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January is National Mentoring Month

President Joseph R. Biden has proclaimed January as National Mentoring Month to honor those who devote their time to helping youth thrive.

Keeping Hope Alive: The AMBER Alert Program

OJJDP highlights the history and groundbreaking moments that established and propelled the AMBER Alert program that is used across the nation to safely recover missing and abducted children.

Justice Department Awards More Than $100 Million to Support Youth

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced awards totaling nearly $103 million to support youth and help achieve greater equity in the juvenile justice system.

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 Releases Tribal Consultation Report

The OJJDP Tribal Consultation Response report summarizes findings from the Tribal Consultation held on June 25, 2020, OJJDP's responses for resolving the issues discussed, feedback received during the comment period, and OJJDP action items to help build and maintain its support of tribal communities and their juvenile justice programs.

OJJDP News @ a Glance
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2021

This issue highlights OJJDP's commitment to American Indian and Alaska Native youth, the State Relations and Assistance Division National Training Conference, a youth advisor to the National Mentoring Resource Center, and the use of Peacemaking Circles by tribal communities.

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.

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.

Videos from OJJDP's National Symposium

On October 27-28, 2021, OJJDP held "Understanding and Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying: A Virtual Symposium". View virtual remarks from OJJDP Acting Administrator Chyrl Jones and watch panel discussions from both days of the event.

Understanding and Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying Symposium (Day 1)

This virtual symposium addressed important topics such as current trends and research on identity-based bullying, cyberbullying, youth-related hate crimes, and how hate groups use social media and technology to reach, recruit, and radicalize youth. 

OJJDP Acting Administrator Delivers Virtual Remarks at National Symposium

"Empowering youth to lead productive lives is at the core of our Office's mission," said Acting Administrator Jones in her virtual remarks. "No one can build a productive life if they are bullied or targeted because of their race, gender, sexual orientation or any other difference."

Understanding and Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying (Day 2)

Panel discussions provided programs, best practices, and evidence-based strategies on how schools, families, law enforcement, and communities can work together to build protective factors in youth and help youth resist and disengage from extremist hate groups.