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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.

Mentoring Children and Youth Affected by Opioid Misuse and Substance Abuse Webinar

April 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with the National Mentoring Resource Center, presented “Mentoring Children and Youth Affected by Opioid Misuse and Substance Abuse.” This webinar focused on the role mentoring plays in supporting youth impacted by opioid and substance abuse. Presenters discussed the effects of opioid and substance abuse on families and communities, how mentoring programs are addressing this growing issue, and how mentoring can support other strategies and best practices.

This webinar occurred on September 17, 2018.

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.

OJJDP and the Children's Bureau recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 2019

OJJDP and the Children's Bureau partnered on a proactive prevention approach to support families and safeguard children. This video features Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and Caren Harp, Administrator of OJJDP, as they recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month and discuss how communities can come together to raise awareness about healthy parenting practices, child safety skills, available resources, and community partnerships.

This video was published in April 2019.

OJJDP Facts in Focus: Reentry Starts Here

February 2019

In this video, Dr. Sanzanna Dean, OJJDP Deputy Associate Administrator, discusses the OJJDP's toolkit Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs. Every year, tens of thousands of youth return to their communities from residential placement, too often with no reentry plan. The resources provided in this guide speak to common barriers that youth may experience upon reentry. The guide includes specific actions youth can take to address those barriers with the help of a caring adult. 

OJJDP Core Requirements Training for the States – Part One

January 2019

This video asks training participants about the issues they are experiencing in their states surrounding core protections. In November 2018, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted a training for state representatives in Baltimore, MD. The 4-day training provided participants with an overview of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, updates on the Title II Formula Grants Program, and a review of state representatives' roles and responsibilities.

2018 National Missing Children's Day Ceremony

September 2018

Watch the entire 35th Annual National Missing Children's Day Ceremony which took place on May 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. The 2018 ceremony honored the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children. OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp provided opening remarks.

What is the National Criminal Justice Reference Service?

July 2018

Learn about the Office of Justice Programs-sponsored National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS). Established in 1972, NCJRS offers justice information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. Learn how you can make the most of NCJRS services.

Changing Minds: Chad's Story

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Please be aware that this video contains descriptions of violence that may be distressing to some viewers.
June 2017

The story of Chad shows how a supportive and caring adult can help a child overcome childhood trauma and exposure to violence. Each year, nearly 60% of youth are exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Recent studies demonstrate how observing violence has a lasting negative impact on a child’s brain and their cognitive development. Over time, exposure to violence during childhood is significantly correlated with negative outcomes such as psychological issues, adverse behavior, and serious illnesses.

Changing Minds: Unique's Story

Content Advisory
Please be aware that this video contains descriptions of violence that may be distressing to some viewers.
October 2016

This short film, inspired by true stories, shows how a supportive and caring adult can help a child overcome childhood trauma and exposure to violence. Each year, nearly 60% of youth are exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Recent studies demonstrate how observing violence has a lasting negative impact on a child’s brain and their cognitive development. Over time, exposure to violence during childhood is significantly correlated with negative outcomes such as psychological issues, adverse behavior, and serious illnesses. The U.S.