This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) In Focus fact sheet outlines funding, training, and technical assistance to increase the competency of prosecutors involved in child welfare and juvenile delinquency cases.
Cases that involve the physical or sexual abuse of children are among the most difficult to prosecute. OJJDP's specialized training and technical assistance help prosecutors overcome such obstacles. Juvenile crime has serious implications for youth and communities. Prosecutors must make thoughtful, research-informed decisions to protect the public and offer delinquent youth opportunities for rehabilitation. OJJDP's robust training curriculum helps juvenile prosecutors successfully balance youth justice with public safety.