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2018
Evaluation of the Effects of Mentoring Program for Youth in Foster Care on Their Criminal Justice Involvement as Young AdultsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study addressed fundamental questions regarding the capacity of youth mentoring programs designed for at-risk populations to prevent criminal offending in early adulthood. 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 251626
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Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: InfrastructureTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Model Data Project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data through developing guidance for states and jurisdictions on how to collect, analyze and use juvenile justice data. 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 252012
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Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Data Use and DisseminationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Model Data Project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data through developing guidance for states and jurisdictions on how to collect, analyze and use juvenile justice data. 2018. 8 pages. NCJ 252013
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Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Indicators of Juvenile Justice System InvolvementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Model Data Project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data through developing guidance for states and jurisdictions on how to collect, analyze and use juvenile justice data. 2018. 11 pages. NCJ 252014
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Assessing the Role of School Discipline in Disproportionate Minority Contact With the Juvenile Justice System: Final Technical ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of this grant-funded project was to assess the predictors of school discipline contact and the consequences of this contact on educational and juvenile justice outcomes of racially and ethnically diverse students. This project examined the predictors of moving through the various stages of the juvenile justice system and looked at the relationship between school strictness and outcomes including school achievement and juvenile justice contact. 2018. 72 pages. NCJ 252059
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5 Ways Law Enforcement Agencies Can Use Data on JuvenilesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Data summarizing crimes that come to the attention of law enforcement and law enforcement responses to criminal behavior can help plan operations, monitor performance of our justice system, and provide a starting place for understanding the front door of the juvenile justice process. 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 252070
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2018Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This year's report includes updated statistics on children and families in the United States across 41 report indicators, covering a range of domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. September 2018. 39 pages. NCJ 252132
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Risk Assessment and Behavioral Health Screening ProjectTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Juvenile probation offices that implemented risk-needs assessment instruments and the risk-need responsivity approach reduced formal supervision and recidivism; however, mental health services were used more often than risk-reduction services and had little influence on recidivism. September 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 252158
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The AMBER Advocate, Summer 2018Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Summer 2018 issue of The AMBER Advocate features coverage of the 2018 National AMBER Alert Symposium, the 2018 National Missing Children's Day ceremony, updates on AMBER Alert in Indian Country and more. September 2018. 24 pages. NCJ 252163
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Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide: Juvenile Reentry ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Juvenile reentry includes the provision of services both before and after release, to facilitate a juvenile's continuing reintegration in the community. These programs generally focus on changing youth's individual behavior and help them develop practical skill sets to prevent further delinquency and ensure their successful reentry into the community. September 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 252195
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2018Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Administrator focuses on how OJJDP is changing its Title II Formula Grants program to help states improve their juvenile justice systems, maintain public safety and ensure youth are treated fairly and held appropriately accountable for their actions. August 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 250170
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A Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental KidnappingTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. OJJDP developed this guide to help local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities successfully investigate international parental kidnapping cases. July 2018. 100 pages. NCJ 250606
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Risk Assessment and Behavioral Health Screening (RABS) Project Final Technical ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The study examined how structured and comprehensive implementation of risk assessment, mental health screening and substance abuse screening in juvenile probation departments in Rhode Island and Arkansas affected case processing and reoffending. July 2018. 139 pages. NCJ 251912
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Group Mentoring for Resilience: Increasing Positive Development and Reducing Involvement in the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This "Mentoring Best Practices" project investigated the effectiveness of group mentoring as an intervention strategy for improving developmental outcomes among youth at risk for juvenile justice system involvement and produced an operations manual that can facilitate effective replication of the Project Arrive model. The evaluation data revealed positive effects of participation for several resilience assets and reducing academic risk factors. July 2018. 94 pages. NCJ 252131
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2018Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Administrator focuses on OJJDP's commitment to preventing child abduction and rescuing missing children. The top story highlights OJJDP's observance of National Missing Children's Day and awards presented at the ceremony. June 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 251680
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Indigent Defense for JuvenilesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review synthesizes available research about the prevalence, common practices, and outcomes associated with indigent defense in juvenile justice. The authors found recent data on juvenile indigent defense are limited, especially by type of counsel and come largely out of public defender agencies. Research has found mixed results regarding the benefits (or detriments) of counsel on juvenile court outcomes. June 2018. 8 pages. NCJ 251835
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Drug CourtsTop  
 NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, BJA. After a brief overview of the features and effectiveness of drug courts, this paper presents summaries of drug court program development, research, and information dissemination performed by various agencies and organizations. May 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 238527
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Characteristics of Delinquency Cases Handled in Juvenile Court 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot draws on data from the OJJDP-sponsored National Center for Juvenile Justice. Data include case counts, detailed by juvenile demographics, types of sanctions for adjudicated delinquency cases, and offenses involving detention. May 2018. 1 pages. NCJ 251695
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Service Availability Increased in Juvenile Residential Placement FacilitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's Juvenile Residential Facility Census to highlight changes in facility practices around screening and providing services. May 2018. 1 pages. NCJ 251739
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2017 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2017. May 2018. 42 pages. NCJ 252164
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Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections or Treatment ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This guide will help youth in juvenile corrections and treatment programs prepare for reentry and success in the community. It is divided into two sections: planning for reentry while in placement and successful reentry back into the community upon release. The resources included will help users address common challenges many reentering youth face while transitioning from placement to their communities. April 2018. 36 pages. NCJ 251193
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2018Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Administrator highlights OJJDP's commitment to preventing child abuse and enhancing public safety to protect children from violence and neglect. The top story highlights OJJDP's observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and agency-supported programs to address child abuse. April 2018. 1 pages. NCJ 251520
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The AMBER Advocate, Spring 2018Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Feature articles in this issue report on the future of child protection with AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Administrator Jim Walters sharing his vision for protecting children, profiles of AMBER Alert workers in various States, activities of AMBER Alert in Indian Country, a case study of a successful use of AMBER Alert in Idaho and Nevada, AMBER Alert international activities, and brief reports on significant AMBER Alert events across the Nation. April 2018. 16 pages. NCJ 251643
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report draws on data from the OJJDP-sponsored National Juvenile Court Data Archive. The report describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction processed in 2015 and presents trends since 2005. Data include case counts and rates, detailed by juvenile demographics and offenses charged. April 2018. 114 pages. NCJ 251694
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Child Physical Abuse: A Guide to the CAC ResponseTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The National Children's Alliance convened a workgroup on CACs delivering evidence-based interventions to meet the specific needs of physical abuse victims, and this guide presents their considerations, tips, and resources. April 2018. 48 pages. NCJ 251753
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OJJDP 2015 Annual Report - Moving Ahead: Our Commitment To Reforming the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. The Annual Report highlights the office's efforts in FY 2015 to ensure safe and healthy communities for our nation's children and families, including programs that address juvenile justice system improvements, racial and ethnic disparities, and children's exposure to violence and reentry. March 2018. 68 pages. NCJ 250522
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Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. The Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement details the characteristics of youth held for delinquency and status offenses in public and private residential facilities in every state. March 2018. 16 pages. NCJ 250951
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5 Ways Juvenile Probation Administrators Can Use DataTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue brief provides specific examples of how to use data to support positive youth outcomes, promote accountability and collaborate with other juvenile justice-involved agencies. It is one of a series of briefs being developed through the OJJDP-funded Juvenile Justice Model Data Project. March 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 251592
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A Longitudinal Investigation of Trauma Exposure, Retraumatization, and Post-Traumatic Stress of Justice-Involved AdolescentsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Based on the extensive levels of trauma exposure and the need to provide effective trauma-informed services to justice-involved youth, the purpose of this study was to provide greater understanding of trauma exposure, retraumatization, and trauma-related psychological distress among justice-involved adolescents. March 2018. 32 pages. NCJ 252015
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AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Fact SheetTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This fact sheet outlines the mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program as well as the National AMBER Alert Network, the reach of AMBER Alert Training Programs, the Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Network and certification program, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative, and the Southern Border Initiative. February 2018. NCJ 250626
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2018Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . In this issue's Message From the Administrator, newly appointed OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp discusses her commitment to reduce violent crime, combat gang activity, support law enforcement, and protect communities. The top story presents highlights from the OJJDP-supported National Mentoring Summit. February 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 251487
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Family Engagement in Juvenile JusticeTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review focuses on synthesizing descriptions of the role of family engagement for youths involved in the juvenile justice system. February 2018. 15 pages. NCJ 251737
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 2005 and 2014. In 2014, juvenile courts in the United States handled nearly 975,000 delinquency cases that involved juveniles charged with criminal law violations. The delinquency caseload fell to fewer than 1 million cases for the first time since the mid-1970s. January 2018. 4 pages. NCJ 251107
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Extending a Randomized Trial of the My Life Mentoring Model for Youth in Foster Care To Evaluate Long-Term Effects on Offending in Young AdulthoodTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The My Life weekly mentoring model uses individual and group mentoring strategies to improve outcomes as youth transition from foster care. Weekly mentoring was effective for reducing criminal justice involvement among males and among those who were not receiving developmental disability services prior to intervention. January 2018. 49 pages. NCJ 251418
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OJJDP-Funded Research in Brief: Prediction and Prevention of Premature Closures of Mentoring Relationships: The Study To Analyze Relationships (STAR Project)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The goal of the Study To Analyze Relationships (STAR), is to understand how multiple program participants (mentor, mentee, parent/guardian, and program staff member) individually and collectively contribute to the development and duration of a new mentoring relationship. January 2018. 1 pages. NCJ 251484
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Juvenile Registration and Notification Policy Effects: A Multistate Evaluation ProjectTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The goals of this project were to evaluate the impact of juvenile sex offender registration and notification policies on first-time sexual offenses (general deterrence), sexual and violent recidivism offenses (specific deterrence), and juvenile case processing including case dismissals, diversions and plea bargains. January 2018. 52 pages. NCJ 251494
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Interactions Between Youth and Law EnforcementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. As gatekeepers to the justice system, police–youth contact can result in informal solutions such as programs and services that divert youth away from system involvement, or arrest and further entry into the criminal and juvenile justice systems. January 2018. 31 pages. NCJ 251498
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Spotlight on Girls in the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot focuses on trends and characteristics of girls at various stages in the juvenile justice system, including arrest, the juvenile court process, and residential placement. January 2018. 1 pages. NCJ 251499
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Investigation of Long-Term Effects of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Community-Based Mentoring Program: Final Technical Report for OJJDPTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. In analyses utilizing adult survey data, retrospective reports of a high-quality mentoring relationship (i.e., one year or longer with relatively strong feelings of closeness toward the mentor) approached or reached statistical significance in predicting a lower likelihood of arrest as a juvenile, fewer reports of stealing during adulthood, more favorable reported levels of emotional, psychological and social well-being, and less alcohol use during adulthood. January 2018. 55 pages. NCJ 251521
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2017
Assessing a Residential Treatment Program in the Context of Rhode Island's Juvenile Justice ReformsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This research examines a large database on information about the 2,053 boys who resided at Ocean Tides, Inc., an in-house residential school and rehabilitation program for adjudicated boys, for treatment and care from 1975 through 2015. 2017. 63 pages. NCJ 251033
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Mystery Shop Programs To Reduce Underage Alcohol SalesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This project examined a new community-level intervention strategy to achieve compliance with alcohol sales-to-minors laws: Mystery Shops. 2017. 19 pages. NCJ 251090
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Improving Outcomes for Children Exposed to Violence: Safe Start Promising ApproachesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Safe Start Promising Approaches (SSPA) is the second phase of an initiative focusing on preventing and reducing the impact of children's exposure to violence. RAND Corporation researchers conducted the national evaluation of SSPA in collaboration with the national evaluation team: the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Safe Start Center, and the ten program sites. 2017. 123 pages. NCJ 251091
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Environmental and Personal Factors in a Community-Based Juvenile Offender InterventionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This is a report of preliminary findings of a study of youth offenders in Houston, TX within the context of readiness-for-change. 2017. 15 pages. NCJ 251100
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The Effects of Summer Jobs on Youth ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from a randomized controlled trial of an intervention that has been largely absent from the rigorous evaluation literature: summer jobs. The program offered an 8-week summer job at minimum wage, an adult job mentor, and for some youth, a cognitive behavioral therapy-based curriculum. Researchers tracked youth in administrative data sources and find that the main effect of the program was to dramatically reduce violence. 2017. 30 pages. NCJ 251101
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Development of a Standard Model for School Climate and Safety AssessmentTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of this project was to develop a standard model for the assessment of school climate and safety guided by authoritative school climate theory. 2017. 147 pages. NCJ 251102
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Improving Outcomes for Youth: A Look at Juvenile Justice Reform Implementation in Six StatesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Since 2014, six states have launched innovative efforts with assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to build on legislative reforms aimed at addressing the poor outcomes and high costs of their juvenile justice systems. Through data-driven implementation, these states have already begun to put in place customized policies and practices to better serve youth and their communities. 2017. 8 pages. NCJ 251128
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Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform: Phase I and Phase IITop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Phase I is supported by Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with the Crime and Justice Institute at Community Resources for Justice (CJI) and involves establishing a task force to analyze data, make legislative policy recommendations, and work with the state legislature to adopt those policy recommendations. Phase II is supported by OJJDP through funding to CJI that helps state agencies implement the package of legislative policies passed in each state. 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251129
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Getting Smart on Juvenile Justice: Implementing Statewide ReformsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The states' legislative reforms share the same overarching goals of reducing out-of-home placements, increasing community-based treatment and services, and improving outcomes for youth. CJI provides targeted implementation assistance to address the unique characteristics and challenges of each state. 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251130
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Georgia's Fiscal Incentive Program Implementation SuccessesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This infographic provides details on Georgia's fiscal incentive program implementation successes. It includes legislative change, technical assistance and outcomes for reinvesting spending on state custody and program fidelity. 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251131
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Hawaii's Act 201: Comprehensive Reform Implementation SuccessesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This infographic provides details on Hawaii's fiscal incentive program implementation successes. It includes legislative change, technical assistance and outcomes for reducing court referrals, improving probation, and targeted programming. 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251132
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Kansas's Senate Bill 367: Comprehensive Reform Implementation SuccessesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This infographic provides details on Kansas's fiscal incentive program implementation successes. It includes legislative change, technical assistance and outcomes for reducing detention, limiting out-of-home placement, and reinvestment. 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251133
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Kentucky's Senate Bill 200: Comprehensive Reform Implementation SuccessesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This infographic provides details on Kentucky's fiscal incentive program implementation successes. It includes legislative change, technical assistance and outcomes for increasing diversion, limiting out-of-home placement, and reinvesting savings into community services. 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251134
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South Dakota's Senate Bill 73: Comprehensive Reform Implementation SuccessesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This infographic provides details on South Dakota's fiscal incentive program implementation successes. It includes legislative change, technical assistance and outcomes for preventing deeper system involvement, limiting out-of-home placement, and reinvesting. 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251135
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West Virginia's Senate Bill 393: Comprehensive Reform Implementation SuccessesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This infographic provides details on West Virginia's fiscal incentive program implementation successes. It includes legislative change, technical assistance and outcomes for increasing community services, limiting out-of-home placement, and reinvesting savings from reduction in out-of-home placement into community-based services. 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251136
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Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial BenchbookTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Judicial Benchbook was created for a national audience to build upon the original checklists with updated language to be consistent with the statute, regulations, and best practices, commonly promoted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 2017. 66 pages. NCJ 251263
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Collecting Data and Sharing Information To Improve School-Justice PartnershipsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical assistance bulletin provides guidance around what information to collect and how to use it to promote effective School-Justice Partnerships. 2017. 28 pages. NCJ 251336
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Interim Report for the Evaluation of a Cross-age Peer Mentoring Program for Youth in High Violence Chicago CommunitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The overall goal of this study was to examine the impacts of the Saving Lives, Inspiring Youth (S.L.I.Y.) program, which aims to improve resilience and reduce aggression and other behavioral problems for disadvantaged youth residing in low-income, high-violence communities. December 2017. 28 pages. NCJ 251379
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator highlights OJJDP's commitment to helping states and communities prevent and address juvenile delinquency, protect children from harm, and decrease youth gang violence and drug abuse. The top story examines the nearly $254 million in grants that the Office awarded in fiscal year 2017. December 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251421
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Notes From the Research on Interactions Between Law Enforcement and Youth DiscussionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The report outlines research methods and questions from a discussion convened by OJJDP in October between a group of researchers, practitioners and federal staff to identify research strategies to support officer, youth and community safety. The discussion highlighted factors that lead to and influence police-youth interactions, and best practices or programs designed to improve interactions. December 2017. 9 pages. NCJ 251458
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Mentoring Best Practices Research: Effectiveness of Juvenile Mentoring Programs on RecidivismTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from a project in which researchers examined six mentoring programs in Ohio to better understand their impact on recidivism. November 2017. 135 pages. NCJ 251378
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Spotlight on Youth Homicide VictimsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Data from the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports show that youth homicide victimizations remain low, but a larger proportion of youth are killed by a firearm. November 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251383
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Associations between Parental Characteristics, Attitudes, and Engagement on Mentoring Relationship OutcomesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Researchers at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation conducted this study in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana to investigate whether three types of parent/guardian mentoring variables (parent/family characteristics, parent engagement in the match, and parenting style) influence match quality, match length, and youth program outcomes. November 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251392
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Mentee Risk Status and Mentoring Program Practices as Predictors of Match OutcomesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Archival national data from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America accompanied by program practice self-assessments and interviews from 45 local agencies revealed that greater implementation of benchmark program practices and standards is associated with longer match length and long-term relationships for matches. November 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251393
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Mentoring Best Practices Research: Effectiveness of Juvenile Mentoring for Youth on Parole and Probation in OhioTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Researchers examined six mentoring programs in Ohio to better understand their impact on recidivism. Youth on parole and probation who received mentoring services were matched with similar youth who did not receive mentoring services. While some reductions in recidivism were found, the differences were not statistically significant. November 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251408
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The AMBER Advocate, Fall 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The AMBER Advocate Fall Edition 2017 describes how the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children partnered with the Navajo Nation to provide technology support, and additional training and technical assistance to support the full development of an AMBER Alert Plan for the Navajo Nation. November 2017. 16 pages. NCJ 251447
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Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Handbook: Practical Planning and Supportive ToolsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This handbook is designed to support both newly developing and established Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (TJHWC). Sections are designed to support teams that may be working through a strategic planning process to implement or expand a TJHWC. The handbook includes many resources from across the body of knowledge related to youth behavior, development, and best practices related to juvenile drug treatment and wellness courts. November 2017. 125 pages. NCJ 251448
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Prediction and Prevention of Premature Closures of Mentoring Relationships: The Study To Analyze Relationships (STAR Project)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The goal of the Study To Analyze Relationships (STAR), is to understand how multiple program participants (mentor, mentee, parent/guardian, and program staff member) individually and collectively contribute to the development and duration of a new mentoring relationship. November 2017. 88 pages. NCJ 251463
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator details OJJDP's commitment to combating gang violence and provides an overview of the Office's Comprehensive Gang Model. The top story highlights a series of trainings OJJDP hosted to support state compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. October 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251188
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Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth With Behavioral Health NeedsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB) from National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides the steps necessary to implement a School Responder Model in order to keep youth with behavioral health needs in school and out of court. October 2017. 32 pages. NCJ 251192
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The Intersection of Juvenile Courts and Exclusionary School DisciplineTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical assistance bulletin describes the history of zero tolerance policies, exclusionary discipline, and school pushout. It describes how the effectiveness of exclusionary discipline has been called into question by education scholars, community leaders, and policymakers. The bulletin provides real-world strategies to reduce the number of youth who unnecessarily come into contact with law enforcement and the juvenile justice system. October 2017. 24 pages. NCJ 251216
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Implementing Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Improvement in KentuckyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Kentucky has experienced early positive results following passage of the Senate Bill 200 (SB 200), a sweeping juvenile justice improvement bill, including reductions in the number of commitments to state custody; increased access to diversion, a process that holds youth accountable without going through the formal court system; and reduced recidivism rates. This report examines the early outcomes after the bill's implementation. October 2017. 7 pages. NCJ 251354
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Implementing Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Improvement in HawaiiTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report examines the early results of Hawaii's Act 201, a comprehensive set of juvenile justice improvements. October 2017. 5 pages. NCJ 251355
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Implementing Juvenile Justice System Improvement in GeorgiaTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Crime and Justice Institute provided a framework to assist Georgia's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in the development of a model fidelity assessment process to evaluate juvenile justice reforms. This report provides an early look into the outcomes of implementing the framework. October 2017. 4 pages. NCJ 251356
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5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use DataTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief provides specific examples of how juvenile correctional administrators can use aggregate data to ensure facility practices and operations reflect evidence-based practices and are aligned with rehabilitative missions. October 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251374
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Child Protection FAQ and Guide for Tribal CommunitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides tribal communities with an understanding of expectations, steps for an initial response, and frequently asked questions for when a child goes missing. October 2017. 3 pages. NCJ 251733
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The First Three HoursTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This information sheet provides tribal communities tips on how to be prepared as a parent or guardian when a child goes missing. The first three hours are the most crucial window of time for an initial response as well as to gather available resources about a child. October 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251734
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Breaking the Ice: Creating a Dialogue With YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This sheet provides tribal communities with ideas on how to educate youth about tough situations. October 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251735
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National vs. Native Missing Youth StatisticsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. These statistics compare the number of missing children on a national level with data known about missing Native youth. October 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251736
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Safe Routes ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This fact sheet provides information about the Safe Routes Program. The goal of the program is for youth to identify a place that they could go to when they feel unsafe in their own home. October 2017. 6 pages. NCJ 252020
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Understanding the Perspective of the Victim: Recognizing the Complexity of Sex Trafficking SituationsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource explores the various reasons some individuals are vulnerable to being trafficked, how they are recruited, and why exiting the sex trafficking situation is not a simple task for the majority of victims. October 2017. 3 pages. NCJ 252021
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Knowing the Signs of Youth Sex TraffickingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This fact sheet provides information on learning and identifying the signs of youth sex trafficking situations, how to help, and steps youth can take to prevent these crimes from occurring. October 2017. 5 pages. NCJ 252023
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The Prevalence of Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships Among Children and AdolescentsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. This bulletin describes the study of safe, stable, nurturing relationships (SSNR) among children and youth in the United States using a nationally representative sample. September 2017. 14 pages. NCJ 249197
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Advocacy-based Mentoring EvaluationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Researchers with the University of Texas at San Antonio examined the effectiveness of the Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) advocacy-based approach to mentoring. September 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251116
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Investigation of the Integration of Supports for Youth Thriving into a Community-Based Mentoring ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This project investigated the feasibility and impact of introducing youth-centered match support practices into the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) community-based mentoring program. September 2017. 49 pages. NCJ 251213
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Mentee Risk Status and Mentor Training as Predictors of Youth OutcomesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Archival national data from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America accompanied by program practice self-assessments and interviews from 45 local agencies revealed that greater implementation of benchmark program practices and standards is associated with longer match length and long-term relationships for matches. September 2017. 41 pages. NCJ 251380
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The National Juvenile Court Data Archive Includes Data on Hispanic Youth in 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot highlights trends and case processing characteristics of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth. September 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251741
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Juvenile ReentryTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on aftercare/reentry. August 2017. 14 pages. NCJ 249686
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Formal, Post-Adjudication Juvenile Probation ServicesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on probation services. August 2017. 9 pages. NCJ 249717
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator details OJJDP's commitment to safeguard American Indian and Alaska Native children from victimization and support tribes in implementing culturally specific, trauma-informed measures to help them heal. August 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251048
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The AMBER Advocate, Summer 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The AMBER Advocate Summer Edition 2017 provides a recap of the 2017 AMBER Alert Symposium, which gathers AMBER Alert coordinators and missing persons clearinghouse managers. With each issue, we talk with AMBER Alert Partners to learn more about the men and women who work tirelessly to administer and continuously strengthen the AMBER Alert programs in their states. August 2017. 16 pages. NCJ 251098
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Protecting Tribal Youth from AbductionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This fact sheet provides information about how adults can become more aware of the signs tribal youth might exhibit when they need help. August 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 252019
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Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide: Diversion ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide (I-Guide): Diversion Programs was designed for those interested in implementing a preadjudication diversion program (that is, a program that diverts youth from formal processing before they go to court). This I-Guide focuses on the beginning stages of implementing a post-arrest, pre-adjudication diversion program. The I-Guide includes programs that divert youths away from court hearings and formal juvenile court processing. August 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 252194
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Effectiveness of Restorative Justice Programs, OJJDP-Funded Research in BriefTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The objective of this research was first to synthesize high quality, quantitative studies that evaluate the effectiveness of various restorative justice programs, and second, to evaluate the effect of different restorative justice program components, such as apologizing to victims, family participation, and including the victim in the process, to name a few. July 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 250995
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5 Ways Juvenile Court Judges Can Use DataTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Data collected in courtrooms every day can be aggregated and viewed differently to paint a picture of what is happening in that court and community. The Juvenile Justice Model Data Brief describes five important ways that judges can use data. July 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251032
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Assessing the Impact of Parental Characteristics, Parental Attitudes, and Parental Engagement on Mentoring Relationship Outcomes: Final ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study was implemented in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana (BBBS-KY) and investigated whether parent/family characteristics, parent engagement in the mentoring match and parenting styles influence match quality, match length and youth mentoring program outcomes. The study findings that parents are an important component of strong matches suggest that mentoring programs should integrate parental engagement with other mentoring support activities. July 2017. 148 pages. NCJ 251114
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Intersection Between Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review will focus on the scope of mental health problems of at-risk and justice-involved youths; the impact of mental health on justice involvement as well as the impact of justice involvement on mental health; disparities in mental health treatment in the juvenile justice system; and evidence-based programs that have been shown to improve outcomes for youths with mental health issues. July 2017. 13 pages. NCJ 251500
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017 is a compendium of indicators about our Nation's young people. The report presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives. The report continues to present key indicators in seven domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. July 2017. 228 pages. NCJ 251513
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The Number of Juveniles in Residential Placement Reached a New Low in 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot highlights data collected by OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement. July 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251742
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National Estimates of Missing Children: Updated Findings From a Survey of Parents and Other Primary CaretakersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. NISMART Series. This bulletin summarizes findings from the adult survey component of OJJDP’s Third National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART–3). June 2017. 20 pages. NCJ 250089
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OJJDP News @ A Glance, May/June 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator details OJJDP's commitment to safeguarding children from violence and victimization, providing law enforcement with resources to help traumatized children, and how everyone can help. June 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 250789
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The AMBER Advocate, Spring 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate newsletter features articles on why an AMBER Alert may not be issued, how Maryland citizens quickly reacted to an AMBER Alert for an infant taken in a carjacking, and more. June 2017. 16 pages. NCJ 250808
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A Guide to the Guidelines: Practical Tips for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts to ImplementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The guide provides juvenile drug treatment court professionals and teams with advice and tips on the new Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines. June 2017. 13 pages. NCJ 250930
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Youths With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. The primary focus of this literature review is on intellectual and developmental disabilities of youths who are at risk of or who have come into contact with the juvenile justice system. May 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 250786
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Implementing Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Reforms: Demonstration Sites in OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment InitiativeTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides an overview of Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative (JJRRI) efforts and implementation components at the three demonstration sites in Delaware, Iowa, and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, including progress made, challenges encountered, and the sustainability of reforms. May 2017. 46 pages. NCJ 250801
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Effectiveness of Restorative Justice Principles in Juvenile Justice: A Meta-AnalysisTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The objective of this study was to review all available research that compared participants in a restorative justice program to participants processed in a more traditional way using meta-analytic methods. May 2017. 145 pages. NCJ 250872
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Spotlight on Juvenile Justice Initiatives: A State by State SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of a survey of juvenile justice initiatives at the state level as reported by State Advisory Groups (SAGs). May 2017. 53 pages. NCJ 251078
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The Tribal Ten Key Components and Tribal Youth ConsiderationsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The "Tribal Ten Key Components" are critical elements identified by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and serve as a foundation for the development of Drug Courts. As Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts have developed, an adaptation to address the issues and challenges faced by Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts was created. The components are meant to be adaptable and flexible to assist with Tribal Healing to Wellness Court infrastructure and development. May 2017. 9 pages. NCJ 251264
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Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Tip Sheet: Consequences and RewardsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court (TJHWC) is a judicial intervention that promotes accountability, healing, and tribal life-ways for court involved youth who suffer from addiction to alcohol and illegal substances. This tip sheet includes a few tips for creating a consequences and rewards system for youth participants. May 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251265
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . The top story highlights OJJDP's observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and agency-supported programs to address child abuse. April 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 250686
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Local Validation of SPEP Ratings of Juvenile Justice Program EffectivenessTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Urban Institute evaluated the Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative to understand whether it improved the quality and effectiveness of juvenile justice programming. April 2017. 35 pages. NCJ 250719
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes delinquency and status offense cases handled between 2005 and 2014 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. April 2017. 118 pages. NCJ 250766
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Community-Based Violence Prevention Study of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative: An Intervention To Prevent Urban Gun ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents results from the Community-based Violence Prevention study of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative's impact on violent crime in Massachusetts. April 2017. 91 pages. NCJ 250771
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2016 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2016. April 2017. 43 pages. NCJ 250929
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A Law Enforcement Official's Guide to the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang ModelTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides law enforcement leaders an overview of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, which is an evidence-based framework for the coordination of multiple data-driven, anti-gang and violence-reduction strategies to address serious, violent, and entrenched youth street gang problems. March 2017. 4 pages. NCJ 250663
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice: Recommendations of the LGBT Subcommittee - Advancing the Reform Process for LGBQ/GNCT Youth in the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The recommendations focus on actions that OJJDP can take to support state and local juvenile justice reform through federal action and by providing a roadmap for how a model juvenile justice system would address the needs of LGBQ/GNCT youth. March 2017. 11 pages. NCJ 250675
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Identifying the Effects of Local Policies and Enforcement Strategies To Prevent Alcohol Use by Older AdolescentsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The project tracked state and local policy, and measured law enforcement efforts related to underage drinking, in a large sample of local communities in the U.S. These data were merged with data on self-reported youth drinking and consequences, as well as a measure of underage drinking crashes. Then they examined the relationships among local alcohol policy, law enforcement strategies, and underage drinking. March 2017. 155 pages. NCJ 251089
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: DiversionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on diversion programs. February 2017. 3 pages. NCJ 249701
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2017Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and Message From the Acting Administrator highlight OJJDP's support of youth mentoring. February 2017. 18 pages. NCJ 250532
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Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment CourtsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report explores family engagement during a youth’s time in the juvenile justice system to improve outcomes across behavioral health, education, and delinquency in the juvenile drug treatment court context. The survey results helped shape the comprehensive set of family engagement recommendations as well as a self-evaluation tool. February 2017. 28 pages. NCJ 250618
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Evaluation of San Jose's Mayor's Gang Prevention Task ForceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report evaluates the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF) in San Jose by examining the evolution and implementation of the MGPTF over 20 years and the associations between MGPTF activities and youth outcomes and gang violence over 20 years. February 2017. 50 pages. NCJ 250620
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Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law EnforcementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This toolkit provides practical tools and resources to assist law enforcement agencies in building or enhancing effective operational responses to children exposed to violence (with or without a mental health partner). February 2017. 68 pages. NCJ 250768
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Mi Hermana's Keeper: Toolkit of Promising Practices for Juvenile Justice Prevention Programs Supporting Latina YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Mi Hermana’s Keeper Toolkit is for service providers, program administrators, researchers, policy analysts, and key stakeholders who are supporting Latina youth in prevention programs that aim to decrease the number of youth being referred to or placed in the juvenile justice system. February 2017. 34 pages. NCJ 250999
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OJJDP Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Listening Session ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This report summarizes the information on diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitative care for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) that was shared during OJJDP's 2-day listening session as well as perspectives on the adjudication of youth with FASD. January 2017. 51 pages. NCJ 249202
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Juvenile Justice System Improvement: Implementing an Evidence-Based Decision-Making PlatformTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report draws on the experiences of jurisdictions that have worked to integrate needs assessment tools and structured decision-making tools and practices into a platform for juvenile justice decision-making through two demonstration programs--the Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Project (JJSIP) and the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative (JJRRI). January 2017. 43 pages. NCJ 250443
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Local Measures: The Need for Neighborhood-Level Data in Youth Violence Prevention InitiativesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes some of the most promising resources and suggests the type of work needed to provide communities with accurate, localized crime trend data with which to judge the effects of multi-jurisdictional violence prevention initiatives. January 2017. 23 pages. NCJ 250534
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The AMBER Advocate, Winter 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate newsletter features articles on the Tribal Child Protection Leadership Forum and Symposium, which included representatives from more than 25 tribes who shared lessons learned and experiences; a U.S. prosecutor who works in Mexico to effectively use the AMBER Alert system; and a South Dakota AMBER Alert that assists in rescuing children taken in Washington. January 2017. 16 pages. NCJ 250637
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2016
Healing, Justice, and Trust: A National Report on Outcomes for Children's Advocacy CentersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report details the role of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) and the Outcome Measurement System (OMS) that help CACs evaluate their programs to increase the quality of services provided to children and families and improve the collaborative efforts of multidisciplinary team members. The report provides highlights from 2016 annual national data to show how CACs are achieving these three goals: healing, justice and trust. 2016. 12 pages. NCJ 250688
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Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Youth Characteristics and BackgroundsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. This report, the second in the series, presents findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) on the characteristics of youth in placement, including their demographic characteristics, current and prior offenses, current disposition, family and educational backgrounds, and expectations for the future. 2016. 52 pages. NCJ 250753
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Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Conditions of ConfinementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. This report presents findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) about the conditions of confinement for youth in a range of different facilities and programs. 2016. 71 pages. NCJ 250754
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Police Handling of Juvenile ArrestsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The study integrates and extends research findings on disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system by using the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to examine the effects of race and ethnicity and contextual factors on post-arrest handling decisions by the police. 2016. 33 pages. NCJ 250804
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Juvenile and Family Court JudgesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The NCJFCJ created this guide with input from juvenile and family court judges and experts from around the country to increase judicial knowledge of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), including their implications for court proceedings and case dispositions involving children and families affected by FASD. 2016. 64 pages. NCJ 251124
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Juvenile Drug Treatment Court GuidelinesTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This report presents juvenile drug treatment courts with evidence-based treatment guidelines, provides summaries of the research that underlies each guideline, and offers relevant implications for practice and implementation. December 2016. 60 pages. NCJ 250368
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . In this issue's video message, Administrator Listenbee discusses how OJJDP has helped reform the juvenile justice system during his nearly 4-year tenure. December 2016. 19 pages. NCJ 250455
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National Gang Center Newsletter, Fall 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue features articles on gang-involved girls, female delinquency and effective programs, and breaking the cycle of gang violence. December 2016. 12 pages. NCJ 250457
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gun Violence and YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review focuses on intentional gun violence involving youths ages 10 to 24, which includes homicides (victimization and perpetration), nonfatal injuries, suicides, community violence, and school violence/school shootings. December 2016. 24 pages. NCJ 250462
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Implementing the SPEP: Lessons From Demonstration Sites in OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment InitiativeTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes implementation of the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP™) rating system as an important element of the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative (JJRRI) work at three demonstration sites in Delaware, Iowa, and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. December 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 250482
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Understanding Research and Practice Gaps in Juvenile Justice: Early Insights From the Bridge ProjectTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides an overview of the Bridge Project approach in four stages. December 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 250489
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Bridging Research and Practice for Juvenile Justice: Systematizing the ApproachTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Using a systematic approach, the Urban Institute team identified Applying a Child and Adolescent Developmental Approach to Practice as a pressing gap in the field. December 2016. 29 pages. NCJ 250490
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Future Selves, Motivational Capital, and Mentoring Toward College: Assessing the Impact of an Enhanced Mentoring Program for At-Risk YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of a 4-year evaluation of an enhanced mentoring program developed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) called Mentoring Toward College (MTC). December 2016. 42 pages. NCJ 250499
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Child Labor TraffickingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review focuses on child labor trafficking, which requires the presence of force, fraud, and/or coercion. December 2016. 13 pages. NCJ 250502
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Strengthening Education in Short-term Juvenile Detention Centers: Final Technical ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The overarching goal of the Strengthening Education in Juvenile Detention Center project was to assess the effectiveness of educational curriculum and instructional practices within the juvenile detention centers in Washington State in an effort to inform and improve policies and practices. December 2016. 98 pages. NCJ 251118
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Strengthening Education in Short-term Juvenile Detention Centers ManualTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Strengthening Education in Juvenile Detention Center Manual is one of the products of the research to assess the effectiveness of educational curriculum and instructional practices within the juvenile detention centers in Washington State in an effort to inform and improve policies and practices. December 2016. 27 pages. NCJ 251119
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Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth, 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. This bulletin provides an overview of juvenile court handling of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth. November 2016. 12 pages. NCJ 249915
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The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment VictimizationTop  
 NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Justice Research Series. This bulletin discusses key findings from the National Institute of Justice-sponsored Technology Harassment Victimization study. The study examines technology-involved harassment within the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors to improve current policy and practice regarding the issue. November 2016. 12 pages. NCJ 250079
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Defend Children: A Blueprint for Effective Juvenile Defender ServicesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Blueprint is a call to action to uphold and enforce the right to counsel for every child facing prosecution and to adequately fund and support effective systems of juvenile defense. November 2016. 60 pages. NCJ 250388
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Family Drug CourtsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review focuses on family drug courts, specialized courts within the justice system, which handle cases of child abuse and neglect that involve substance use by the child's parents or guardians. November 2016. 9 pages. NCJ 250421
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Developing Juvenile Drug Court Practices on Process Standards: A Systematic Review and Qualitative SynthesisTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The objective of this study was to systematically review the evidence on implementation barriers and facilitators, and other process issues related to juvenile drug courts, including systemwide contextual factors. November 2016. 63 pages. NCJ 250441
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Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice ScanTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. A policy and practice scan (sometimes referred to as an environmental scan) was conducted to provide data on a sample of local juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) in the United States. The objectives of the scan were to collect data from a sample of JDTCs on their current operations and structures, challenges to implementation, and perceived or measurable successes. November 2016. 94 pages. NCJ 250442
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Final Technical Report: An Evaluation of Advocacy-based Mentoring as a Treatment Intervention for Chronic DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The primary goal of the proposed research project was to provide estimates of the effectiveness of youth advocacy in general, and more specifically as delivered through the Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP). This report presents an overview of the research conducted and outcomes. November 2016. 139 pages. NCJ 250454
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Systematic Review of Factors That Impact Implementation Quality of Child Welfare, Public Health, and Education Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Drug Treatment CourtsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. To inform the development of juvenile drug treatment court guidelines, this study reviewed the evidence on factors that impact implementation quality and fidelity in other youth-serving systems, namely, child welfare, public health, and education programs delivered to adolescents or adolescents and their families. November 2016. 36 pages. NCJ 250483
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OJJDP Juvenile Drug Court Guidelines Project: Juvenile Drug Court Listening SessionsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents a summary of findings from data and information gathered during listening sessions between five juvenile drug treatment courts and the American Institutes for Research team. November 2016. 117 pages. NCJ 250491
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Build the Skills To Support Tribal YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief provides summaries of and how to access three role-play simulations designed to prepare adults to guide conversations with tribal youth that will foster their positive development. November 2016. 1 pages. NCJ 252025
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue’s top story and video Q&A between Administrator Listenbee and OJJDP Associate Administrator Kellie Blue highlight President Obama’s proclamation of October 2016 as National Youth Justice Awareness Month and OJJDP’s efforts to reform the juvenile justice system to ensure better outcomes for system-involved youth. October 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 250280
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The AMBER Advocate, Fall 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate newsletter features articles on the Texas detective who was the Task Force Supervisor for the abduction and murder case of Amber Hagerman, the inspiration for the AMBER Alert program, a look back at the career of a former Minnesota's longtime AMBER Alert Coordinator, and how the Washington Child Abduction Response Team puts heat on perpetrators involved in cold cases. October 2016. 16 pages. NCJ 250636
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 5, Issue 2, Fall 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. This issue features articles on reducing juvenile recidivism, reducing detention overreliance, turnover among juvenile justice employees, childhood adversity among court-involved youth, and more. October 2016. 139 pages. NCJ 251065
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014: Selected FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Conducted biennially by OJJDP, the Juvenile Residential Facility Census collects information about facilities in which youth charged with or adjudicated for law violations are held. Findings from the 2014 census show that the population of justice system-involved youth dropped 11 percent from 2012 to 2014, to the lowest number since 1975. September 2016. 20 pages. NCJ 250123
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National Gang Center Outreach Worker Safety TipsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource from the OJJDP-supported National Gang Center was developed for those who work with gang members in the community. September 2016. 1 pages. NCJ 250264
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Street by Street: Cross-Site Evaluation of the OJJDP Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. With funding support from OJJDP, the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice conducted a process and outcome evaluation of the Office's Community Based Violence Prevention (CBVP) demonstration in five cities. This report describes the efforts of each city and the lessons learned during implementation of CBVP. September 2016. 168 pages. NCJ 250383
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The Unique Role of the Judge in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: Advice From the FieldTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This benchcard summarizes the advice focus group participants would give to new juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) judges and/or to JDTC judges who are trying to better understand their role in this problem solving court. September 2016. 4 pages. NCJ 250393
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Developing and Implementing a Tool To Evaluate and Improve Underage Drinking and Driving PoliciesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides information about a data-based model (SIM-DUI) built to help policy makers explore policy changes and forecast alternative outcome scenarios in terms of reduced crashes and saved lives. September 2016. 42 pages. NCJ 250438
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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program, Identifying Effective Environmental Strategies: Final Technical ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report outlines what is understood about the factors that influence the prevention of underage drinking, the enforcement of underage drinking laws, and individuals' and communities' attitudes and behaviors about underage drinking. September 2016. 38 pages. NCJ 250492
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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program, Identifying Effective Environmental Strategies: An Overview for PractitionersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of the study is to enhance the understanding of the environmental strategies that are most effective in changing alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors of underage youth. September 2016. 6 pages. NCJ 250493
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An Examination of Ethnic Disparities in Arizona's Juvenile Justice System, Final Technical ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study sought to address gaps in the research of Latino youth in the juvenile justice system with a comprehensive assessment of juvenile justice case processing for a two-year period in the state of Arizona. September 2016. 84 pages. NCJ 250803
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Strengthening Education in Short-term Juvenile Detention Centers: Quality Assurance Tool (QAT)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Quality Assurance Tool (QAT) is designed to assess and evaluate critical indicators that are associated with high quality educational programs in short-term detention centers. Stakeholders may use the results of the QAT to assess their current status, identify and prioritize area(s) for improvement, and compare their progress on an annual basis. September 2016. 20 pages. NCJ 251120
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OJJDP 2014 Annual Report--Coming Into Focus: The Future of Juvenile Justice ReformTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This report details the Office's major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2014 (October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014). August 2016. 64 pages. NCJ 248957
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and video Q&A between Administrator Listenbee and OJJDP Senior Policy Advisor Georgina McDowell highlight the agency’s efforts to prevent youth violence. August 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 250148
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Data Reflect Changing Nature of Facility Populations, Characteristics, and PracticesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot draws on OJJDP's Juvenile Residential Facility Census data. August 2016. 1 pages. NCJ 251743
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National Youth Violence Prevention Update: 2010-2016Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides a survey of the salient features and impacts of the OJJDP-supported National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, Community-Based Violence Prevention program, and Defending Childhood initiative. July 2016. 16 pages. NCJ 250083
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The Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative: Improving Outcomes for Youth Under the Supervision of Nevada's Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This overview highlights recent trends in Nevada that the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force and Council of State Governments Justice Center staff will be exploring as part of the state's initiative to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system. July 2016. 2 pages. NCJ 250177
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The Second Chance Act: Juvenile ReentryTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This fact sheet provides information about the Second Chance Act grant program and highlights funding to grantees working to make a youth's transition from system supervision to the community safer and more successful. July 2016. 2 pages. NCJ 250178
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Building State Advisory Group Capacity: A Toolkit for Effective Juvenile Justice LeadershipTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This toolkit is intended to be used by State Advisory Groups (SAGs) and related state agencies to help gauge their current strengths, identify challenges, and find solutions to help them strengthen their position as juvenile justice leaders in their states. July 2016. 44 pages. NCJ 250226
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Increasing State Advisory Group Effectiveness: Building Capacity for State LeadershipTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Through this report, based on a process of analyzing and engaging SAGs, their leadership and the context in which they operate, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, in partnership with The Tow Foundation and OJJDP's Center for Coordinated Assistance to the States, hopes to identify and gauge those factors that contribute to SAG effectiveness on a state-by-state basis. July 2016. 28 pages. NCJ 250227
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Understanding Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Probation: What Affects Decisions?Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report explores the process of probation decision making that leads to disparities by placing it in the context of constraints and options available at various decision points. July 2016. 93 pages. NCJ 250802
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OJJDP Listening Session Report: Creating and Sustaining Fair and Beneficial Environments for LGBTQ YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This report summarizes the information, ideas, and perspectives that were shared at an OJJDP-sponsored listening session on improving the care of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth who are involved, or at risk of becoming involved, in the juvenile justice system. June 2016. 57 pages. NCJ 245321
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Child Victims of Stereotypical Kidnappings Known to Law Enforcement in 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. NISMART Series. This bulletin summarizes findings on the incidence and characteristics of stereotypical kidnappings of children in 2011 and compares them with 1997 findings. June 2016. 20 pages. NCJ 249249
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message from the Administrator highlights 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. June 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 249928
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The AMBER Advocate, Spring 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate newsletter features articles on the 20th anniversary of the abduction and murder of Amber Hagerman, the inspiration for the AMBER Alert program, a look back at the career of a former AMBER Alert Program Manager, and how a Nebraska police department made a save through AMBER Alert and teamwork. June 2016. 12 pages. NCJ 249959
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Durable Collaborations: The National Forum on Youth Violence PreventionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report is based on a survey of community leaders in the 15 cities participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention on their perceptions and attitudes about youth violence prevention. June 2016. 14 pages. NCJ 249995
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Evaluation of Friendly PEERsuasionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the Friendly PEERsuasion program, a prevention program designed to help girls ages 11 to 14 acquire knowledge, skills, and support systems to avoid substance use. June 2016. 85 pages. NCJ 250126
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National Gang Center Newsletter, Summer 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This issue features articles on gang tattoos, a successful partnership between business and youth job-training programs, review of NGC's collaborative Webinar, planning for program sustainability, and NGC's 2015 gang legislation update and Spanish Parents’ Guide to Gangs (Guía sobre las pandillas para los padres) resource. June 2016. 12 pages. NCJ 250141
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Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses To Eliminate School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This research report discusses findings and lessons learned from a process and outcome evaluation of a judge led collaborative model to keep kids in school and out of court. June 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 250164
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Horizons Expand and Relationships Evolve: A Best Practice Research Study of New York City Mentoring ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report examined personality and social-cognitive predictors of establishing a close mentoring relationship. The study found that "over-optimism" in mentors predicted early closures of mentoring relationships but that mentees reported positive experiences in the mentoring relationships. June 2016. 16 pages. NCJ 251169
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Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. The OJJDP-sponsored Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement details the characteristics of youth held for delinquency and status offenses in public and private residential facilities in every state. The 2013 data show that the number of youth in placement continues to decline. May 2016. 16 pages. NCJ 249507
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Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect CasesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource covers all stages of the court process, from the preliminary protective hearing until juvenile and family court involvement has ended, which leads to the child safely being returned home or placed in a new, secure and legally permanent home. May 2016. 417 pages. NCJ 249918
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Arts-Based Programs and Arts Therapies for At-Risk, Justice-Involved, and Traumatized YouthsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on arts-based programs and arts therapies, specifically those that are used with at-risk youths, justice-involved youths, and traumatized youths. May 2016. 11 pages. NCJ 250140
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Protecting Children Online: Using Research-Based Algorithms to Prioritize Law Enforcement Internet Investigations, Technical ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This project used data from 20 Internet Crimes Against Children task forces to develop empirically-based recommendations to assist law enforcement conducting Internet investigations. May 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 250154
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2015 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2015 Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2015. May 2016. 42 pages. NCJ 250639
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OJJDP Model Programs Implementation GuidesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The goal of the Implementation Guides (I-Guides) is to enhance the information and resources available on the Model Programs Guide (MPG) to better support MPG users (policymakers and practitioners) in implementing evidence-based programs and practices. May 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 252193
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Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide: School-Based Bullying PreventionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide (I-Guide): School-Based Bullying Prevention is focused on the problem of bullying in school, and is intended for those individuals interested in creating safe school environments by implementing school-based bullying prevention programs. Potential users of this I-Guide include school administrators, teachers and school staff, students, parents, practitioners, and professionals who work with youth, as well as others in the community. May 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 252196
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, this issue’s top story and video message focus on OJJDP’s efforts to promote the safety and well-being of our nation’s children. Other features highlight an OJJDP-sponsored roundtable on the unintended consequences of mandatory and pro-arrest policies on girls, OJJDP's support for tribal youth, the addition of three sites to the Violence Reduction Network, and the Department of Justice's designation of April 24–30 as National Reentry Week. April 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 249801
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Tribal Youth in the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on tribal youth in the juvenile justice system. April 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 249809
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 5, Issue 1, Spring 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. This issue features articles on the impact trauma has on youth and the importance of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system. April 2016. 116 pages. NCJ 249840
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Meta-Analysis of Research on the Effectiveness of Juvenile Drug CourtsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This systematic review and meta-analysis quantitatively synthesized findings from the most current evidence base of juvenile drug court effectiveness research. April 2016. 73 pages. NCJ 250439
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Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Effectiveness: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This meta-analysis quantitatively synthesized findings from the most current evidence base of adolescent substance use treatment effectiveness research. April 2016. 76 pages. NCJ 250440
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Spotlight on Youth Victims of ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot uses data collected by the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System. April 2016. 1 pages. NCJ 251744
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Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade: A National StudyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from nearly 1,000 youth interviews conducted across six sites, a population estimate for underage youth in the sex trade in the United States, arrest patterns and prosecution and recidivism outcomes for these youth when they encounter the juvenile or criminal justice systems, and findings from interviews with service providers and police officers. March 2016. 166 pages. NCJ 249952
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Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Atlantic CityTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report discusses the context, methodology, and findings from in-depth interviews conducted with nearly 100 youth in the sex trade in Atlantic City, New Jersey. March 2016. 50 pages. NCJ 249953
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Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Chicago: Issues in Youth Poverty and HomelessnessTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report discusses the context, methodology, and findings from in-depth interviews conducted with over 200 young people, ages 13-24, in the sex trade in Chicago, Illinois. March 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 249954
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Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in North Texas: Shattered LivesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from a study that included interviews with youth, ages 13-24, who were engaged in the sex trade in Dallas, Texas. March 2016. 58 pages. NCJ 249955
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Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Las VegasTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report discusses the context and findings from 169 in-depth interviews conducted with youth ages 24 and younger in Las Vegas, Nevada. March 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 249956
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Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in MiamiTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study of youth engaged in the sex trade in Miami, Florida, included 264 interviews with young people ages 13-24. March 2016. 38 pages. NCJ 249957
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Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in the Bay AreaTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study included 136 interviews with youth engaged in the sex trade in San Francisco and Oakland, California. March 2016. 39 pages. NCJ 249958
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2016Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue’s top story focuses on January’s National Mentoring Summit, cosponsored by OJJDP. In the video message, Administrator Listenbee, in honor of the 40th observance of National African American History Month, discusses OJJDP’s ongoing efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. February 2016. 5 pages. NCJ 249742
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Access to Safety: Health Outcomes, Substance Use and Abuse, and Service Provision for LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YQSW Who Engage in Survival SexTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report focuses on youth who engage in survival sex and are self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ); young men who have sex with men (YMSM); and young women who have sex with women (YWSW). February 2016. 70 pages. NCJ 249782
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Guia sobre las pandillas para los padres (Parents' Guide to Gangs)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Spanish-language guide is designed to provide parents with answers to common questions about gangs to enable them to recognize and prevent gang involvement. January 2016. 4 pages. NCJ 249746
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Findings From the Economic Analysis of JDC/RF: Policy Implications for Juvenile Drug CourtsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief provides findings from the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures (JDC/RF) describing JDC/RF program costs and estimated net economic benefits. January 2016. 6 pages. NCJ 249769
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Mentoring for Youth with Backgrounds of Involvement in Commercial Sex Activity National Mentoring Resource Center Population ReviewTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This review examines research on mentoring for youth with backgrounds of involvement (or high-risk for involvement) in commercial sex activity (YCSA). January 2016. 23 pages. NCJ 252022
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2015
Effects of Adolescent Development on PolicingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This online brief is designed to help law enforcement who interact with youth in the field to better understand normal adolescent development and behavior. 2015. 8 pages. NCJ 248649
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Healing, Justice, and Trust: A National Report on Outcomes for Children's Advocacy Centers 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report details the role of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) and the Outcome Measurement System (OMS) that help CACs evaluate their programs to increase the quality of services provided to children and families and improve the collaborative efforts of multidisciplinary team members. The report provides highlights from 2015 annual national data to show how CACs are achieving these three goals: healing, justice and trust. 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 250689
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OJJDP Annual Report 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This report details the Office's major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year (FY) 2013 (October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013). December 2015. 64 pages. NCJ 248570
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and video message highlight some of OJJDP's major accomplishments in 2015. December 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249506
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National Gang Center Newsletter, Fall 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue features articles on diagnosing a community's gang problem, Boys & Girls Clubs gang intervention efforts through targeted outreach, promoting adolescent behavioral adjustment in violent neighborhoods, Glen David Curry, using the developmental perspective to better serve youth, and the National Gang Center's Parents' Guide to Gangs resource. December 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 249517
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Protective Factors Against DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on protective factors against delinquency. December 2015. 14 pages. NCJ 249718
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Risk Factors for DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on risk factors for delinquency. December 2015. 15 pages. NCJ 249723
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National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Final Report: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative. December 2015. 177 pages. NCJ 249744
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National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Executive Summary: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This executive summary presents high-level findings from an evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative. December 2015. 11 pages. NCJ 249745
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Cross-Site Report: Perceptions of Changes to Juvenile Drug Court Service Matching During Reclaiming Futures Model Implementation - July 2015: Five Site ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes perceived changes to the process of matching youth to services that occurred during the implementation of Reclaiming Futures at juvenile drug courts. December 2015. 4 pages. NCJ 249771
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Evaluation of Radius: A Program for Justice-Involved Girls in the Twin CitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings of and recommendations from an evaluation of Radius, a Volunteers of America-Minnesota program. Radius serves justice-involved girls ages 12 through 18 and combines multiple best practice approaches for working with this population. December 2015. 74 pages. NCJ 249775
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The Facts on Children's Exposure to ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Developed as part of the Defending Childhood Initiative, this fact sheet provides statistics that detail the prevalence of children's exposure to violence in their homes, schools and communities. December 2015. 4 pages. NCJ 249811
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and video highlight President Obama’s proclamation of October 2015 as National Youth Justice Awareness Month. Other features showcase the youth and law enforcement leaders recognized as "Champions of Change," new sites added to the Violence Reduction Network, OJJDP's recently held family drug court listening session, and highlights of OJJDP's fiscal year 2015 awards. November 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249231
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Locked Out: Improving Educational and Vocational Outcomes for Incarcerated YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This resource provides findings from a survey of juvenile correctional agencies in all 50 states on the extent to which they provide incarcerated youth access to educational and vocational services. November 2015. 16 pages. NCJ 249462
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The AMBER Advocate, Winter 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The AMBER Advocate Winter Edition 2015 introduces the new Program Director, Jim Walters, who shares how he hopes to keep the momentum moving for the AMBER Alert program. November 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 249508
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Cross-Site Report: Modifications and Adaptations from Planned to Actual JDC/RF Integration and Implementation - September 2015: Five Site ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from an evaluation of Juvenile Drug Court (JDC): Strategies in Practice and Reclaiming Futures (JDC/RF) programs implemented in five JDCs in the United States. This report focuses on the modifications and adaptations that occurred at the evaluation sites during the implementation of the JDC/RF integrated model. November 2015. 3 pages. NCJ 249759
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Cross-Site Report: JDC/RF Programmatic Processes – September 2015: Five Site ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents an analysis of site-specific process data on Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures program enrollment and treatment initiation. November 2015. 3 pages. NCJ 249760
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Community Engagement in Juvenile Drug Court: Lessons LearnedTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief offers recommendations for one of the components of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative that goes beyond the relationship between the court and the youth: community engagement. November 2015. 6 pages. NCJ 249770
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National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures - Formal Training Report, Five Site ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes formal training activities of the five evaluation sites that participated in the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures. November 2015. 11 pages. NCJ 249772
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2013. October 2015. 4 pages. NCJ 248899
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice: 2015 Recommendations to the President, Congress, and OJJDP AdministratorTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents recommendations developed by the FACJJ subcommittees and approved by the full FACJJ focusing on the following areas: Issues related to the confidentiality, sealing, and expungement of juvenile records; Priorities for research and education supported by OJJDP; and Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. October 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249243
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The Concurrent Evolution and Intertwined Nature of Juvenile Drug Courts (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF) Approach to Juvenile Justice ReformTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of this presentation was to describe the need for more and better adolescent treatment, review the history and evolution of juvenile drug courts (JDC), provide an overview of Reclaiming Futures (RF), and describe how JDC and RF have come together. October 2015. 23 pages. NCJ 249761
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The Number of Juveniles in Residential Placement Continued to Decline in 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot highlights data collected by OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement. October 2015. 1 pages. NCJ 251745
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Psychiatric Disorders in Youth After DetentionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. This bulletin examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. The authors discuss the findings related to the prevalence and persistence of psychiatric disorders in youth after detention. September 2015. 20 pages. NCJ 246824
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Detained Youth Processed in Juvenile and Adult Court: Psychiatric Disorders and Mental Health NeedsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. This bulletin presents results of a study of the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among youth transferred to adult criminal court compared with those processed in juvenile court. September 2015. 16 pages. NCJ 248283
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Violent Death in Delinquent Youth After DetentionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. This bulletin examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. September 2015. 14 pages. NCJ 248408
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Perceived Barriers to Mental Health Services Among Detained YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. This bulletin is one in a series of bulletins presenting findings from the OJJDP-sponsored Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. The authors examined youth’s perceptions of barriers to mental health services, focusing on youth with alcohol, drug, and mental health disorders. September 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 248522
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Children's Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: An UpdateTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. This bulletin discusses the second National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV II), which was conducted in 2011 as a followup to the original NatSCEV I survey conducted in 2008. September 2015. 16 pages. NCJ 248547
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Child Forensic Interviewing: Best PracticesTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin consolidates the current knowledge of professionals from several major forensic interview training programs on best practices for interviewing children in cases of alleged abuse. September 2015. 20 pages. NCJ 248749
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . The top story highlights the recent White House Tribal Youth Gathering, while Administrator Robert L. Listenbee's video message discusses OJJDP's efforts to encourage and learn from youth voices. Other features show how OJJDP is helping to rethink school discipline; encourage children to stand against violence; train youth leaders of the juvenile justice system; and more. September 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249004
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 4, Issue 2, Fall 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. This issue features articles on substance use treatment programs for system-involved and at-risk juveniles, parenting stressors and family management techniques, stress-reduction training for juvenile justice officers, and truancy prevention. September 2015. 139 pages. NCJ 249190
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Status OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on status offenders. September 2015. 11 pages. NCJ 249727
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Insights Into Recruiting Male Mentors: Motivations, Concerns, and the Role of PaymentTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. RTI International and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle (BBBS-T) collaborated to conduct a comprehensive process evaluation exploring male mentor recruitment and mentor motivation and the potential role of payment to mentors. September 2015. 141 pages. NCJ 251465
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Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk AdolescentsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Pathways to Desistance. In this bulletin, the authors present some key findings on the link between perceptions of the threat of sanctions and deterrence from crime among adolescents who have committed serious offenses. August 2015. 16 pages. NCJ 248617
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Mentoring in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts: Strategies and TipsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of this brief is to provide tools, tips, and strategies to jurisdictions interested in beginning mentoring programs and those that have current mentoring programs within juvenile treatment drug courts. August 2015. 24 pages. NCJ 249119
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The AMBER Advocate, Summer 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue shares lessons learned from the former Program Director, Phil Keith, who provided leadership for the national AMBER Alert program for more than a decade. The issue also shows the critical role social media played in safely finding a baby abducted from a Quebec hospital. August 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 249142
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Prevalence of Childhood Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: Results From the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This article provides healthcare professionals, policymakers, and parents current estimates of exposure to violence, crime, and abuse across childhood and at various developmental stages. August 2015. 9 pages. NCJ 249358
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue’s top story and video message from OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlight the Office’s efforts to address and prevent youth violence and victimization. Other features include the Justice Department’s commemoration of National Missing Children’s Day, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice Conference, and the OJJDP-sponsored National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation. July 2015. 10 pages. NCJ 248901
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report is a compendium of 41 indicators depicting the condition of our Nation's young people. July 2015. 219 pages. NCJ 248963
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Parents' Guide to GangsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is designed to provide parents with answers to common questions about gangs to enable them to recognize and prevent gang involvement. July 2015. 4 pages. NCJ 248989
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive to profile nearly 1.1 million delinquency cases and 109,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2013 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. July 2015. 114 pages. NCJ 249164
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Assessing Fidelity to a Logic Model: The National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF) ExperienceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation provided an overview of logic models and how to develop them; how to use logic models to assess program implementation fidelity; how to link program fidelity to outcomes; the JDC/RF logic model; and specific lessons learned. July 2015. 28 pages. NCJ 249762
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Merging Reclaiming Futures Into Juvenile Drug Courts: Lessons Learned for ImplementationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This information brief highlights recommendations for policymakers and program managers seeking to improve or create a Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures site and may have broader implications for juvenile drug courts in general. July 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249767
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Missing Children, State Care, and Child Sex Trafficking: Engaging the Judiciary in Building a Collaborative ResponseTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This online brief provides information for juvenile and family court judges about missing children’s resources that can help juvenile justice and child welfare agencies, law enforcement, legal guardians, and other stakeholders involved in efforts to locate and recover children missing from care. June 2015. 14 pages. NCJ 248940
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Weapon Involvement in the Victimization of ChildrenTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the prevalence of the use of weapons in the victimization of children and youth, focusing on weapons with a "high lethality risk" and how children's and youth's weapons-related victimization impacts their broader victimization and life experiences. June 2015. 10 pages. NCJ 249203
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Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Court: Lessons LearnedTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief offers recommendations for one of the components of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative that goes beyond the relationship between the court and the youth: family engagement. June 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249768
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Tribal Legal Code Resource: Juvenile Justice - Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Juvenile Delinquency and Status Offense LawsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. The purpose of this guide is to assist tribal nations in drafting and/or revising their juvenile statutes (also known as ordinances, codes, or code provisions) as part of the development and/or reform of their juvenile justice systems. June 2015. 533 pages. NCJ 250289
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BIG Ideas on School-Based Mentoring: Evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters - Greater Twin Cities School-Based Mentoring ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes the findings of a rigorous evaluation of the program, based on data gathered during 2013 and 2014. The evaluation provided insight into factors that lead to successful mentoring matches and best practices for mentor retention and satisfaction. This report outlines key findings including how adult mentors are more likely to have continuing relationships with their mentees and be equally balanced across genders. June 2015. 55 pages. NCJ 250582
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Juvenile Drug Courts: A Process, Outcome, and Impact EvaluationTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin provides an overview of an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-sponsored evaluation of drug court intervention programs, their processes, and key outcome features. May 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 248406
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue’s video message from OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee and top story highlight the Office’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative. May 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 248712
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Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family CourtTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This OJJDP-funded guide highlights trauma consultation and how it can help juvenile and family courts become more trauma-informed across environment, practice, and policy. April 2015. 29 pages. NCJ 248757
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National Gang Center Newsletter, Spring 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue features articles on two communities' strategies for planning successful summer programs, online activity among street gangs, constitutional policing, adolescent development and policing, Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey, and updates to the National Gang Center Gang-Related Legislation page. April 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 249518
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Implementation ScienceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on implementation science. April 2015. 7 pages. NCJ 249709
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2014 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2014. April 2015. 43 pages. NCJ 249755
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2012: Selected FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Conducted biennially by OJJDP, the Juvenile Residential Facility Census collects information about facilities in which juveniles are held and reports the number of youth who were injured or died in custody during the past 12 months. March 2015. 16 pages. NCJ 247207
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Psychosocial Maturity and Desistance From Crime in a Sample of Serious Juvenile OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Pathways to Desistance. This bulletin presents key findings on the link between psychosocial maturity and desistance from crime in males in the Pathways to Desistance study, which followed more than 1,300 adolescents for 7 years following their convictions as they transitioned from midadolescence to early adulthood (ages 14–25). March 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 248391
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue’s top story and video message from OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlight the new OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center and, in light of National Mentoring Month in January, the impact of evidence-based mentoring practices. March 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 248633
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Youth Focused Policing: Agency Self-Assessment ToolTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource seeks to assist law enforcement agencies assessing their current state of policy and practice in prevention and response strategies to reduce youth crime, delinquency, and victimization. March 2015. 29 pages. NCJ 248825
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Therapy/TreatmentTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on alcohol/drug prevention and treatment. March 2015. 15 pages. NCJ 249688
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Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators Toolkit: Reducing the Use of IsolationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Toolkit was developed for states to use as a guide to reduce the use of isolation in youth correctional detention facilities. March 2015. 33 pages. NCJ 249748
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 4, Issue 1, Winter 2015Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. This issue features articles on rural youth crime, removal from a gang, social distance between minority youth and police, and more. March 2015. 105 pages. NCJ 251064
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Testing the Impact of Mentor Training and Peer Support on the Quality of Mentor-Mentee Relationships and Outcomes for At-Risk YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This evaluation investigated the impact of enhanced mentor training and peer support for mentors on the quality of mentor-mentee relationships and mentee outcomes. February 2015. NCJ 248719
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Risk/Needs Assessments for YouthsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on risk/needs assessments for youth. January 2015. 10 pages. NCJ 249724
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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for Providers of Victim and Support ServicesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The intended audience for this guide is providers of victim and support services for children and adolescents who have experienced or are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. 2014. 52 pages. NCJ 247651
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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Health Care SectorTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is designed for professionals in the health care sector who interact with victims, survivors, and perpetrators of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. 2014. 42 pages. NCJ 248472
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Desktop Guide to Quality Practice for Working With Youth in ConfinementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This web-based guide for computers and mobile reading devices allows facility leadership and staff to search across 19 chapters for information on principles, concepts, and practices in use in custody facilities. 2014. NCJ 248589
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Measuring Compliance With the Indian Child Welfare Act: An Assessment ToolkitTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Measuring Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): An Assessment Toolkit is meant to help those interested in assessing their state court's performance related to compliance with ICWA. 2014. 28 pages. NCJ 251126
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Reasonable Efforts in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases that Involve Domestic ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The NCJFCJ sought to determine how courts are actually handling cases involving child maltreatment and domestic violence. To better understand court practice, the research team at the NCJFCJ conducted a standardized case file review of three judicial districts in Oregon, Nevada, and West Virginia. The research data and community action plans, taken together, provide a framework for how courts are currently handling dependency cases involving domestic violence. 2014. 20 pages. NCJ 251127
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Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. This fact sheet provides an overview of trends in gang activity, law enforcement designations of gang membership, factors influencing local gang violence, and anti-gang measures. December 2014. 4 pages. NCJ 248025
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2011. December 2014. 4 pages. NCJ 248409
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents the estimates of the number of petitioned juvenile delinquency cases waived to criminal court between 1985 and 2011. December 2014. 4 pages. NCJ 248410
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and video message from OJJDP Administrator Listenbee highlight the release of "Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive." December 2014. 0 pages. NCJ 248512
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Juvenile Arrests 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, this bulletin summarizes 2012 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies through the country as cited in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the report Crime in the United States 2012. December 2014. 12 pages. NCJ 248513
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Cross-Site Evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Green Reentry Program: Final Technical ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings of a cross-site evaluation conducted to document the implementation of the Green Reentry programs and to determine the extent of the initiative's impact on the tribal youth and communities served. December 2014. 89 pages. NCJ 248537
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This OJJDP-funded report presents data and research on juvenile offending and victimization and explores the juvenile justice system’s response. December 2014. 244 pages. NCJ 248587
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Twelve-Year Professional Youth Mentoring Program for High Risk Youth: Continuation of a Longitudinal Randomized Controlled TrialTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study investigated impacts of a professional mentoring program, Friends of the Children (FOTC), during the first 5 years of a 12 year program. December 2014. 62 pages. NCJ 248595
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Model Programs Guide Implementation Guides: Background and User Perspectives on Implementing Evidence-Based ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document provides a summary of background information gathered to inform the development of Implementation Guides for OJJDP's Model Programs Guide. December 2014. 29 pages. NCJ 248631
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Evaluability Assessment of the NAFI Youth & Police Initiative Training, Final ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of this assessment was to gauge the training program's readiness for evaluation and provide recommendations and technical assistance to prepare for an outcomes-based evaluation. The authors concluded that the program goals and logic model should be revised to reflect a focused set of attainable outcome goals; new data collection forms and protocol should be implemented; and outcomes should be measured over a longer period of time. December 2014. 74 pages. NCJ 251113
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Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can ThriveTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee's policy recommendations on the current epidemic of violence and evaluated suggestions for preventing violence and alleviating its impact on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children. November 2014. 258 pages. NCJ 248500
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Incorporating Green Programming in Juvenile Justice Settings: Lessons Learned from OJJDP's Tribal Green Reentry InitiativeTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report highlights key considerations relevant to incorporating "green" activities in juvenile justice settings and is of particular relevance to practitioners who work with tribal youth. November 2014. 24 pages. NCJ 248584
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Parent and Family Involvement with Youth in the Tribal Juvenile Justice System: Perspectives from OJJDP's Tribal Green Reentry InitiativeTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents qualitative perspectives on parent and family involvement among justice-involved youth who participated in Green Reentry programs. November 2014. 17 pages. NCJ 248585
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National Gang Center Newsletter, Fall 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue features articles on one community's efforts in curtailing gang-related crime and violence by going beyond gang suppression and building community and police partnerships, law enforcement strategies to reduce gang problems, tips for gang investigators using social media effectively, and National Gang Center's street gang intelligence online training course. November 2014. 10 pages. NCJ 249519
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Disproportionate Minority ContactTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on disproportionate minority contact. November 2014. 16 pages. NCJ 249700
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and video message from the OJJDP Administrator highlight the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. October 2014. 5 pages. NCJ 248243
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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Legal SectorTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is designed for law enforcement professionals, attorneys, and judges who interact with victims, survivors, and perpetrators of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. October 2014. 48 pages. NCJ 248447
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Family TherapyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on family therapy. October 2014. 9 pages. NCJ 249703
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Home Confinement and Electronic MonitoringTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on home confinement and electronic monitoring. October 2014. 6 pages. NCJ 249708
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Exploring Outcomes Related to Legal Representation for Parents Involved in Mississippi's Juvenile Dependency SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the findings of case file reviews conducted to compare juvenile dependency cases opened before and after the implementation of the parent representation pilot programs in Forrest and Rankin counties in Mississippi. It includes findings from both the initial and follow-up phases of data collection. October 2014. 29 pages. NCJ 251125
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RoundUp Predictive Tool (RPT) Project: Final ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes the results of the RoundUp Predictive Tool (RPT) Project. September 2014. 4 pages. NCJ 248596
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Measurement and Analysis of Child Pornography Trafficking on P2P Networks, Final Technical ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper examines observations of peers sharing known child pornography (CP) on the eMule and Gnutella networks, which were collected by law enforcement using forensic tools that was developed. September 2014. 19 pages. NCJ 248597
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RoundUp Report for Month Ending 8-31-14, RoundUp Predictive Tool (RPT) ProjectTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes the results of the RoundUp Predictive Tool (RPT) Project for Month Ending 8-31-14. September 2014. 7 pages. NCJ 248598
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Changing Lives: Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Serious OffendingTop  
 NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Justice Research Series. This bulletin assesses early childhood, juvenile, and early adulthood programs that have demonstrated measurable impacts on offending in early adulthood or up to age 29. August 2014. 8 pages. NCJ 243993
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Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention sponsors the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), a biennial survey of public and private juvenile residential facilities in every state, which presents a detailed picture of the young people in residential placement nationwide—including age, race, gender, offenses, adjudication status, and more. August 2014. 16 pages. NCJ 246826
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue’s lead story highlights a Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention meeting on strategies for successfully transitioning youth from juvenile justice systems to communities. August 2014. 0 pages. NCJ 247631
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Experiences with Incorporating Culture into Tribal Green Reentry Programs: From the Cross-Site Evaluation of OJJDP's Tribal Green Reentry ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief discusses the cross-site efforts and strategies that each of OJJDP's Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Demonstration Program grantees is using to infuse culture into their Green Reentry Programs. August 2014. 16 pages. NCJ 248586
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Alternatives to Detention and ConfinementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on alternatives to detention and confinement. August 2014. 7 pages. NCJ 249689
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children/Sex TraffickingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on commercial sexual exploitation of children/sex trafficking. August 2014. 14 pages. NCJ 249694
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: LGBTQ Youths in the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on LGBTQ youth in the juvenile justice system. August 2014. 13 pages. NCJ 249711
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Positive Youth DevelopmentTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on Positive Youth Development. August 2014. 7 pages. NCJ 249715
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Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Summarizes the methods, findings, and implications of a study on suicidal thoughts and behaviors among detained youth ages 10–18 who were part of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a longitudinal study of juvenile detainees. July 2014. 12 pages. NCJ 243891
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Recognizing When a Child's Injury or Illness Is Caused by AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides information about the many indicators of child maltreatment and abuse to help first responders and investigators differentiate between physical abuse and accidental injury. July 2014. 28 pages. NCJ 243908
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America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Special Issue of Key National Indicators of Well-Being provides data on young adults, focusing on their demographic characteristics, living situations, health and safety, and overall well-being. July 2014. 100 pages. NCJ 247293
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Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This Bureau of Justice Assistance- and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-sponsored white paper was written to guide leaders across all branches of government; juvenile justice system administrators, managers, and front-line staff; and researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders on how to better leverage existing research and resources to facilitate system improvements that reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. July 2014. 102 pages. NCJ 247756
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Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law EnforcementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This factsheet presents tips that law enforcement administrators can use to help prepare for a cyberbullying incident. July 2014. 2 pages. NCJ 248203
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice: 2013 Recommendations to the President, Congress, and OJJDP AdministratorTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents recommendations developed by the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) subcommittees and approved by the full FACJJ. July 2014. 32 pages. NCJ 248442
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive to profile more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. July 2014. 102 pages. NCJ 248475
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School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies From the Field To Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report builds on the foundation of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative and breaks new ground by integrating strategies from the fields of education, health, law enforcement, and juvenile justice. July 2014. 462 pages. NCJ 249214
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National Gang Center Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue features articles on Homeboy Industries, long-term consequences of adolescent gang membership, National Gang Center resources, and an update from the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model Training. July 2014. 8 pages. NCJ 249520
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Behavioral Health Problems, Treatment, and Outcomes in Serious Youthful OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, . Pathways to Desistance. Presents findings from the Pathways to Desistance study on the overlap between behavioral health problems and the risk of future offending as well as the delivery of mental health services to young offenders in institutions and in the community after release. June 2014. 16 pages. NCJ 242440
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights Administrator Robert L. Listenbee's testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. June 2014. 0 pages. NCJ 246825
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Understanding the Role of Parent Engagement To Enhance Mentoring Outcomes: Final Evaluation ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides an evaluation of the impact of a parent mentoring intervention on mentoring relationships and youth outcomes in a youth services agency. June 2014. 28 pages. NCJ 247571
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Advancing Use of Risk Assessment in Juvenile ProbationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This demonstration project used a quasi-experimental vs. comparison design to study the impact of implementing validated tools for assessing risk for violence and screening for behavioral health problems. June 2014. 202 pages. NCJ 249155
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Normative Expectations of the Integrated JDC/RF Drug Court Logic ModelTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides a framework for integrating two models used in juvenile drug court practice: Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF). This logic model provides a global view of JDC/RF based on the evaluation team's interpretation of successful components and traditional performance measures. June 2014. 2 pages. NCJ 249765
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Criminal Career PatternsTop  
 NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Justice Research Series. This bulletin discusses the criminal careers of offenders, specifically the links between offending patterns in adolescence and in adulthood. May 2014. 2 pages. NCJ 242545
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Explanations for OffendingTop  
 NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Justice Research Series. This bulletin describes five broad theoretical perspectives that explain patterns of offending: (1) static theories, (2) dynamic or life-course developmental models, (3) social psychological theories, (4) the developmental psychopathological perspective, and (5) the biopsychosocial perspective. May 2014. 2 pages. NCJ 243975
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Prediction and Risk/Needs AssessmentTop  
 NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Justice Research Series. This bulletin discusses the ability to predict whether a young adult will commit crimes based on information available from his or her juvenile years and reviews assessment tools used to make these predictions. May 2014. 2 pages. NCJ 243976
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 3, Issue 2, Spring 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. May 2014. 102 pages. NCJ 246951
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2013 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2013. May 2014. 42 pages. NCJ 249754
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Guiding System-Level Change: Developing a Comprehensive Plan for Integrating Innovative Programs Into Drug CourtTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation covered information about program implementation, how to involve individuals and maximize buy-in, how to guide system-level change, and how to track and evaluate progress. May 2014. 34 pages. NCJ 249763
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee's keynote speech at the Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development Conference. April 2014. 0 pages. NCJ 245451
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The AMBER Advocate, Spring 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate highlights mock abductions, the largest AMBER Alert activation ever, and AMBER Alert's international expansion. April 2014. 12 pages. NCJ 245772
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gang PreventionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on gang prevention. April 2014. 9 pages. NCJ 249704
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Wraparound ProcessTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on the wraparound process. April 2014. 7 pages. NCJ 249732
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Case Studies of Nine Jurisdictions that Reduced Disproportionate Minority Contact in their Juvenile Justice SystemsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Funded by OJJDP's Field Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program beginning in 2009, this project identified promising and best practices to reduce racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparities at arrests, referrals to court, pre-adjudicated diversion, and placement in secure detention and confinement based on various systems improvement strategies. March 2014. 97 pages. NCJ 250301
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Delays in Youth JusticeTop  
 NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Report. Justice Research Series. This bulletin reviews a research effort in juvenile case processing that looked at two information sources, a nationwide sample of counties and an indepth investigation of three Midwestern courts. February 2014. 5 pages. NCJ 237149
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Young Offenders: What Happens and What Should HappenTop  
 NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Justice Research Series. Examines policies that affect young offenders who cross over from the juvenile to the criminal justice system. February 2014. 3 pages. NCJ 242653
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2010 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. February 2014. 4 pages. NCJ 243041
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2010. February 2014. 4 pages. NCJ 243042
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2014Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights the National Mentoring Summit, held in Arlington, VA. February 2014. 0 pages. NCJ 244623
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Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Developmental Mentoring Model as an Intervention/Prevention Strategy for Juveniles of Varying Levels of Risk for Delinquency among Middle School Youth in Metro LouisvilleTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study determined whether cross-age mentoring is an effective model for preventing juvenile delinquency among middle-school children (sixth graders) with varying degrees of risk for delinquency. January 2014. 46 pages. NCJ 244758
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T.E.A.M., Teach, Empower, Affirm, Mentor, A Risk Reduction Mentoring Curriculum, Instructor's ManualTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This is the instructor’s manual for a curriculum designed for mentors and mentees in the T.E.A.M. mentoring program (Teach, Empower, Affirm, Mentor), which is a cross-age mentoring program for middle school students with varying degrees of risk for delinquent behavior. January 2014. 253 pages. NCJ 244759
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2013
An Impact Evaluation of Three Strategies Created To Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact and the Detention PopulationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study evaluated the effectiveness of three strategies developed by the Maricopa County (Arizona) Juvenile Probation Department to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC) and the number of youth placed in detention. 2013. 47 pages. NCJ 241506
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The AMBER Advocate, Spring 2013Top  
 OJP, OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate presents information and updates on the AMBER Alert system. 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 241625
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents key national indicators of child well-being for the year ending 2012. 2013. 224 pages. NCJ 242943
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The AMBER Advocate, Fall 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue features four articles: one article that examines whether proposed changes by the Federal Communications Commission may limit the use of AMBER Alerts in several Western States; an article that describes the effective use of an AMBER Alert in Ohio; an article that profiles the use of AMBER Alert in Indian Country; and a fourth article that explains how Mexico and the United States are cooperating to stop child abductions through AMBER Alert International. 2013. 8 pages. NCJ 243597
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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United StatesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report examines current approaches addressing commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children. 2013. 478 pages. NCJ 243838
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Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Synthesis of Research and Input from the Listening Session Held by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public EngagementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides a summary of research presented at the listening session held by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement. 2013. 63 pages. NCJ 244198
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Myths and Facts about Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United StatesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource presents some myths and the associated facts regarding sex trafficking of minors. 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 248538
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Developmental Sequences of Girls' Delinquent BehaviorTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Summarizes the findings on developmental patterns of girls' offending from childhood through adolescence. December 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 238276
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Functional Impairment in Delinquent YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Provides findings from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. December 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 239996
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OJJDP Annual Report 2012: How OJJDP Is Working for Youth Justice and SafetyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This report provides an overview of the Office's activities in fiscal year (FY) 2012. December 2013. 60 pages. NCJ 241584
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Juvenile Arrests 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Summarizes 2010 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies throughout the country as cited in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program and the report Crime in the United States 2010. December 2013. 24 pages. NCJ 242770
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights the first of four public hearings that the Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence will hold to examine the impact of violence on children in Indian country. December 2013. 0 pages. NCJ 244167
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 3, Issue 1, Fall 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. December 2013. 128 pages. NCJ 244254
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Juvenile Arrests 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Summarizes 2011 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies. December 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 244476
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Comparison of Risk Assessment Instruments in Juvenile JusticeTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study evaluated nine risk assessment instruments for juveniles in 10 jurisdictions by comparing their predictive validity, reliability, equity, and utility. December 2013. 492 pages. NCJ 244477
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Exploring Outcomes Related to Legal Representation for Parents Involved in Mississippi's Juvenile Dependency System, Preliminary FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study compared the outcomes of child abuse and neglect cases for parents who did and did not have legal representation in two Mississippi counties (Forrest and Rankin). December 2013. 40 pages. NCJ 244704
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Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence (Site A)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined how domestic violence (DV) cases are treated in juvenile dependency court in Reno, NV, and whether they are processed differently compared to cases without domestic violence. November 2013. 20 pages. NCJ 244701
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National Gang Center Newsletter, Fall 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue features articles on building credibility in street outreach, gang graffiti resources, a G.R.E.A.T. officer spotlight, Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey, OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model training, and a report titled Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership. November 2013. 9 pages. NCJ 249521
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: BullyingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on bullying. November 2013. 9 pages. NCJ 249691
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Children's Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and VictimizationTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. Presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding the co-occurrence of victimization and delinquency among children who are exposed to violence. October 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 240555
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights a listening session organized by the White House Domestic Policy Council and OJJDP on how to improve or enhance mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents, and more. October 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 243534
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Examining the Referral Stage for Mentoring High-Risk Youth In Six Different Juvenile Justice SettingsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report discusses issues and provides guidance in referring juvenile offenders processed in teen courts/youth courts to a mentoring program, in which a non-parental adult forms a relationship with the youth for the purpose of being an example, guide, and support for the youth’s positive development. October 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 244241
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Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence in Portland, OregonTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined how domestic violence (DV) cases are treated in juvenile dependency court in Portland, OR, and whether their treatment of DV cases differs from cases without domestic violence (non-DV). October 2013. 15 pages. NCJ 244702
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Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence in Princeton, West VirginiaTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined how child abuse and neglect cases with co-occurring domestic violence (DV) are treated in the family court of Princeton, WV, as well as whether this treatment differs from cases without domestic violence. October 2013. 19 pages. NCJ 244703
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Models for Success: An Integrated Approach for Juvenile Drug CourtTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation provides information about the OJJDP-sponsored evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures initiative. October 2013. 15 pages. NCJ 249766
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2010: Selected FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s biennial Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) collects information about facilities in which juvenile offenders are held. September 2013. 20 pages. NCJ 241134
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Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. This fact sheet presents findings from the National Gang Center’s National Youth Gang Survey, which collects data from a large, representative sample of local law enforcement agencies to track the size and scope of the national gang problem. September 2013. 4 pages. NCJ 242884
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Building a Prevention Framework to Address Teen "Sexting" BehaviorsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Findings and methodology are presented for a multi-State, mixed-method study of youth and adult perspectives on teen “sexting” behavior, defined as teens’ “self-production and distribution of sexually explicit visual content via cell phones, social media, and other forms of digital communications.” September 2013. 186 pages. NCJ 244001
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Marion County Fostering Attachment Treatment Court Follow-Up Process and Outcome Evaluation ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents process and outcome evaluation findings for the Marion County (Oregon) Fostering Attachment Family Treatment Court (FATC), which is a family drug court that serves substance-abusing parents of children under 9 years old at the time of referral who are at risk of not reunifying with their family. September 2013. 98 pages. NCJ 244165
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OJJDP News @ a Glance July/August, 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights a presentation by members of the National Research Council on the findings and recommendations of an OJJDP-funded report on recent advances in scientific understanding of adolescent brain development that should be more fully incorporated into juvenile justice policies and practices. August 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 242652
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Juvenile Drug Court Strategies in Practice and Reclaiming Futures: An Integrated Logic ModelTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation provided information about the development of an integrated Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures logic model. August 2013. 9 pages. NCJ 249764
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OJJDP Family Listening Sessions: Executive SummaryTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. During the spring and summer of 2011, OJJDP, in collaboration with the Campaign for Youth Justice and the Education Development Center, convened four listening sessions with families and youth who have had direct experiences with the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. July 2013. 64 pages. NCJ 241379
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 7 Issue 2, Summer 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate highlights a May 2013 Family Roundtable, efforts of truckers in Tennessee, and AMBER Alert activities in Indian Country and other countries. July 2013. NCJ 242951
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2012 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2012. July 2013. 42 pages. NCJ 249753
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. June 2013. 84 pages. NCJ 238638
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PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL, cosponsored by OJJDP. June 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 239603
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Nature and Risk of Victimization: Findings From the Survey of Youth in Residential PlacementTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. Presents key findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) on youth’s victimization in placement, including their experiences of theft, robbery, physical assault, and sexual assault. June 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 240703
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Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Presents information from the 2010 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), a biennial survey of public and private juvenile residential facilities conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. June 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 241060
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . In an interview in this issue's lead story, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee discusses plans and priorities for the Office and the juvenile justice field. June 2013. 5 pages. NCJ 242021
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2010 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. June 2013. 116 pages. NCJ 244080
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. This issue features articles on family-focused reentry services, functional family therapy, parental acceptance-rejection theory, and more. May 2013. 101 pages. NCJ 251063
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights defense attorney Robert L. Listenbee’s assumption of the leadership of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in March 2013. April 2013. 0 pages. NCJ 241367
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Safe Start Promising Approaches Communities: Improving Outcomes for Children Exposed to ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This booklet describes Safe Start Promising Approaches communities and outlines how the programs are integrating evidence-based or promising practices as well as other complementary interventions within their geographical, agency, and community context. March 2013. 36 pages. NCJ 248420
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Northwestern Juvenile Project: An OverviewTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Provides an overview of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. February 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 234522
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2013Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story describes OJJDP’s ongoing efforts to combat child sex trafficking in the United States. February 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 240749
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Getting Out of Gangs, Staying Out of Gangs: Gang intervention and Desistence StrategiesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This article identifies the pivotal life points at which targeted gang interventions may be the most effective, and strategies for getting youth out of gangs (“desistence”) at these points are recommended. January 2013. 10 pages. NCJ 242012
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2012
Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children's Exposure to Violence - A Guide for FamiliesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides guidance and resources for families who believe a child they know has witnessed or experienced violence. 2012. 32 pages. NCJ 227353
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The AMBER Advocate, Spring/Summer 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate reports on an April 2012 symposium on trafficking in persons; a profile of Dick Novik, a broadcaster who assisted in creating the New York AMBER Alert Plan; AMBER Alert international activities; AMBER Alert in Indian Country; and news on various efforts in the implementation and advancement of AMBER Alert. 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 240102
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The AMBER Advocate, Fall/Winter 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate contains four main articles on issues pertaining to AMBER Alerts. 2012. 12 pages. NCJ 240724
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Sanemos las Heridas Invisibles: Ninos Expuestos a Violencia - Guia para familias (Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children's Exposure to Violence - A Guide for Families)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides guidance and resources (in Spanish) for families who believe a child they know has witnessed or experienced violence. 2012. 32 pages. NCJ 248417
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Identifying Polyvictimization and Trauma Among Court-Involved Children and Youth: A Checklist and Resource Guide for Attorneys and Other Court-Appointed AdvocatesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource guide was developed to help lawyers and other legal advocates for children recognize the prevalence and impact of polyvictimization and perform more trauma-informed legal and judicial system advocacy. 2012. 12 pages. NCJ 248419
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National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NATSCEV I), Final ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the incidence and prevalence of children’s exposure to violence in the United States. 2012. 63 pages. NCJ 248444
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Girl Scouting in Detention Centers: Finding Freedom Through Learning to LeadTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Girl Scouting in Detention Centers (GSDC) remains the only national, gender-specific program to serve girls in all ranges of the justice system, including secure detention, residential treatment, probation, and alternative high schools, as well as in community troops. 2012. 20 pages. NCJ 248998
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Girl Scouting in Detention Centers: From Labeled to LeaderTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Through the national program, Girl Scouting in Detention Centers (GSDC), girls discover new ways of viewing themselves: as leaders full of potential. 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 248999
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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars: Incarcerated Mothers, Empowered Daughters--and a Better Future for AllTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Girl Scouting in Detention Centers (GSDC) program has served thousands of girls across the country, offering mother/daughter troop meetings at the correctional facility, opportunities for the strengthening of relationships and leadership development. 2012. 21 pages. NCJ 249000
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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars: Providing a Better PathTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program (GSBB) is a national program that equips girls ages 5 to 17 whose mothers are incarcerated with the tools they’ll need to succeed—all the while strengthening the mother/daughter bond through regular visits. 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 249001
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Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Effects of a Broad Policy in One CourtTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Pathways to Desistance. Presents findings from the Pathways to Desistance study about the effects of transfer on a sample of serious adolescent offenders in Maricopa County, AZ. December 2012. 20 pages. NCJ 232932
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OJJDP Annual Report 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2010. December 2012. 120 pages. NCJ 237051
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2012. 11 pages. NCJ 240178
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Dependency Drug Court: Evaluation ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of an evaluation of San Francisco Superior Court’s Dependency Drug Court project. December 2012. 18 pages. NCJ 241056
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Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report details the task force's findings and provides policy recommendations to address the issue and reduce the impact of trauma on children. December 2012. NCJ 241563
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Ethnic Identity and Offending Trajectories Among Mexican American Juvenile Offenders: Gang Membership and Psychosocial MaturityTop  
 NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the association of joint trajectories of ethnic identity and criminal offending to psychosocial maturity. December 2012. 15 pages. NCJ 241734
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Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Certification Manual - Agency GuideTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Certification Program Guide provides valuable information on best practices regarding child protection and recovery strategies; and offers each jurisdiction the opportunity to comply with nationally sanctioned standards of excellence. December 2012. 40 pages. NCJ 250998
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OJJDP In Focus Fact Sheet: Disproportionate Minority ContactTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. This fact sheet provides an overview of OJJDP's efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC). The publication includes a description of OJJDP's DMC Reduction Model, which helps states determine whether disproportionality exists and, if it does, guides the establishment of multipronged intervention strategies to ensure equal treatment of all youth. The fact sheet also includes a summary of states' DMC-reduction activities derived from compliance plans submitted in fiscal year 2011. November 2012. 4 pages. NCJ 239457
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Understanding the "Whys" Behind Juvenile Crime TrendsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings of a multiyear project designed to examine the various explanations offered for the drop in juvenile crime during the 1990s and to assess how useful they were in developing leading indicators of future trends. November 2012. 170 pages. NCJ 248954
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Community Supervision of Underage Drinking OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin provides a theoretical overview on which to base policies, procedures, and practices to help professionals effectively supervise underage drinkers in the community. October 2012. 12 pages. NCJ 237147
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Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community CorrectionsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin offers such 10 such guidelines to help professionals develop a plan for screening youth, determine appropriate responses, create a case plan, and provide treatment. October 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 237231
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. October 2012. NCJ 238981
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2009. In 2009, juvenile courts waived an estimated 7,600 delinquency cases, 45 percent fewer than in 1994. October 2012. 4 pages. NCJ 239080
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2009 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases climbed steadily (63 percent) and, from 1997 through 2009, the delinquency caseload dropped 20 percent. October 2012. 4 pages. NCJ 239081
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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation between 1985 and 2009. Between 1985 and 2009, the number of cases placed on probation increased 29 percent. During that time, the overall delinquency caseload increased 30 percent. October 2012. 2 pages. NCJ 239082
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. October 2012. 97 pages. NCJ 240461
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Researching the Referral Stage of Youth Mentoring in Six Juvenile Justice Settings: An Exploratory AnalysisTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This final report presents the results of a study that examined the referral stage in youth mentoring in six juvenile justice settings. October 2012. 190 pages. NCJ 240820
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Effects and Consequences of Underage DrinkingTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin presents findings from a literature review that investigated the effects of how underage drinking on youth’s physical, emotional, and neurological health. It also discusses the personal, legal, and economic consequences of underage drinking. The bulletin is part of OJJDP’s underage drinking bulletin series, which provides guidelines for communities developing treatment and prevention programs. September 2012. 12 pages. NCJ 237145
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Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal AdvocatesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Issue Brief translates emerging research and program practice into action steps for dependency and delinquency judges, attorneys, and legal advocates. September 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 239687
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Sonoma County Dependency Drug Court (DDC): Year Three Evaluation FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of an evaluation of Sonoma County’s Dependency Drug Court. September 2012. 58 pages. NCJ 241057
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Referring Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings to Mentoring Programs: Effective Strategies and Practices to Improving the Mentoring Experience for At-Risk and High-Risk YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The research reported here used multiple methods in obtaining data from mentoring and juvenile justice systems in order to determine how juvenile justice systems refer youth to mentoring, challenges faced during the referral process, examples of effective strategies for addressing these challenges, and action steps. September 2012. 162 pages. NCJ 241485
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Domestic Violence Agencies and SheltersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Issue Brief explains the importance of domestic violence agencies and shelters in addressing exposure to violence to ensure the well-being of children from birth to age 18. September 2012. 12 pages. NCJ 248418
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. August 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 238982
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. July 2012. 24 pages. NCJ 238797
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2009 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. July 2012. 152 pages. NCJ 239114
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Trafficking in Persons Symposium Final Report (April 10-13, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes best practices for responding to child trafficking, as identified by the 127 participants of the April 2012 Trafficking in Persons Symposium, as well as their recommendations for addressing current challenges. July 2012. 100 pages. NCJ 250199
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter highlights of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) National Missing Children’s Day ceremony; DOJ’s joint project with the U.S. Department of Education to keep youth in school and out of court; National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day; OJJDP’s efforts to engage families of incarcerated youth as valued partners in the juvenile justice system; the latest activities of the Defending Childhood initiative’s eight demonstration sites; and more June 2012. 19 pages. NCJ 238636
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Street Outreach and the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang ModelTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This bulletin provides an overview of best practices developed for street outreach in the context of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model. June 2012. 10 pages. NCJ 239076
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Exploring the Role of the Internet in Juvenile Prostitution Cases Coming to the Attention of Law EnforcementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper examines the role of the Internet in juvenile prostitution cases coming to the attention of law enforcement. June 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 240399
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AMBER Alert Best PracticesTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This guide is a compilation of the most effective and efficient strategies, provided by AMBER partners and practitioners, for recovering missing or abducted children. May 2012. 64 pages. NCJ 232271
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No Estás Solo: El Camino del Secuestro al EmpoderamientoTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This is the Spanish-language version of You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment. May 2012. 74 pages. NCJ 237774
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¿Y yo? Cómo Sobrellevar el Secuestro de un Hermano o una HermanaTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This is the Spanish-language version of What About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or Sister. May 2012. 70 pages. NCJ 237775
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2011 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2011. May 2012. 43 pages. NCJ 238756
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Lessons Learned and Implications From a Cross-Site Evaluation of Mentoring With System-Involved YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The cross-site evaluation looked at mentor-mentee closeness and match quality as a predictive factor for sustaining mentor-mentee relationships long enough for the protective factors and resiliency building to take place and to provide immediate support for current problems. May 2012. 26 pages. NCJ 251099
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Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical AuthoritiesTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. Presents the survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding authorities' knowledge of victimization incidents involving children and youth, particularly police, school, and medical authorities. April 2012. 8 pages. NCJ 235394
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Highlights of the 2010 National Youth Gang SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. Provides an overview of findings from the 2010 National Youth Gang Survey. April 2012. 4 pages. NCJ 237542
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter features an indepth interview with Melodee Hanes, OJJDP's Acting Administrator; features on the second annual summit of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention; findings of an OJJDP-supported study on serious juvenile offenders; and more. April 2012. 1 pages. NCJ 238120
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. April 2012. 134 pages. NCJ 238336
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2012Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. February 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 237146
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Social Networks, Delinquency, and Gang Membership: Using a Neighborhood Framework to Examine the Influence of Network Composition and Structure in a Latino CommunityTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study explored the network and social variable that affect relations among youth in predominantly Latino neighborhoods. February 2012. 274 pages. NCJ 238538
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This Is a Story You Have to Tell: Women, Girls, and the Criminal Justice SystemTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This facilitator’s guide, which is based on lessons rooted in three documentary films, opens up discussions and personal exploration on issues such as decision-making and resiliency, as it specifically relates to girls and women impacted by the criminal justice system. February 2012. 122 pages. NCJ 248997
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Voices From the Field: Findings From the NGI Listening SessionsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents results and recommendations from "listening sessions" across the Nation that solicited information on the needs of State, tribal, and local entities regarding their services to girls and their families. January 2012. 32 pages. NCJ 241405
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2011
Impact of the Nurse-Family Partnership on Neighborhood Context, Government Expenditures, and Children's School FunctioningTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the methodologies and findings of three studies: an economic analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) through age 9 for children in the Denver trial of the NFP; an assessment of children’s school functioning using teacher reports of third-grade children’s grade point averages and behavior in the Denver trial of the NFP; and a study of the NFP in neighborhood contexts in the Elmira, Memphis, and Denver trials. 2011. 68 pages. NCJ 233277
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Underage Drinking: Intervention Principles and Practice Guidelines for Community CorrectionsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the Council of State Governments and the American Probation and Parole Association presents intervention principles and practice guidelines for dealing with underage drinking. 2011. 111 pages. NCJ 238632
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Agencies and Staff Working with YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides tips on how youth workers can identify youth exposed to violence and give them the sympathetic care they need. 2011. 3 pages. NCJ 248421
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Agencies Working With Immigrant FamiliesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides tips for agencies working with immigrant families who may encounter cases of children being exposed to violence. 2011. 5 pages. NCJ 248422
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Child Welfare StaffTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides tips for child welfare staff on how to work with children exposed to violence. 2011. 3 pages. NCJ 248423
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Domestic Violence and Homeless SheltersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides tips for domestic violence and homeless shelters on how to work with children exposed to violence. 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 248424
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Early Childhood ProvidersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides tips for early childhood providers on how to work with children exposed to violence. 2011. 3 pages. NCJ 248425
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Engaging Men and FathersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides tips for engaging men and fathers on how to work with children exposed to violence. 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 248426
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Parents and Other CaregiversTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides tips for parents and other caregivers on how to work with children exposed to violence. 2011. 3 pages. NCJ 248431
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Pregnancy Prevention ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides tips for pregnancy prevention programs on how to work with children exposed to violence. 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 248432
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Staff and Advocates Working With Children: PolyvictimizationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides tips for staff and advocates working with children on how to work with children exposed to violence. 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 248433
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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for TeachersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resources provides tips for teachers on how to work with children exposed to violence. 2011. 3 pages. NCJ 248434
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Day TreatmentTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on day treatment. 2011. 3 pages. NCJ 249699
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Child Safety Is More Than a Slogan: Stranger Danger Warnings Not Effective at Keeping Kids SaferTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This information sheet explains why the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) does not support the "stranger-danger" message. 2011. 2 pages. NCJ 252024
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What Should You Do If You See a Child Who Appears To Be Lost?Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) offers information on steps you can take to provide assistance to a lost child. 2011. 1 pages. NCJ 252026
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Bullying in Schools: An OverviewTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Examines the connection between different types and frequencies of bullying, truancy, and student achievement, and whether students’ engagement in school mediates these factors. December 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 234205
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2011. 10 pages. NCJ 236316
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Juvenile Arrests 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This report summarizes 2009 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report, Crime in the United States 2009. This information is used to characterize the extent and nature of juvenile crime that comes to the attention of the justice system. December 2011. 24 pages. NCJ 236477
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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation between 1985 and 2008, based on data from nearly 2,300 jurisdictions containing 82% of the U.S. juvenile population. The national estimates were generated using information contributed to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. The fact sheet is based on the report, Juvenile Court Statistics 2008. December 2011. 2 pages. NCJ 236478
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2008 by U.S. juvenile courts for public order, person, and property offenses and drug law violations. The estimates are based on data from more than 2,300 courts with jurisdiction over 82% of the nation’s juvenile population. The fact sheet is based on the report, Juvenile Court Statistics 2008. December 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 236479
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on person offenses (including assault, robbery, rape, homicide, and other crimes involving force or threat of force against persons) handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2008. The estimates are based on data from more than 2,300 courts with jurisdiction over 82% of the nation’s juvenile population. The fact sheet is based on the report, Juvenile Court Statistics 2008. December 2011. 2 pages. NCJ 236480
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on petitioned delinquency cases waived to criminal court between 1985 and 2009. U.S. juvenile courts handle approximately half of delinquency cases formally (i.e., a petition is filed requesting an adjudication or waiver hearing). This fact sheet is based on the report, Juvenile Court Statistics 2008. December 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 236481
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 5, Issue 3, December 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue features six articles which provide nationwide and international examples of AMBER Alert success stories. December 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 237248
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, fund opportunities, and upcoming events. November 2011. 10 pages. NCJ 235961
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Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: Findings From SeattleTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents the findings of a study that mapped the location of all juvenile crime incidents (incidents in a juvenile was arrested) in Seattle between 1989 and 2002 to determine the distribution of juvenile crime and identify hot spots of juvenile crime. October 2011. 16 pages. NCJ 231575
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Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. Explores in depth the survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members. October 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 232272
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OJJDP's Major Grant ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. This fact sheet discusses OJJDP's grant programs, which are authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended. October 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 234072
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OJJDP: An OverviewTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. Provides an overview of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and describes its divisions and programs. October 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 234073
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Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential FacilitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides information about how facilities can ensure that youth receive the supports and services they require as they experience the disruptions that emergencies inevitably cause. October 2011. 50 pages. NCJ 234936
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Questions and Answers About the National Survey of Children's Exposure to ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. Presents an overview of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey to date of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence, sponsored by OJJDP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and carried out by the Crimes Against Children Research Center of the University of New Hampshire. October 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 235163
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Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. Presents the findings of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding children's direct exposure to multiple types of violence, crime, and abuse, also known as polyvictimization. October 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 235504
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National Center for Youth in CustodyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides an overview of the mission, objectives, and services of the recently launched National Center for Youth in Custody. October 2011. 2 pages. NCJ 235770
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. October 2011. 127 pages. NCJ 236317
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Judicial and Probation Outreach Project, Final ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document presents the closeout report for the Judicial and Probation Outreach Project which identifies and disseminates strategies on underage drinking to the judicial and probation communities. October 2011. 257 pages. NCJ 238792
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Communities Working Together To Help Children Exposed to Violence: Findings from Phase I of the Safe Start InitiativeTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource presents the program developments, outcomes, and recommendations derived from the demonstration sites involved in Phase I of the OJJDP-funded Safe Start Initiative, which involves national, state, and local public and private agencies in a cooperative effort to prevent and reduce childhood exposure to violence and its effects. October 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 249503
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Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and ReportingTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Report. National Report Series. This bulletin, part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, provides the latest overview of state transfer laws and practices as well as examining available state-level data on juveniles adjudicated in the criminal justice system. September 2011. 28 pages. NCJ 232434
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 5, Issue 2, September 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate highlights international AMBER Alert activities, the AMBER Alert partnership with Facebook, state AMBER Alert efforts, and more. September 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 236054
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Reducing Drinking Among Underage Air Force Members in Five CommunitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes the early findings of an evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) initiative in five Air Force communities. August 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 232616
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, fund opportunities, and upcoming events. August 2011. 0 pages. NCJ 235188
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Arrests for Child Pornography Production: Data at Two Time Points From a National Sample of U.S. Law Enforcement AgenciesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined trends in law enforcement responses to child pornography (CP) production. August 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 237466
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2008: Selected FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Summarizes 2008 data from the biannual Juvenile Residential Facility Census, which collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held. July 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 231683
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. July 2011. 223 pages. NCJ 235151
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Drawing on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, the report profiles more than 1.6 million delinquency cases that U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled in 2008. July 2011. 150 pages. NCJ 236106
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Residential Treatment CentersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on residential treatment centers. July 2011. 7 pages. NCJ 249721
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Shelter CareTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on shelter care. July 2011. 3 pages. NCJ 249726
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Law Enforcement Listening SessionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recognizes that law enforcement officials are best qualified to enhance OJJDP's understanding of juvenile delinquency and to inspire strategic ideas about its prevention and interdiction. One of OJJDP's goals is to improve communication with law enforcement, and the listening session held on April 18-19 in Washington, DC was the first step toward meeting its critical objective. July 2011. 46 pages. NCJ 250687
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Highlights of the 2009 National Youth Gang SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. This fact sheet provides an overview of findings from the 2009 National Youth Gang Survey. June 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 233581
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. June 2011. 14 pages. NCJ 234318
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Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies, Sixth EditionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. First published in 1996, this resource describes the federal services, programs, publications, and training sessions that address child sexual exploitation issues, child pornography, child abduction, Internet crime, and missing children cases. May 2011. 48 pages. NCJ 231619
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Cuando su Niño está desaparecido: Unia guía de supervivencia familiar (4th Edition)Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This Spanish-language version of When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide provides parents with insights into what families should do when a child is missing. May 2011. 103 pages. NCJ 232789
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El Delito del Secuestro Familiar: La perspectiva de hijos y padresTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This Spanish language version of Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's Perspective provides the searching family, law enforcement, and mental health professionals with strategies to build a comprehensive, child-centered approach to recovery and healing. May 2011. 71 pages. NCJ 234086
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Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System, Final Report (Revised)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJS-Sponsored. This publication examines the Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System project which explored issues surrounding the population of American Indian juveniles who are processed in the Federal justice system. May 2011. 205 pages. NCJ 234549
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2010 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2010. May 2011. 43 pages. NCJ 236084
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U.S. Gang Problem Trends and Seriousness, 1996-2009Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This report presents new information on the long-term trend in street gang activity and violent crime in the United States. May 2011. 23 pages. NCJ 236305
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. April 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 234084
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2009 Report to Congress: Title V Community Prevention Grants ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Reports on the Title V Community Prevention Grants program, which provides funds to help communities develop and implement delinquency prevention programs. April 2011. 24 pages. NCJ 234161
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Highlights From Pathways to Desistance: A Longitudinal Study of Serious Adolescent OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Pathways to Desistance. Presents an overview of some major findings from the Pathways to Desistance Study, a project that followed 1,354 serious adolescent offenders for 7 years following their convictions. March 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 230971
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2008 Report to Congress: Title V Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Reports on the four delinquency prevention programs that were funded under Title V—the Community Prevention Grants program, the Tribal Youth Program, the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) program, and the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program. March 2011. NCJ 231131
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Programs: 2008-2009 Report to CongressTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Report. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents data from local subgrantees on how their juvenile accountability programs performed during the 2008 and 2009 reporting periods. March 2011. 25 pages. NCJ 231990
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Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing AdvisoryTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes how a community can establish a task force to create an endangered missing advisory plan, which creates voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria but who may be in danger. March 2011. 37 pages. NCJ 232001
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue, the National AMBER Alert Symposium edition, highlights Symposium activities and AMBER Alert efforts in the U.S. and worldwide. March 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 234070
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Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data for Illinois: 2008 Annual ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This 2008 Annual Report by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority presents comprehensive juvenile justice data, along with an explanation of risk factors and their importance to the juvenile justice system, in order to assist juvenile justice policymakers and practitioners in developing informed planning and policy initiatives. March 2011. 248 pages. NCJ 236786
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Wilderness CampTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on wilderness camps. March 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 249731
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National Evaluation of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Randomized Community Trial (Final Report)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This is the final report of the National Evaluation of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program Randomized Community Trial (CT), which covers the entire project period (2003-2009). February 2011. 196 pages. NCJ 236176
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Conflict Resolution/Interpersonal SkillsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on conflict resolution/interpersonal skills. February 2011. 5 pages. NCJ 249697
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: MentoringTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on mentoring. February 2011. 5 pages. NCJ 249713
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2011Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Reports on a partnership to enable millions of Facebook users across the country to receive AMBER Alerts via their accounts. The issue also includes special features on First Lady Michelle Obama’s announcement at the National Mentoring Summit of The Corporate Mentoring Challenge, and on OJJDP’s two FY 2010 fellows in the areas of tribal youth and juvenile justice and children’s exposure to violence. January 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 233339
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2010
Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Youth's Needs and ServicesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) is the third component in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) constellation of surveys providing updated statistics on youth in custody in the juvenile justice system. 2010. 62 pages. NCJ 227660
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Ten Things Every Juvenile Court Judge Should Know About Trauma and DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical assistance bulletin identifies and discusses 10 crucial concepts with which juvenile court judges should be familiar in order to assist traumatized youth in the juvenile justice system. 2010. 18 pages. NCJ 239558
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National Evaluation of Safe Start Promising Approaches: Assessing Program OutcomesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents data that were gathered in experimental and quasi-experimental studies conducted to attempt to fill the gaps in understanding about the effectiveness of programs intended to improve outcomes for children exposed to violence. 2010. 83 pages. NCJ 248599
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Parent TrainingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on parent training. 2010. 8 pages. NCJ 249714
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Mentoring Initiative for System-Involved Youth (MISY)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results from a cross-site evaluation of the implementation of four programs in the MISY project funded by OJJDP from 2006 to 2010. The four programs served youth participating in the foster care system and youth implicated in or at-high risk of being implicated in the juvenile justice system. The evaluation found that mentees perceived increased feelings of intimacy the longer they were engaged in the program. 2010. 125 pages. NCJ 251087
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Youth's Characteristics and Backgrounds: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential PlacementTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. Describes the characteristics, family and educational backgrounds, offense histories, and expectations of youth in residential placement. December 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 227730
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Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents the findings from an independent evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP's) Gang Reduction Program—a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to gang reduction. December 2010. 20 pages. NCJ 230106
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Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents an overview of gang research and programs in the United States and examines how gangs form and why youth join them. December 2010. 24 pages. NCJ 231116
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Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Pathways to Desistance. Part of the Pathways to Desistance Study series, this bulletin presents some key findings on the link between adolescent substance use and serious offending. December 2010. 16 pages. NCJ 232790
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 4, Issue 3, December 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate highlights U.S. and international AMBER Alert efforts and activities. December 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 232942
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Teen/Youth CourtTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on teen/youth courts. December 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 249728
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Truancy PreventionTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on truancy prevention. December 2010. 9 pages. NCJ 249729
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents concerns and recommendations from juvenile justice experts and career professionals from every State and territory in the United States. November 2010. 49 pages. NCJ 231620
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Reports on OJJDP's initiatives to prevent and intervene in girls' delinquency. The issue also includes special features on OJJDP's FY 2010 grant awards, an OJJDP survey of juvenile justice professionals to determine training and technical assistance needs, and the recent national AMBER Alert Symposium. November 2010. 18 pages. NCJ 232214
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Responding to Gangs in the School SettingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This bulletin presents an overview of action steps that schools can take in preventing, intervening in, and suppressing violent gang activity, and it provides guidance in developing crisis response plans that address violence in schools, including, but not limited to, gang activity. November 2010. 15 pages. NCJ 233820
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Restorative JusticeTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on restorative justice. November 2010. 9 pages. NCJ 249722
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Vocational/Job TrainingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on vocational/job training. November 2010. 5 pages. NCJ 249730
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Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model (Second Edition)Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides guidance on how communities can best address an existing or emerging youth gang problem. October 2010. 63 pages. NCJ 231200
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Afterschool ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on afterschool programs. October 2010. 8 pages. NCJ 249687
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Community- and Problem-Oriented PolicingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on community- and problem-oriented policing. October 2010. 8 pages. NCJ 249695
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Drug CourtTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on drug courts. October 2010. 5 pages. NCJ 249702
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gender-Specific ProgrammingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on gender-specific programming. October 2010. 8 pages. NCJ 249705
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Mental Health CourtTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on mental health courts. October 2010. 5 pages. NCJ 249712
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Reports on the Attorney General's Defending Childhood initiative. The issue also includes special features on the September meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; arts programs that help at-risk and delinquent youth replace destructive behavior with positive activities and interests; and the Office of Justice Programs' SMART Office, which supports the nation's efforts to register and monitor sex offenders. September 2010. 14 pages. NCJ 232007
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Cognitive-Behavioral TreatmentTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on cognitive-behavioral treatment. September 2010. 6 pages. NCJ 249693
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Correctional FacilitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on juvenile correctional facilities and youth in custody. September 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 249698
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gun CourtTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on gun courts. September 2010. 3 pages. NCJ 249707
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Reentry CourtTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on reentry courts. September 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 249719
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Residential ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on residential programs. September 2010. 5 pages. NCJ 249720
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 4, Issue 2, August 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate was a special edition recognizing National Missing Children’s Day along with State, local, an international programs, trainings, and other activities related to AMBER Alert and missing children. August 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 231547
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Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of ChildrenTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Examines the effects of the Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 on the prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) cases. July 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 228631
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Reports on OJJDP's green detention and reentry programs for tribal youth. The issue also includes special features on the recent National Institute of Justice Conference on evidence-based practices to prevent and intervene in crime; the U.S. Department of Justice's Tribal Youth Summit; and recent OJJDP trainings to assist law enforcement and child protection professionals from Mexico and the United States in more effectively responding to cross-border abductions. July 2010. 15 pages. NCJ 230815
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well Being, 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. July 2010. 24 pages. NCJ 231179
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2009 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2009. July 2010. 45 pages. NCJ 234209
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Juvenile Transfer Laws: An Effective Deterrent to Delinquency?Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides an overview of research on the deterrent effects of transferring youth from juvenile to criminal courts, focusing on large-scale comprehensive OJJDP-funded studies on the effect of transfer laws on recidivism. June 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 220595
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2007. June 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 230167
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2007 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. June 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 230168
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on person offenses handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2007. June 2010. 2 pages. NCJ 230169
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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation between 1985 and 2007. June 2010. 2 pages. NCJ 230170
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Conditions of Confinement: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential PlacementTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. Presents results from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) on the characteristics of the facilities in which youth are confined and the programs provided to them. May 2010. 16 pages. NCJ 227729
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When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fourth EditionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides parents with the most current information on, and helpful insights into, what families should do when a child is missing. May 2010. 110 pages. NCJ 228735
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The Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's PerspectiveTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Authored by survivors of family abduction, this publication provides the searching family, law enforcement, and mental health professionals with strategies to build a comprehensive, child-centered approach to recovery and healing. May 2010. 72 pages. NCJ 229933
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Includes an article on the U.S. Department of Justice's commemoration of Missing Children’s Day on May 25. The issue also includes special features on the April meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the OJJDP-led Justice Working Group on Children and Disasters; and the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws conference scheduled for August. May 2010. 0 pages. NCJ 230172
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Suspect Confession of Child Sexual Abuse to InvestigatorsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined confessions of child sexual abuse and predictors of confession focusing on true confessions. May 2010. 10 pages. NCJ 230476
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History of Street Gangs in the United StatesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This bulletin examines the emergence and growth of gang activity in the Northeast, Midwest, West, and South regions of the United States. May 2010. 25 pages. NCJ 230569
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Causes and Correlates of Girls' DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Girls Study Group Series. Provides a summary of the results of a review of more than 1,600 articles and book chapters from scientific literature on individual-level risk factors for delinquency and factors related to family, peers, schools, and communities. April 2010. 20 pages. NCJ 226358
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent GirlsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Provides a comprehensive guide to help juvenile justice practitioners determine which standardized assessment instruments should be used when working with delinquent girls. April 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 226531
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Youth's Needs and Services: Findings From the Survey of Youth in Residential PlacementTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. Presents findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) on how facilities have addressed youth's needs, what services youth receive, and where these services could be improved. April 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 227728
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 4, Issue 1, April 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate reviews the history of the AMBER Alert through 2009, including data on its use for each year from 2004-09, its recent introduction in Indian Country, and its expansion into Ireland and the Netherlands. April 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 230405
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Psychological Distress as a Risk Factor for Re-Victimization in ChildrenTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the role of psychological distress in predicting child re-victimization. April 2010. 9 pages. NCJ 230785
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Introduction to the Survey of Youth in Residential PlacementTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. Introduces the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement, reviewing its background, describing its design and methodology, discussing its strengths and limitations, and summarizing the questions it answers about the population of youth in custody. March 2010. NCJ 218390
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Highlights of the 2008 National Youth Gang SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. Reports findings from the 2008 National Youth Gang Survey. Based on survey results, it is estimated that more than 3,330 jurisdictions across the United States experienced gang activity in 2008. March 2010. 2 pages. NCJ 229249
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OJJDP Annual Report 2009 - How OJJDP Is Building a Better Future for America's YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2009. March 2010. 110 pages. NCJ 229305
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Features a a lead article on the National Symposium on Indigent Defense. The issue also includes special features on the recent National Symposium on Child Protection in Indian Country; the third annual Blueprints Conference promoting evidence-based programs to prevent youth violence; and the upcoming Internet Crimes Against Children Conference. March 2010. 14 pages. NCJ 229711
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2006-2007Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2007 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2007 by more than 2,100 U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. March 2010. 170 pages. NCJ 230105
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Girls' DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Article. In Focus. Examines rising trends in girls’ delinquency in the 1990s. February 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 228414
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Juveniles in Residential Placement: 1997-2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents information about juvenile offenders held in residential placement. February 2010. 2 pages. NCJ 229379
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Effects of Adolescent Victimization on Self-Concept and Depressive SymptomsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study investigates victimization, self-concept, and mental health. February 2010. 15 pages. NCJ 229523
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Features a media event held by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington in partnership with the Office of Justice Programs celebrating National Mentoring Month. The issue also includes features on the recent activities and achievements of the AMBER Alert program; the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s approval of a 2010 workplan and identification of key areas of focus for the future; and updates to OJJDP’s online resources for preventing gang violence. January 2010. 15 pages. NCJ 229132
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 3, Issue 4, January 2010Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The 12th edition of The AMBER Advocate reports on, among other issues, the 2009 National AMBER Alert Symposium, the impact of social networking sites on AMBER Alerts, the reasons why victims don't always flee, and Maine's first AMBER Alert, which helped bring a child home. January 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 229497
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The Safe Start Center Series on Children Exposed to Violence: SchoolsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue brief discusses what schools can do to work with children who have been exposed to violence. January 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 243305
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The Safe Start Center Series on Children Exposed to Violence: Homeless Shelters, Permanent/Supportive Housing, and Transitional HousingTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue brief discusses what service providers can do to meet the needs of children exposed to violence and living in homeless shelters or transitional housing. January 2010. NCJ 243306
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Strengthening Indian Country Through Tribal Youth ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report, prepared by the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) in partnership with OJJDP, provides preliminary findings based on site visits with five Tribal Youth Programs in 2007 and 2008. The purpose was to investigate how individual programs are succeeding in improving the lives of at-risk youth and strengthening families in tribal communities. 2009. 24 pages. NCJ 228965
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Internet Safety 101: Rules 'N Tools Kit (2nd Edition)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This second edition (2009) of Internet Safety 101 contains a workbook and resource guide, a DVD, a booklet, and other resources designed to empower parents to protect their children from online pornography and predators who use the Internet as a tool for perpetrating emotional and sexual abuse of young internet users. 2009. 273 pages. NCJ 230954
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Community Awareness/MobilizationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on community awareness/mobilization. 2009. 6 pages. NCJ 249696
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Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against MinorsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Presents population-based epidemiological information about the characteristics of juvenile offenders who commit sex offenses against minors. December 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 227763
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2006: Selected FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held including characteristics such as size, structure, type, ownership, and security arrangements. December 2009. 20 pages. NCJ 228128
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Juvenile Arrests 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes 2008 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2008. December 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 228479
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Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: A Longitudinal Study of Arrest Incidents at Street Segments in Seattle, WashingtonTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. In order to determine whether juvenile crime in Seattle, WA, has been concentrated in certain geographic areas ("hot spots"), this study identified crimes for which a juvenile was arrested at street segments in the city, as well as the stability and variation in juvenile crime. December 2009. 25 pages. NCJ 229344
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Features the Department of Justice priority on reentry programs for ex-offenders and OJJDP's commitment to ensuring a safe and successful reentry for juveniles; features the Obama Administration's meeting with tribal leaders to discuss public safety needs in Indian country; an historic gathering of former OJJDP Administrators to discuss their tenures, issues in the juvenile justice field, and the future of the Office; and an OJJDP-sponsored workshop on evaluating gender-sensitive programs. November 2009. 14 pages. NCJ 228602
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Pathways to Poly-VictimizationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study sought to determine whether there is evidence to support the contribution of various hypothesized pathways in the development of poly-victimization among children. November 2009. 14 pages. NCJ 228654
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program (OJJDP In Focus)Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. Provides an overview of OJJDP’s Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) program, which helps States and communities develop and implement programs that hold youth accountable for delinquent behavior through the imposition of graduated sanctions that are consistent with the severity of the offense. October 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 226357
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Community Prevention Grants ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. In Focus. Provides an overview of OJJDP’s Community Prevention Grants program, which funds collaborative, community-based delinquency prevention efforts. October 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 227345
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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Article. In Focus. Provides an overview of OJJDP’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws program, which supports and enhances efforts by States and local jurisdictions to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. October 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 227469
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Formula Grants ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Article. In Focus. Provides an overview of OJJDP’s Formula Grants program, which supports efforts related to delinquency prevention and reduction, juvenile justice system improvement, research, evaluation, statistical analysis, and training and technical assistance. October 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 227470
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Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. Presents findings from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, the most comprehensive survey to date of children’s exposure to violence in the United States. October 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 227744
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Disproportionate Minority ContactTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Article. In Focus. Provides an overview of OJJDP’s efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC). October 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 228306
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 3, Issue 3, October 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate provides a preview of the 2009 National AMBER Alert Symposium (October 27-29) and reports on the implementation of the AMBER Alert internationally and in various areas of the United States. October 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 228585
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2008 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2008. October 2009. 48 pages. NCJ 234208
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Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local LevelTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes strategies that States and communities can use to reduce disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system. September 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 218861
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents concerns and recommendations from juvenile justice experts and career professionals from every State and territory in the United States. September 2009. 38 pages. NCJ 226967
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Highlights "Children’s Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey", which summarizes the most comprehensive study to date on children’s exposure to violence; features the Recovery Act funds awarded by OJJDP; a new Web site launched to help Federal staff support comprehensive community initiatives; and a recently released publication highlighting model courts’ success in improving outcomes in child abuse and neglect cases. September 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 228325
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In Search of Evidence-Based Practice in Juvenile Corrections: An Evaluation of Florida's Avon Park Youth Academy and STREET Smart ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)conducted an evaluation of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Avon Park Youth Academy (APYA) and the STREET Smart program (SS). September 2009. 240 pages. NCJ 228804
 
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Property Abatements—The Other Gang Injunction: Project T.O.U.G.H.Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This National Gang Center Bulletin describes the use of Project T.O.U.G.H. (Taking Out Urban Gang Headquarters) by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. September 2009. 18 pages. NCJ 234961
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Developmental Sequences of Girls Delinquent BehaviorTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Girls Study Group Series. This study examined the temporal ordering and patterning of girls’ delinquent behavior from childhood through adolescence. August 2009. 63 pages. NCJ 242663
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Understanding Children's Exposure to ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Issue Brief describes core concepts—gleaned from research and program practice—used in designing and implementing programs that address children's exposure to violence. August 2009. 8 pages. NCJ 243301
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The Safe Start Center Series on Children Exposed to Violence: Pediatric Care SettingsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue brief discusses steps that health care workers in pediatric settings can take to address the needs of children exposed to violence. August 2009. NCJ 243307
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. July 2009. 216 pages. NCJ 226963
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Features a new report recommending comprehensive dependency court improvements for American Indian/Alaska Native children; information on the upcoming Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws conference; recent visits to OJJDP by delegations from the United Kingdom, Spain, and Brazil to learn more about the Office’s programs; and a Tribal Youth Program grant that enabled American Indian youth to travel to the Oregon Statehouse to view lawmakers at work. July 2009. 10 pages. NCJ 227625
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Lifetime Assessment of Poly-Victimization in a National Sample of Children and YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the cumulative victimization experiences (poly-victimization) of children and compared these children to other victims and non-victims. July 2009. 9 pages. NCJ 228110
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Gang Prosecution ManualTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Prepared by working prosecutors and investigators from different States, this manual assists local prosecutors and investigators in preparing for a gang-related crime prosecution, from the initial crime-scene investigation to preparing and presenting the case, followed by sentencing specific to gang cases. July 2009. 121 pages. NCJ 228289
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Peer Victimization in Schools: A Set of Quantitative and Qualitative Studies of the Connections Among Peer Victimization, School Engagement, Truancy, School Achievement, and Other OutcomesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of three studies that examined the connections among the variables of peer victimization, school engagement, truancy, school achievement, and school attendance. July 2009. 291 pages. NCJ 234135
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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation in 2005. June 2009. 2 pages. NCJ 224536
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on person offense cases processed by juvenile courts in 2005. June 2009. 2 pages. NCJ 224537
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2005. June 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 224538
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on petitioned delinquency cases waived to criminal court between 1985 and 2005. June 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 224539
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This AMBER Advocate newsletter provides articles and news in this National Missing Children's Day Edition. June 2009. 8 pages. NCJ 227603
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Includes a special feature on the Department of Justice’s commemoration of the 26th annual National Missing Children’s Day, OJJDP’s monthly focus groups, which are establishing an ongoing dialog with policymakers and practitioners on the most important issues facing the juvenile justice field; and an OJJDP-sponsored training course that educates law enforcement personnel on the best ways to approach and interact with adolescent girls during police calls. May 2009. 13 pages. NCJ 226641
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Key MeasuresTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Outlines nine measures that have been identified as key to determining court performance in child abuse and neglect cases. April 2009. 44 pages. NCJ 223567
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Implementation GuideTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides practical advice on how to set up a performance measurement team, assess capacity, prioritize among measurement needs, plan data collection activities, and use the data generated through the performance measurement process to plan reforms. April 2009. 76 pages. NCJ 223568
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: User's Guide to Nonautomated Data CollectionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Explains how to use nonautomated data collection methods (such as file review, court observation, interviews, and focus groups) to enhance performance measurement. April 2009. 48 pages. NCJ 223569
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical GuideTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes all 30 court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases. April 2009. 310 pages. NCJ 223570
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Guide to Judicial Workload AssessmentTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents a method for obtaining data on judicial workloads in abuse and neglect cases, which includes an assessment of what is required for best practice in these cases. April 2009. 72 pages. NCJ 223571
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Highlights of the 2007 National Youth Gang SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. Reports findings from the 2007 National Youth Gang Survey. April 2009. 2 pages. NCJ 225185
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Juvenile Arrests 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes 2007 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report, Crime in the United States 2007. April 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 225344
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This AMBER Advocate newsletter includes articles on AMBER Alert Day and the AMBER International and Family Roundtable Report. April 2009. 8 pages. NCJ 226782
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OJJDP Annual Report 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2008. March 2009. 101 pages. NCJ 225036
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Features OJJDP's participation in major national conferences on child abuse prevention and juvenile justice issues, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, updates on OJJDP's juvenile drug court initiative and efforts to reduce the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the justice system, an overview of the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) and upcoming OJJDP Bulletins describing the first national SYRP. March 2009. NCJ 225702
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Family Transitions and Later Delinquency and Drug UseTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the impact of the number of family transitions on delinquent and drug-using behavior in a sample of 646 boys (73 percent) and girls (27 percent). March 2009. 15 pages. NCJ 226387
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Juvenile Suicide in Confinement: A National SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides the results of a survey on juvenile suicides occurring in confinement between 1995 and 1999. February 2009. 55 pages. NCJ 213691
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Characteristics of Juvenile Suicide in ConfinementTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides the results of a survey on juvenile suicides occurring in confinement between 1995 and 1999. February 2009. 16 pages. NCJ 214434
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OJJDP Annual Report 2006-2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents information on the activities and accomplishments of the Office during fiscal years 2006 and 2007. February 2009. 92 pages. NCJ 223612
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Telling Interviewers About Sexual Abuse: Predictors of Child Disclosure at Forensic InterviewsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined characteristics that predict full disclosure by victims of sexual abuse during a forensic interview. February 2009. 14 pages. NCJ 226260
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Resilient Girls-Factors that Protect Against DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Girls Study Group Series. Describes how four factors—presence of a caring adult, school connectedness, school success, and religiosity—affect girls’ propensity towards delinquency. January 2009. 16 pages. NCJ 220124
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2004: Selected FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held. January 2009. 16 pages. NCJ 222721
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Title V Community Prevention Grants Program, 2006-2007 Report to CongressTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Reviews the background of the Community Prevention Grants Program; highlights State, local, and Federal activities in 2006–2007; and outlines OJJDP’s plans for enhancing the positive impact of limited Community Prevention Grants Program funds. January 2009. 32 pages. NCJ 225086
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2009Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Features a farewell to the field from outgoing Administrator J. Robert Flores in which he provides an overview of accomplishments and highlights during his tenure. The issue also includes an evaluation of OJJDP’s Gang Reduction Program, a feature on a program to reduce underage drinking among Tribal Youth, and upcoming OJJDP training sessions. January 2009. 0 pages. NCJ 225359
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program: 2006/2007 Report to CongressTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Report. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents information on the program’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2006 and 2007. January 2009. 32 pages. NCJ 225367
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Parent/Child Concordance about Bullying Involvement and Family Characteristics Related to Bullying and Peer VictimizationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined perspectives on bullying parent/child, concordance about bullying involvements, and family characteristics associated with bullying perpetration and peer victimization. January 2009. 22 pages. NCJ 226690
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2008
Analysis of Federally Prosecuted CSEC Cases Since the Passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Final ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report on a national analysis of Federal prosecutions of cases that involved the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth (CSEC) focused on whether relevant laws are being enforced, key features of successful CSEC prosecutions, whether courts have increased penalties for CSEC crimes, and the effects of CSEC legislation on service providers who work with victims. 2008. 164 pages. NCJ 222024
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Youth Courts: An Empirical Update and Analysis of Future Organizational and Research NeedsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. After an overview of youth in the juvenile justice system, the cost of the juvenile justice system, and the philosophy/framework and goals of youth courts, this report provides an empirical update and analysis of future organizational and research needs. 2008. 48 pages. NCJ 222592
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Trajectories of Acculturation and Enculturation in Relation to Heavy Episodic Drinking and Marijuana Use in a Sample of Mexican American Serious Juvenile OffendersTop  
 NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined longitudinal relationships of multiple dimensions of acculturation (mutual influence of two cultures in interaction with one another) and enculturation (strong identification with one's ethnic cultural values against mainstream culture) regarding heavy episodic alcohol consumption and marijuana use in a sample of 300 male, Mexican-American serious juvenile offenders. 2008. 28 pages. NCJ 222688
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Helping Child Victims of Family Violence Through School Personnel: An Evaluation of a Training ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This article reports on the methodology and effects of a domestic violence training program for school professionals presented in 18 locations throughout rural western New York. 2008. 20 pages. NCJ 224023
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Parents' Guide to TruancyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides parents/guardians with strategies for preventing and intervening to reduce their children’s incidences of truancy. 2008. 36 pages. NCJ 226229
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Internet Safety 101: Rules ‘N Tools Kit (1st Edition)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This first edition (2008) of Internet Safety 101 contains a manual, a DVD, and other resources designed to empower parents to protect their children from online pornography and predators who use the Internet as a tool for perpetrating emotional and sexual abuse of young internet users. 2008. 243 pages. NCJ 230953
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Group HomesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on group homes. 2008. 3 pages. NCJ 249706
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This conference issue of The AMBER Advocate presents articles from Federal, State, local, and foreign government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations on child abduction initiatives and innovations under the AMBER Alert program. December 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 226075
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Domestic Assaults by Juvenile OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Analyzes data reported to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System by a large sample of law enforcement agencies from 30 States. November 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 219180
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Co-Occurrence of Substance Use Behaviors in YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Examines the prevalence and overlap of substance-related behaviors among youth, making comparisons based on age group, gender, and race/ethnicity. November 2008. NCJ 219239
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Juvenile Arrests 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This report summarizes 2006 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report, Crime in the United States 2006. November 2008. 12 pages. NCJ 221338
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights the Department of Justice’s launch of a month-long media campaign, as part of OJJDP’s Project Safe Childhood initiative to combat the online exploitation of children. The issue also includes features on the new Interstate Compact for Juveniles and OJJDP’s Court Coordination Program. November 2008. 10 pages. NCJ 224618
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Girls Study Group--Charting the Way to Delinquency Prevention for GirlsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Girls Study Group Series. Provides an overview of the Girls Study Group’s research on female juvenile delinquency. October 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 223434
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents concerns and recommendations from juvenile justice experts and career professionals from every State and territory in the United States. October 2008. 65 pages. NCJ 223723
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 2, Issue 3, October 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate presents several articles from Federal, State, local, and foreign government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations on child abduction initiatives under the AMBER Alert program. October 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 224259
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2007 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2007. October 2008. 42 pages. NCJ 234207
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights the OJJDP guide for child abduction survivors, You’re Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment, which was recently featured on a national television talk show. The issue also includes articles on the release of OJJDP’s Girls Study Group Bulletins, developed in response to the rising arrest rates for female juveniles in the 1990s. September 2008. NCJ 224013
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Sexually Assaulted Children: National Estimates and CharacteristicsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. NISMART Series. Provides information on the estimated number and characteristics of children who were sexually assaulted in the United States in 1999. August 2008. 12 pages. NCJ 214383
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OJJDP Annual Report 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2005 (October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005), which reflect the Office's continuing commitment to programs that have the greatest potential for reducing juvenile delinquency and the victimization of children as well as improving the juvenile justice system. August 2008. 88 pages. NCJ 215560
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Caretaker Satisfaction With Law Enforcement Response to Missing ChildrenTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. NISMART Series. Examines satisfaction with law enforcement from the perspective of all primary caretakers who contacted police when one or more of their children experienced a qualified event. August 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 217909
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Juvenile Arrests 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes National and State juvenile arrest data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s report Crime in the United States 2005. August 2008. 12 pages. NCJ 218096
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Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes an evaluation of the effectiveness of four prominent Children’s Advocacy Centers and comparison communities in coordinating child abuse investigations and providing victim services. August 2008. 12 pages. NCJ 218530
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 2, Issue 2, August 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate presents articles from Federal, State, local, Tribal, and foreign government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations on child abduction initiatives and innovations under the AMBER Alert program. August 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 226074
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Highlights of the 2006 National Youth Gang SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. Reports findings from the 2006 National Youth Gang Survey. July 2008. 2 pages. NCJ 223347
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Highlights of the 2005 National Youth Gang SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. Reports findings from the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey. July 2008. 2 pages. NCJ 223349
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Features previews of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program conference and State Relations and Assistance Division (SRAD) conferences to be held in August 2008, and a summary of the Youth Gang Symposium held in June 2008. July 2008. 10 pages. NCJ 223613
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2005 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2005 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. July 2008. 158 pages. NCJ 224619
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Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang ModelTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides guidance for communities that are considering how best to address a youth gang problem that already exists or threatens to become a reality. June 2008. 74 pages. NCJ 222799
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Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data: 2005 Annual ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Annual Report of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for 2005 presents comprehensive data on juvenile justice in the State, as well as a brief explanation of risk factors and their importance to the juvenile justice system, which are intended to assist juvenile justice system policymakers and practitioners in developing informed planning and policy initiatives. June 2008. 139 pages. NCJ 225209
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Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and ContextTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Examines the involvement of girls in violent activity (including whether such activity has increased relative to the increase for boys) and the contexts in which girls engage in violent behavior. May 2008. 24 pages. NCJ 218905
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You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to EmpowermentTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents several stories of child abduction survivors and how they have grown and developed from their traumatic experiences. May 2008. 76 pages. NCJ 221965
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue includes features on Missing Children's Day 2008 and a child safety symposium. May 2008. NCJ 223021
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate presents articles from Federal, State, local, Tribal, and foreign government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations on child abduction initiatives and innovations under the AMBER Alert program. April 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 226073
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Title V Community Prevention Grants Program, 2004-2005 Report to CongressTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Reviews the background of the Community Prevention Grants Program; highlights State, local, and Federal activities in 2004–2005; and outlines OJJDP’s plans for enhancing the impact of limited Community Prevention Grants Program funds. March 2008. 31 pages. NCJ 215559
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Features OJJDP conferences for faith-based and community organizations, the OJJDP Administrator’s and Deputy Administrator’s remarks at several events, training sessions for new and experienced disproportionate minority contact coordinators, and a preview of OJJDP’s national youth gang symposium. March 2008. 0 pages. NCJ 222388
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Making Things Right: Meaningful Community Service for Juvenile OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin presents an overview of community service and provides tips for designing and implementing meaningful community service projects for juvenile offenders. March 2008. 20 pages. NCJ 230978
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts, 2004Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents data on delinquency cases in juvenile court for the year 2004. February 2008. 2 pages. NCJ 221519
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Petitioned Status Offense Cases in Juvenile Courts, 2004Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses petitioned status offense cases in five major categories: running away, truancy, curfew law violations, ungovernability, and underage liquor law violations. February 2008. 2 pages. NCJ 221520
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Drug Offense Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1985-2004Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides statistics on drug offense cases in juvenile courts from 1985 to 2004. February 2008. 2 pages. NCJ 221521
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Analysis of Federally Prosecuted CSEC Cases since the Passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This national analysis of Federal prosecutions of cases that involved the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth (CSEC) focused on whether existing laws related to CSEC are being enforced, the key features of successful CSEC cases, the factors that predict convictions, the factors that predict sentence length, whether U.S. courts have increased penalties for sexual crimes against children, and the effects of CSEC legislation on service providers who work with these victims. February 2008. 163 pages. NCJ 222023
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program: 2005 Report to CongressTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Report. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents findings from the second round of performance measurement data (for the reporting period of April 1, 2004, through March 31, 2005) collected from the States and territories and analyzed by OJJDP. January 2008. 44 pages. NCJ 217458
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Role of Violent Video Game Content in Adolescent Development: Boys PerspectivesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study explored how children, specifically boys perceived the uses and influence of violent video games. January 2008. 21 pages. NCJ 221022
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Parents' and Sons Perspective on Video Game Play: A Qualitative StudyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Through focus groups, this study examined how parents perceived and attempted to regulate their children’s video game use and how children responded. January 2008. 21 pages. NCJ 221023
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2008Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Features National Mentoring Month, AMBER Alert Awareness Day, and OJJDP’s involvement in numerous conference and training programs. January 2008. 0 pages. NCJ 221373
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2007
True Compassion: About MarijuanaTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This federally supported CD-ROM provides information necessary to understand the overall hazards of marijuana, as well as information about the science, the legalization agenda, societal impacts, and solutions for addressing drug addiction. 2007. 0 pages. NCJ 219773
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Linking Youth Internet and Conventional Problems: Findings From a Clinical PerspectiveTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined various problematic Internet experiences to determine if they were distinctly different from or extensions of the conventional adolescent mental and behavioral health problems seen by clinicians. 2007. 20 pages. NCJ 221575
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Building Capacity and Connectivity for Alternative Education: The Evolving Role of the Educational AdministrationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper proposes a uniform definition of “alternative education,” links classic education with modern alternative education, identifies the economic benefits and costs of alternative education, and discusses the challenges for administrators and curriculum developers to create quality programming. 2007. 17 pages. NCJ 226232
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2006 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2006. 2007. 39 pages. NCJ 234206
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Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children's Exposure to Violence - Quick Reference GuideTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This pamphlet for parents was produced under the OJJDP-funded Safe Start Initiative - a cooperative federal, state, and local effort to prevent and reduce children's exposure to violence and its consequences - addresses the symptoms parents should look for and the help they can provide to children exposed to violence at the age levels of 0-6 years old, 7-11 years old, and adolescence. 2007. 6 pages. NCJ 249501
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue includes a feature on the testimony of OJJDP Administrator Robert J. Flores at the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary's hearing on reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the Fifth Regional Conference on Helping America's Youth. November 2007. NCJ 220298
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate presents several articles from Federal, State, local, Tribal, and foreign government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations on child abduction initiatives and innovations under the AMBER Alert program. November 2007. 8 pages. NCJ 226072
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Phase I Cross-Case Study I (2000-2005), Report # 2006 - 1Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from the Safe Start Demonstration Project from 2000 to 2005. November 2007. 84 pages. NCJ 248600
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Phase I Cross-Case Study II (2006), Report # 2007 - 1Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from the Safe Start Demonstration Project. November 2007. 32 pages. NCJ 248601
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Process Evaluation Report II, Report 2006 - 3Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings on the cross-site analysis for the Safe Start Demonstration Project. November 2007. 82 pages. NCJ 248605
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Promising Practices III (2006), Report # 2007 - 3Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings on the cross-site analysis for the Safe Start Demonstration Project. November 2007. 30 pages. NCJ 248607
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Phase I Case Studies III (2006), Report #2007-1Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings on the cross-site analysis for the Safe Start Demonstration Project. November 2007. 79 pages. NCJ 248610
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Predictors of Receiving Counseling in a National Sample of Youth: The Relative Influence of Symptoms, Victimization Exposure, Parent-Child Conflict, and DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study identified factors that predict children’s use of counseling services within a 2-year period. October 2007. 16 pages. NCJ 220280
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Child Forensic Interviewing in Children's Advocacy Centers: Empirical Data on a Practice ModelTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The study presents an evaluation of Children’s Advocacy Centers’ (CACs) implementation of improved child forensic interviewing methods. October 2007. 22 pages. NCJ 221232
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Which Sexual Abuse Victims Receive a Forensic Medical Examination?: The Impact of Children's Advocacy CentersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The study examined the impact of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) and other factors, such as child’s age, alleged penetration, and injury on the use of forensic medical examinations as part of the response to reported child sexual abuse. October 2007. 16 pages. NCJ 221233
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Do Children's Advocacy Centers Improve Families' Experiences of Child Sexual Abuse Investigations?Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The study examined whether the implementation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) improved caregivers’ and children’s satisfaction with investigations. October 2007. 17 pages. NCJ 221234
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Includes a feature on a national leadership conference sponsored by the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program, First Lady’s appearance at a Helping America’s Youth regional conference, the launch of Europe’s first peer panel, and an OJJDP State Relations and Assistance Division training conference. Available online only. September 2007. NCJ 219940
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate presents several articles from Federal, State, and local government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations on child abduction initiatives and innovations under the AMBER Alert program. September 2007. 8 pages. NCJ 226071
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Creating Schoolwide Prevention and Intervention Strategies (Revised)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is intended to put the issue of schoolwide violence prevention in context for educators, and outline an approach for choosing and creating effective prevention programs. September 2007. 55 pages. NCJ 229352
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Ensuring Quality School Facilities and Security Technologies (Revised)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide helps educators and other members of the community understand the relationship between school safety and school facilities, including technology. September 2007. 69 pages. NCJ 229353
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Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement (Revised)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guidebook provides a perspective and resources for enhancing home, community, and school collaboration as part of comprehensive safe school and school improvement planning. September 2007. 133 pages. NCJ 229354
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School Policies and Legal Issues Supporting Safe Schools (Revised)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide presents an overview of the legal and practical considerations concerning students of which school officials must be aware in developing and implementing efforts to prevent school violence with a focus on Federal law. September 2007. 71 pages. NCJ 229355
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Role of Mental Health Services in Promoting Safe and Secure SchoolsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide describes the critical role of the mental health system for promoting and maintaining safe schools, discusses the emerging concept of family-driven care, and a review of Federal initiatives supporting the implementation of school-base mental health services. September 2007. 72 pages. NCJ 229356
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ABCs of School-Based MentoringTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide explores the nuances of building a youth mentoring program in a school setting. September 2007. 88 pages. NCJ 229357
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Generic Mentoring Program Policy and Procedure ManualTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides advice and a customizable template for creating an operation manual for a local mentoring program. September 2007. 150 pages. NCJ 229358
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Foundations of Successful Youth MentoringTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of successful youth mentoring programs. September 2007. 114 pages. NCJ 229359
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Building Relationships: A Guide for New MentorsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides mentors with 10 simple rules for being a successful mentor and quotes from actual volunteers and youth on what they have learned form the mentoring experience. September 2007. 48 pages. NCJ 229360
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Training New MentorsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides ready-to-use training modules for mentoring programs in the training of new mentors. September 2007. 78 pages. NCJ 229361
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Sustainability Planning and Resource Development for Youth Mentoring ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide book has been designed to help mentoring programs create a resource development plan. September 2007. 144 pages. NCJ 229362
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. The report reflects concerns and issues identified by governors and by those working on the front lines with this country’s juveniles as most in need of immediate attention, and presents 15 recommendations for the President and Congress. August 2007. 40 pages. NCJ 219500
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2007, Tenth Anniversary EditionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents detailed information on the welfare of children and families including such topics as family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. July 2007. 207 pages. NCJ 219130
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights Los Angeles’s launch of a $168 million antigang initiative modeled on OJJDP’s Gang Reduction Program and reports on OJJDP’s celebration of National Youth Court Month, news about Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), and a number of OJJDP-sponsored conferences. July 2007. 0 pages. NCJ 219271
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Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System: A Study of Differential Minority Arrest/Referral to Court in Three CitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Using information from three community studies of delinquency (Pittsburg, Rochester, and Seattle), this federally supported report examines disproportionate minority contact (DMC) and factors that might affect DMC at the police contact/court referral level. July 2007. 52 pages. NCJ 219743
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Diagnostic Screening with Incarcerated Youths: Comparing the DPS and Voice DISCTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study compared the DISC Predictive Scales (DPS) and the Voice Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (V-DISC) in terms of their identification of mental health concerns in juvenile offenders. June 2007. 16 pages. NCJ 218742
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Building Brighter Futures in Indian Country: What's on the Minds of Native Youth?Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the procedures and findings of focus groups and discussion groups for Native American youth (ages 10-17) from 20 tribes across the United States, meeting to discuss their life experiences, families, and communities, so as to aid the federal government in developing strategies and programs that are responsive to the needs of youth in Indian country. June 2007. 28 pages. NCJ 223353
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What About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or SisterTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Written by siblings of children who have been abducted, this guide contains information to help and support children of all ages when their brother or sister is kidnapped. May 2007. 69 pages. NCJ 217714
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights the Socioeconomic Mapping and Resource Topography (SMART) System, which helps decisionmakers target areas of need and allocate resources accordingly. May 2007. NCJ 218233
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Re-Victimization Patterns in a National Longitudinal Sample of Children and YouthTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study sought to discover the degree to which a broad range of childhood victimizations persist over the years. May 2007. 24 pages. NCJ 218953
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Multiple Victimization Experiences of Urban Elementary School Students: Associations with Psychosocial Functioning and Academic PerformanceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the victimization experiences of 689 urban elementary school students in an ethnically diverse district in the Northeast. May 2007. 13 pages. NCJ 218954
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 2 May 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate presents several articles from Federal, State, local, and foreign government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations on child abduction initiatives and innovations under the AMBER Alert program. May 2007. 8 pages. NCJ 226070
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Portable Guides to Investigating Child AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP’s Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. May 2007. 2 pages. NCJ 251655
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Issue Brief: Early Care and EducationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This first of a three-part examination of the critical issues, directions, and alternatives for the early care and education of children addresses trends in and assessments of the preschool care and education of children, followed by the authors’ recommendations for improving preschool care and education. April 2007. 18 pages. NCJ 226236
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue’s lead article highlights a recent workshop on health care in the juvenile justice system, cosponsored by OJJDP and the Office of the Surgeon General. March 2007. 0 pages. NCJ 217676
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2003-2004Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2004 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2004 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. March 2007. 172 pages. NCJ 218587
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2007Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights a gang prevention training session held in El Salvador, a new initiative seeking to reduce the commercial sexual exploitation of children and mentor recruitment training that focuses on faith- and community-based collaborations. February 2007. 0 pages. NCJ 217167
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Tool Kit for Creating Your Own Truancy Reduction ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This toolkit outlines critical components of truancy programs such as family involvement, use of incentives and sanctions, developing a support network, and program evaluation. February 2007. 230 pages. NCJ 217271
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A Family Resource Guide on International Parental KidnappingTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents practical and detailed advice about preventing international kidnapping and increasing the chance that children who are kidnapped or wrongfully retained will be returned. January 2007. 164 pages. NCJ 215476
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Addressing the Needs of Juvenile Status Offenders and Their FamiliesTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. The broadcast highlighted programs, practices, and policies that have shown promise in intervening with status offenders by reducing further offending, providing support to their families, and steering them toward a positive future. January 2007. NCJ 216888
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Truancy Case Management Handbook: Advice from the FieldTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is intended to help truancy case managers learn what is working for their colleagues to aid them in improving their own practice. January 2007. 60 pages. NCJ 249096
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Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Houston, TX Truancy Reduction Demonstration ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper presents a summary of findings from three focus groups held to help gauge the effectiveness of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project in Houston, Texas. Focus groups included: high school and program staff (including police officers), the students receiving the services, and parents of those students. January 2007. 24 pages. NCJ 249108
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Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Jacksonville, FL Truancy Reduction Demonstration ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper presents findings from an evaluation of the Truancy Interdiction Program in Jacksonville, Florida, one of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program sites. January 2007. 20 pages. NCJ 249109
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The Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Seattle, WA Truancy Reduction Demonstration ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper presents findings from an evaluation of the Truancy Reduction Project, in Seattle, Washington, one of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program sites. January 2007. 22 pages. NCJ 249110
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2006
Intergenerational Roots of Early Onset Substance UseTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. In an attempt to better understand the origins of substance use, this study investigated intergenerational continuity in drug use across three successive generations. 2006. 28 pages. NCJ 213914
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Evaluation of a Theater-Based Youth Violence Prevention Program for Elementary School ChildrenTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study evaluated the impact of Urban Improv (UI), a theater-based youth violence prevention program for inner-city youth. 2006. 18 pages. NCJ 217918
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Urban Improv for the Classrooms 4th Grade Teacher CurriculumTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This manual presents a teacher curriculum based on Urban Improv (UI), a school-based interactive and educational program that uses structured drama improvisation to teach decisionmaking, conflict resolution, problem solving, cooperation, leadership, and values clarification, while providing students the opportunity to deal creatively with major issues in their lives. 2006. 60 pages. NCJ 226221
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True Compassion About MarijuanaTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This CD provides information about the science, the legalization agenda, and the societal impact regarding marijuana use and recommends a solution for addressing the marijuana legalization movement and the adverse impact of marijuana use and substance abuse in general. 2006. 0 pages. NCJ 227626
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A Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to ViolenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical brief provides information about children's exposure to violence and is a useful reference tool for judges and practitioners in juvenile and family courts. 2006. 28 pages. NCJ 232144
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Giving Back: Introducing Community Service Learning-Improving Mandated Community Service for Juvenile OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This practical manual is designed to help juvenile-justice professionals apply school-based service-learning principles, goals, and methods to court-mandated community service for juvenile offenders. 2006. 107 pages. NCJ 237389
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Use of Computers in the Sexual Exploitation of Children, Second EditionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Describes the behavioral characteristics of sexual predators who target children and how these predators use computers, presents best practices for investigations involving computer evidence, and summarizes the legal principles governing the search and seizure of computer systems. December 2006. 40 pages. NCJ 214167
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Juvenile Arrests 2004Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes national and state juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2004. December 2006. 12 pages. NCJ 214563
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2006. NCJ 216684
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. reflects concerns and issues identified by governors and by those working on the front lines with this country’s juveniles as most in need of immediate attention, and presents 18 recommendations for the President and Congress. December 2006. 45 pages. NCJ 218367
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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate presents information and updates on the AMBER Alert system. December 2006. 8 pages. NCJ 226069
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Lessons Learned From Four Truancy Demonstration SitesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents results and lessons learned from four of the seven Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program sites: Contra Costa County/Martinez, CA, Hawaii/Waianae Elementary Schools, Suffolk County New York/Bellport Middle School, and Tacoma, WA/Safe Streets Program & McIlvaigh Middle School. December 2006. 10 pages. NCJ 249107
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Lessons Learned From Safe Kids/Safe StreetsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides results from an evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets program in six sites throughout the United States. November 2006. 12 pages. NCJ 213682
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Psychosocial Correlates of Adolescent Drug Dealing in the Inner City: Potential Roles of Opportunity, Conventional Commitments, and MaturityTop  
 NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This study tested a model of the simultaneous and interactive influence of social context, psychosocial attitudes, and individual maturity on the prediction of urban adolescents' drug dealing. November 2006. 30 pages. NCJ 216373
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2002Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents data on delinquency cases in juvenile court for the year 2002. November 2006. 2 pages. NCJ 217181
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Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1985-2002Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses the person offense caseload in juvenile court for 1985 through 2002. November 2006. 2 pages. NCJ 217182
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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 1985-2002Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents summary information on the juvenile delinquency probation caseload for the period 1985 through 2002. November 2006. 2 pages. NCJ 217183
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Process Evaluation Report I (2005), Report # 2006 - 4Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings on the cross-site analysis for the Safe Start Demonstration Project. November 2006. 50 pages. NCJ 248606
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. October 2006. NCJ 215775
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Guidelines for Juvenile Information SharingTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides comprehensive guidelines for State and local efforts to improve information sharing among key agencies involved with at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. October 2006. 37 pages. NCJ 215786
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Evaluation of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program: King County, Washington Successfully Reduces Unexcused AbsencesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report is an outcome evaluation of the King County truancy reduction effort in Washington State, which was funded by OJJDP. October 2006. 6 pages. NCJ 249065
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Update on Teen Court LegislationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin presents an overview of teen-court legislation in the United States in order to assist States interested in reviewing or drafting their own legislation, to identify those States that have existing teen-court legislation, and to review and discuss the common components of such legislation. September 2006. 12 pages. NCJ 237390
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Re-Engaging Youth in School: Evaluation of the Truancy Demonstration ProjectTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents evaluation data for the seven demonstration sites of the "Evaluation of the OJJDP Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program" project sponsored by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. August 2006. 86 pages. NCJ 212158
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National Evaluation of the Title V Community Prevention Grants ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from a national evaluation of the Title V Community Prevention Grants Program that examined sites in six states. August 2006. 241 pages. NCJ 212214
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. August 2006. NCJ 214739
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National Youth Gang Survey: 1999-2001Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Report. Youth Gang Series. Provides results from the 1999, 2000, and 2001 National Youth Gang Surveys and, when available, preliminary results from the 2002 survey. July 2006. 80 pages. NCJ 209392
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AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Public Information OfficersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes the public information officer’s (PIO’s) job responsibilities and provides tips to maximize the PIO’s effectiveness before, during, and after an AMBER Alert activation. July 2006. 16 pages. NCJ 212703
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Interviewing Child Witnesses and Victims of Sexual AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides practical information for law enforcement officers, child protection workers, child abuse investigators, and others who need to obtain information from children who may be victims or witnesses of child sexual abuse. This publication is not available online. July 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 214124
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents statistics about children’s economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education. July 2006. 18 pages. NCJ 214787
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Law Enforcement and School Partnership as a Solution to Truancy: Recommendations From Gulfton's Truancy Reduction ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents recommendations from the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Program in Houston, Texas, one of the sites involved in the OJJDP-funded Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program. July 2006. 5 pages. NCJ 249106
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2002: Selected FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Presents findings from the 2002 Juvenile Residential Facility Census. June 2006. 15 pages. NCJ 211080
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Include a special feature highlighting the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2-part webcast, “Preventing Gangs in Our Communities,” which was supported by OJJDP and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. June 2006. NCJ 214512
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Phase I Case Studies II (2000 - 2005), Report #2006-2Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings on the cross-site analysis for the Safe Start Demonstration Project. June 2006. 296 pages. NCJ 248609
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How Does the Juvenile Justice System Measure Up? Applying Performance Measures in Five JurisdictionsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes a performance measures system which reports to the public on how well a juvenile justice system is performing and operating and whether it is achieving its goals. May 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 215163
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Implementing Balanced and Restorative Justice: A Guide for Law Enforcement OfficersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This guide for law enforcement officers presents information for implementing balanced and restorative justice for juveniles throughout the State of Illinois. May 2006. 28 pages. NCJ 244068
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Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in DetentionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Examines the prevalence of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders among youth at the Cook County (Illinois) Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, by gender, race/ethnicity, and age. April 2006. 16 pages. NCJ 210331
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Highlights of the 2004 National Youth Gang SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. Reports findings from the 2004 National Youth Gang Survey, the tenth annual survey conducted by the National Youth Gang Center. April 2006. 2 pages. NCJ 214068
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Photodocumentation in the Investigation of Child AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides pointers on the selection and use of camera equipment, film, and photographic techniques that are most appropriate for use in cases of suspected child abuse. April 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 214123
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Criminal Investigation of Child Sexual AbuseTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Offers helpful suggestions for interviewing the child and other possible victims, relatives, friends, nonoffending caregivers, and suspects and provides specific questions about the child, the suspect, and their relationship. April 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 214371
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Guide to the State Juvenile Justice ProfilesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin presents the history, content, and design of the State Juvenile Justice Profiles Web site, which features descriptive information and analysis on each State's juvenile justice system. April 2006. 8 pages. NCJ 215403
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. March 2006. 260 pages. NCJ 212906
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Includes a special feature on OJJDP’s recently released Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report March 2006. 0 pages. NCJ 213462
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2006Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. February 2006. 5 pages. NCJ 212789
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Race and Alternative SchoolsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the relationship between the percentage of racial/ethnic minorities in a school district and the presence of at least one alternative school, as well as the traits/focus of these schools. February 2006. 38 pages. NCJ 226234
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Offers advice to the President and Congress about state perspectives on the operation of OJJDP and on federal legislation pertaining to juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. January 2006. 37 pages. NCJ 212757
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Evaluation of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration ProjectTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report details the evaluation outcomes of two components of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project: police visits to the homes of truant students and case management for truants. January 2006. 58 pages. NCJ 249064
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2005
NISMART-2 Household Survey: Household Survey Methodology Technical ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report documents the methodology used in the following components of the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-2): the National Household Survey of Adult Primary Caretakers and the National Household Survey of Youth. 2005. 492 pages. NCJ 211385
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NISMART-2 Household Survey: Data List and DescriptivesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document presents the data list and descriptive statistics for the adult and youth questionnaires of the Second National Incidence of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-2) Household Survey. 2005. 222 pages. NCJ 211386
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NISMART-2 Household Survey: Public Data User's GuideTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide assists analysts in using the NISMART-2 (Second National Incidence of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children) Household Survey Adult and Youth public data files. 2005. 52 pages. NCJ 211387
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NISMART-2 Household Survey: Interviewer ManualTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This manual for interviewers selected to work on the Second National Incidence of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children Household Survey (NISMART-2) describes procedures for completing each task of the interviewing assignment. 2005. 702 pages. NCJ 211388
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NISMART-2 Household Survey: Frequency Codebooks Adult and Youth DataTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document contains the frequency codebooks for adult and youth data from the NISMART-2 (Second National Incidence of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children) Household Survey. 2005. 1119 pages. NCJ 211389
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NISMART-2 Household Survey: Adult & Youth Follow-Up Questionnaire Matrix and Questionnaire ErrataTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document presents the Adult and Youth Follow-up Questionnaire Matrix and questionnaire errata for the NISMART-2 (Second National Incidence of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children) Household Survey. 2005. 134 pages. NCJ 211390
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NISMART-2 Household Survey: Adult and Youth QuestionnairesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document presents the scripts for interviewers in administering the adult and youth questionnaires to respondents in the NISMART-2 (Second National Incidence of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children) Household Survey. 2005. 916 pages. NCJ 211391
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Innovations in Truancy Prevention Practice: An Inventory of Selected Collaborations From Around the United StatesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study used an online database and information obtained from 12 in-depth interviews to identify typical practices of truancy-reduction programs throughout the Nation and determine what court-based program staff believe are promising tactics for reducing truancy. 2005. 107 pages. NCJ 212163
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Finding Hidden Value Through Mixed-Methodology: Lessons From the Discovery Program's Holistic Approach to Truancy AbatementTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This article describes the evaluation methodology used to assess the success of a truancy abatement program in South Carolina. 2005. 22 pages. NCJ 212465
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Families, Neighborhoods, and Juvenile VictimizationTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief report presents findings from the Pittsburgh Youth Study on the association between family composition, community of residence, and youth victimization. 2005. 11 pages. NCJ 216001
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How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive ModelTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Introduces the concept of a juvenile victim justice system, identifying the major elements of the system by delineating how cases move through it. December 2005. 12 pages. NCJ 210951
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2005. NCJ 211992
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2001-2002Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles more than 1.6 million delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2002 and reviews trends since 1985. December 2005. 154 pages. NCJ 216251
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Refining the Construct of School Safety: An Exploration of Correlates and Construct Validity of School Safety MeasuresTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study evaluated the internal consistency of and relationships among four measures of school climate and safety: the Oregon School Safety Survey (OSSS), the Effective Behavior Support Survey 1.5 (EBS), the School-Wide Evaluation Tool (SET), and the Oregon School Climate and Safety Survey (OSCSS). December 2005. 89 pages. NCJ 226237
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Building Resiliency and Vocational Excellence (BRAVE) Program: A Violence-Prevention and Role Model Program for Young, African American MalesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This article describes the features and improvements over time of the Building Resiliency and Vocational Excellence Program (BRAVE), which is a substance-abuse and violence-prevention program for 16-20 year-old African-American youths who are at risk for involvement with drugs and violence. November 2005. 11 pages. NCJ 226228
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Includes a special feature on the upcoming national conference “Building on Success: Providing Today’s Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow. Available online only. October 2005. NCJ 211153
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Alternatives to the Secure Detention and Confinement of Juvenile OffendersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Justice Practices Series. Recommends developing objective, valid, and reliable tools to make placement decisions among alternative programs and expanding the existing range of alternatives for juvenile offenders. September 2005. 41 pages. NCJ 208804
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Project PACT: Partnering To Assess and Counteract Truancy Program and Student Success StoriesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource describes how Hawaii's Project PACT, part of the OJJDP-funded National Truancy Prevention Demonstration Project, works and provides examples of student successes. September 2005. 6 pages. NCJ 212161
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Process Evaluation Report I (2004), Report # 2005 - 2Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings on the cross-site analysis for the Safe Start Demonstration Project. September 2005. 59 pages. NCJ 248602
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Process Evaluation Report I (2004), Report # 2005 - 2Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings on the cross-site analysis for the Safe Start Demonstration Project. September 2005. 20 pages. NCJ 248603
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Promising Practices I (2004), Report # 2005 - 3Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings on the cross-site analysis for the Safe Start Demonstration Project. September 2005. 50 pages. NCJ 248604
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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Phase I Case Studies I (2004), Report #2005-1Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings on the cross-site analysis for the Safe Start Demonstration Project. September 2005. 191 pages. NCJ 248608
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program: 2004 Report to CongressTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Report. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Provides an update on how OJJDP has implemented its Congressional mandate to meet the goals of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program August 2005. 43 pages. NCJ 208362
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Statutory Rape Known to Law EnforcementTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Draws on data from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System to provide a comprehensive look at the patterns of and response to statutory rape. August 2005. 4 pages. NCJ 208803
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Planning Community-Based Facilities for Violent Juvenile Offenders as Part of a System of Graduated SanctionsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Justice Practices Series. Presents basic information relevant to planning smaller, community-based or regional facilities to provide secure confinement for serious, violent, and/or chronic juvenile offenders. Available online only. August 2005. 39 pages. NCJ 209326
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Juvenile Arrests 2003Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes national and state juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2003. August 2005. 12 pages. NCJ 209735
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Investigating Child FatalitiesTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides concise, practical information to assist law enforcement officers in investigating child fatalities in which investigators believe abuse or neglect caused or contributed to the fatal injury. August 2005. 36 pages. NCJ 209764
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Includes special features on OJJDP’s recently enhanced online Model Programs Guide, OJJDP’s participation in the Federal Partnership for Disadvantaged Youth, and other topics. Available online only. August 2005. NCJ 210414
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Jacksonville, Florida Case Study: Evidence of Effectiveness in Reducing TruancyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource reports the results of a six-year evaluation of an OJJDP-funded truancy reduction program in Jacksonville, Florida. August 2005. 18 pages. NCJ 212167
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National Estimates of Children Missing Involuntarily or for Benign ReasonsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. NISMART Series. Provides information on the numbers and characteristics of two groups not often recognized in the literature on missing children: children involuntarily missing because they were lost or injured and those missing because of a benign explanation such as a miscommunication or mistaken expectation. July 2005. 12 pages. NCJ 206180
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Mathematics of Risk Classification: Changing Data into Valid Instruments for Juvenile CourtsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents information to help juvenile courts develop practical risk-screening instruments for use in classifying youth as an aid in program assignment. July 2005. 44 pages. NCJ 209158
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics about childrens economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education and provides features on children with asthma, children with specified blood lead levels, and parental reports of children's emotional and behavioral difficulties. July 2005. 195 pages. NCJ 210533
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Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency CasesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides a benchbook of best practices that was developed by a committee of judges, a Chief Justice, prosecutors, defense attorneys, juvenile justice practitioners, and other professionals representing key stakeholders in the juvenile justice system, through the support of OJJDP. July 2005. 308 pages. NCJ 210606
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Includes a features on the U.S. Department of Justice's commemoration of Missing Children’s Day 2005, OJJDP’s participation in faith-based initiatives, and OJJDP’s new Court Coordination Program. Available online only. June 2005. NCJ 209734
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Highlights of the 2002-2003 National Youth Gang SurveysTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. This report presents highlights of the 2002-2003 National Youth Gang Surveys, which solicited information from police departments on gangs in their jurisdictions. June 2005. 2 pages. NCJ 210490
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Juvenile Firesetting: A Research OverviewTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Outlines research and theories related to juvenile firesetting, identifies limitations of the research, and recommends prevention strategies. May 2005. 8 pages. NCJ 207606
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Title V Community Prevention Grants Program, 2003 Report to CongressTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Reviews the background of the Title V Program; highlights state, local, and federal activities in 2003; describes how states and communities responded to the loss of Title V funds in 2003; and outlines OJJDP’s plans for enhancing the positive impact of limited Title V funds in the future. May 2005. 32 pages. NCJ 207694
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Effects of Neighborhood and Family Structure on Violent Victimization and Violent DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the interaction of neighborhood and family structure on violent victimization and violent offending among youth. May 2005. 28 pages. NCJ 216000
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AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Broadcasters and Other Media OutletsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides state, regional, and local authorities with the information necessary for developing and improving AMBER Alert initiatives and procedures. April 2005. 10 pages. NCJ 208481
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Includes a special feature on OJJDP’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program. Available online only. April 2005. 0 pages. NCJ 209154
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La Alerta AMBER: Guia de las mejores practicas para radiodifusores y otros medios de comunicacionTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Provides state, regional, and local authorities with the information necessary for developing and improving AMBER Alert initiatives and procedures. April 2005. 14 pages. NCJ 209519
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Amber Alert: Bringing Abducted Children HomeTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This brochure provides information about the Department of Justice's AMBER Alert program. April 2005. 2 pages. NCJ 221762
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Effective Use of NCIC (National Crime Information Center)Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides the critical steps involved in entering a child abduction, under the AMBER Alert plan, into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and strategies to improve the effective use of the NCIC. April 2005. 4 pages. NCJ 221763
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U.S. Department of Justice Recommended AMBER Alert CriteriaTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This pocket card provides criteria on the Department of Justice's AMBER Alert program. April 2005. 2 pages. NCJ 247986
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Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos Criterios recomendados para la Alerta AMBERTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This Spanish-language pocket card provides criteria on the Department of Justice's AMBER Alert program. April 2005. 2 pages. NCJ 247987
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La Alerta AMBER: Dedicada a regresar a casa los ninos secuestradosTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This Spanish-language brochure provides information about the Department of Justice's AMBER Alert program. April 2005. 2 pages. NCJ 248021
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Uso eficaz del NCIC Centro Nacional de Informacion CriminalTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. This Spanish-language fact sheet provides the critical steps involved in entering a child abduction, under the AMBER Alert plan, into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and strategies to improve the effective use of the NCIC. April 2005. 4 pages. NCJ 248023
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Implementation and Outcome Evaluation of the Intensive Aftercare Program, Final ReportTop  
 OJJDP-Produced. Presents the findings from a 5-year, multisite evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of OJJDP’s Intensive Aftercare Program. March 2005. 110 pages. NCJ 206177
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Graduated Sanctions: An Effective Intervention Strategy for Addressing Delinquency VideoconferenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights the efforts of OJJDP and the Juvenile Sanctions Center to support and implement effective graduated sanctions strategies. March 2005. NCJ 209017
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Processing and Outcomes of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases in Three SitesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Utilizing case tracking, this federally supported draft report examines the processing and outcomes of child abuse and neglect cases in three of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) communities, specifically, how the cases were handled, the types of service referrals and services received, and case dispositions. March 2005. 217 pages. NCJ 210274
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State Ombudsman ProgramsTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Justice Practices Series. Describes the role of an ombudsman and different types of ombudsman programs in several states. Available online only. February 2005. 21 pages. NCJ 204607
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2005Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events, includes a special feature on the national conference on truancy, titled "Partnering To Prevent Truancy: A National Priority." February 2005. 5 pages. NCJ 208700
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Strategies, Programs and Resources To Prevent Truancy VideoconferenceTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Provids an overview of the issues addressed in the December 2004 conference "Partnering To Prevent Truancy: A National Priority." February 2005. NCJ 208807
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Juvenile Court-Controlled Reentry: Three Practice ModelsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin examines three jurisdictions in which practice models have been introduced to enable local juvenile courts and their probation departments to directly oversee the reentry of juveniles after release from residential placements. February 2005. 12 pages. NCJ 210009
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Joint Impact of Family and Community Structure on Violent DelinquencyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from the Rochester Youth Development Study on the association between family structure, neighborhood disadvantage, and youth violent offending. February 2005. 11 pages. NCJ 215999
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2004Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Offers advice to the President and Congress about state perspectives on the operation of OJJDP and on federal legislation pertaining to juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. January 2005. 46 pages. NCJ 207500
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Seven Steps to Develop and Evaluate Strategies to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This document describes seven steps for implementing a strategy of evaluation that will reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC) at each stage of juvenile case processing. January 2005. 42 pages. NCJ 209585
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Addressing Truancy in Youth Court Programs (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 1-24, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164) Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Based on a focus-group discussion, research, and promising practices related to truancy reduction, this paper provides an overview of the scope of the problem of truancy, benefits in addressing truancy in youth courts, effective strategies for working with truants, and possible benchmarks for youth courts to use when measuring success in truancy-reduction efforts. 2004. 24 pages. NCJ 208165
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Underage Drinking and Other Substance Abuse: Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention by Youth Courts (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 25-39, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164) Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper discusses strategies youth courts can use in working with youth referred to the court for alcohol-related problems, while acting as a partner in a comprehensive community approach for countering under-age drinking and other substance abuse. 2004. 15 pages. NCJ 208166
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Overview of School-Based Youth Court Program Design Options (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 41-63, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164) Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Based on interviews with staff that are currently operating school-based youth court programs in middle and high schools, this paper discusses the structure for such programs and offers suggestions for those interested in starting a school-based youth court. 2004. 23 pages. NCJ 208167
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Building Culturally Relevant Youth Courts in Tribal Communities (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 65-91, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164) Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. After a background review of tribal justice systems, this paper presents an overview of issues to address in the development and implementation of youth courts in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. 2004. 27 pages. NCJ 208168
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Comparison of Statewide Youth Court Associations and Networking Groups (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 93-105, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper draws on lessons learned from existing State youth court associations and networking groups to provide information to other youth-court programs interested in forming a statewide association or group. 2004. 13 pages. NCJ 208169
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Media Access Guidelines for Youth Courts (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 107-118, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164) Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. These guidelines supplement the National Youth Court Guidelines of 2000 in assisting youth court programs in balancing competing interests and developing a framework for making sound policy related to media access. 2004. 12 pages. NCJ 208170
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Communitywide Strategies to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect: Lessons From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents lessons learned from the federally supported Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program (SK/SS) designed to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect and the development of juvenile delinquency. 2004. 16 pages. NCJ 210275
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Findings From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets National Evaluation: Safe Kids/Safe Streets, Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes the planning and implementation and evaluation results from the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) national evaluation on the Building Strong Native American Families (BSNAF) demonstration project in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. 2004. 10 pages. NCJ 210277
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Findings From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets National Evaluation: Safe Kids/Safe Streets, Toledo, OhioTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes the planning and implementation and evaluation results from the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) national evaluation on the Lucas County SK/SS program in Toledo, OH. 2004. 10 pages. NCJ 210278
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Findings From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets National Evaluation: KIDSAFE, Kansas City, MissouriTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes the planning and implementation and evaluation results from the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) national evaluation on the, KIDSAFE project in Kansas City, MO. 2004. 10 pages. NCJ 210279
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Findings From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets National Evaluation: KidSafe, Burlington, VermontTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes the planning and implementation and results from the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) national evaluation on the SK/SS, KidSafe program in Burlington, VT. 2004. 10 pages. NCJ 210280
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Child Pornography: Patterns From NIBRSTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Presents findings from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System. December 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 204911
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Screening and Assessing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Resource Guide for PractitionersTop  
 OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents information on instruments that can be used to screen and assess youth for mental health- and substance use-related disorders at various stages of the juvenile justice process. December 2004. 90 pages. NCJ 204956
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National Estimates of Missing Children: Selected Trends, 1988-1999Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. NISMART Series. Presents results of an analysis comparing selected findings from the second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART–2) and its predecessor, NISMART–1. December 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 206179
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OJJDP Annual Report 2003-2004Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years (FY) 2003 and 2004. December 2004. 66 pages. NCJ 206630
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III, Number 6 (November/December 2004)Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2004. 4 pages. NCJ 207328
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2000Top  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles more than 1.6 million delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2000 and reviews judicial trends since 1985. December 2004. 123 pages. NCJ 209736
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National Evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Street Program: Final Report--Executive SummaryTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents a summary from a national evaluation and assessment of the federally funded Safe Kids/Safe Streets program sites in their attempt to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect leading to potential delinquent behavior. December 2004. 18 pages. NCJ 210269
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National Evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program: Final Report Volume I: Cross-Site FindingsTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This final report presents cross-site findings from a national evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets program, examining the planning and implementation at the SK/SS sites. December 2004. 224 pages. NCJ 210270
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National Evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program: Final Report Volume II: Case Studies of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Demonstration SitesTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This final report presents detailed case studies of the planning implementation and outcomes for each of the five sites from a national evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets program, examining the planning and implementation at the SK/SS sites. December 2004. 470 pages. NCJ 210271
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National Evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program: Final Report Volume III: Findings From the 2003 Stakeholder SurveyTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This final report describes the methodology and findings of the final Stakeholder Survey conducted in 2003 from a national evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets program, examining the planning and implementation at the SK/SS sites. December 2004. 114 pages. NCJ 210272
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National Evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program: Final Report Volume IV: Survey of Agency PersonnelTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This final report describes the methodology and findings of the 2002 Survey of Agency Personnel from a national evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) program, examining the planning and implementation at the SK/SS sites. December 2004. 65 pages. NCJ 210273
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Juveniles, Illicit Drug Activity, and Homicides Against Law Enforcement OfficersTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined juvenile involvement in police officer homicides during the period 1986 through 1991. November 2004. 23 pages. NCJ 207396
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III, Number 5 (September/October 2004)Top  
 OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. October 2004. 6 pages. NCJ 206629
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Evaluation of the Tucson Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression ProgramTop  
 OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the methodology and findings of the evaluation of the Tucson (Arizona) Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression Program, which was part of the national evaluation of the model gang program promoted under grants from the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). October 2004. 261 pages. NCJ 209190
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Trends in the Murder of Juveniles: 1980-2000Top  
 OJJDP-Produced. Draws on statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program—in particular, supplementary homicide report data—to analyze trends in the murder of juveniles between 1980 and 2000. September 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 194609
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