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The Changing Landscape of Age of Criminal Responsibility Policies Webinar

April 2019

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.

Runaway Youth Prevention Webinar

April 2019

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.

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.

Administrator Caren Harp's March/April 2019 Video Message

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 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.

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

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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.