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2007 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2007
OJJDP-Sponsored. This document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2007. October 2008. 42 pages. NCJ 234207
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2008 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2008
OJJDP-Sponsored. This document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2008. October 2009. 48 pages. NCJ 234208
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2009 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2009
OJJDP-Sponsored. This document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2009. July 2010. 45 pages. NCJ 234209
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2010 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2010
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2010. May 2011. 43 pages. NCJ 236084
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2011 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2011
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2011. May 2012. 43 pages. NCJ 238756
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2012 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2012
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2012. July 2013. 42 pages. NCJ 249753
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2013 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2013
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2013. May 2014. 42 pages. NCJ 249754
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2014 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2014
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2014. April 2015. 43 pages. NCJ 249755
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2015 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2015
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children presents an update on AMBER Alert Cases in 2015. May 2016. 42 pages. NCJ 250639
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5 Ways Law Enforcement Agencies Can Use Data on Juveniles
OJJDP-Sponsored. Data summarizing crimes that come to the attention of law enforcement and law enforcement responses to criminal behavior can help plan operations, monitor performance of our justice system, and provide a starting place for understanding the front door of the juvenile justice process. 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 252070
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Allegheny County, PA: Mobilizing to Reduce Juvenile Crime
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the development of the communitywide collaborative process designed to reduce juvenile crime and violence in Allegheny County, documents examples of the program's achievements, and examines the reasons for the program's success. June 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 165693
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The AMBER Advocate, Fall 2016
OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate newsletter features articles on the Texas detective who was the Task Force Supervisor for the abduction and murder case of Amber Hagerman, the inspiration for the AMBER Alert program, a look back at the career of a former Minnesota's longtime AMBER Alert Coordinator, and how the Washington Child Abduction Response Team puts heat on perpetrators involved in cold cases. October 2016. 16 pages. NCJ 250636
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The AMBER Advocate, Fall 2017
OJJDP-Sponsored. The AMBER Advocate Fall Edition 2017 describes how the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children partnered with the Navajo Nation to provide technology support, and additional training and technical assistance to support the full development of an AMBER Alert Plan for the Navajo Nation. November 2017. 16 pages. NCJ 251447
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The AMBER Advocate, Fall 2018
OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue features the passage of the new Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, two more AMBER Alert partner features, and how a Colorado AMBER Alert brought a child home safely. November 2018. 20 pages. NCJ 252305
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The AMBER Advocate, Issue I 2019
OJJDP-Sponsored. The latest issue of The AMBER Advocate features Learning Lessons from AMBER Alerts, two new faces of the AMBER Alert network, digging deep to save a toddler in Houston and news from around the world. April 2019. 16 pages. NCJ 252832
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The AMBER Advocate, Issue IV 2018
OJJDP-Sponsored. The latest issue of The AMBER Advocate features the Telecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children course and the importance of training Law Enforcement First Responders. Meet an AMBER Alert Partner from New Hampshire. Learn how an Ohio AMBER Alert brought a child home safely. January 2019. 16 pages. NCJ 252575
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The AMBER Advocate, Spring 2016
OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate newsletter features articles on the 20th anniversary of the abduction and murder of Amber Hagerman, the inspiration for the AMBER Alert program, a look back at the career of a former AMBER Alert Program Manager, and how a Nebraska police department made a save through AMBER Alert and teamwork. June 2016. 12 pages. NCJ 249959
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The AMBER Advocate, Spring 2017
OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate newsletter features articles on why an AMBER Alert may not be issued, how Maryland citizens quickly reacted to an AMBER Alert for an infant taken in a carjacking, and more. June 2017. 16 pages. NCJ 250808
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The AMBER Advocate, Spring 2018
OJJDP-Sponsored. Feature articles in this issue report on the future of child protection with AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Administrator Jim Walters sharing his vision for protecting children, profiles of AMBER Alert workers in various States, activities of AMBER Alert in Indian Country, a case study of a successful use of AMBER Alert in Idaho and Nevada, AMBER Alert international activities, and brief reports on significant AMBER Alert events across the Nation. April 2018. 16 pages. NCJ 251643
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The AMBER Advocate, Summer 2017
OJJDP-Sponsored. The AMBER Advocate Summer Edition 2017 provides a recap of the 2017 AMBER Alert Symposium, which gathers AMBER Alert coordinators and missing persons clearinghouse managers. With each issue, we talk with AMBER Alert Partners to learn more about the men and women who work tirelessly to administer and continuously strengthen the AMBER Alert programs in their states. August 2017. 16 pages. NCJ 251098
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The AMBER Advocate, Summer 2018
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Summer 2018 issue of The AMBER Advocate features coverage of the 2018 National AMBER Alert Symposium, the 2018 National Missing Children's Day ceremony, updates on AMBER Alert in Indian Country and more. September 2018. 24 pages. NCJ 252163
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The AMBER Advocate, Winter 2016
OJJDP-Sponsored. This issue of The AMBER Advocate newsletter features articles on the Tribal Child Protection Leadership Forum and Symposium, which included representatives from more than 25 tribes who shared lessons learned and experiences; a U.S. prosecutor who works in Mexico to effectively use the AMBER Alert system; and a South Dakota AMBER Alert that assists in rescuing children taken in Washington. January 2017. 16 pages. NCJ 250637
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AMBER Alert Best Practices Guide, Second Edition
OJJDP-Produced. The guide provides AMBER Alert coordinators with information needed to manage both a specific alert and their overall AMBER Alert program. Topics covered include AMBER Alert criteria for missing and abducted children, law enforcement response, leveraging all media, and AMBER Alert in Indian country. April 2019. 68 pages. NCJ 252759
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AMBER Alert Field Guide for Law Enforcement Officers
OJJDP-Produced. The AMBER Alert Field Guide for Law Enforcement Officers was developed by subject-matter experts who have been active in AMBER Alert programs throughout the country. May 2019. 37 pages. NCJ 252795
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AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Fact Sheet
OJJDP-Sponsored. This fact sheet outlines the mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program as well as the National AMBER Alert Network, the reach of AMBER Alert Training Programs, the Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Network and certification program, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative, and the Southern Border Initiative. February 2018. 4 pages. NCJ 250626
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Arrest Characteristics of Older Juveniles and Young Adults
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot draws on analysis from the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrest data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (data years 1980–2014) and the OJJDP-sponsored National Center for Juvenile Justice (data years 2015–2017). Law enforcement agencies made an estimated 10.5 million arrests in 2017; nearly 30% involved persons ages 15–24. January 2019. 1 pages. NCJ 252572
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Arrests for Child Pornography Production: Data at Two Time Points From a National Sample of U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined trends in law enforcement responses to child pornography (CP) production. August 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 237466
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Battered Child Syndrome: Investigating Physical Abuse and Homicide
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Presents practical information on the circumstances that point to the willful rather than the accidental injury or death of an infant or child, the evidence required to prove it, and the techniques for obtaining such evidence. December 2002. 20 pages. NCJ 161406
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Best Practices in Juvenile Accountability: Overview
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Provides an indepth history of OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program, reviews the developmental perspective shaping juvenile accountability, and offers case histories illustrating effective practices that promote accountability. April 2003. 12 pages. NCJ 184745
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Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides guidance for communities that are considering how best to address a youth gang problem that already exists or threatens to become a reality. June 2008. 74 pages. NCJ 222799
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Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model (Second Edition)
OJJDP-Produced. Provides guidance on how communities can best address an existing or emerging youth gang problem. October 2010. 63 pages. NCJ 231200
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Breaking the Ice: Creating a Dialogue With Youth
OJJDP-Sponsored. This sheet provides tribal communities with ideas on how to educate youth about tough situations. October 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251735
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Burn Injuries in Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Assists in distinguishing between burns that were intentionally inflicted on a child and burns resulting from accidental contact with hot objects. June 2001. 24 pages. NCJ 162424
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Caretaker Satisfaction With Law Enforcement Response to Missing Children
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. NISMART Series. Examines satisfaction with law enforcement from the perspective of all primary caretakers who contacted police when one or more of their children experienced a qualified event. August 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 217909
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Case Studies of Nine Jurisdictions that Reduced Disproportionate Minority Contact in their Juvenile Justice Systems
OJJDP-Sponsored. Funded by OJJDP's Field Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program beginning in 2009, this project identified promising and best practices to reduce racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparities at arrests, referrals to court, pre-adjudicated diversion, and placement in secure detention and confinement based on various systems improvement strategies. March 2014. 97 pages. NCJ 250301
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Challenging the Myths
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Evaluates the "superpredator" theory, which concluded that a new breed of violent juveniles was emerging in the early 1990s and predicted a wave of violent juvenile crime that would continue into the next decade. March 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 178993
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Characteristics of Delinquency Cases Handled in Juvenile Court 2016
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Data Snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's National Juvenile Court Data Archive to document the workload of the nation's juvenile courts. October 2018. 1 pages. NCJ 252702
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Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Certification Manual - Agency Guide
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Certification Program Guide provides valuable information on best practices regarding child protection and recovery strategies; and offers each jurisdiction the opportunity to comply with nationally sanctioned standards of excellence. December 2012. 40 pages. NCJ 250998
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Child Abuse Reported to the Police
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Describes the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and its role in depicting police experiences with child abuse and reports key findings derived from NIBRS data. May 2001. 8 pages. NCJ 187238
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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Child Delinquency Series. Presents valuable information on the nature of child delinquency and describes early intervention and prevention programs that effectively reduce delinquent behavior. May 2003. 20 pages. NCJ 186162
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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Presents key findings of OJJDP's Study Group on Very Young Offenders, features effective and promising intervention and prevention programs, analyzes the implications of dealing with seriously disruptive children in the preschool and early elementary school years. View the broadcast on the Juvenile Justice Teleconferencing Web site. November 2000. NCJ 185594
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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 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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Child Neglect and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Defines the concept of parental duty, explores the links between poverty and neglect, describes the ways in which children are neglected and in which cases of neglect may be detected, and discusses Munchausen syndrome by proxy. This publication is not available online. March 2001. 20 pages. NCJ 161841
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Child Pornography: Patterns From NIBRS
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Presents findings from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System. December 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 204911
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Child Protection FAQ and Guide for Tribal Communities
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides tribal communities with an understanding of expectations, steps for an initial response, and frequently asked questions for when a child goes missing. October 2017. 3 pages. NCJ 251733
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Child Sexual Exploitation: Improving Investigations and Protecting Victims: A Blueprint for Action
OJJDP-Sponsored, OVC-Sponsored. Presents guidelines for collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies involved in the investigation and prosecution of child pornography and prostitution cases and in the provision of services to young victims of these crimes. January 1995. 64 pages. NCJ 153527
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Child Victims of Stereotypical Kidnappings Known to Law Enforcement in 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. NISMART Series. This bulletin summarizes findings on the incidence and characteristics of stereotypical kidnappings of children in 2011 and compares them with 1997 findings. June 2016. 20 pages. NCJ 249249
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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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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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Criminal Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Offers helpful suggestions for interviewing the child and other possible victims, relatives, friends, nonoffending caregivers, and suspects and provides specific questions about the child, the suspect, and their relationship. April 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 214371
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The Criminal Justice System's Response to Parental Abduction
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes findings of a study conducted for OJJDP by the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law and Westat to assess the criminal justice system's response to parental abduction. December 2001. 16 pages. NCJ 186160
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Cuando su hijo desaparecido: una guía de supervivencia para la familia (Spanish, 2004 update, revised)
OJJDP-Produced. Provides parents with insights into what families should do when a child is missing. May 2004. 109 pages. NCJ 212870
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Cuando su Niño está desaparecido: Unia guía de supervivencia familiar (4th Edition)
OJJDP-Produced. This Spanish-language version of When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide provides parents with insights into what families should do when a child is missing. May 2011. 103 pages. NCJ 232789
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Curfew: An Answer to Juvenile Delinquency and Victimization?
OJJDP-Produced. Examines recent developments in curfew ordinances, legal issues related to curfews, how jurisdictions have responded to legal challenges, the elements of sound community-based curfew programs, and examples of curfew programs and services from seven jurisdictions. April 1996. 12 pages. NCJ 159533
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2014
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 2005 and 2014. In 2014, juvenile courts in the United States handled nearly 975,000 delinquency cases that involved juveniles charged with criminal law violations. The delinquency caseload fell to fewer than 1 million cases for the first time since the mid-1970s. January 2018. 4 pages. NCJ 251107
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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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Developing and Implementing a Tool To Evaluate and Improve Underage Drinking and Driving Policies
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides information about a data-based model (SIM-DUI) built to help policy makers explore policy changes and forecast alternative outcome scenarios in terms of reduced crashes and saved lives. September 2016. 42 pages. NCJ 250438
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Diagnostic Imaging of Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series. Provides guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging in medical evaluations designed to determine whether an injury is evidence of child abuse. March 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 161235
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Do Children's Advocacy Centers Improve Families' Experiences of Child Sexual Abuse Investigations?
OJJDP-Sponsored. The study examined whether the implementation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) improved caregivers’ and children’s satisfaction with investigations. October 2007. 17 pages. NCJ 221234
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Effective Use of NCIC (National Crime Information Center)
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides the critical steps involved in entering a child abduction, under the AMBER Alert plan, into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and strategies to improve the effective use of the NCIC. April 2005. 4 pages. NCJ 221763
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Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing
OJJDP-Sponsored. This online brief is designed to help law enforcement who interact with youth in the field to better understand normal adolescent development and behavior. 2015. 8 pages. NCJ 248649
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El Delito del Secuestro Familiar: La perspectiva de hijos y padres
OJJDP-Produced. This Spanish language version of Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's Perspective provides the searching family, law enforcement, and mental health professionals with strategies to build a comprehensive, child-centered approach to recovery and healing. May 2011. 71 pages. NCJ 234086
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Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program: A Compendium of Resources
OJJDP-Produced. Provides practical information to states and units of local government to help them determine how to use federal funds most effectively to combat underage drinking. March 2001. 52 pages. NCJ 178263
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Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report explores family engagement during a youth’s time in the juvenile justice system to improve outcomes across behavioral health, education, and delinquency in the juvenile drug treatment court context. The survey results helped shape the comprehensive set of family engagement recommendations as well as a self-evaluation tool. February 2017. 28 pages. NCJ 250618
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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 the Role of the Internet in Juvenile Prostitution Cases Coming to the Attention of Law Enforcement
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper examines the role of the Internet in juvenile prostitution cases coming to the attention of law enforcement. June 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 240399
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Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies, Sixth Edition
OJJDP-Produced. First published in 1996, this resource describes the federal services, programs, publications, and training sessions that address child sexual exploitation issues, child pornography, child abduction, Internet crime, and missing children cases. May 2011. 48 pages. NCJ 231619
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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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The First Three Hours
OJJDP-Sponsored. This information sheet provides tribal communities tips on how to be prepared as a parent or guardian when a child goes missing. The first three hours are the most crucial window of time for an initial response as well as to gather available resources about a child. October 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251734
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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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Fostering School-Law Enforcement Partnerships (Guide 5 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. One of eight guides designed to enhance school safety, this guide offers assistance in developing and implementing partnerships between schools and law enforcement agencies. September 2002. 56 pages. NCJ 195665
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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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Gang Suppression and Intervention: Problem and Response, Research Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes the results of a study team's assessment of youth gang problems and responses across the United States that demonstrates the need for effective gang suppression and intervention programs. October 1994. 36 pages. NCJ 149629
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Gangs in Schools
OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin provides information on creating a school safety plan to prevent and disrupt gangs in schools. March 2019. 16 pages. NCJ 252842
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Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. This bulletin presents a statistical portrait of girls in the juvenile justice system drawn from three national data collections—the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, OJJDP's National Juvenile Court Data Archive, and OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement. May 2019. 24 pages. NCJ 251486
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Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory
OJJDP-Produced. Describes how a community can establish a task force to create an endangered missing advisory plan, which creates voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria but who may be in danger. March 2011. 37 pages. NCJ 232001
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Guide for Implementing the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model
OJJDP-Produced. Establishes an alternative philosophy for a more balanced approach to juvenile justice that emphasizes restorative justice in which offenders make amends to their victims and the community. December 1998. 95 pages. NCJ 167887
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Guide for Implementing the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. Provides guidance and resources to help states, cities, and communities implement OJJDP's Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders May 1995. 269 pages. NCJ 153681
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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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Handle With Care: Serving the Mental Health Needs of Young Offenders
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from a year-long investigation into the scope of mental health concerns and services in the juvenile justice system. 2000. 124 pages. NCJ 194916
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Highlights of the 1995 National Youth Gang Survey
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. This fact sheet presents an overview of results from the 1995 National Youth Gang Survey. April 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 186268
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Highlights of the 1996 National Youth Gang Survey
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. This fact sheet presents an overview of results from the 1996 National Youth Gang Survey. November 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247803
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Highlights of the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. Reports findings from the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey. July 2008. 2 pages. NCJ 223349
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Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: A Longitudinal Study of Arrest Incidents at Street Segments in Seattle, Washington
OJJDP-Sponsored. In order to determine whether juvenile crime in Seattle, WA, has been concentrated in certain geographic areas ("hot spots"), this study identified crimes for which a juvenile was arrested at street segments in the city, as well as the stability and variation in juvenile crime. December 2009. 25 pages. NCJ 229344
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Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: Findings From Seattle
OJJDP-Produced. Presents the findings of a study that mapped the location of all juvenile crime incidents (incidents in a juvenile was arrested) in Seattle between 1989 and 2002 to determine the distribution of juvenile crime and identify hot spots of juvenile crime. October 2011. 16 pages. NCJ 231575
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Implementation of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018: A Report to Congress
OJJDP-Produced. The Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018 makes Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants and permits the use of grant funds to integrate state or regional AMBER Alert communication plans with tribes. This report provides an assessment of the readiness, education and training needs, technological challenges, and obstacles encountered by tribes in the integration of state or regional AMBER Alert communication plans. June 2019. 40 pages. NCJ 252671
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Implementing Balanced and Restorative Justice: A Guide for Law Enforcement Officers
OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This guide for law enforcement officers presents information for implementing balanced and restorative justice for juveniles throughout the State of Illinois. May 2006. 28 pages. NCJ 244068
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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 Child Fatalities
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides concise, practical information to assist law enforcement officers in investigating child fatalities in which investigators believe abuse or neglect caused or contributed to the fatal injury. August 2005. 36 pages. NCJ 209764
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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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Issues in Resolving Cases of International Child Abduction by Parents
OJJDP-Produced. Presents key findings from a study funded by OJJDP to identify barriers encountered by those seeking to resolve cases of international child abduction by parents. December 2001. 20 pages. NCJ 190105
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Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center Program
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights the Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center Program, designed to enhance the investigative response to missing children cases. March 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 247854
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Juvenile Arrests 1995
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1995 Crime in the United States. February 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 163813
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Juvenile Arrests 1996
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1996 Crime in the United States. November 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 167578
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Juvenile Arrests 1997
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1997 Crime in the United States. December 1998. 12 pages. NCJ 173938
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Juvenile Arrests 1998
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1998 Crime in the United States. December 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 179064
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Juvenile Arrests 1999
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1999 Crime in the United States. December 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 185236
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Juvenile Arrests 2000
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2000 Crime in the United States. November 2002. 12 pages. NCJ 191729
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Juvenile Arrests 2001
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes national and State juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI's report Crime in the United States 2001. December 2003. 12 pages. NCJ 201370
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Juvenile Arrests 2002
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes national and state juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI’s report Crime in the United States 2002. September 2004. 12 pages. NCJ 204608
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Juvenile Arrests 2003
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes national and state juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2003. August 2005. 12 pages. NCJ 209735
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Juvenile Arrests 2004
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes national and state juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2004. December 2006. 12 pages. NCJ 214563
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Juvenile Arrests 2005
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes National and State juvenile arrest data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s report Crime in the United States 2005. August 2008. 12 pages. NCJ 218096
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Juvenile Arrests 2006
OJJDP-Produced. This report summarizes 2006 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report, Crime in the United States 2006. November 2008. 12 pages. NCJ 221338
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Juvenile Arrests 2007
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes 2007 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report, Crime in the United States 2007. April 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 225344
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Juvenile Arrests 2008
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes 2008 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2008. December 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 228479
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Juvenile Arrests 2009
OJJDP-Produced. This report summarizes 2009 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report, Crime in the United States 2009. This information is used to characterize the extent and nature of juvenile crime that comes to the attention of the justice system. December 2011. 24 pages. NCJ 236477
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Juvenile Arrests 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Summarizes 2010 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies throughout the country as cited in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program and the report Crime in the United States 2010. December 2013. 24 pages. NCJ 242770
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Juvenile Arrests 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Summarizes 2011 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies. December 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 244476
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Juvenile Arrests 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, this bulletin summarizes 2012 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies through the country as cited in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the report Crime in the United States 2012. December 2014. 12 pages. NCJ 248513
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Juvenile Arrests for Driving Under the Influence, 1995
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents data and details on juvenile arrests for driving under the influence during 1995. October 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 247865
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Juvenile Arrests, 2016
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. This bulletin describes the latest trends in arrests involving juveniles (youth younger than age 18) from 1980 to 2016, based on analyses of data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program. December 2018. 12 pages. NCJ 251861
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Juvenile Arrests, 2017
NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. This bulletin documents the latest trends in arrests involving juveniles (youth younger than age 18) by drawing on arrest estimates developed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Juvenile Justice based on analyses of data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program. August 2019. 16 pages. NCJ 252713
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Juvenile Arson, 1997
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides data on juvenile arrests and adjudications in 1997 that were related to arson. February 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 175088
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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 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 IX, Number 1 (Causes and Correlates)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Focuses on research that assess how and why children become delinquent, including its value in preventing and combating delinquency. September 2004. 40 pages. NCJ 203555
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1996 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. February 1996. 40 pages. NCJ 159107
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1997 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. August 1997. 55 pages. NCJ 165703
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. September 1999. 236 pages. NCJ 178257
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. March 2006. 260 pages. NCJ 212906
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 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 Offenders and Victims: A Focus on Violence
OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. August 1995. 33 pages. NCJ 153570
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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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Juveniles in Court
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Provides national numbers and an overview of how courts process cases involving juvenile offenders. June 2003. 32 pages. NCJ 195420
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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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La Alerta AMBER: Guia de las mejores practicas para radiodifusores y otros medios de comunicacion
OJJDP-Produced. Provides state, regional, and local authorities with the information necessary for developing and improving AMBER Alert initiatives and procedures. April 2005. 14 pages. NCJ 209519
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Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Presents statistics on the extent and characteristics of juvenile arrests in 1999 and compares them with trends from the 1980s. 32 pages. December 2001. 32 pages. NCJ 191031
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Law Enforcement and School Partnership as a Solution to Truancy: Recommendations From Gulfton's Truancy Reduction Program
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents recommendations from the Gulfton Truancy Reduction Program in Houston, Texas, one of the sites involved in the OJJDP-funded Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program. July 2006. 5 pages. NCJ 249106
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Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
OJJDP-Produced. Provides guidance for local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities who are called on to respond to international parental kidnapping cases. This publication is not available online. October 2002. 116 pages. NCJ 194639
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A Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
OJJDP-Produced. OJJDP developed this guide to help local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities successfully investigate international parental kidnapping cases. July 2018. 100 pages. NCJ 250606
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A Law Enforcement Official's Guide to the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides law enforcement leaders an overview of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, which is an evidence-based framework for the coordination of multiple data-driven, anti-gang and violence-reduction strategies to address serious, violent, and entrenched youth street gang problems. March 2017. 4 pages. NCJ 250663
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Law Enforcement Referral of At-Risk Youth: The SHIELD Program
OJJDP-Produced. Describes an innovative program that facilitates early identification and treatment of at-risk youth. November 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 184579
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Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides information needed by law enforcement personnel to ensure consistency in child abuse investigations and offers useful suggestions on how police officers can work with physicians, respond to domestic disturbance calls, and place children in protective custody. March 2001. 24 pages. NCJ 162425
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Missing Children, State Care, and Child Sex Trafficking: Engaging the Judiciary in Building a Collaborative Response
OJJDP-Sponsored. This online brief provides information for juvenile and family court judges about missing children’s resources that can help juvenile justice and child welfare agencies, law enforcement, legal guardians, and other stakeholders involved in efforts to locate and recover children missing from care. June 2015. 14 pages. NCJ 248940
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children/Sex Trafficking
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on commercial sexual exploitation of children/sex trafficking. August 2014. 14 pages. NCJ 249694
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Community- and Problem-Oriented Policing
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on community- and problem-oriented policing. October 2010. 8 pages. NCJ 249695
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Diversion
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on diversion programs. February 2017. 3 pages. NCJ 249701
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Education for Youth Under Formal Supervision of the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review synthesizes research about the intersection of the educational and the juvenile justice systems. Specifically, it will outline the academic characteristics and challenges of youth in the juvenile justice system (including those in detention and long-term secure residential facilities, and under probation supervision) and interventions aimed at improving educational outcomes for this high-risk population. January 2019. 18 pages. NCJ 252926
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Interactions Between Youth and Law Enforcement
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. As gatekeepers to the justice system, police–youth contact can result in informal solutions such as programs and services that divert youth away from system involvement, or arrest and further entry into the criminal and juvenile justice systems. January 2018. 31 pages. NCJ 251498
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Tribal Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on tribal youth in the juvenile justice system. April 2016. 10 pages. NCJ 249809
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Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide: Diversion Programs
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide (I-Guide): Diversion Programs was designed for those interested in implementing a preadjudication diversion program (that is, a program that diverts youth from formal processing before they go to court). This I-Guide focuses on the beginning stages of implementing a post-arrest, pre-adjudication diversion program. The I-Guide includes programs that divert youths away from court hearings and formal juvenile court processing. August 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 252194
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Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide: Juvenile Reentry Programs
OJJDP-Sponsored. Juvenile reentry includes the provision of services both before and after release, to facilitate a juvenile's continuing reintegration in the community. These programs generally focus on changing youth's individual behavior and help them develop practical skill sets to prevent further delinquency and ensure their successful reentry into the community. September 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 252195
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National Children's Alliance Annual Report 2018
OJJDP-Sponsored. National Children's Alliance is the national association and accrediting body for a network of 881 Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs). NCA administered nearly $10.4 million in grant funds in 2018. The grants supported mental health services, services to youth with problematic sexual behaviors, expanding the number of CACs in the country to reach underserved populations, expanding and improving the services that CACs provide, and more. April 2019. 28 pages. NCJ 252852
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National Gang Center Newsletter, Summer 2016
OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This issue features articles on gang tattoos, a successful partnership between business and youth job-training programs, review of NGC's collaborative Webinar, planning for program sustainability, and NGC's 2015 gang legislation update and Spanish Parents’ Guide to Gangs (Guía sobre las pandillas para los padres) resource. June 2016. 12 pages. NCJ 250141
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National vs. Native Missing Youth Statistics
OJJDP-Sponsored. These statistics compare the number of missing children on a national level with data known about missing Native youth. October 2017. 2 pages. NCJ 251736
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Notes From the Research on Interactions Between Law Enforcement and Youth Discussion
OJJDP-Sponsored. The report outlines research methods and questions from a discussion convened by OJJDP in October between a group of researchers, practitioners and federal staff to identify research strategies to support officer, youth and community safety. The discussion highlighted factors that lead to and influence police-youth interactions, and best practices or programs designed to improve interactions. December 2017. 9 pages. NCJ 251458
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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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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: 2018 Annual Report
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Annual Reports to Congress. In fiscal year 2018, the Office awarded approximately $300 million to fund programs, research, training and technical assistance, and information dissemination activities that enhance public safety, ensure young offenders are held appropriately accountable, and empower youth to live productive, law-abiding lives. Drug use, gang and gun violence, and missing and exploited children are issues of national concern. June 2019. 36 pages. NCJ 252272
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OJJDP Annual Report 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Annual Reports to Congress. 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 Dual System Youth Design Study: Summary of Findings and Recommendations for Pursuing a National Estimate of Dual System Youth
OJJDP-Sponsored. This final technical report focuses on youth involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. December 2018. 184 pages. NCJ 252717
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OJJDP Family Listening Sessions: Executive Summary
OJJDP-Produced. During the spring and summer of 2011, OJJDP, in collaboration with the Campaign for Youth Justice and the Education Development Center, convened four listening sessions with families and youth who have had direct experiences with the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. July 2013. 64 pages. NCJ 241379
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 2012
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. April 2012. 134 pages. NCJ 238336
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 3, Issue 1, Fall 2013
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. December 2013. 128 pages. NCJ 244254
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 4, Issue 1, Winter 2015
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. This issue features articles on rural youth crime, removal from a gang, social distance between minority youth and police, and more. March 2015. 105 pages. NCJ 251064
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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, July/August 2008
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. Features previews of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program conference and State Relations and Assistance Division (SRAD) conferences to be held in August 2008, and a summary of the Youth Gang Symposium held in June 2008. July 2008. 10 pages. NCJ 223613
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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, 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 2009
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. Features a farewell to the field from outgoing Administrator J. Robert Flores in which he provides an overview of accomplishments and highlights during his tenure. The issue also includes an evaluation of OJJDP’s Gang Reduction Program, a feature on a program to reduce underage drinking among Tribal Youth, and upcoming OJJDP training sessions. January 2009. 0 pages. NCJ 225359
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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, January/February 2019
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. This issue's top story and Message From the Administrator highlight National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to promote youth mentoring. Other articles describe OJJDP's Special Victims and Violent Offenders Division; National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month; AMBER Alert Awareness Day; an OJJDP research study on teaching and advocacy roles for mentors; and the December 2018 meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. February 2019. 10 pages. NCJ 252508
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, fund opportunities, and upcoming events. August 2011. 0 pages. NCJ 235188
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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 2019
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. This issue's top story highlights the first convening of OJJDP's Restorative Justice Working Group in Washington, DC. Other articles describe an OJJDP-supported training for juvenile prosecutors, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium, OJJDP's participation in the National Council of Juvenile and Family Courts Conference, the Internet Crimes Against Children task forces' Operation Broken Heart, and a staff spotlight on Senior Policy Advisor Cynthia Pappas. August 2019. 20 pages. NCJ 252941
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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 2008
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. This issue includes features on Missing Children's Day 2008 and a child safety symposium. May 2008. NCJ 223021
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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 OJJDP’s 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, 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, May/June 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. This issue's Message From the Administrator focuses on OJJDP's commitment to preventing child abduction and rescuing missing children. The top story highlights OJJDP's observance of National Missing Children's Day and awards presented at the ceremony. June 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 251680
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2019
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. This issue's top story and Message From the Administrator highlight the Department of Justice's observance of National Missing Children's Day. June 2019. 20 pages. NCJ 252760
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2009
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. Features the Department of Justice priority on reentry programs for ex-offenders and OJJDP's commitment to ensuring a safe and successful reentry for juveniles; features the Obama Administration's meeting with tribal leaders to discuss public safety needs in Indian country; an historic gathering of former OJJDP Administrators to discuss their tenures, issues in the juvenile justice field, and the future of the Office; and an OJJDP-sponsored workshop on evaluating gender-sensitive programs. November 2009. 14 pages. NCJ 228602
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2015
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. This issue's top story and video message highlight some of OJJDP's major accomplishments in 2015. December 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249506
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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, 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, November/December 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. OJJDP-Produced, December 2018. This issue's top story and Message From the Administrator highlight OJJDP's fiscal year 2018 priorities, activities, and funding. December 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 252198
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2015
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance. This issue's top story and video highlight President Obama’s proclamation of October 2015 as National Youth Justice Awareness Month. Other features showcase the youth and law enforcement leaders recognized as "Champions of Change," new sites added to the Violence Reduction Network, OJJDP's recently held family drug court listening session, and highlights of OJJDP's fiscal year 2015 awards. November 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249231
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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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Overview of the Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse: Update 2000
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Updates Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse: An Overview, the original Bulletin summarizing OJJDP's Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, a series designed for detectives, police officers, social workers, psychologists, attorneys—anyone who works on child victimization issues. February 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 178893
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Photodocumentation in the Investigation of Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides pointers on the selection and use of camera equipment, film, and photographic techniques that are most appropriate for use in cases of suspected child abuse. April 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 214123
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OJJDP-Sponsored. The broad functions through which the police address the problem of youth gangs are investigation, intelligence, suppression, community relations, and training. 1991. 21 pages. NCJ 142683
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Police Technical Assistance Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored, Youth Gang Series. This police manual presents guidelines for implementing a model devised to intervene and control the youth gang problem. 1992. 67 pages. NCJ 142665
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Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP’s Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. May 2007. 2 pages. NCJ 251655
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Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse: An Overview
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Summarizes OJJDP's Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, a series of publications that addresses a different aspect of investigating suspected cases of child abuse or neglect and that is designed for detectives, police officers, social workers, psychologists, attorneys, and others. June 1997. 8 pages. NCJ 165153
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Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement
OJJDP-Sponsored. This factsheet presents tips that law enforcement administrators can use to help prepare for a cyberbullying incident. July 2014. 2 pages. NCJ 248203
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Products and Services
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center develops publications to assist States and communities in the enforcement of underage drinking laws; this is a catalog that contains the titles and brief summaries of the contents of these publications. 2001. 10 pages. NCJ 188075
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Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents profiles of 60 programs that address the problem of gun violence, examines the nature of the problem from a national perspective, and discusses the process of developing a solution. February 1999. 262 pages. NCJ 173950
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Protecting Children Online: Using Research-Based Algorithms to Prioritize Law Enforcement Internet Investigations, Technical Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This project used data from 20 Internet Crimes Against Children task forces to develop empirically-based recommendations to assist law enforcement conducting Internet investigations. May 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 250154
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Race as a Factor in Juvenile Arrests
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin analyzes statistics from the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System for evidence of racial bias in police arrests of juveniles for violent crimes. April 2003. 8 pages. NCJ 189180
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Police Handling of Juvenile Arrests
OJJDP-Sponsored. The study integrates and extends research findings on disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system by using the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to examine the effects of race and ethnicity and contextual factors on post-arrest handling decisions by the police. 2016. 33 pages. NCJ 250804
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Recognizing When a Child's Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides information about the many indicators of child maltreatment and abuse to help first responders and investigators differentiate between physical abuse and accidental injury. July 2014. 28 pages. NCJ 243908
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Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses To Eliminate School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This research report discusses findings and lessons learned from a process and outcome evaluation of a judge led collaborative model to keep kids in school and out of court. June 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 250164
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Report to the Attorney General on International Parental Kidnapping
OJJDP-Produced. Report, April 1999. Describes current federal responses to international parental kidnapping, describes shortcomings in the current responses, and makes recommendations to close the gaps and more effectively engage federal agencies. 47 pages. NCJ 189382. April 1999. 47 pages. NCJ 189382
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School Climate, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement: A Latent Variable, Multilevel Multi-Informant Examination
NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This study tested the authoritative school climate theory that schools characterized by high structure and student support have greater levels of student engagement and that these factors are associated with higher academic achievement, as indicated by school graduation rates and school performance on state-mandated testing. November 2018. 17 pages. NCJ 252498
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School Resource Officer Training Program
OJJDP-Produced. After describing the role of the school resource officer (SRO), this fact sheet describes Federal efforts to assist in the training of SROs. March 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 187241
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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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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Child Sexual Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Discusses how the presence of a sexually transmitted disease in a child can be used to assist in identifying or eliminating suspects in child sexual abuse cases. December 2002. 20 pages. NCJ 160940
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Standards Relating to Police Handling of Juvenile Problems
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These standards apply to the role and authority of the police in handling juvenile problems, implications of this role for police organization and personnel, and the need for incentives and accountability in the police handling of juveniles. 1980. 171 pages. NCJ 83577
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Strategies for Success: Combating Juvenile DUI
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes the comprehensive Juvenile DUI Enforcement Program developed by the Police Executive Research Forum, with support from OJJDP and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 1999. 126 pages. NCJ 167250
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Suspect Confession of Child Sexual Abuse to Investigators
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined confessions of child sexual abuse and predictors of confession focusing on true confessions. May 2010. 10 pages. NCJ 230476
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The AMBER Advocate, Issue 2 2019
OJJDP-Sponsored. The top story describes how Gina DeJesus, who was kidnapped in Columbus, OH, in 2004 and held captive by the father of a friend for 9 years, is using her personal experience to help find missing and abducted children. June 2019. 20 pages. NCJ 253480
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Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting
OJJDP-Produced, Report. National Report Series. This bulletin, part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, provides the latest overview of state transfer laws and practices as well as examining available state-level data on juveniles adjudicated in the criminal justice system. September 2011. 28 pages. NCJ 232434
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Underage Drinking: Intervention Principles and Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report from the Council of State Governments and the American Probation and Parole Association presents intervention principles and practice guidelines for dealing with underage drinking. 2011. 111 pages. NCJ 238632
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Understanding the "Whys" Behind Juvenile Crime Trends
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings of a multiyear project designed to examine the various explanations offered for the drop in juvenile crime during the 1990s and to assess how useful they were in developing leading indicators of future trends. November 2012. 170 pages. NCJ 248954
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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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Use of Computers in the Sexual Exploitation of Children, Second Edition
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Describes the behavioral characteristics of sexual predators who target children and how these predators use computers, presents best practices for investigations involving computer evidence, and summarizes the legal principles governing the search and seizure of computer systems. December 2006. 40 pages. NCJ 214167
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Using Agency Records To Find Missing Children: A Guide for Law Enforcement; Program Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Provides law enforcement officers with practical information on how to use agency records in the recovery of missing children and discusses parental consent and parental abduction. March 1996. 31 pages. NCJ 154633
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Uso eficaz del NCIC Centro Nacional de Informacion Criminal
OJJDP-Produced. This Spanish-language fact sheet provides the critical steps involved in entering a child abduction, under the AMBER Alert plan, into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and strategies to improve the effective use of the NCIC. April 2005. 4 pages. NCJ 248023
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Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and Context
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Examines the involvement of girls in violent activity (including whether such activity has increased relative to the increase for boys) and the contexts in which girls engage in violent behavior. May 2008. 24 pages. NCJ 218905
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Violent Crimes Cleared by Juvenile Arrests
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights juveniles account for 1 in 8 violent crimes cleared by arrest. May 1994. 1 pages. NCJ 248003
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What Should You Do If You See a Child Who Appears To Be Lost?
OJJDP-Sponsored. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) offers information on steps you can take to provide assistance to a lost child. 2011. 1 pages. NCJ 252026
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Youngest Delinquents: Offenders Under Age 15
OJJDP-Produced. Presents the findings of a study that examined data on juvenile arrests and delinquency cases processed by U.S. juvenile courts. September 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 165256
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The Youngest Offenders, 1996
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents age-specific data on juvenile arrests. November 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247995
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Youth Focused Policing: Agency Self-Assessment Tool
OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource seeks to assist law enforcement agencies assessing their current state of policy and practice in prevention and response strategies to reduce youth crime, delinquency, and victimization. March 2015. 29 pages. NCJ 248825
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Youth-Oriented Community Policing: National Satellite Teleconference
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Discusses the characteristics of youth-oriented community policing and how it differs from general community-oriented policing and illustrates three unique and effective youth-oriented community policing programs. December 1995. 32 pages. NCJ 160948
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