This issue’s Message from the Administrator and top story introduce new OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan, a staunch advocate for juvenile justice reform for more than 20 years. Additional stories highlight OJJDP's Court Appointed Special Advocates program and the Department of Justice's commemoration of National Missing Children's Day.
As part of Internet Safety Month, join OJJDP on June 28, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET, where we will bring information and resources to parents, educators, child-serving professionals and ICAC Task Force members to help everyone #StartTheConversation about technology safety.
Access and apply for Fiscal Year 2022 funding opportunities from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
On May 16, 2022, Liz Ryan was sworn in as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Administrator Ryan brings to OJJDP more than 30 years of professional experience in legislative and justice-related issues.
The Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 (JJRA) reauthorizes and substantially amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. The JJRA Redline tracks changes implemented by the new law.
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan says National Missing Children's Day is both a time for somber reflection and well-deserved recognition in her video message for the 2022 virtual commemoration.
Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying Initiative
Discover more about OJJDP's Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying Initiative and learn about upcoming webinars. This national initiative focuses on prevention and early intervention from a youth-based perspective.
Videos from the Initiative
On October 27-28, 2021, OJJDP held "Understanding and Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying: A Virtual Symposium". View videos from the symposium and webinar series.