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     First-Time Visitor

If you are a new visitor to the OJJDP website, you've come to the right place. This page will give you an overview of what our site has to offer and tips for finding the information you need.

Getting Started

OJJDP's home page features

The home page is a good starting point to discover the latest news, publications, events, and resources on key focus areas and initiatives.

  • Connect with OJJDP"The Latest from JUVJUST" section is updated almost daily highlighting the latest subject that ran in the JUVJUST email newsletter. A link takes you to more detailed information.

  • "In Focus" highlights areas of concern for OJJDP and presents links to key resources.

  • "Spotlight" provides coverage of the latest developments concerning our nation's youth. A link takes you to more detailed information.
  • Stay connected to the latest news by subscribing to JUVJUST and OJJDP News @ a Glance.

    • Subscribe to OJJDP's JUVJUST listserv to receive ongoing information about publications, funding, events, and other resources.

    • Subscribe to OJJDP's bimonthly electronic newsletter OJJDP News @ a Glance for a more comprehensive review of activities, publications, grants, and events.


Navigation tips

The navigation on the left side of the site can link you to the following resources:

The navigation at the top of the site offers you the ability to search our site, browse FAQs, or contact OJJDP.

  • Search the site by topic, keyword, or NCJ number and then narrow your search by requesting specific types of information—funding opportunities, programs, events, publications, etc.—related to that topic.
  • FAQs answers your general questions about OJJDP and its activities and services.
  • Contact Us provides contact information for OJJDP and the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse.

The footer navigation offers links to the OJP Privacy Policy and the Freedom of Information Act. You may also visit the Site Map to learn more about our site's features or link to Contact OJJDP to submit questions or comments.


Finding the Information You Need

Search tips

Search enables you to find funding information, program summaries, publications, events, contacts, and press releases by topic, subtopic, or keyword. Visit Search Help for additional assistance.

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Publications Search lets you find publications by topic and subtopics, publication series, or keyword. Use the Publications Search Help for additional assistance.

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