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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2020

NCJ Number
254694
Date Published
Publication Series
Annotation
This issue of the OJJDP News @ a Glance newsletter highlights how OJJDP-funded drug treatment courts are empowering youth and families to live drug- and crime-free lives.
Abstract
The top story of this issue of the OJJDP News @ a Glance newsletter focuses on how OJJDP-funded drug treatment courts are empowering youth and families to live drug- and crime-free lives. Between fiscal years 2017 and 2019, OJJDP awarded $50 million to drug court programs nationwide. The newsletter also includes articles on how OJJDP grantees are meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, OJJDP's observance of National Missing Children's Day, and how OJJDP grants helped a juvenile drug treatment court increase its graduation rates and reduce rates of recidivism. Additional articles highlight Dr. TeNeane Bradford, Associate Administrator in OJJDP's State Relations and Assistance Division, and present the perspectives of Miguel Garcia, a policy coordinator at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition who has had experience in the juvenile justice system.
Date Created: June 17, 2020