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Research Publications

Find the most recent publications from OJJDP's Research Unit below. Go to our publications list to access all OJJDP publications.

2018

  • OJJDP-Funded Research in Brief: Prediction and Prevention of Premature Closures of Mentoring Relationships: The Study To Analyze Relationships (STAR Project) Abstract
  • Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Interactions between Youth and Law Enforcement Abstract
  • Spotlight on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System Abstract

2017

  • 5 Ways Juvenile Court Judges Can Use Data†Abstract
  • Assessing a Residential Treatment Program in the Context of Rhode Island's Juvenile Justice Reforms†Abstract
  • Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice Partnerships Abstract
  • Community-Based Violence Prevention Study of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative: An Intervention To Prevent Urban Gun Violence Abstract†††
  • Spotlight on Youth Homicide Victims Abstract
  • Drug Courts Abstract
  • Effectiveness of Restorative Justice Principles in Juvenile Justice: A Meta-Analysis†Abstract
  • Evaluation of San Josť's Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Abstract††
  • Implementing Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Reforms: Demonstration Sites in OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative Abstract††
  • Intersection between Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice System Abstract
  • Juvenile Court Statistics 2014 Abstract††
  • Juvenile Justice System Improvement: Implementing an Evidence-Based Decision-Making Platform Abstract††
  • Local Measures: The Need for Neighborhood-Level Data in Youth Violence Prevention Initiatives Abstract††
  • Local Validation of SPEP Ratings of Juvenile Justice Program Effectiveness Abstract††
  • Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Diversion Abstract†††
  • Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Youths With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System Abstract
  • National Estimates of Missing Children: Updated Findings From a Survey of Parents and Other Primary Caretakers PDF Abstract
  • OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2017 Abstract
  • 5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data Abstract

2016

  • Access to Safety: Health Outcomes, Substance Use and Abuse, and Service Provision for LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YQSW Who Engage in Survival Sex Abstract
  • Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Effectiveness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Abstract††
  • An Examination of Ethnic Disparities in Arizona's Juvenile Justice System, Final Technical Report Abstract†††
  • Bridging Research and Practice for Juvenile Justice: Systematizing the Approach Abstract††
  • Child Victims of Stereotypical Kidnappings Known to Law Enforcement in 2011 Abstract†††
  • Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth, 2013 Abstract†††
  • Developing and Implementing a Tool To Evaluate and Improve Underage Drinking and Driving Policies Abstract†††
  • Developing Juvenile Drug Court Practices on Process Standards: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Synthesis Abstract††
  • Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program, Identifying Effective Environmental Strategies: An Overview for Practitioners Abstract†† †††
  • Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program, Identifying Effective Environmental Strategies: Final Technical Report Abstract
  • Evaluation of Friendly PEERsuasion Abstract††
  • Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Atlantic City Abstract††
  • Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Chicago: Issues in Youth Poverty and Homelessness Abstract††
  • Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in North Texas: Shattered Lives Abstract††
  • Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Las Vegas Abstract†††
  • Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Miami Abstract††
  • Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in the Bay Area Abstract††
  • Final Technical Report: An Evaluation of Advocacy-based Mentoring as a Treatment Intervention for Chronic Delinquency Abstract††
  • Findings From the Economic Analysis of JDC/RF: Policy Implications for Juvenile Drug Courts Abstract††
  • Future Selves, Motivational Capital, and Mentoring Toward College: Assessing the Impact of an Enhanced Mentoring Program for At-Risk Youth Abstract†††
  • Implementing the SPEP: Lessons From Demonstration Sites in OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative Abstract†††
  • Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice Scan Abstract††
  • Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines Abstract††
  • Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2013 Abstract††
  • Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014: Selected Findings Abstract†††
  • Meta-Analysis of Research on the Effectiveness of Juvenile Drug Courts Abstract††
  • Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Arts-Based Programs and Arts Therapies for At-Risk, Justice-Involved, and Traumatized Youths Abstract†††
  • Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Child Labor Trafficking Abstract†††
  • Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Family Drug Courts Abstract†††
  • Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gun Violence and Youth Abstract††
  • Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Tribal Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Abstract†††
  • OJJDP Juvenile Drug Court Guidelines Project: Juvenile Drug Court Listening Sessions Abstract††
  • OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 5, Issue 2, Fall 2016 Abstract
  • OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 5, Issue 1, Spring 2016 Abstract
  • Protecting Children Online: Using Research-Based Algorithms to Prioritize Law Enforcement Internet Investigations, Technical Report Abstract††
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Police Handling of Juvenile Arrests Abstract††
  • Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses To Eliminate School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Abstract†††
  • Street by Street: Cross-Site Evaluation of the OJJDP Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program Abstract††
  • Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Conditions of Confinement Abstract††
  • Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Youth Characteristics and Backgrounds Abstract††
  • Systematic Review of Factors That Impact Implementation Quality of Child Welfare, Public Health, and Education Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts Abstract
  • The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization Abstract†††
  • Understanding Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Probation: What Affects Decisions? Abstract†††
  • Understanding Research and Practice Gaps in Juvenile Justice: Early Insights From the Bridge Project Abstract††
  • Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade: A National Study Abstract††