The January/February newsletter highlights OJJDP's commitment to pursue racial equity and fairness in the juvenile justice system, Administrator Liz Ryan's comments at the National Mentoring Summit, two OJJDP-funded mentoring programs, and National AMBER Alert Awareness Day.
News @ a Glance Headlines
- Top Story: National Mentoring Summit Features OJJDP Administrator and Numerous Grantees
- AMBER Alert System Essential To Recovering Missing Children
- Tribal Connections
- OJJDP Supports Mentoring in Many Settings, Including Youth Detention Facilities
- Stakeholder's Corner: Compeer Promotes Mental Wellness With Friendship
- Research Central: New Report Provides Latest Data on Youth and the Juvenile Justice System
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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.
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.
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.
The estimated number of youth arrests for violent crime, which includes murder, robbery, and aggravated assault, has declined since the mid-2000s.
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.
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.