OJJDP News @ A Glance September/October 2019
ANNO Feature articles in this issue report on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) celebration of its 45-year anniversary, OJJDP’s redesigned website, a national training conference, National Gang Violence Prevention Week, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, resources of the National Gang Center, and an examination of Safe Harbor legislation.
ABST “Celebrating 45 Years of Working Together To Improve the Juvenile Justice System” reviews OJJDP’s establishment legislation under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, with the mission of supporting local and state efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency, improve the juvenile justice system, and protect children from violence and abuse. “OJJDP’s State Relations and Assistance Division Holds National Training Conference” describes an effort to provide information and resources to help states and territories prevent delinquency and improve their juvenile justice systems (September 24-26, 2019). “OJJDP Launches Redesigned Website to Improve Access to Information” describes an effort to modernize the presentation and technology of OJJDP’s website in providing direct access to OJJDP’s programs and resources. “OJJDP Observes National Gang Violence Prevention Week” (September 15-21, 2019) highlights the Trump administration’s commitment to addressing gang-related threats to public safety. “October Is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month” features OJJDP’s commitment to supporting states and communities in preventing and treating substance abuse. “Stakeholder’s Corner: National Gang Center Provides Information and Tools to Help Communities Address Gang Violence” describes how the Center is a leading resource for communities with chronic and emerging gang problems. “Research Central: OJJDP Study Examines Safe Harbor Legislation” reports on the findings of a study that examined the evolution of safe harbor laws and assessed the laws’ impact on the commercial sexual exploitation of children. OJJDP news and upcoming events are reported.