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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Administrator Caren Harp highlights National Child Abuse Prevention Month in this March/April 2019 video message. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual campaign to encourage action to improve the safety and well-being of children. Subscribe to receive notices of new OJJDP News @ a Glance bimonthly electronic newsletters. Subscribe now: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/subscribe-ojjdp-news-glance
This video asks training participants about their expectations and main takeaways from the training for addressing Title II and/or compliance issues in their states.
OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp discusses National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to promote youth mentoring in this January/February 2019 video message. Read the full January/February 2019 OJJDP News @ A Glance newsletter.
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.
The September/October 2018 message from the OJJDP Administrator focuses on the prevalence and consequences of bullying and strategies to address the problem.
OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp highlights OJJDP’s fiscal year (fy) 2018 priorities, activities, and funding in this end of year video message from the November/December 2018 issue of OJJDP News @ a Glance.
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.
OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp discusses OJJDP's commitment to preventing child abuse and enhancing public safety to protect children from violence and neglect in this March/April 2018 video message.
The May/June 2018 message from OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp focuses on OJJDP's commitment to preventing child abduction and rescuing missing children. View Administrator Harp's remarks from the 2018 Missing Children's Day Ceremony on May 23, 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.
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.
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.
In this March/April 2017 video message, OJJDP Acting Administrator Eileen M. Garry shares information about OJJDP's continued work with states and communities nationwide that are pursuing and embracing reform of their juvenile justice systems.
This video appears in the March/April 2017 OJJDP News @ a Glance.
This 30 second public service announcement shares that there is more to learn about the effects of childhood trauma on the Changing Minds website.
Content Advisory: Please be aware that this video contains descriptions of violence that may be distressing to some viewers.
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.