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 webinar provides a general overview of the FY 2019 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative Solicitation. It highlights key eligibility and solicitation requirements.
This webinar occurred on March 27, 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.