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Attorney General Holder Announces Launch of Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative

October 3, 2014

On September 26, 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the launch of OJJDP’s Smart on Juvenile Justice initiative in Washington, DC. This initiative supports three grant programs that promote juvenile justice system reforms, provide training and technical assistance to juvenile justice prosecutors, and address racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Under the systems reform initiative, OJJDP, in partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts, will support three states—Georgia, Hawaii, and Kentucky—in their efforts to reduce recidivism, decrease correctional spending, improve public safety, and lessen juvenile contact with the criminal justice system.

The Smart on Juvenile Justice initiative grants will support programs that address key recommendations from President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force.


Learn more about OJJDP’s Smart on Juvenile Justice initiative.

Learn more about My Brother’s Keeper.