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25th Anniversary of AMBER Alert

OJJDP recognizes the 25th anniversary of AMBER Alert. As of December 2020, 1,029 children have been rescued specifically because of AMBER Alert. 

January is National Mentoring Month

OJJDP recognizes January as National Mentoring Month. Access OJJDP training information, programs, publications and resources on mentoring.

Open OJJDP Funding Opportunities

Discover current Fiscal Year 2021 funding opportunities available from OJJDP. 

New Grants and Payment Management Systems Now Available

The Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) are now available for  award management and payment activities.

OJJDP Supports the States

New: OJJDP COVID–19 Guidance: State Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities

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 News @ a Glance, November/December 2020

The November/December newsletter highlights OJJDP's 2020 accomplishments, its nearly $370 million in FY 2020 grants, and the efforts of a youth member of Oklahoma's state advisory group to improve the state's juvenile justice system.

Learn about Funding

Learn about Funding

OJJDP funding programs support state and community efforts to develop effective prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system.
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 the juvenile justice system.
Participate in Events

Participate in Events

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

Archive: OJJDP FY 2021 Solicitation Webinars

View archived webinars for OJJDP FY 2021 solicitations in the Multimedia section of the OJJDP website.

The Importance of Youth Engagement in the Juvenile Justice System

Amy Peters shares how her experience growing up the child welfare system shapes her work as a juvenile public defender and discusses the importance of youth engagement with three youth members of state advisory groups.