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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 Sex
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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Addressing Youth Victimization
OJJDP-Produced. Explains that although violent crime has decreased significantly since the publication of Combating Violence and Delinquency: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan in 1996, too many children continue to be victims of violent crime, child abuse and neglect, and exposure to violence. October 2001. 20 pages. NCJ 186667
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2006
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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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012
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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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2018
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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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2005
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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Assessing a Residential Treatment Program in the Context of Rhode Island's Juvenile Justice Reforms
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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Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive
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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Causes and Correlates of Girls' Delinquency
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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Characteristics of Crimes Against Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Examines data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System on the characteristics of crimes committed against juveniles. June 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 179034
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Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities
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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Child Development-Community Policing: Partnership in a Climate of Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Describes a collaborative program, developed by the police in New Haven, CT, and the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, that offers a national model for partnerships among police and mental health professionals to address the impact of chronic exposure to community violence on children and families. March 1997. 8 pages. NCJ 164380
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Child Physical Abuse: A Guide to the CAC Response
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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Child Safety Is More Than a Slogan: Stranger Danger Warnings Not Effective at Keeping Kids Safer
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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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Agencies and Staff Working with Youth
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 Families
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 Staff
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 Shelters
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 Providers
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 Fathers
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 Caregivers
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 Programs
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: Polyvictimization
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 Teachers
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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Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence
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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Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey
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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Children's Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization
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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Children's Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: An Update
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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Children's Exposure to Violence: The Safe Start Initiative
OJJDP-Produced. In response to emerging statistics and research on the prevalence and impact of children's exposure to violence, the Safe Start Initiative was established to prevent and reduce the impact of family and community violence on young children (primarily from birth to age 6) and their families. April 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 187935
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Combating Violence and Delinquency: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan Report
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a framework and strategy for action to address juvenile violence and victimization that face community members—including youth—and the juvenile justice system. March 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 157106
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Combating Violence and Delinquency: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes the National Juvenile Justice Action Plan, an eight-point statement of objectives and strategies designed to strengthen state and local initiatives to reduce juvenile violence and victimization, increase the capacity of the juvenile justice system to respond, and prevent delinquency. March 1996. 41 pages. NCJ 157105
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Communities Working Together To Help Children Exposed to Violence: Findings from Phase I of the Safe Start Initiative
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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Domestic Violence Agencies and Shelters
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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Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
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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Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement
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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Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence in Princeton, West Virginia
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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The Facts on Children's Exposure to Violence
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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The "Green Book" Demonstration
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides an overview of the Green Book Initiative, an interagency demonstration project supporting the implementation of recommended policy and practice guidelines that address domestic violence and child maltreatment. May 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 188260
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Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children's Exposure to Violence - A Guide for Families
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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Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children's Exposure to Violence - Quick Reference Guide
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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Healing, Justice, and Trust: A National Report on Outcomes for Children's Advocacy Centers
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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Healing, Justice, and Trust: A National Report on Outcomes for Children's Advocacy Centers 2015
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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How Families and Communities Influence Youth Victimization
OJJDP-Produced. Examines how individual, family, and community factors influence the risk for nonlethal violence among U.S. youth ages 12–17. November 2003. 12 pages. NCJ 201629
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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 Advocates
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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Improving Outcomes for Children Exposed to Violence: Safe Start Promising Approaches
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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In the Wake of Childhood Maltreatment
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Development Series. Presents findings on the relationship between childhood maltreatment and subsequent adolescent problem behaviors as determined by the Rochester Youth Development Study. August 1997. 16 pages. NCJ 165257
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Interviewing Child Witnesses and Victims of Sexual Abuse
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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A Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence
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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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report
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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Keeping Children Safe: OJJDP's Child Protection Division
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP's Child Protection Division and its efforts to safeguard children by supporting research and programs on child victimization and exposure to violence; providing information and training and technical assistance to state, local, and community-based agencies; and developing and demonstrating effective child protection initiatives. March 2001. 8 pages. NCJ 186158
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Knowing the Signs of Youth Sex Trafficking
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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Law Enforcement Listening Session
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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Lifetime Assessment of Poly-Victimization in a National Sample of Children and Youth
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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Local Measures: The Need for Neighborhood-Level Data in Youth Violence Prevention Initiatives
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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A Longitudinal Investigation of Trauma Exposure, Retraumatization, and Post-Traumatic Stress of Justice-Involved Adolescents
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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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Arts-Based Programs and Arts Therapies for At-Risk, Justice-Involved, and Traumatized Youths
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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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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National Evaluation of Safe Start Promising Approaches: Assessing Program Outcomes
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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National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NATSCEV I), Final Report
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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National Youth Violence Prevention Update: 2010-2016
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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Nature and Risk of Victimization: Findings From the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
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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Nurturing Parenting Programs
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Family Strengthening Series. Describes the Nurturing Parenting Programs, a family-centered parenting initiative designed to address the generational cycle of violence in which parents rear children in the context of the violence they experienced as children. November 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 172848
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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 2015 Annual Report - Moving Ahead: Our Commitment To Reforming the Juvenile Justice System
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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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 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 Listening Session Report: Creating and Sustaining Fair and Beneficial Environments for LGBTQ Youth
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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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 2012
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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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 July/August, 2013
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010
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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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 2009
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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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 2017
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2013
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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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 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 2016
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2017
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2018
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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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 2013
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2014
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2016
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2017
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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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, May/June 2014
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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OJJDP News @ A Glance, May/June 2017
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2012
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2013
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 News @ a Glance, November/December 2014
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2016
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2012
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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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013
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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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's Major Grant Programs
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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Parents' and Sons Perspective on Video Game Play: A Qualitative Study
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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Pathways to Poly-Victimization
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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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 for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court
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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Prevalence of Childhood Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: Results From the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence
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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The Prevalence of Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships Among Children and Adolescents
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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Questions and Answers About the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence
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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Reasonable Efforts in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases that Involve Domestic Violence
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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Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence
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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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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Role of Violent Video Game Content in Adolescent Development: Boys Perspectives
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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Safe From the Start: Taking Action on Children Exposed to Violence
OJJDP-Produced. This Action Plan contains information on resources available to address the issue of children's exposure to violence. November 2000. 76 pages. NCJ 182789
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The Safe Start Center Series on Children Exposed to Violence: Homeless Shelters, Permanent/Supportive Housing, and Transitional Housing
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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The Safe Start Center Series on Children Exposed to Violence: Pediatric Care Settings
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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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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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Phase I Case Studies I (2004), Report #2005-1
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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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Phase I Case Studies II (2000 - 2005), Report #2006-2
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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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Phase I Case Studies III (2006), Report #2007-1
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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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Phase I Cross-Case Study I (2000-2005), Report # 2006 - 1
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, Process Evaluation Report I (2004), Report # 2005 - 2
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 (2005), Report # 2006 - 4
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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Safe Start Initiative: Demonstration Project, Process Evaluation Report II, Report 2006 - 3
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 - 3
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 Promising Approaches Communities: Improving Outcomes for Children Exposed to Violence
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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Sanemos las Heridas Invisibles: Ninos Expuestos a Violencia - Guia para familias (Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children's Exposure to Violence - A Guide for Families)
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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Spotlight on Youth Victims of Violence
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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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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Understanding Children's Exposure to Violence
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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Understanding the Perspective of the Victim: Recognizing the Complexity of Sex Trafficking Situations
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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Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates
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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Violent Neighborhoods, Violent Kids
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings of research that examined the types of delinquent behavior found among boys living in the three most violent neighborhoods in Washington, DC, and the role that institutions such as families, schools, churches, and youth-serving organizations play in the boys' lives. March 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 178248
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Weapon Involvement in the Victimization of Children
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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You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment
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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