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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well Being, 2010
Report, July 2010. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. 24 pages. NCJ 231179.
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2006
Report, July 2006. Presents statistics about children’s economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education. 18 pages. NCJ 214787.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1997
Report, July 1997. The 1997 report, the first in the series of annual reports on the well-being of children, features a special indicator on child abuse. 107 pages. NCJ 165472.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1998
Report, July 1998. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 1998 report of this annual series presents data on six key demographic measures and two measures of safety/well-being. 123 pages. NCJ 171150.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1999
Report, July 1999. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 1999 report of this annual series includes a special feature on children who have difficulty performing everyday activities. 79 pages. NCJ 176366.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2000
Report, July 2000. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 2000 report of this annual series includes special features on kindergartners' knowledge and skills and youth participation in volunteer activities. 77 pages. NCJ 182680.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2001
Report, July 2001. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 2001 report of this annual series includes special features on asthma prevalence and youth employment. 141 pages. NCJ 188155.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2002
Report, July 2002. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 2002 report of this annual series includes a feature on children with at least one foreign-born parent. 143 pages. NCJ 195647.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2005
Report, July 2005. Presents statistics about children's economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education and provides features on children with asthma, children with specified blood lead levels, and parental reports of children's emotional and behavioral difficulties. NCJ 210533.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well Being, 2011
Report, July 2011. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. 223 pages. NCJ 235151.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009
Report, July 2009. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. 216 pages. NCJ 226963.
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Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Intervention
Fact Sheet, February 1999. Presents an overview of a recent RAND report, Investing in Our Children: What We Know and Don't Know About the Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions. 2 pages. FS 9994.
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Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System: Summary
Summary, May 1998. 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. 90 pages. NCJ 167889.
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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse
Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, March 2000; revised from November 1998. Delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. 28 pages. NCJ 170020.
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Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth
Bulletin, December 2013. 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. 12 pages. NCJ 239996.
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Guidelines for Screening Care Providers
Fact Sheet, February 1999. Describes the need to implement screening policies in organizations and programs that care for children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. 2 pages. FS 9992.
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Guidelines for the Screening of Persons Working With Children, the Elderly, and Individuals With Disabilities in Need of Support
Summary, April 1998. Presents a logical decision model to guide the screening decisions of individuals and organizations that hire employees or recruit volunteers to work with children, the elderly, or the disabled. 61 pages. NCJ 167248.
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VII, Number 1 (Mental Health Issue)
Journal: Juvenile Justice Series, April 2000. Presents three feature articles, each exploring mental health issues related to youth in the juvenile justice system. 44 pages. NCJ 178256.
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2006: Selected Findings
Bulletin, December 2009. Collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held including characteristics such as size, structure, type, ownership, and security arrangements. 20 pages. NCJ 228128.
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2013
Journal, Spring 2013. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention. 101 pages. NCJ 242400
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OJJDP News @ a Glance July/August, 2013
Newsletter, July/August 2013. 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; and more. NCJ 242652.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2013
Newsletter, January/February 2013. This issue highlights OJJDP's ongoing efforts to combat child sex trafficking in the United States; the third annual National Mentoring Summit; OJJDP's new "Beyond Detention" publication series; and more. NCJ 240749.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2013
Newsletter, November/December 2013. Highlights the first of four public hearings that the Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence will hold to examine the impact of violence on children in Indian country. NCJ 244167.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013
Newsletter, September/October 2013. 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. NCJ 243534.
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Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention
Bulletin, April 2006. 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. 16 pages. NCJ 210331.
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
Bulletin, April 2010. Provides a comprehensive guide to help juvenile justice practitioners determine which standardized assessment instruments should be used when working with delinquent girls. 12 pages. Available online only. NCJ 226531.
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