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OJJDP Administrator Ryan Discusses Priorities and Youth Justice Reform on National Podcast

OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan joined The Imprint Weekly Podcast to discuss juvenile justice system reforms, as well as the Biden Administration's support for youth justice.

Ryan recounts her earlier work as an advocate for youth justice reform and shares the three priorities she is advancing as OJJDP Administrator:

  • Treat children as children.  
  • Serve young people at home, with their families, in their communities.  
  • Open up opportunities for system-involved youth.  

Ryan describes the OJJDP listening sessions held this summer with youth justice stakeholders from across the country. She discusses the feedback the Office received, which will inform the development of an OJJDP action plan to guide the agency's work. 

Listen Now


  • Read about OJJDP's priorities.   
  • Visit OJJDP's Youth Justice Action Month webpage.
  • Read OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan's blog discussing OJJDP's support of community-based alternatives to youth incarceration.   
  • Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook
Date Published: October 7, 2022