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 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.
|Registration Open, Workshop Proposals Sought for CJJ National DMC Conference
On December 4-6, 2016, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) will host the 2016 CJJ National DMC Conference in Baltimore, MD. This conference will focus on disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in the juvenile justice system. The Maryland State Advisory Group will cohost this event, "Confronting the Crisis: Creating Pathways to a More Equitable Juvenile Justice System," which will address ways state advisory groups, young people and their communities, law enforcement, and court officials can work together to combat racial and ethnic disparities. Register for the conference. Early bird discount by August 1, 2016. View the call for workshop proposals and apply by July 8, 2016.