The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) invites you to share your input on how to implement OJJDP’s current priority areas.
The priorities reflect OJJDP’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 leads efforts to transform the juvenile justice system into one that—
- Takes adolescent brain development research into account and treats children as children, not as adults.
- Recognizes that most young people are better served in their own communities and that outcomes are improved when families are involved in youth’s treatment.
- Opens up opportunities for system-involved youth so they have the same opportunities as youth who have not had contact with the juvenile justice system.
OJJDP will use this feedback to support our mission.