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OJJDP Priorities

OJJDP's three priorities reflect the Office's guiding philosophy: to enhance the welfare of America’s youth and broaden their opportunities for a better future. To bring these goals to fruition, OJJDP is leading efforts to transform the juvenile justice system into one that will—

The juvenile justice field's decisionmaking must be informed by science and research to ensure young people are adjudicated fairly and given opportunities to learn and recover from youthful mistakes.

Community-based programs that involve families as a critical component enhance youth outcomes, increase public safety, and strengthen neighborhoods.

Juvenile justice practitioners must recognize and address the barriers to success that involvement with the juvenile justice system creates for youth.

OJJDP, ICAC to Host Sextortion Awareness and Prevention Webinar

This webinar to be held on Safer Internet Day on February 7th, will identify tactics used to target victims and will focus on awareness and preventive messaging to help provide protective factors for youth. 

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National Mentoring Month - January
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Presidential Proclamation Marks National Mentoring Month

President Joseph Biden has issued a proclamation making January National Mentoring Month, to celebrate "the dedicated mentors whose wisdom, guidance, and positive examples set our children on a sound path and help prepare them to succeed." 

OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2022

The November/December newsletter highlights OJJDP's fiscal year 2022 grants, the October 2022 meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a youth member of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, and National Native American Heritage Month.

FY 2023 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Available

The FY 2023 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation provides federally recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization.

Learn about Funding

Learn about Funding

OJJDP funding programs support state and community efforts to develop effective prevention and intervention programs and to improve juvenile justice systems.
Access Resources

Access Resources

OJJDP produces and sponsors numerous publications and products each year that focus on different aspects of juvenile justice.
Find Programs

Find Programs

OJJDP sponsors programs to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization and improve juvenile justice systems.
Participate in Events

Participate in Events

Learn about upcoming webinars and in-person conferences and training opportunities that support OJJDP's mission.

Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying  Initiative

Discover more about OJJDP's Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying  Initiative. This national initiative focuses on prevention and early intervention from a youth-based perspective.