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.
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Available Funding Opportunities
View current FY 2023 funding opportunities and related webinars.
OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2023
The January/February newsletter highlights OJJDP's commitment to pursue racial equity and fairness in the juvenile justice system, Administrator Liz Ryan's comments at the National Mentoring Summit, two OJJDP-funded mentoring programs, and National AMBER Alert Awareness Day.
- Celebrating Youth Achievements and Promise During Black History Month
- Real Justice Means Ensuring Opportunities for Justice System-Involved Youth
- Serving Justice-Involved Youth at Home, With Community Support
- Treating Children as Children
- Priorities That Keep Kids' Best Interests at the Heart of What We Do
- New OJJDP Initiative Promotes Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration
- OJJDP Launches Youth and Family Partnership Working Group
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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.