Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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Welcome to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) page. If you are looking for the official source of information about OJJDP, please visit ojjdp.ojp.gov. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is pleased to participate in open, un-moderated forums offered by commercial social networks sites in order to increase government transparency, promote public participation and encourage collaboration with the department. Please note that the department does not control, moderate or endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to this site. In addition, the department does not collect, maintain, or disseminate information posted here. DOJ does not collect comments or messages through this account. Learn more at: http://www.justice.gov/privacy-file.htm

Mission: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports the efforts of states, tribes, and communities to develop and implement effective and equitable juvenile justice systems that enhance public safety, ensure youth are held appropriately accountable to both crime victims and communities, and empower youth to live productive, law-abiding lives.

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Find COVID-19 resources for #youth and families on topics that include tips for adapting to changes in personal routines...
08/28/2020
OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2020 | News in Brief

Find COVID-19 resources for #youth and families on topics that include tips for adapting to changes in personal routines, coping with depression, and staying mentally and physically active. Learn more about these and other resources in #OJJDPNews.

Now Available: Online Training for Law Enforcement Officers on Children’s Exposure to Violence New Grants and Payment Management Systems To Launch in October Early Family/Parent Training Rated “Effective” by CrimeSolutions.gov Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases PREA Data-Collection Activiti...

08/26/2020
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Massachusetts issued its first AMBER Alert for a stranger abduction since the system was implemented statewide in 2002. Read about this and more in the latest issue of the AMBER Advocate.https://www.amberadvocate.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AA42-web-final.pdf

Join MENTOR tomorrow from 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET for a #webinar detailing proven capacity building strategies for smaller org...
08/26/2020
Capacity Building Strategies for Smaller Mentoring Organizations

Join MENTOR tomorrow from 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET for a #webinar detailing proven capacity building strategies for smaller organizations that can be applied to the youth #mentoring field.

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/events/capacity-building-strategies-smaller-mentoring-organizations

Many youth mentoring programs in the U.S. are smaller-scale programs that serve fewer than 100 mentor matches. Smaller programs often have limited staff time that is split between supporting mentor matches, recruiting new mentors, and raising funding to keep the lights on. In this webinar, we will e...

Learn about the importance of relationships and social capital on September 1 in the third webinar in this series from t...
08/25/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Leveraging the Secret Sauce of Relationships to Improve Reentry Outcomes: The Value of Social Capital. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Learn about the importance of relationships and social capital on September 1 in the third webinar in this series from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation about #reentry and providing support to individuals returning to their communities from incarceration.

If you work with individuals returning to their communities from incarceration, you know the relationships you develop with participants – and those you help participants develop outside of your organization – matter. Many programs recognize the power of “social capital” – or the value tha...

Join OJJDP on September 3 at 3 p.m. ET for “Investigation, Prosecution, and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders (Prosecutors...
08/24/2020
Investigation, Prosecution, and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders (Prosecutors Only)

Join OJJDP on September 3 at 3 p.m. ET for “Investigation, Prosecution, and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders (Prosecutors Only).” Register and learn more about this #webinar.

During this training, participating prosecutors will learn to address juvenile sex offenders at the investigation, prosecution and treatment stages. Analyzing current research and practices; this workshop offers suggestions and guidelines to address the needs of juvenile sex offenders, their victims...

Meet Audriana Mitchell, who is one of 12 peer guides selected to participate in last year’s Tribal Youth Leadership Deve...
08/24/2020
OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2020 | Youth Voices: Audriana Mitchell

Meet Audriana Mitchell, who is one of 12 peer guides selected to participate in last year’s Tribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative. Peer guides work together to increase #youth engagement and take action on #publicsafety issues across Indian country. Learn more in #OJJDPNews. #YouthVoices

A Navajo member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Audriana—known as Audri—is 1 of 12 peer guides selected last year to participate in the Tribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative, a collaboration between OJJDP and United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY). The peer guides have named t...

Administrator Caren Harp discussed how OJJDP is addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other #juve...
08/21/2020
OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2020 | News From the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

Administrator Caren Harp discussed how OJJDP is addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other #juvenilejustice issues during July’s FACJJ meeting. Learn more in this issue of News @ a Glance. #OJJDPNews

The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) held a virtual meeting July 29, 2020, to discuss ongoing issues in juvenile justice and to hear reports from its three subcommittees—Special Topics, Facilitating Compliance With the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, a

Join MENTOR on August 27 at 1 p.m. ET for “Capacity Building Strategies for Smaller Mentoring Organizations.” Register a...
08/21/2020
Capacity Building Strategies for Smaller Mentoring Organizations

Join MENTOR on August 27 at 1 p.m. ET for “Capacity Building Strategies for Smaller Mentoring Organizations.” Register and learn more about this #webinar.

Many youth mentoring programs in the U.S. are smaller-scale programs that serve fewer than 100 mentor matches. Smaller programs often have limited staff time that is split between supporting mentor matches, recruiting new mentors, and raising funding to keep the lights on. In this webinar, we will e...

08/20/2020
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Learn about a customized AMBER Alert training for local law enforcement in Springfield, Missouri, meet the special agent in charge of Tennessee’s AMBER Alert program, and more inside the new issue of the AMBER Advocate newsletter.

https://www.amberadvocate.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AA42-web-final.pdf

08/19/2020
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Learn about the latest meetings and laws to protect #youth across Indian Country along with the latest AMBER Alert updates around the world in this issue of the AMBER Advocate newsletter.https://www.amberadvocate.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AA42-web-final.pdf

This issue of OJJDP’s News @ a Glance bimonthly electronic newsletter features a message from Administrator Caren Harp a...
08/19/2020
OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2020 | July/August 2020

This issue of OJJDP’s News @ a Glance bimonthly electronic newsletter features a message from Administrator Caren Harp about OJJDP’s tribal consultation, which focused on tribal funding, enhancing #publicsafety, and supporting programs for tribal #youth.

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Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center tomorrow from 2 to 3 p.m. ET for a #webinar discussing how communitie...
08/18/2020
Beyond the Obvious: Identifying & Investigating Asphyxiation Cases

Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center tomorrow from 2 to 3 p.m. ET for a #webinar discussing how communities can collaborate on, investigate, treat and prosecute asphyxiation cases.

The National Criminal Justice Training Center is hosting this webinar. The presenters are Kelsey McKay, Founder & CEO of RESPOND Against Violence, a non-profit organization, and Andrea Zaferes, Vice President of Lifeguard Systems and RIPTIDE, a NAUI & ACUC course director, and a PADI, DAN, and Red C...

OJJDP has just released the July/August 2020 issue of News @ a Glance. Download it here. #OJJDPNews
08/18/2020
OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2020 | July/August 2020

OJJDP has just released the July/August 2020 issue of News @ a Glance. Download it here. #OJJDPNews

The .gov means it’s official. Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.

Register for tomorrow’s U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and ...
08/17/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Leveraging the Secret Sauce of Relationships to Improve Reentry Outcomes: The Value of Social Capital. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Register for tomorrow’s U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation #reentry webinar: “Developing Organic Connections, Peer Groups, and Accountability.” The value of social capital and fostering relationships for those returning from incarceration will be discussed.

If you work with individuals returning to their communities from incarceration, you know the relationships you develop with participants – and those you help participants develop outside of your organization – matter. Many programs recognize the power of “social capital” – or the value tha...

Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center on August 19 at 2 p.m. ET for “Beyond the Obvious: Identifying & Inve...
08/14/2020
Beyond the Obvious: Identifying & Investigating Asphyxiation Cases

Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center on August 19 at 2 p.m. ET for “Beyond the Obvious: Identifying & Investigating Asphyxiation Cases.” Register and learn more about this #webinar. https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/events/beyond-obvious-identifying-investigating-asphyxiation-cases

The National Criminal Justice Training Center is hosting this webinar. The presenters are Kelsey McKay, Founder & CEO of RESPOND Against Violence, a non-profit organization, and Andrea Zaferes, Vice President of Lifeguard Systems and RIPTIDE, a NAUI & ACUC course director, and a PADI, DAN, and Red C...

Learn about the importance of relationships and social capital on August 18 in the second webinar in this series from th...
08/14/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Leveraging the Secret Sauce of Relationships to Improve Reentry Outcomes: The Value of Social Capital. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Learn about the importance of relationships and social capital on August 18 in the second webinar in this series from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation about #reentry and providing support to individuals with criminal records rejoining their communities.

If you work with individuals returning to their communities from incarceration, you know the relationships you develop with participants – and those you help participants develop outside of your organization – matter. Many programs recognize the power of “social capital” – or the value tha...

08/13/2020
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Read the latest issue of the AMBER Advocate newsletter to find stories and information about keeping our #youth safe.

https://www.amberadvocate.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AA42-web-final.pdf

Office of Justice Programs
08/13/2020

Office of Justice Programs

Beginning on October 15, 2020, OJP will launch the new grants management and payment management systems. The Justice Grants System (JustGrants) will replace the current Grants Management System (GMS) and the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) will replace the Grants Payment Request System (GPRS). JustGrants presents a unified grants management approach that will ease burdens on award recipients. Learn more about the benefits of JustGrants and how to prepare: https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=justgrants

Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center and AMBER Alert today from 2 to 3:15 p.m. ET for a #webinar discussin...
08/13/2020
Family of Missing Children's Perspective for Law Enforcement

Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center and AMBER Alert today from 2 to 3:15 p.m. ET for a #webinar discussing training and resources for #lawenforcement handling AMBER alerts and missing and exploited children. https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/events/family-missing-childrens-perspective-law-enforcement

This webinar is hosted by the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College. The presenters of this webinar are Tanea Parmenter, the Idaho State Missing Person Clearinghouse Manager, and Janell Rasmussen, who has spent over 20 years working in Public Safety.

Resources for #lawenforcement and industry professionals who help fight crimes against children can be found at our #CAC...
08/12/2020

Resources for #lawenforcement and industry professionals who help fight crimes against children can be found at our #CACC2020 virtual booth. https://www.cacconference.org/

Access OJJDP resources about #childabuse prevention, child protection, and #lawenforcement response at our #CACC2020 vir...
08/11/2020

Access OJJDP resources about #childabuse prevention, child protection, and #lawenforcement response at our #CACC2020 virtual booth. Crimes Against Children Conference

https://www.cacconference.org/

Join OJJDP today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET for a #webinar discussing the art of developing effective themes and theories fo...
08/11/2020
We’re Just Going to Talk: Presenting Your Case in Opening Statement and Closing Argument (Prosecutors Only)

Join OJJDP today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET for a #webinar discussing the art of developing effective themes and theories for prosecutors to present to jurors in cases of #childabuse.

Prosecutors will learn the art of developing effective themes and theories to present to jurors in cases of child abuse. Particular emphasis will be placed on cases in which the outcome largely relies on the assessment of the child’s credibility versus the credibility of the accused.

08/11/2020
Upcoming Events – MENTOR

Join OJJDP and MENTOR today from 1 to 2 p.m. ET for a #webinar discussing the impact how social distancing and technology integration has had on mentors their mentoring relationships. https://www.mentoring.org/upcoming-events/

The current global pandemic and resulting social distancing and closing of schools and nonprofit programs has thrown the mentoring field into a dizzying time of program adaptations, on-the-fly technology solutions, and radically changed mentor-mentee relationships. Please join leading scholar Dr. Mi...

The Crimes Against Children Conference provides training to those in #lawenforcement, child protective services, social ...
08/10/2020

The Crimes Against Children Conference provides training to those in #lawenforcement, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime. Join us virtually August 10-13. To learn more, visit: https://www.cacconference.org/

Register for this year’s virtual Crimes Against Children Conference and access sessions, trainings, and recordings about...
08/07/2020

Register for this year’s virtual Crimes Against Children Conference and access sessions, trainings, and recordings about #childabuse prevention, #youthsafety, and other ways to help fight crimes against children. #CACC2020

https://www.cacconference.org/

Join OJJDP for the upcoming #CACC2020 (Virtual) Conference to discuss how to help fight crimes against children in local...
08/06/2020

Join OJJDP for the upcoming #CACC2020 (Virtual) Conference to discuss how to help fight crimes against children in local communities. #YouthSafety https://www.cacconference.org/

Learn about the vital role social capital plays in helping individuals successfully return to their communities from inc...
08/05/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Leveraging the Secret Sauce of Relationships to Improve Reentry Outcomes: The Value of Social Capital. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Learn about the vital role social capital plays in helping individuals successfully return to their communities from incarceration in these upcoming webinars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Register now. #reentry

If you work with individuals returning to their communities from incarceration, you know the relationships you develop with participants – and those you help participants develop outside of your organization – matter. Many programs recognize the power of “social capital” – or the value tha...

OJJDP supports reentry for #youth and adults through its #SecondChanceAct program. Learn how relationships improve reent...
08/04/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Leveraging the Secret Sauce of Relationships to Improve Reentry Outcomes: The Value of Social Capital. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

OJJDP supports reentry for #youth and adults through its #SecondChanceAct program. Learn how relationships improve reentry outcomes in these upcoming webinars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

If you work with individuals returning to their communities from incarceration, you know the relationships you develop with participants – and those you help participants develop outside of your organization – matter. Many programs recognize the power of “social capital” – or the value tha...

Join OJJDP August 10-13 to discuss training, resources, and other best practices to help protect #youth, prevent #childa...
08/04/2020

Join OJJDP August 10-13 to discuss training, resources, and other best practices to help protect #youth, prevent #childabuse and fight crimes against children during this year’s (virtual) Crimes Against Children Conference. #CACC2020

https://www.cacconference.org/

Register for tomorrow’s U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and ...
08/03/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Leveraging the Secret Sauce of Relationships to Improve Reentry Outcomes: The Value of Social Capital. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Register for tomorrow’s U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation #reentry webinar: “Valuing Data and Individuals with Similar Experiences.” The value of social capital and fostering relationships for those returning from incarceration will be discussed.

If you work with individuals returning to their communities from incarceration, you know the relationships you develop with participants – and those you help participants develop outside of your organization – matter. Many programs recognize the power of “social capital” – or the value tha...

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Congress enacted the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act (Pub. L. No. 93-415, 42 U.S.C. § 5601 et seq.) in 1974. This landmark legislation established OJJDP to support local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. In November 2002, Congress reauthorized the JJDP Act. The reauthorization (the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, Pub. L. No. 107-273, 116 Stat. 1758) supported OJJDP's established mission while introducing important changes that streamlined the Office's operations and brought a sharper focus to its role. The provisions of the reauthorization took effect in FY 2004 (October 2003). In December 2018, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (JJRA) of 2018 was signed into law, reauthorizing and substantially amending the JJDP Act. Learn more at https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/about/legislation

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