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As depicted in the organizational chart below, the following components carry out OJJDP's activities.

OJJDP Organization Chart

Office of the Administrator
The Office of the Administrator (OA) establishes OJJDP's priorities and policies, oversees the management of the Office's divisions, and fosters collaboration with federal, state, tribal, and local agencies and associations that share OJJDP's commitment to preventing and combating juvenile delinquency and victimization.
OA Staff  
Budget and Administration
The Budget and Administration (B&A) division manages the operational activities of OJJDP, including budget and award administration services, human resources, planning and performance measures, contract and procurement support, and administrative support functions.
B&A Staff  
Core Protections
The Core Protections (CP) division provides guidance and specialized assistance on compliance-related issues to ensure the states' adherence to the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. In addition, the division conducts reviews and field audits to assess the adequacy of states' compliance monitoring systems.
CP Staff  
Innovation and Research
The Innovation and Research (I&R) division administers OJJDP's research, training and technical assistance, and communications activities. This division oversees the Office's program of research and evaluation, translating the knowledge and lessons learned from these activities into specialized training and technical assistance for states, tribes, and communities. In addition, the division communicates OJJDP's priorities and initiatives to the field to promote sound policies, best practices, and systems improvement.
I&R Staff  
Juvenile Justice System Improvement
The Juvenile Justice System Improvement (JJSI) division administers policies and programs that connect directly with the states' juvenile justice systems. This division coordinates OJJDP's work with law enforcement, judges and courts, corrections, drug courts, indigent defense, juvenile prosecution, community supervision, and other juvenile justice components to promote system improvement and best practices. The division also administers the Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative, the National Juvenile Information Sharing Initiative, reentry grants (Second Chance Act), and mental health initiatives.
JJSI Staff  
State and Community Development
The State and Community Development (SCD) division administers OJJDP's formula and block grants and major Department of Justice youth violence prevention program and policy initiatives, including the Safe and Thriving Communities suite of programs and activities related to children exposed to violence and community-based violence prevention.
SCD Staff  
Youth Development, Prevention, and Safety
The Youth Development, Prevention, and Safety (YDPS) division administers policies and programs that focus on positive youth development and protecting children against victimization. This division coordinates OJJDP's efforts that cover the continuum of prevention services for children before they reach the juvenile justice system. Among the programs that this division administers are mentoring programs for at-risk children, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, the Tribal Youth Program, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, AMBER Alert, and children's advocacy centers.
YDPS Staff