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45 Year Anniversary of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

September, 2019

Administrator Caren Harp reflects on the 45th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act and its impact on juvenile justice. Signed into law on September 7, 1974, the JJDP Act established OJJDP to support local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.

OJJDP September/October 2019 News @ A Glance Video Message

September, 2019

In this September/October 2019 video message, Administrator Caren Harp reflects on the 45th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act and its impact on juvenile justice. Signed into law on September 7, 1974, the JJDP Act established OJJDP to support local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.

Spotlight on Family Engagement in Youth Reentry Webinar

June, 2019

This webinar highlights the promising practices of state and local agencies to engage families in supporting youth reentry efforts both during and after their release from confinement. Speakers identify ways in which increasing family engagement has in turn enhanced youth accountability and has helped youth and families to succeed in community life following commitment.

This webinar occurred on March 12, 2019.

Building Trauma Informed Police Responses in Your Agency Training and Tools Webinar

June, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), presents “Building Trauma-Informed Police Responses in Your Agency: Training and Tools.” This webinar provides an overview of trauma-informed policing for officers, law enforcement agencies, and communities. Presenters describe the phenomenon of trauma, share data about traumatic exposure, and introduce online training and tools developed by IACP and Yale with support from OJJDP to help agencies build trauma-informed responses.

This webinar occurred on March 18, 2019.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model Webinar

June, 2019

This OJJDP-hosted webinar to discusses the "Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model" from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center. The InCK model is designed to reduce costs and improve quality of health care for children and youth from birth to 21 years of age, who are covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The model offers prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs for youth, including opioid addiction.

This webinar occurred on February 21, 2019.

Checklist to Change – Rethinking Phases Recovery and Reunification in Your FTC Webinar

June, 2019

A growing number of family treatment courts (FTCs) are moving beyond the traditional pre‐set phasing structure focused on compliance, drug test results and completing a checklist of requirements to one that accounts for parents’ strengths, readiness, and supporting real behavioral change. This webinar explores the innovative and meaningful approach Family Treatment Courts (FTCs) have adopted to better assess and prepare families for successful recovery and reunification.

This webinar occurred on January 22, 2019.

The Top 5 Challenges in Responding to Participant Behavior in FTCs Webinar

June, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with Children and Family Futures, presents "Top 5 Challenges in Responding to Participant Behavior in Family Treatment Courts (and How To Solve Them)." This webinar explores how family treatment courts (FTCs) can effectively respond to participant behavior.

This webinar occurred on March 28, 2019.

OJJDP FY 19 Second Chance Act: Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Children Webinar

June, 2019

This program will promote and expand services in detention and correctional facilities to incarcerated individuals and their minor children younger than age 18, and provide services to children of incarcerated parents by facilitating access to services that support their needs. This webinar reviews the application process and provide a general overview of the grant solicitation "Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children."

Section 508: Creating Accessible Word Documents

April, 2019

Geared toward OJJDP grantees, this video provides a guide for creating documents in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.

This video provides a detailed look at how to make Microsoft Word source files Section 508 friendly so they can be converted to more accessible PDF files.

View all videos in the Section 508 (Accessibility) playlist.

Section 508: Creating Accessible PowerPoint Documents

April, 2019

Geared toward OJJDP grantees, this video provides a guide for creating Microsoft PowerPoint presentations in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.

This video provides a detailed look at how to make Microsoft PowerPoint source files Section 508 friendly so they can be converted to more accessible PDF files.

Section 508: An Overview

April, 2019

Geared toward OJJDP grantees, this video provides a high-level overview of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. The video describes Section 508, its history, who is impacted, what needs to be made compliant.

View all videos in the Section 508 (Accessibility) Playlist.

Understanding Girls and the Juvenile Justice System – A Review of Recent National Data Webinar

April, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with the National Girls Initiative, presented “Understanding Girls and the Juvenile Justice System – A Review of Recent National Data.” In this 90-minute webinar, participants learned about available data resources relating to victimization and offending of girls, and the juvenile justice system’s response to law-violating behavior by girls. The presenters shared resources using online data analysis and dissemination tools, with examples of their application for policy and practice.

This webinar occurred on September 24, 2018.

Family Drug Courts Serving Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders and their Infants Webinar

April, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with Children and Family Futures, presents "Planning for Safe Care — What Your Family Drug Court Needs To Know About Serving Pregnant Women With Opioid Use Disorders and Their Infants." The webinar features a facilitated discussion between a nationally recognized family drug court judge and a women's health care and addiction medicine expert who will share their experiences and knowledge on best practices in the treatment of opioid use disorders.

Building Resiliency: The Importance of Privacy and Confidentiality in Wellness Programs Webinar

April, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with The Innocent Justice Foundation, presents "Building Resiliency: The Importance of Privacy and Confidentiality in Wellness Programs." This webinar was designed to help professionals who address commercial sexual exploitation of children develop wellness practices to promote resilience and reduce or eliminate the negative effects of exposure to trauma and stress in their work.

Cyberbullying: The Law Enforcement Perspective Webinar

April, 2019

This webinar features three Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Commanders who focus on the impact of cyberbullying, methods of prevention, and resources available to address this challenge.

This webinar occurred on October 18, 2018.

The Changing Landscape of Age of Criminal Responsibility Policies Webinar

April, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with the Age of Criminal Responsibility Research Training and Technical Assistance Center, presented “The Changing Landscape of Age of Criminal Responsibility Policies in the U.S. and the Steps States Are Taking To Prepare for and Implement Policy Changes.” In this one-hour webinar, participants heard from stakeholders in states that have recently raised the age of juvenile court jurisdiction.

Financial Literacy for Teens Webinar

April, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with the Federal Trade Commission, presented “Financial Literacy for Teens.” This webinar focused on teen financial independence. The webinar examined the importance of a credit report and discusses how to order, review, and correct them. Presenters also discuss free resources to help teens prepare to get credit and avoid pitfalls when applying for student loans, buying a car, renting an apartment, or making other financial decisions. Identity theft is a concern to foster youth and will be covered in this webinar.

The Model Programs Guide (MPG) Diversion Programs Implementation Guide Webinar

April, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with Development Services Group, Inc., will present "The Model Programs Guide Diversion Programs Implementation Guide." This webinar will provide an overview of the resources available on OJJDP's Model Programs Guide (MPG), including program profiles, literature reviews, and Implementation Guides (I-Guides). Presenters will focus on the research that informed the development of the I-Guides, including the new Diversion Programs I-Guide. The webinar will also feature discussion from a practitioner who is currently using the Diversion Programs I-Guide.

Maintaining Your Balance – Resiliency Action Plan Webinar

April, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with The Innocent Justice Foundation, presents "Maintaining Your Balance – Resiliency Action Plan." This webinar was designed to help law enforcement professionals and their families and friends develop a resiliency action plan for both work and life to help them succeed.

Learning Lessons from the School Attack that Didn’t Happen Webinar

April, 2019

In this webinar, OJJDP, in collaboration with the Police Foundation, provided an overview of the database that the Police Foundation has developed and uses to share information on both averted and completed acts of school violence. Presenters will also discuss training in schools to identify behavior that can lead to violence.

Strategies for the Prevention, Response and Recovery from Acts of Violence Webinar

April, 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with the Police Foundation, presented “Strategies for the Prevention, Response, and Recovery from Acts of Violence in Schools” discussing ongoing efforts to prevent, respond to, and recover from school violence. Presenters explored lessons learned, best practices, and the role of school resource officers in school violence prevention.

Runaway Youth Prevention Webinar

April, 2019

OJJDP presents "Runaway Youth Prevention." This webinar addresses runaway youth prevention and focus on emerging needs, recent initiatives and legislation, and the importance of law enforcement involvement. Presenters discuss strategies and best practices to prevent runaway youth and examine how research on runaway youth can be applied in various settings.

This webinar occurred on November 28, 2018.

Key Planning Decisions to Successfully Launch Family Drug Court Webinar

April, 2019

This Café Conversation, "Key Planning Decisions to Successfully Launch Family Drug Court Webinar," explores essential decision points your planning team will encounter to ensure that your Family Drug Court (FDC) is truly a collaborative effort designed to achieve improved outcomes for children and families.

This webinar occurred on April 5, 2018.