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OJJDP Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the JJDPA

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention marks the 50th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, with the year-long observance "Looking Back, Moving Forward: Celebrating 50 Years of the JJDPA". Throughout 2024, the Office will observe the Act's golden anniversary with several events. 

Save the Date: Next Administrator Update Call Set for July 24

OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan will hold her monthly Today in Juvenile Justice: Administrator Update call on July 24, 2024 at 1 p.m. ET. 

OJJDP Priorities

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.

Juvenile justice practitioners must recognize and address the barriers to success that involvement with the juvenile justice system creates for youth.

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OJJDP's Continuum of Care: An Effective Framework for Youth Safety, Accountability and Justice Approach

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is hosting a webinar on how communities can build a "Continuum of Care" to strengthen their approach to youth justice on July 22, 2024 at 1 p.m. ET.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, June 2024

The June newsletter highlights a recent increase in the nonfatal violent victimization rate for youth, Administrator Liz Ryan’s remarks at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice annual conference, and the work of OJJDP’s Pride Justice Resource Center.

View and Apply for OJJDP Funding

Access current funding opportunities from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 

Learn about Funding

Learn about Funding

OJJDP funding programs support state and community efforts to develop effective prevention and intervention programs and to improve juvenile justice systems.
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 juvenile justice systems.
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. This national initiative focuses on prevention and early intervention from a youth-based perspective. OJJDP hosted its second Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying Prevention Virtual Symposium from October 17-18, 2023.