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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March 2024

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March 2024
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The March 2024 issue of News at a Glance features articles on Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention monetary awards and other efforts to prevent youth victimization and violence, as well as a segment from the Administrator on developing a more equitable youth justice system, stories from the field, tribal connections, and four News in Brief segments on juvenile justice system matters.


This newsletter by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) informs readers of current events regarding efforts to ensure that the juvenile justice system is developing in a way that supports youth and equitable justice outcomes. It highlights the OJJDP’s Continuum of Care Initiative, which awarded $17.1 million in fiscal year (FY) 2023, as well as other OJJDP efforts to prevent youth victimization and violence among justice-involved youth. In the segment, “From the Administrator’s Desk,” Liz Ryan describes OJJDP’s efforts to move toward a more equitable youth justice system by ensuring that OJJDP is taking the necessary steps to reform and improve the juvenile justice system. The segment, “From the Field,” features an article on how strategic partnerships can elevate a city and its youth, which highlights the city of Danville, VA, and its program for youth affiliated with gangs or those who are at risk for gang involvement. “Tribal Connections” describes a Tribal Youth Resource Center (TYRC) podcast episode featuring TYRC Young Leaders and guest, Liz Ryan, on OJJDP efforts to engage and support Tribal youth. The final, “News in Brief” section includes four articles on the following topics: youth and community involvement’s role in justice transformation; the opening of OJJDP’s FY 2024 funding season; the April Coordinating Council meeting on OJJDP’s new Continuum of Care Framework; and guides to help practitioners support youth who identify as LGBTQ2S+.

Date Published: March 1, 2024