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5 Ways Juvenile Probation Administrators Can Use Data
OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue brief provides specific examples of how to use data to support positive youth outcomes, promote accountability and collaborate with other juvenile justice-involved agencies. It is one of a series of briefs being developed through the OJJDP-funded Juvenile Justice Model Data Project. March 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 251592
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5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data
OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief provides specific examples of how juvenile correctional administrators can use aggregate data to ensure facility practices and operations reflect evidence-based practices and are aligned with rehabilitative missions. October 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251374
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Advancing Use of Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation
OJJDP-Sponsored. This demonstration project used a quasi-experimental vs. comparison design to study the impact of implementing validated tools for assessing risk for violence and screening for behavioral health problems. June 2014. 202 pages. NCJ 249155
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Aftercare Services
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Justice Practices Series. Describes aftercare services that provide youth with comprehensive health, mental health, education, family, and vocational services upon their release from the juvenile justice system. Available online only. September 2003. 31 pages. NCJ 201800
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Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Disorders in Juvenile Detainees
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet addresses the issue posed that a significant percentage of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have unmet needs for mental health and substance abuse services. Without effective treatment, many youth will continue to engage in behaviors that endanger themselves and their communities, and go on to become part of the adult criminal justice system January 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 186367
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Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings
OJJDP-Produced. Reports the results of a study that used the Voice DISC, a computerized, self-administered version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC), to screen for psychiatric disorders in youth newly admitted to juvenile assessment centers. August 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 202713
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Awakening to the Strength of Latino Youth
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report on the Sixth Annual Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Training Conference documents the socioeconomic status of Latino families and youth in the United States and assesses how laws, court systems, and correctional facilities have responded to Latino youth. 2001. 25 pages. NCJ 199875
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Balancing Information Sharing and Confidentiality: Providing Services for Children in the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This is a report on the findings and recommendations of a Virginia project that explored issues and problems regarding information-sharing and confidentiality pertinent to juvenile offenders. 2001. 58 pages. NCJ 199020
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Capacity Building for Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses drug testing in the juvenile justice system, youth case management, capacity building in the juvenile justice system, and a project to provide technical assistance in identifying substance-abusing youth and providing appropriate intervention. December 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 167251
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The Community Assessment Center Concept
OJJDP-Produced. Informs juvenile justice practitioners and other youth service providers about OJJDP's work in developing and demonstrating a Community Assessment Center model. March 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 178942
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Community Assessment Centers: A Discussion of the Concept's Efficacy
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses the potential benefits of Community Assessment Centers, examines how OJJDP currently addresses issues of importance in intervening with at-risk and delinquent youth, and discusses how OJJDP may address the concept of Community Assessment Centers in fiscal year 1996. November 1995. 19 pages. NCJ 161858
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Data Reflect Changing Nature of Facility Populations, Characteristics, and Practices
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot draws on OJJDP's Juvenile Residential Facility Census data. August 2016. 1 pages. NCJ 251743
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2005. June 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 224538
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2007 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. June 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 230168
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Desktop Guide to Quality Practice for Working With Youth in Confinement
OJJDP-Sponsored. This web-based guide for computers and mobile reading devices allows facility leadership and staff to search across 19 chapters for information on principles, concepts, and practices in use in custody facilities. 2014. NCJ 248589
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Detection and Prevalence of Substance Use Among Juvenile Detainees
OJJDP-Produced. Assesses substance use detection methods (self-report and urinalysis) and prevalence among high-risk youth detained in Cook County, IL. June 2004. 16 pages. NCJ 203934
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Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation
OJJDP-Produced. Provides an overview of diversion programs and evaluation findings from the Detention Diversion Advocacy Project, a disposition case advocacy program operating in San Francisco, CA, and sponsored by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. September 1999. 16 pages. NCJ 171155
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Developing a Policy for Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents an overview of the issues involved in developing and implementing a substance-testing program for juveniles. June 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 178896
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Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System: Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from two projects funded by OJJDP to demonstrate innovative ways to identify and intervene with juvenile drug abusers and offers recommendations to assist juvenile justice agencies seeking to develop programs to identify, screen, and test youth for illicit drug use. May 1998. 90 pages. NCJ 167889
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Fact-Finding Report on Community Assessment Centers (CACs): Final Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides information and recommendations on the concept of the Community Assessment Center (CAC), based on visits to selected programs. June 1996. 63 pages. NCJ 180609
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice: Recommendations of the LGBT Subcommittee - Advancing the Reform Process for LGBQ/GNCT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. The recommendations focus on actions that OJJDP can take to support state and local juvenile justice reform through federal action and by providing a roadmap for how a model juvenile justice system would address the needs of LGBQ/GNCT youth. March 2017. 11 pages. NCJ 250675
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Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System: Statistics Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Analyzes patterns in the arrests, judicial management, and correctional placement of female juvenile offenders and notes that females are entering the juvenile justice system more often and at younger ages than in past years. June 1996. 40 pages. NCJ 160941
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Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Provides findings from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. December 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 239996
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Girl Scouting in Detention Centers: Finding Freedom Through Learning to Lead
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Girl Scouting in Detention Centers (GSDC) remains the only national, gender-specific program to serve girls in all ranges of the justice system, including secure detention, residential treatment, probation, and alternative high schools, as well as in community troops. 2012. 20 pages. NCJ 248998
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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars: Incarcerated Mothers, Empowered Daughters--and a Better Future for All
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Girl Scouting in Detention Centers (GSDC) program has served thousands of girls across the country, offering mother/daughter troop meetings at the correctional facility, opportunities for the strengthening of relationships and leadership development. 2012. 21 pages. NCJ 249000
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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars: Providing a Better Path
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program (GSBB) is a national program that equips girls ages 5 to 17 whose mothers are incarcerated with the tools they’ll need to succeed—all the while strengthening the mother/daughter bond through regular visits. 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 249001
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Guide to the State Juvenile Justice Profiles
OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin presents the history, content, and design of the State Juvenile Justice Profiles Web site, which features descriptive information and analysis on each State's juvenile justice system. April 2006. 8 pages. NCJ 215403
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Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing
OJJDP-Produced. Provides comprehensive guidelines for State and local efforts to improve information sharing among key agencies involved with at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. October 2006. 37 pages. NCJ 215786
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How Does the Juvenile Justice System Measure Up? Applying Performance Measures in Five Jurisdictions
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes a performance measures system which reports to the public on how well a juvenile justice system is performing and operating and whether it is achieving its goals. May 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 215163
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How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Introduces the concept of a juvenile victim justice system, identifying the major elements of the system by delineating how cases move through it. December 2005. 12 pages. NCJ 210951
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Implementing Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Improvement in Hawaii
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report examines the early results of Hawaii's Act 201, a comprehensive set of juvenile justice improvements. October 2017. 5 pages. NCJ 251355
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Implementing Juvenile Justice System Improvement in Georgia
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Crime and Justice Institute provided a framework to assist Georgia's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in the development of a model fidelity assessment process to evaluate juvenile justice reforms. This report provides an early look into the outcomes of implementing the framework. October 2017. 4 pages. NCJ 251356
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Implementing the SPEP: Lessons From Demonstration Sites in OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes implementation of the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP™) rating system as an important element of the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative (JJRRI) work at three demonstration sites in Delaware, Iowa, and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. December 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 250482
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Intensive Aftercare for High-Risk Juveniles: An Assessment
OJJDP-Produced. Reports the interim results of OJJDP's research and development initiative to assess, test, and disseminate information on intensive community-based aftercare program models that are theory driven and based on risk assessment. September 1994. 32 pages. NCJ 144018
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Intensive Aftercare for High-Risk Juveniles: Policies and Procedures
OJJDP-Produced. Provides assistance to corrections agencies as they develop juvenile aftercare programs to meet the needs of chronic and serious juvenile offenders. September 1994. 41 pages. NCJ 147712
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Juvenile Accountability in Pennsylvania: The Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This is an account of the way first-year funds of Pennsylvania's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program (JAIBG) are being distributed among local governments; it describes the range of accountability-promoting programs the funds are helping support. 1999. 7 pages. NCJ 180842
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1993: Statistics Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1993. June 1996. 75 pages. NCJ 159535
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1994
OJJDP-Sponsored. Report, December 1996. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1994. 110 pages. NCJ 163709. December 1996. 110 pages. NCJ 163709
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1995
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1995. May 1998. 112 pages. NCJ 170607
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1996
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1996 113 pages. July 1999. 113 pages. NCJ 168963
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1997
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1997. June 2000. 118 pages. NCJ 180864
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1998
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles more than 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by the juvenile courts during 1998 and examines trends in case processing since 1989. June 2003. 115 pages. NCJ 193696
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1999: Celebrating 100 Years of the Juvenile Court, 1899-1999
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles nearly 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 1999 and reviews judicial trends since 1990. November 2003. 114 pages. NCJ 201241
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2014
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes delinquency and status offense cases handled between 2005 and 2014 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. April 2017. 118 pages. NCJ 250766
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IV, Number 1, May 1998 (Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Describes the proceedings of OJJDP's national conference, "Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads," and presents many of the program concepts discussed in the conference workshops, including juvenile crime, responses to juvenile crime, and delinquency prevention. Available online only. May 1998. 121 pages. NCJ 165926
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VI, Number 1 (Focus on Girls Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Presents three feature articles, each exploring issues related to girls in the juvenile justice system. October 1999. 40 pages. NCJ 178254
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VII, Number 1 (Mental Health Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Presents three feature articles, each exploring mental health issues related to youth in the juvenile justice system. April 2000. 44 pages. NCJ 178256
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Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data: 2005 Annual Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Annual Report of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for 2005 presents comprehensive data on juvenile justice in the State, as well as a brief explanation of risk factors and their importance to the juvenile justice system, which are intended to assist juvenile justice system policymakers and practitioners in developing informed planning and policy initiatives. June 2008. 139 pages. NCJ 225209
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Juvenile Justice System Improvement: Implementing an Evidence-Based Decision-Making Platform
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report draws on the experiences of jurisdictions that have worked to integrate needs assessment tools and structured decision-making tools and practices into a platform for juvenile justice decision-making through two demonstration programs--the Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Project (JJSIP) and the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative (JJRRI). January 2017. 43 pages. NCJ 250443
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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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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2006: Selected Findings
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held including characteristics such as size, structure, type, ownership, and security arrangements. December 2009. 20 pages. NCJ 228128
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2002: Selected Findings
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Presents findings from the 2002 Juvenile Residential Facility Census. June 2006. 15 pages. NCJ 211080
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Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2015
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. The Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement details the characteristics of youth held for delinquency and status offenses in public and private residential facilities in every state. March 2018. 16 pages. NCJ 250951
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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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Lessons Learned and Implications From a Cross-Site Evaluation of Mentoring With System-Involved Youth
OJJDP-Sponsored. The cross-site evaluation looked at mentor-mentee closeness and match quality as a predictive factor for sustaining mentor-mentee relationships long enough for the protective factors and resiliency building to take place and to provide immediate support for current problems. May 2012. 26 pages. NCJ 251099
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Mental Health Issues and Juvenile Justice Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights the inadequacy of mental healthcare in juvenile correctional facilities, barriers to providing adequate services, and ways in which the juvenile justice and mental health systems can collaborate to increase the level and quality of services. April 2001. NCJ 188036
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Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Indicators of Juvenile Justice System Involvement
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Model Data Project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data through developing guidance for states and jurisdictions on how to collect, analyze and use juvenile justice data. 2018. 11 pages. NCJ 252014
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Intersection Between Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review will focus on the scope of mental health problems of at-risk and justice-involved youths; the impact of mental health on justice involvement as well as the impact of justice involvement on mental health; disparities in mental health treatment in the juvenile justice system; and evidence-based programs that have been shown to improve outcomes for youths with mental health issues. July 2017. 13 pages. NCJ 251500
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Risk/Needs Assessments for Youths
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on risk/needs assessments for youth. January 2015. 10 pages. NCJ 249724
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Youths With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. The primary focus of this literature review is on intellectual and developmental disabilities of youths who are at risk of or who have come into contact with the juvenile justice system. May 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 250786
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The Number of Juveniles in Residential Placement Continued to Decline in 2013
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot highlights data collected by OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement. October 2015. 1 pages. NCJ 251745
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The Number of Juveniles in Residential Placement Reached a New Low in 2015
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot highlights data collected by OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement. July 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251742
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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 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, 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 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, 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, 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 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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On-Line Storehouse of Information on Children and Youth: The Pennsylvania Electronic Juvenile Justice Databook
NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper describes the Pennsylvania Electronic Juvenile Justice Databook, which stores and disseminates county-by-county, year-by-year, youth-related data presented in user-friendly report templates and organized into nine broad information categories. 2001. 8 pages. NCJ 189753
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on person offenses handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2007. June 2010. 2 pages. NCJ 230169
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Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention
OJJDP-Produced. Examines the prevalence of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders among youth at the Cook County (Illinois) Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, by gender, race/ethnicity, and age. April 2006. 16 pages. NCJ 210331
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Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
OJJDP-Produced. Describes strategies that States and communities can use to reduce disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system. September 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 218861
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Risk Assessment and Behavioral Health Screening Project
OJJDP-Sponsored. Juvenile probation offices that implemented risk-needs assessment instruments and the risk-need responsivity approach reduced formal supervision and recidivism; however, mental health services were used more often than risk-reduction services and had little influence on recidivism. September 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 252158
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Service Availability Increased in Juvenile Residential Placement Facilities
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's Juvenile Residential Facility Census to highlight changes in facility practices around screening and providing services. May 2018. 1 pages. NCJ 251739
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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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Standards Relating to Corrections Administration
OJJDP-Sponsored. These juvenile justice standards for corrections administration focus on jurisdiction of the department responsible for the administration of juvenile corrections, organization and personnel, required program features, modification of dispositions, nonresidential and residential programs, the disciplinary system, and accountability. 1980. 223 pages. NCJ 83566
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Standards Relating to Juvenile Delinquency and Sanctions
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These juvenile justice standards defining juvenile delinquency and juvenile sanctions cover jurisdiction, general principles of liability, sanctions, and limits on the type and duration of delinquency sanctions. 1980. 60 pages. NCJ 83575
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Standards Relating to Juvenile Records and Information Systems
OJJDP-Sponsored. These juvenile justice standards deal with general policies on information and specific standards for juveniles' social and psychological histories, records of juvenile courts, and police records. 1980. 175 pages. NCJ 83571
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Standards Relating to the Juvenile Probation Function - Intake and Predisposition Investigative Services
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These juvenile justice standards focus on juvenile court intake, predisposition investigations and reports, organization and administration of juvenile intake and predisposition investigative services, and intake and investigative personnel. 1980. 163 pages. NCJ 83585
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Strengthening Education in Short-term Juvenile Detention Centers: Quality Assurance Tool (QAT)
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Quality Assurance Tool (QAT) is designed to assess and evaluate critical indicators that are associated with high quality educational programs in short-term detention centers. Stakeholders may use the results of the QAT to assess their current status, identify and prioritize area(s) for improvement, and compare their progress on an annual basis. September 2016. 20 pages. NCJ 251120
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Strengthening Education in Short-term Juvenile Detention Centers Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Strengthening Education in Juvenile Detention Center Manual is one of the products of the research to assess the effectiveness of educational curriculum and instructional practices within the juvenile detention centers in Washington State in an effort to inform and improve policies and practices. December 2016. 27 pages. NCJ 251119
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Provides a comprehensive guide to help juvenile justice practitioners determine which standardized assessment instruments should be used when working with delinquent girls. April 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 226531
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Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Youth's Needs and Services
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) is the third component in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) constellation of surveys providing updated statistics on youth in custody in the juvenile justice system. 2010. 62 pages. NCJ 227660
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This Is a Story You Have to Tell: Women, Girls, and the Criminal Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This facilitator’s guide, which is based on lessons rooted in three documentary films, opens up discussions and personal exploration on issues such as decision-making and resiliency, as it specifically relates to girls and women impacted by the criminal justice system. February 2012. 122 pages. NCJ 248997
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Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System, Final Report (Revised)
OJJDP-Sponsored, BJS-Sponsored. This publication examines the Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System project which explored issues surrounding the population of American Indian juveniles who are processed in the Federal justice system. May 2011. 205 pages. NCJ 234549
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Welfare-to-Work Grants and Juvenile Justice Agencies
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights juvenile justice and workforce development agencies need to join in addressing the employment, education, and training needs of young people involved in the juvenile justice system. December 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 247998
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