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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2021

The May/June newsletter highlights the role drug courts play in helping youth and families overcome the effects of substance use, the 38th annual National Missing Children's Day virtual commemoration, and fiscal year 2021 funding opportunities benefiting tribal youth.

OJJDP Launches Redesigned National Mentoring Resource Center Website

The OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) has launched a newly designed website that includes a Resources Assessment page, tools, forum discussions and more. 

Open OJJDP Funding Opportunities

Discover current Fiscal Year 2021 funding opportunities available from OJJDP. 

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 Updates Model Program Guide With Two Literature Reviews

OJJDP recently added a literature review titled "Intersection of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems" and updated  "Arts-Based Programs and Arts Therapies for At-Risk, Justice-Involved, and Traumatized Youths".

JustGrants Training Resources

Learn more about the application process for OJP and DOJ funding opportunities. Find training resources including videos, a job aid, a new DOJ Application Checklist, and webinar recording.

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.

Wellness Program Implementation Series (Part 1): How to Build a Wellness Program

Hosted by OJJDP's NTTAC in conjunction with The Innocent Justice Foundation, this was the first in a 6-part series that discussed how to build a wellness program, from identifying the necessary components (e.g., funding, buy-in, and providers) and choosing the best option for your team, to implementing your program and assessing its success.

Expunging Juvenile Records Misconceptions, Collateral Consequences, and Emerging Practice Webinar

Held on May 19, 2021, this webinar highlighted OJJDP's recently published bulletin that includes defining various terms used to describe expungement and misconceptions about juvenile records.