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.
This webinar to be held on Safer Internet Day on February 7th, will identify tactics used to target victims and will focus on awareness and preventive messaging to help provide protective factors for youth.
The Latest from OJJDP
President Joseph Biden has issued a proclamation making January National Mentoring Month, to celebrate "the dedicated mentors whose wisdom, guidance, and positive examples set our children on a sound path and help prepare them to succeed."
The November/December newsletter highlights OJJDP's fiscal year 2022 grants, the October 2022 meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a youth member of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, and National Native American Heritage Month.
The FY 2023 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation provides federally recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization.
- 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
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.