Access OJJDP's policy guidance addressing the needs of girls at risk of entering or already involved in the juvenile justice system.
See the studies that are helping to inform OJJDP’s policy and program development.
OJJDP works to prevent youth violence, gang involvement, and girls at risk.
OJJDP assists victims of child abduction and commercial sexual exploitation.
OJJDP supports mentoring, tribal youth programs, AMBER Alert, meeting the educational needs of system-involved youth, and eliminating solitary confinement for youth.
OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2016
OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2016. In his video message, Administrator Listenbee affirms OJJDP's commitment to ensure that every youth involved with the juvenile justice system has early access to well-qualified counsel and quality postdisposition representation. The issue's top story provides a summary of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention's Fifth National Summit. Other features highlight the "Gault at 50" and "Stop Solitary for Kids" campaigns, the Department of Justice's National Missing Children's Day Observance, OJJDP's youth and law enforcement engagement roundtable, and Administrator Listenbee's remarks at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice's national conference.
|Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases Report on Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released "Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004-13." This report presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimizations that adolescents ages 12 to 17 committed during 2004-13. This report compares the characteristics of violent victimizations that adolescents committed acting alone, with other adolescents, and with young adults ages 18 to 29. The findings are based on data from the National Crime Victimization Survey.