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OJJDP Administrator Harp's January/February 2020 Video Message

January 2020

This issue's Message From the Administrator discusses the vital role mentoring can play in ensuring a brighter future for our nation's youth: Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52 percent less likely than their peers to skip a day of school, 46 percent less likely to start using illegal drugs, and 55 percent more likely to enroll in college. 

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.