Growth of Youth Gang Problems in the United States: 1970-98
OJJDP-Produced. Provides information on statistical trends in the development and growth of youth gang problems in the United States during the quarter century preceding December 1995 by examining changes in the numbers, types, and localities reporting the presence of gang problems. April 2001. 143 pages. NCJ 181868
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Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: A Longitudinal Study of Arrest Incidents at Street Segments in Seattle, Washington
OJJDP-Sponsored. 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. December 2009. 25 pages. NCJ 229344
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Innovations in Truancy Prevention Practice: An Inventory of Selected Collaborations From Around the United States
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study used an online database and information obtained from 12 in-depth interviews to identify typical practices of truancy-reduction programs throughout the Nation and determine what court-based program staff believe are promising tactics for reducing truancy. 2005. 107 pages. NCJ 212163
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Jacksonville, Florida Case Study: Evidence of Effectiveness in Reducing Truancy
OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource reports the results of a six-year evaluation of an OJJDP-funded truancy reduction program in Jacksonville, Florida. August 2005. 18 pages. NCJ 212167
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JJDP Act Mandates: Rationale and Summary
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet summarizes four system reform mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. January 1995. 2 pages. NCJ 247862
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Juvenile Arrests 2002
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes national and state juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI’s report Crime in the United States 2002. September 2004. 12 pages. NCJ 204608
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Juvenile Arrests 2006
OJJDP-Produced. This report summarizes 2006 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report, Crime in the United States 2006. November 2008. 12 pages. NCJ 221338
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Juvenile Arrests 2007
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes 2007 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report, Crime in the United States 2007. April 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 225344
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Juvenile Arrests 2008
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes 2008 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2008. December 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 228479
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Juvenile Arrests 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Summarizes 2011 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies. December 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 244476
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Juvenile Arrests 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, this bulletin summarizes 2012 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies through the country as cited in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the report Crime in the United States 2012. December 2014. 12 pages. NCJ 248513
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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 Court Statistics, 2011
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive to profile more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. July 2014. 102 pages. NCJ 248475
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Juvenile Female Offenders: A Status of the States Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes state efforts to develop and implement programs and policies to address issues related to female juvenile offenders and female juveniles at risk of delinquency and status offenses. October 1998. 121 pages. NCJ 174464
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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 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 Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. March 2006. 260 pages. NCJ 212906
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This OJJDP-funded report presents data and research on juvenile offending and victimization and explores the juvenile justice system’s response. December 2014. 244 pages. NCJ 248587
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Juveniles in Corrections
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Presents the latest available national and state-level data from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP). June 2004. 24 pages. NCJ 202885
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Law Enforcement and School Partnership as a Solution to Truancy: Recommendations from Gulfton's Truancy Reduction Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents recommendations from the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Program in Houston, Texas, one of the sites involved in the OJJDP-funded Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program. July 2006. 5 pages. NCJ 249106
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Lessons Learned from Four Truancy Demonstration Sites
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents results and lessons learned from four of the seven Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program sites: Contra Costa County/Martinez, CA, Hawaii/Waianae Elementary Schools, Suffolk County New York/Bellport Middle School, and Tacoma, WA/Safe Streets Program & McIlvaigh Middle School. December 2006. 10 pages. NCJ 249107
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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. 2 pages. NCJ 247896
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1992
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1992, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. October 1994. 12 pages. NCJ 150039
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1991
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin profiles the 1,338,100 juvenile delinquency cases that came before the juvenile courts of the United States in 1991. October 1994. 12 pages. NCJ 149729
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1993
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1993, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. July 1996. 12 pages. NCJ 160945
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1994
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1994, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. October 1996. 12 pages. NCJ 162423
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1995
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1995, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. December 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 167885
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1996
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1996, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. July 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 175719
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1997
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1997, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. October 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 181204
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Evaluation of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program: King County, Washington Successfully Reduces Unexcused Absences
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report is an outcome evaluation of the King County truancy reduction effort in Washington State, which was funded by OJJDP. October 2006. 6 pages. NCJ 249065
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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, September/October 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights a listening session organized by the White House Domestic Policy Council and OJJDP on how to improve or enhance mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents, and more. October 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 243534
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Petitioned Status Offense Cases in Juvenile Courts, 2004
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses petitioned status offense cases in five major categories: running away, truancy, curfew law violations, ungovernability, and underage liquor law violations. February 2008. 2 pages. NCJ 221520
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Project PACT: Partnering To Assess and Counteract Truancy Program and Student Success Stories
OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource describes how Hawaii's Project PACT, part of the OJJDP-funded National Truancy Prevention Demonstration Project, works and provides examples of student successes. September 2005. 6 pages. NCJ 212161
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Reducing Drinking Among Underage Air Force Members in Five Communities
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the early findings of an evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) initiative in five Air Force communities. August 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 232616
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Standards Relating to Noncriminal Behavior
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These juvenile justice standards deal with juvenile court jurisdiction over status offenses, juveniles in circumstances endangering safety, runaways, services for juveniles in family conflict, alternative residential placements, and emergency services for juveniles in crisis. 1982. 93 pages. NCJ 83576
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State Custody Rates, 1997
OJJDP-Produced. Presents state-by-state statistics on custody rates for juvenile delinquents and status offenders held in public and private facilities. December 2000. 4 pages. NCJ 183108
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The Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Houston, TX Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper presents a summary of findings from three focus groups held to help gauge the effectiveness of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project in Houston, Texas. Focus groups included: high school and program staff (including police officers), the students receiving the services, and parents of those students. January 2007. 24 pages. NCJ 249108
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The Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Jacksonville, FL Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper presents findings from an evaluation of the Truancy Interdiction Program in Jacksonville, Florida, one of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program sites. January 2007. 20 pages. NCJ 249109
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The Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Seattle, WA Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper presents findings from an evaluation of the Truancy Reduction Project, in Seattle, Washington, one of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program sites. January 2007. 22 pages. NCJ 249110
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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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Truancy Case Management Handbook: Advice from the Field
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is intended to help truancy case managers learn what is working for their colleagues to aid them in improving their own practice. January 2007. 60 pages. NCJ 249096
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Youth's Characteristics and Backgrounds: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. Describes the characteristics, family and educational backgrounds, offense histories, and expectations of youth in residential placement. December 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 227730
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