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ABCs of School-Based Mentoring
OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical assistance guide provides information for youth-serving organizations that want to implement new school-based mentoring programs or strengthen existing mentoring programs. September 2000. 96 pages. NCJ 189141
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Acquiring and Utilizing Resources to Enhance and Sustain a Safe Learning Environment (Guide 8 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides practical information on a spectrum of resources that concerned individuals and organizations can use in the search to create safe schools. September 2002. 47 pages. NCJ 199511
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Addressing the Problem of Juvenile Bullying
OJJDP-Produced. This paper addresses the prevalence, nature, and effects of bullying, as well as strategies for addressing the problem. June 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 188500
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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)
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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Building Capacity and Connectivity for Alternative Education: The Evolving Role of the Educational Administration
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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Building Community and Combating Hate: Lessons for the Middle School Classroom
OJJDP-Sponsored. This publication contains a set of 10 lessons for middle-school educators or youth service professionals to use in their existing curriculum. March 2004. 65 pages. NCJ 239718
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Bullying in Schools: An Overview
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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The Career Academy Concept
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet describes the career academy concept as a strategy to reduce delinquent behavior and enhance protective factors among at-risk youth. May 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 188061
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Changing Lives: Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Serious Offending
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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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Child Delinquency Series. Presents valuable information on the nature of child delinquency and describes early intervention and prevention programs that effectively reduce delinquent behavior. May 2003. 20 pages. NCJ 186162
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Coach's Playbook Against Drugs: Portable Guide
OJJDP-Produced, ONDCP. Equips high school, junior high school, and middle school coaches with valuable information on why students use drugs, how drugs affect performance, and what coaches can do to keep students and players drug free. 1998. 22 pages. NCJ 173393
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Collecting Data and Sharing Information To Improve School-Justice Partnerships
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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Combating Fear and Restoring Safety in Schools
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Focuses on the national effort to reach young people who are absent or truant from school because of school-related fear and intimidation. April 1998. 16 pages. NCJ 167888
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Community Responses to Truancy: Engaging Students in School Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Discusses truancy and reviews effective strategies that intervene with chronic truants, address root causes, and stop the progression from truancy to more serious and violent behaviors. April 2003. NCJ 199584
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Comprehensive Framework for School Violence Prevention Videoconference
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Presents a comprehensive approach to school safety that was developed by the Hamilton Fish Institute after extensive examination of and research on an array of approaches to preventing school violence and promoting school safety. View the broadcast on the Juvenile Justice Teleconferencing Web site. October 2000. 20 pages. NCJ 184177
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Conflict Resolution
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about how conflict resolution education can reduce juvenile violence in juvenile facilities, schools, and communities, while providing lifelong decisionmaking skills. March 1997. 4 pages. NCJ 247729
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Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings
OJJDP-Produced. Designed for educators, juvenile justice practitioners, and others in youth-serving organizations to heighten awareness of conflict resolution education and its potential to help settle disputes peacefully in various settings. October 1996. 144 pages. NCJ 160935
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Conflict Resolution for Youth: Programming for Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Promotes conflict resolution strategies for schools, youth-serving organizations, and community and juvenile justice settings; discusses conflict resolution training and consultation resources; and highlights different approaches discussed in Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings. May 1996. 21 pages. NCJ 161416
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Creating Safe and Drug-Free Schools: An Action Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Presents background information on school safety; action steps for schools, parents, students, and community and business groups; and information briefs on topics such as truancy, alternative education programs for expelled students, and conflict resolution. September 1996. 97 pages. NCJ 163064
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Creating Schoolwide Prevention and Intervention Starategies (Guide 1 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is intended to put the issue of school-wide violence prevention in context for educators and outline an approach for choosing and creating effective prevention programs. September 2002. 41 pages. NCJ 199507
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Creating Schoolwide Prevention and Intervention Strategies (Revised)
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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Cross-Age Teaching
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth in Action Series. Describes cross-age teaching programs for youth, in which youth share their skills and knowledge with persons either younger or older than they are. July 1999. 8 pages. NCJ 171688
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Development of a Standard Model for School Climate and Safety Assessment
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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Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth With Behavioral Health Needs
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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Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes the research on violence prevention and intervention as well as crisis response in schools. August 1998. 40 pages. NCJ 172854
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Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Addresses the significance of prevention, education, and transition/aftercare in reducing the risk that youth with disabilities will become involved in the juvenile justice system. March 2003. NCJ 199595
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Ensuring Quality School Facilities and Security Technologies (Guide 4 of Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. One in a series of eight guidebooks intended to assist schools in creating a safer learning environment, this guidebook aims to help educators and other members of the community understand the relationship between school safety and the features of school facilities, including security technology and safety audits. September 2002. 46 pages. NCJ 195664
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Ensuring Quality School Facilities and Security Technologies (Revised)
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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Evaluation of the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Demonstration Project
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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Families and Schools Together
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights Families and Schools Together (FAST), a program that addresses youth violence and chronic juvenile delinquency by building and enhancing youth's relationships with families, peers, school staff, and others. December 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247769
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Families and Schools Together: Building Relationships
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Family Strengthening Series. Describes the Families and Schools Together program that addresses youth violence and juvenile delinquency by building relationships between youth, their families, peers, teachers, school staff, and other members of the community. November 1999. 20 pages. NCJ 173423
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice: 2013 Recommendations to the President, Congress, and OJJDP Administrator
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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Finding Hidden Value Through Mixed-Methodology: Lessons From the Discovery Program's Holistic Approach to Truancy Abatement
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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Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement (Guide 7 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. In an effort to create safer schools, this guide provides an overview of the nature and scope of collaboration among school, family, and the community, explores barriers to effectively working together, and discusses the processes of establishing and sustaining the work. September 2002. 123 pages. NCJ 199510
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Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement (Revised)
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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Fostering School-Law Enforcement Partnerships (Guide 5 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. One of eight guides designed to enhance school safety, this guide offers assistance in developing and implementing partnerships between schools and law enforcement agencies. September 2002. 56 pages. NCJ 195665
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Four-One-One Bullying
OJJDP-Sponsored. Following the provision of basic information on bullying, this report reviews the research on bullying and provides research-based practical guidance for schools, parents, and students in countering bullying. September 2004. 40 pages. NCJ 226235
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From the Courthouse to the Schoolhouse: Making Successful Transitions
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Presents strategies for helping youth make the transition from juvenile justice system settings back to their schools and communities. March 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 178900
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Gang Suppression and Intervention: Community Models, Research Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Presents a prototype for the design and mobilization of community efforts to counter youth gangs through efforts by police, prosecutors, judges, probation and parole officers, corrections officers, schools, employers, community-based agencies, and a range of grassroots organizations. October 1994. 35 pages. NCJ 148202
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Gang Suppression and Intervention: Problem and Response, Research Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes the results of a study team's assessment of youth gang problems and responses across the United States that demonstrates the need for effective gang suppression and intervention programs. October 1994. 36 pages. NCJ 149629
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Giving Back: Introducing Community Service Learning-Improving Mandated Community Service for Juvenile Offenders
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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Guide for Implementing the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. Provides guidance and resources to help states, cities, and communities implement OJJDP's Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders May 1995. 269 pages. NCJ 153681
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Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law which restricts disclosure of information from a student's education record. May 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247789
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Guidelines for the Screening of Persons Working With Children, the Elderly, and Individuals With Disabilities in Need of Support
OJJDP-Produced. Presents a logical decision model to guide the screening decisions of individuals and organizations that hire employees or recruit volunteers to work with children, the elderly, or the disabled. April 1998. 61 pages. NCJ 167248
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Healing the Hate: A National Hate Crime Prevention Curriculum for Middle Schools
OJJDP-Produced. Designed for middle school teachers and other professionals who work with youth, this curriculum addresses the extent of hate crime in America and instructs youth in strategies that are proving effective in reducing hate crimes, which are motivated by the offender's bias against race, religion, ethnic/national origin, or sexual orientation. January 1997. 218 pages. NCJ 165479
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Helping Child Victims of Family Violence Through School Personnel: An Evaluation of a Training Program
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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High/Scope Perry Preschool Project
OJJDP-Produced. Reviews the High/Scope Perry Preschool Project, an early childhood education program established in 1962; reviews the results of an ongoing study of the program; explains how and why the program was successful on several outcome measures; and examines the implications for future policy decisions. October 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 181725
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Impact of the Nurse-Family Partnership on Neighborhood Context, Government Expenditures, and Children's School Functioning
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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Implementing Ongoing Staff Development to Enhance Safe Schools (Guide 3 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. In an effort to create safer schools, this guide discusses the role of staff development within the context of school safety. It addresses how staff development should be an integral part of the educational planning process, and discusses what its relationship is to safety-related outcomes and overall student achievement. September 2002. 44 pages. NCJ 199509
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Improving Literacy Skills of Juvenile Detainees
OJJDP-Produced. Describes programs designed to teach illiterate youth to read and write by using a nontraditional, motivational approach that provides students with immediate positive feedback and then encourages them to strive for success. October 1994. 6 pages. NCJ 150707
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Increasing School Safety Through Juvenile Accountability Programs
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Describes activities in support of OJJDP's commitment to promote school safety by holding students accountable for their behavior. December 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 179283
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Information Sharing and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about information sharing efforts as they relate to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. July 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 247841
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Innovations in Truancy Prevention Practice: An Inventory of Selected Collaborations From Around the United States
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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Instituting School-Based Links With Mental Health and Social Service Agencies (Guide 6 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. One of eight guides designed to enhance school safety, this guide discusses how schools can improve their capacity to serve all students by linking with mental health and social service agencies. September 2002. 46 pages. NCJ 195666
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The Intersection of Juvenile Courts and Exclusionary School Discipline
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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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 Louisville
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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Issue Brief: Early Care and Education
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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Jacksonville, Florida Case Study: Evidence of Effectiveness in Reducing Truancy
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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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume I, Number 2 (National Agenda for Children Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Presents an interview with Attorney General Janet Reno in which she outlines the need for a national agenda for children. December 1993. 40 pages. NCJ 145300
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VIII, Number 1 (School Violence Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Examines the nature of school violence and reviews promising approaches to creating safe schools and resolving conflicts peacefully. June 2001. 40 pages. NCJ 188158
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IX, Number 1 (Causes and Correlates)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Focuses on research that assess how and why children become delinquent, including its value in preventing and combating delinquency. September 2004. 40 pages. NCJ 203555
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1997 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. August 1997. 55 pages. NCJ 165703
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. September 1999. 236 pages. NCJ 178257
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
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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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A Focus on Violence
OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. August 1995. 33 pages. NCJ 153570
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Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors
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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Keeping Young People in School: Community Programs That Work
OJJDP-Produced. Highlights dropout prevention initiatives, with a particular focus on the Communities In Schools (CIS) initiative and its evaluation conducted by The Urban Institute. June 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 162783
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Law Enforcement and School Partnership as a Solution to Truancy: Recommendations From Gulfton's Truancy Reduction Program
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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Lessons Learned From Four Truancy Demonstration Sites
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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Mentoring for Youth in Schools and Communities
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Provides community-based organizations with information and resources to build successful mentoring programs. September 1997. NCJ 166376
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Mentoring Matters Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights the importance of mentoring as an effective approach to delinquency prevention; examines mentoring in community, faith-based, school, and work settings; and shares strategies for recruiting mentors effectively. January 2003. NCJ 198416
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Academic Skills Enhancement
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on academic skills enhancement. 2000. 5 pages. NCJ 249685
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Afterschool Programs
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: Alternative Schools
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on alternative schools. 2001. 3 pages. NCJ 249690
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Bullying
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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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Classroom Curricula
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on classroom curricula. 2003. 3 pages. NCJ 249692
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gun Violence and Youth
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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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: School/Classroom Environment
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on programs in a school/classroom environment. 2000. 4 pages. NCJ 249725
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Truancy Prevention
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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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Vocational/Job Training
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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Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide: School-Based Bullying Prevention
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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Multiple Victimization Experiences of Urban Elementary School Students: Associations with Psychosocial Functioning and Academic Performance
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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National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program: A School-Based Model
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper proposes a school-based model for intervention to address the problem of youth gangs in a school and community. 1991. 19 pages. NCJ 142677
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NRCSS (National Resource Center for Safe Schools) School Safety CD-ROM
OJJDP-Sponsored. This CD-ROM aims to inform educators and administrators about school safety and locate school safety resources in their State and community; the CD-ROM provides full-text versions of publications covering topics that include bullying, conflict resolution, social skills training, and violence prevention. 2001. 0 pages. NCJ 190487
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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 Absences
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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OJJDP 2014 Annual Report--Coming Into Focus: The Future of Juvenile Justice Reform
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 Annual Report 2010
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2010. December 2012. 120 pages. NCJ 237051
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. June 2013. 84 pages. NCJ 238638
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OJJDP Annual Report 2012: How OJJDP Is Working for Youth Justice and Safety
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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OJJDP Annual Report 2013
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 Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2011
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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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 2012
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 Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 4, Issue 2, Fall 2015
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III, Number 5 (September/October 2004)
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2011
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2010
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2010
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2011
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2011
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2010
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2005
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2014
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2015
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2018
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2012
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2015
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 News @ a Glance, March/April 2011
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2012
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 News @ a Glance, March/April 2018
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2012
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2017
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2014
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2016
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2017
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP-Produced, October 2018. This issue's Message From the Administrator focuses on the prevalence and consequences of bullying and strategies to address the problem. The top story highlights National Bullying Prevention Month and OJJDP's resources for preventing bullying. Other features describe the OJJDP reorganization; OJJDP's State Relations and Assistance Division; and National Gang Violence Prevention Week. October 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 252069
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III, Number 1 (January/February 2004)
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events, includes a special feature on OJJDP’s truancy reduction efforts. January 2004. 6 pages. NCJ 203557
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OJJDP Report: A Discussion with J. Robert Flores Videoconference
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. Discusses research findings and initiatives, resources available through OJJDP, and program priorities, including child prostitution, disproportionate minority confinement, tribal youth programs, and truancy. December 2002. 0 pages. NCJ 198155
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Overcoming Barriers to School Reentry
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses promising solutions to barriers to school reentry for youth leaving juvenile custody. September 2004. 2 pages. NCJ 207420
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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)
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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Parent/Child Concordance about Bullying Involvement and Family Characteristics Related to Bullying and Peer Victimization
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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Partners Against Hate Program Activity Guide: Helping Children Resist Bias and Hate, Elementary School Edition
OJJDP-Sponsored. This publication provides parents, educators, and other adults with tools and strategies for use with children who engage in bias-motivated behavior so they can better understand the causes of their behavior as well as techniques that will facilitate more positive attitudes toward those different from themselves. November 2001. 120 pages. NCJ 239719
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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 Outcomes
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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Pennsylvania's School Resource Officers
OJJDP-Sponsored. This article examines Pennsylvania's School Resource Officers program. 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 186780
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Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse
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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Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement
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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Preventing Drug Abuse Among Youth: An Overview of Community-, Family-, and School-Based Programs
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Features three proven community-based, family strengthening, and school-based initiatives that are being implemented to empower young people to avoid drug use: Life Skills Training Program, Strengthening Families Program; and San Bernardino Communities Against Drugs, Inc. June 1997. NCJ 165583
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Program Activity Guide 2nd Edition: Helping Youth Resist Bias and Hate, Middle School
OJJDP-Sponsored. This publication provides parents, educators, and other adults with the tools and strategies to engage middle-school aged children in constructive discussions and activities about the causes and effects of prejudice and bias-motivated behavior, as well as to intervene with youth who engage in such behavior. December 2003. 104 pages. NCJ 239720
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Project PACT: Partnering To Assess and Counteract Truancy Program and Student Success Stories
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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Promising Practices for Safe and Effective Schools Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Provides information on effective approaches and practices that can improve school discipline, safety, and related academic results. September 1999. NCJ 178908
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Race and Alternative Schools
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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Re-Engaging Youth in School: Evaluation of the Truancy Demonstration Project
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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Reaching Out to Youth out of the Education Mainstream
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Describes a program that addresses the needs of youth who do not attend school regularly because they are truants or dropouts, afraid to attend, suspended or expelled, or in need of help to be reintegrated into regular schools from juvenile detention and correctional settings. February 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 163920
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Refining the Construct of School Safety: An Exploration of Correlates and Construct Validity of School Safety Measures
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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Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses To Eliminate School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System
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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Responding to Gangs in the School Setting
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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Role of Mental Health Services in Promoting Safe and Secure Schools
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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The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization
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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The Safe Start Center Series on Children Exposed to Violence: Schools
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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SafeFutures: Partnerships To Reduce Youth Violence and Delinquency
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about the SafeFutures project, which assists communities with efforts to reduce youth violence and delinquency. December 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 247943
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School and Community Interventions To Prevent Serious and Violent Offending
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending Series. Describes school and community interventions shown to reduce risk factors for drug abuse and serious and violent juvenile offending. October 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 177624
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School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies From the Field To Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System
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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School Policies and Legal Issues Supporting Safe Schools (Guide 2 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. Assists local school districts in developing comprehensive strategies to create safe learning environments; eight technical assistance guides are available. September 2002. 50 pages. NCJ 199508
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School Policies and Legal Issues Supporting Safe Schools (Revised)
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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School Resource Officer Training Program
OJJDP-Produced. After describing the role of the school resource officer (SRO), this fact sheet describes Federal efforts to assist in the training of SROs. March 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 187241
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School Safety & Youth Violence: A Legal Primer
OJJDP-Sponsored. This is a legal primer on the subject of school safety and youth violence. 2001. 18 pages. NCJ 198396
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School Safety by Management and Design Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Videotape: OJJDP Teleconference Series, October 2001. Features three ongoing demonstrations of school safety programs that are coordinated by Eastern Kentucky University, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. October 2001. NCJ 191278
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School Safety: Annual Report, 2000
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes the nature and extent of crime and violence on school property; the 2000 Report in this annual series discusses student discipline and includes data on harassment and hate crime among students. October 2000. 159 pages. NCJ 193163
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School Violence Prevention in Pennsylvania
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper describes Pennsylvania programs intended to prevent school violence, including the use of school resource officers, school-based probation, student assistance programs, Safe Schools Grants, and the "Blueprints" programs. 1999. 8 pages. NCJ 180396
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School: Technical Assistance Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored, Youth Gang Series. This manual discusses how to assess an individual school gang problem and plan intervention. 1991. 116 pages. NCJ 142717
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School-Wide Education for Violence Prevention Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights elements of schoolwide strategies deemed effective for violence prevention, including anger management, conflict resolution, social skills training, communications skills, and use of mediation, law enforcement, and legal services. April 2002. NCJ 194032
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Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph
OJJDP-Sponsored. Six papers address various aspects of youth courts and the types of cases they handle, including truancy and substance abuse, and they discuss various issues associated with court structure and operations. May 2004. 125 pages. NCJ 208164
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Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about the Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP), which seeks to improve public safety by involving law enforcement, court, and corrections personnel, as well as educators and social service providers in a cooperative process to share information and manage juvenile justice cases. August 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 247955
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Sharing Information: A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs
OJJDP-Produced. Provides directions to educators and other youth-serving professionals regarding how to share information necessary for delinquency intervention and prevention while complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. June 1997. 53 pages. NCJ 163705
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Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and analyzes their relevance to the juvenile justice process. July 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 179359
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Spotlight on Juvenile Justice Initiatives: A State by State Survey
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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Stand Up and Start a School Crime Watch!
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth in Action Series. Encourages youth to set up school crime watch programs and tells them exactly how to get such programs up and running in their schools. December 1998. 8 pages. NCJ 171123
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Story Behind the Numbers: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Houston, TX Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program
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 Program
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 Program
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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Strategies, Programs and Resources To Prevent Truancy Videoconference
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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T.E.A.M., Teach, Empower, Affirm, Mentor, A Risk Reduction Mentoring Curriculum, Instructor's Manual
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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Teens, Crime, and the Community
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth in Action Series. This fact sheet provides an overview of the OJJDP-funded Teens, Crime, and the Community program, a national program that combines education and action to reduce teen victimization. September 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 247969
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Tool Kit for Creating Your Own Truancy Reduction Program
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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Truancy Case Management Handbook: Advice from the Field
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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Truancy: First Step to a Lifetime of Problems
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Describes seven promising community programs that are reducing truancy and juvenile delinquency by enlisting and coordinating a broad array of local resources. October 1996. 8 pages. NCJ 161958
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Truancy Reduction: Keeping Students in School
OJJDP-Produced. Highlights major research findings regarding the problem of truancy and illustrates why communities should work to prevent and reduce its incidence. September 2001. 16 pages. NCJ 188947
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Urban Improv for the Classrooms 4th Grade Teacher Curriculum
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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Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and Context
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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White House Conference on School Safety: Causes and Prevention of Youth Violence
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. Covers the 1998 White House Conference on School Safety, including a policy address by President Clinton, panel discussions, and an audience participation session that explores best practices and model school safety strategies. October 1998. 0 pages. NCJ 173399
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YMCA's Teen Action Agenda
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information on YMCA's Teen Action Agenda, a nationwide campaign to help teens become contributing members of their communities through afterschool and other youth programs. May 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 188293
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Youth for Justice
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the Youth for Justice program, through which OJJDP works with nonprofit organizations to support law-related education projects. April 2001. 12 pages. NCJ 186161
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Youth Out of the Education Mainstream
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Discusses three components of the Youth Out of the Education Mainstream initiative—truancy, dropping out, and reintegration of youth—and showcases effective and promising programs that give youth the opportunity to become productive members of society. October 1996. 30 pages. NCJ 163386
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