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Analysis of Federally Prosecuted CSEC Cases since the Passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000
OJJDP-Sponsored. This national analysis of Federal prosecutions of cases that involved the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth (CSEC) focused on whether existing laws related to CSEC are being enforced, the key features of successful CSEC cases, the factors that predict convictions, the factors that predict sentence length, whether U.S. courts have increased penalties for sexual crimes against children, and the effects of CSEC legislation on service providers who work with these victims. February 2008. 163 pages. NCJ 222023
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Bridging Research and Practice in Juvenile Probation: Rethinking Strategies To Promote Long-Term Change
OJJDP-Sponsored. The strategies presented in the report cover five core practice areas: screening, assessment and structured decision-making; case planning; matching services and promoting positive youth development; structuring supervision to promote long-term behavior change; and incentivizing success and implementing graduated responses. This report is intended to serve as a resource to probation officers and agencies. October 2018. 86 pages. NCJ 252234
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Burglary Cases in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet details trends in offense rates and judicial handling of juvenile burglary offenders. May 2002. 2 pages. NCJ 195282
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Child Forensic Interviewing: Best Practices
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin consolidates the current knowledge of professionals from several major forensic interview training programs on best practices for interviewing children in cases of alleged abuse. September 2015. 20 pages. NCJ 248749
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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Legal Sector
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is designed for law enforcement professionals, attorneys, and judges who interact with victims, survivors, and perpetrators of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. October 2014. 48 pages. NCJ 248447
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Guide to Judicial Workload Assessment
OJJDP-Produced. Presents a method for obtaining data on judicial workloads in abuse and neglect cases, which includes an assessment of what is required for best practice in these cases. April 2009. 72 pages. NCJ 223571
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Implementation Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Provides practical advice on how to set up a performance measurement team, assess capacity, prioritize among measurement needs, plan data collection activities, and use the data generated through the performance measurement process to plan reforms. April 2009. 76 pages. NCJ 223568
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Key Measures
OJJDP-Produced. Outlines nine measures that have been identified as key to determining court performance in child abuse and neglect cases. April 2009. 44 pages. NCJ 223567
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Describes all 30 court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases. April 2009. 310 pages. NCJ 223570
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: User's Guide to Nonautomated Data Collection
OJJDP-Produced. Explains how to use nonautomated data collection methods (such as file review, court observation, interviews, and focus groups) to enhance performance measurement. April 2009. 48 pages. NCJ 223569
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Crime Victims' Rights and Crime Victim Assistance
OJJDP-Sponsored. The following collection of materials will familiarize readers with recent developments and emerging issues in the crime victims' rights/victim assistance movement, both in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. 1999. 8 pages. NCJ 251467
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Delays in Youth Justice
NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Report. Justice Research Series. This bulletin reviews a research effort in juvenile case processing that looked at two information sources, a nationwide sample of counties and an indepth investigation of three Midwestern courts. February 2014. 5 pages. NCJ 237149
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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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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2009 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases climbed steadily (63 percent) and, from 1997 through 2009, the delinquency caseload dropped 20 percent. October 2012. 4 pages. NCJ 239081
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2010 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. February 2014. 4 pages. NCJ 243041
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2013. October 2015. 4 pages. NCJ 248899
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Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth, 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. This bulletin provides an overview of juvenile court handling of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth. November 2016. 12 pages. NCJ 249915
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Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
OJJDP-Produced. Examines the effects of the Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 on the prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) cases. July 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 228631
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Enabling Prosecutors to Address Drug, Gang, and Youth Violence
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Features one of the three Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program purpose areas that focus on enhancing the ability of prosecutors to address juvenile crime. December 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 178917
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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 Prosecutors' Ability To Combat and Prevent Juvenile Crime in Their Jurisdictions
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Features two of the three Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program purpose areas that focus on enhancing the ability of prosecutors to address juvenile crime. December 1999. 20 pages. NCJ 178916
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Establishing and Maintaining Interagency Information Sharing
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents the necessary elements to develop and maintain an interagency information-sharing program to be used by representatives from juvenile courts, probation, social services, education, law enforcement, prosecution, and other juvenile justice partners who serve at-risk and delinquent youth. March 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 178281
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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. March 2000. 28 pages. NCJ 170020
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Gang Prosecution Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored. Prepared by working prosecutors and investigators from different States, this manual assists local prosecutors and investigators in preparing for a gang-related crime prosecution, from the initial crime-scene investigation to preparing and presenting the case, followed by sentencing specific to gang cases. July 2009. 121 pages. NCJ 228289
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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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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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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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Investigating Hate Crimes on the Internet
OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief provides information about the growing problem of hate crimes on the Internet and guidelines in the investigation and prosecution of these crimes. 2003. 22 pages. NCJ 203459
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants: Strategic Planning Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Describes how states and local units of government can use funds from the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program to build correctional/detention facilities, hire court staff, address drugs and gang violence, establish speciality courts, and conduct related activities. January 1999. 62 pages. NCJ 172846
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2006-2007
OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2007 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2007 by more than 2,100 U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. March 2010. 170 pages. NCJ 230105
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2009
OJJDP-Sponsored. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2009 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. July 2012. 152 pages. NCJ 239114
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2010
OJJDP-Sponsored. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2010 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. June 2013. 116 pages. NCJ 244080
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2011
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive to profile more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. July 2014. 102 pages. NCJ 248475
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2016
OJJDP-Sponsored. Juvenile Court Statistics 2016 describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases handled between 2005 and 2016 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. August 2018. 114 pages. NCJ 252250
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Juvenile Delinquency and Community Prosecution: New Strategies for Old Problems
BJA, OJJDP-Sponsored. This monograph explains community prosecution of delinquency cases, provides an overview of the potential interface between community prosecution and juvenile justice, discusses the legal and systemic issues that the APRI (American Prosecutors Research Institute) identified during its site visits, reviews some common issues between community prosecution and juvenile justice, and compares community prosecution with the emerging juvenile justice philosophy of balanced and restorative justice. January 2004. 39 pages. NCJ 205078
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Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides a benchbook of best practices that was developed by a committee of judges, a Chief Justice, prosecutors, defense attorneys, juvenile justice practitioners, and other professionals representing key stakeholders in the juvenile justice system, through the support of OJJDP. July 2005. 308 pages. NCJ 210606
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Juvenile Vandalism, 1996
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents data on nationwide juvenile vandalism cases for 1996 and the number of vandalism cases involved in formal court processing between 1986 and 1995. October 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 198527
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Juvenile Vandalism, 1997
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents data on nationwide juvenile vandalism cases for 1997 and the number of vandalism cases involved in formal court processing between 1988 and 1997. July 2000. 2 pages. NCJ 188863
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The National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet profiles the resources for countering child abuse that are offered by the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. August 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 189728
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The National Juvenile Court Data Archive Web Site
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet describes the National Juvenile Court Data Archive web site, a repository of the most detailed information and data sets available on the activities of the Nation's juvenile courts, as well as the procedures for accessing the data. December 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 191392
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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, 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, 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 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 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights defense attorney Robert L. Listenbees 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 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 2016
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message from the Administrator highlights OJJDPs commitment to ensure that every youth involved with the juvenile justice system has early access to well-qualified counsel and quality postdisposition representation. June 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 249928
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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 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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Prosecution of Child Abuse: A Meta-Analysis of Rates of Criminal Justice Decisions
OJJDP-Sponsored. A meta-analysis study was performed on the rates of criminal justice decisions in 21 identified studies of prosecution of child abuse October 2003. 18 pages. NCJ 202834
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Prosecutor: Technical Assistance Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored, Youth Gang Series. This manual is designed to assist prosecutors and their staffs in crafting and instituting a communitywide response to youth gangs. 1992. 56 pages. NCJ 142669
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Robbery Cases in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides data and information on the number and disposition of robbery cases in juvenile courts for the period 1989 through 1998. February 2002. 2 pages. NCJ 193440
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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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Standards Relating to Prosecution
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These standards for the prosecution of juveniles cover the organization of the juvenile prosecutor's office, the preadjudication phase, uncontested adjudication proceedings, the adjudicatory phase, the dispositional phase, and postdisposition proceedings. 1980. 99 pages. NCJ 83583
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Tribal Legal Code Resource: Juvenile Justice - Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Juvenile Delinquency and Status Offense Laws
OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. The purpose of this guide is to assist tribal nations in drafting and/or revising their juvenile statutes (also known as ordinances, codes, or code provisions) as part of the development and/or reform of their juvenile justice systems. June 2015. 533 pages. NCJ 250289
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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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Working Together to Stop the Prostitution of Children Videoconference
OJJDP-Produced, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. This videoconference, which originally aired on December 11, 2003, examined the challenges faced by policymakers, juvenile justice officials, and other youth service professionals who are concerned with the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth. December 2003. NCJ 203280
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