- Treat children as children.
- Serve children at home, with their families, in their communities.
- Open up opportunities for young people involved in the justice system.
“The priorities I set for OJJDP are deeply informed by my work with stakeholders in the juvenile justice field and reflect their concerns and aspirations,” Administrator Ryan writes. “Underpinning these collective priorities is a strong foundation of research and data on what works, and what does not work, in the area of youth justice.”
The blog also highlights OJJDP’s current listening sessions and upcoming youth town halls that will inform and help shape OJJDP’s work moving forward.