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.
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.
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.
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.