This issue's Message from the Administrator and top story introduce new OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan, a staunch advocate for juvenile justice reform for more than 20 years.
News @ a Glance Headlines
- Message From the Administrator: Helping Youth Find Positive Paths Forward
- Top Story: Esteemed Youth Advocate Liz Ryan Named OJJDP Administrator
- CASA/GAL Volunteers Bring Stability While Advocating for Youth in Foster Care
- Department of Justice Commemorates National Missing Children’s Day
- OJJDP Expands Efforts To Protect Youth Who Identify as LGBTQI+ and Two Spirit
- Staff Spotlight: Associate Administrator Lucia Turck-Gamble
Characteristics and Trends of Youth Victims of Suicide and Homicide, 2020 shows that number of youth suicide victims remained relatively stable in 2020, and the number of youth homicide victims increased 47 percent; however, except for Black youth, the suicide rate for youth in 2020 was greater than the homicide rate, regardless of victim gender or race.
Data show that between 1997 and 2019, the number of youth in residential placement decreased 65 percent to 36,479, its lowest level since data collection began in 1997.
OJJDP produces different types of publications and products, including Newsletters, Bulletins, Fact Sheets, Reports, and Portable Guides.
OJJDP Annual Reports
Annual Reports describe the Office's activities in a specified fiscal year.
OJJDP's growing multimedia collection includes video messages from OJJDP Acting Administrator Chyrl Jones, archived webinars on specific solicitations, training sessions, and more.
NCJRS Virtual Library
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Virtual Library contains bibliographic information and abstracts of more than 230,000 collection resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs' works.