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.
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.
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.
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 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.