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Interviewing Children with Disabilities Webinar

December 2022
Prosecutors and other multidisciplinary team professionals charged with interviewing children for alleged abuse are likely to encounter children with developmental disabilities or other special needs. In this webinar that was held November 30, 2022, rates of victimization of children with special needs were provided and factors that increase risk of abuse for children with disabilities were discussed.

What Youth Justice Means to Youth: A Vision for the Future

November 2022
On October 27, 2022, OJJDP held a panel discussion, “What Youth Justice Means to Youth: A Vision for the Future. Co-hosted with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and the National Juvenile Justice Network, the event featured youth leaders with lived experience in the juvenile justice system, who presented their recommendations for a "Youth-Centered Vision of Justice" to OJJDP leadership.

OJJDP Closeout Reports in the Performance Measurement Tool - #2

September 2022
This video provides an overview of the Performance Measures Tool (PMT) FY19 and prior award closeout process. Watch this video to understand how to complete a final performance measures report, use the PMT to generate a correct and complete PDF report, learn about resources to help with a final performance report in PMT.

Multi-Level Approach to Preventing Child Exploitation

August 2022
As part of Internet Safety Month in June 2022, OJJDP and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program presented “Protect Our Youth Online: A Virtual Event to Start the Conversation." This virtual event—comprising three webinars—features presentations from technology safety experts with tips and resources to help inform and protect youth online.

Message From the Administrator: Listening to Young People

August 2022
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan focuses on the importance of listening to what youth say they need. Reaching out to young people is the best way to both hold them accountable for their actions and improve outcomes, she says. Her commitment to ensure that the youth voice is solicited, heard, and amplified, is closely linked to fulfilling her three priorities for OJJDP.