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.
The Latest from OJJDP
The July/August newsletter highlights the importance of listening to youth, young people’s experience returning to their communities following residential placement, an anti-gang program in Hawaii, and the benefits of collaboration among OJJDP, Tribes, and states.
This bulletin describes the office juvenile court referral histories of more than 160,000 youth born in 2000 from 903 selected United States counties.
Access and apply for Fiscal Year 2022 funding opportunities from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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.