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OJJDP Supports the States

Discover how OJJDP supports the states and territories: view Title II funding details, access 3-year juvenile justice and delinquency prevention plans, and find information on state compliance, disproportionate minority contact, performance measures, and a list of active OJJDP formula and discretionary awards for each U.S. state and territory.

45th Anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

On September 7, 1974, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act was signed into law. This historic statute established OJJDP as the only federal agency that supports local and state efforts to deter delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.
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Gang Violence Prevention

To address youth gangs, OJJDP supports research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and programs like the National Gang Center.
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Child Abuse Prevention

OJJDP is working to prevent child abuse and mitigate its negative impact through partnerships, programs, and training and technical assistance.
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.

Watch Administrator Harp's Recent Video Message

In this video, OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp reflects on the 45th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and its impact on juvenile justice.