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Youth Justice Action Month: Creating Brighter Futures for Our Nation's Youth

OJJDP, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, and the National Juvenile Justice Network held a webinar on October 3, 2022 to discuss the history of Youth Justice Action Month and actions we can each take during October and beyond to create brighter futures for the nation's youth.

Youth Justice Action Month: A Message from John Legend

In an exclusive video, John Legend, singer and advocate, thanks youth justice advocates from across the country for their efforts during Youth Justice Action Month to raise awareness and educate the public about the impact of the justice system on youth.

Youth Justice Action Month: Why We Act

In observance of Youth Justice Action Month, OJJDP provides a brief history of YJAM and how the story of Tracy McClard, a mother in Jackson, MO, who lost her 17-year-old son to suicide in an adult facility, sparked nationwide juvenile justice advocacy work, awareness, and reform.

Trends in Youth Arrests for Violent Crimes

The estimated number of youth arrests for violent crime, which includes murder, robbery, and aggravated assault, has declined since the mid-2000s.

Highlights From the 2020 Juvenile Residential Facility Census

This Data Snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's Juvenile Residential Facility Census to describe changes in where youth are placed and services provided. Data show the number of youth in placement fell 77 percent between 2000 and 2020. 

Publication Types

OJJDP produces different types of publications and products, including Newsletters, Bulletins, Fact Sheets, Reports, and Portable Guides.

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OJJDP Annual Reports

Annual Reports describe the Office's activities in a specified fiscal year.​

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About Multimedia

OJJDP's growing multimedia collection includes video messages from OJJDP Acting Administrator Chyrl Jones, archived webinars on specific solicitations, training sessions, and more.

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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.