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Delinquency Development Statements for Fiscal Year 1995

NCJ Number
Date Published
October 1996
2 pages
Delinquency Development Statements (DDS) for fiscal year (FY) 1995 (DDS 95) offer a broad description of how Federal agencies are working within their statutory authority to address juvenile delinquency.
The agencies included in DDS 95 have demonstrated strong commitment, involvement, cooperation, and leadership in preventing and intervening in juvenile delinquency. Many of the programs and activities described in the report involve interagency collaboration and cooperation to maximize resources and reduce service and program gaps and overlaps. Agency collaboration also enhances program impact by applying the best practices, knowledge, and approaches to a particular problem or issue. Prevention strategies focus on risk factors associated with the onset of delinquency, including both primary strategies aimed at the general youth population and secondary strategies targeting high-risk youth populations. Many of the agencies contributing to DDS 95 also support early intervention strategies. By mandate and authority, a number of agencies included in this report focus on controlling juvenile delinquency. The program bureaus and offices of the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, for example, have primary responsibility for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the juvenile justice system, protecting and safeguarding communities, addressing the needs of crime victims, and treating and controlling juvenile offenders. A list of Federal agency contributors to DDS 95 and Federal clearinghouses that provide access to information and data on Federal programs, priorities, and activities relating to juvenile delinquency are included in the full report.

Date Published: October 1, 1996