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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2022

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.

June is Internet Safety Month
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Protect Our Youth Online: A Virtual Event to Start the Conversation

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. 

Apply for OJJDP Funding Opportunities

Access and apply for Fiscal Year 2022 funding opportunities from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 

OJJDP Welcomes New Administrator Liz Ryan

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.

Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018

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 Observes National Missing Children's Day

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. 

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 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