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OJJDP Observes National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week 2020

OJJDP joins the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in observing National Prevention Week, May 10 to 16, 2020. This weeklong observance is dedicated to increasing awareness about substance use prevention and positive mental health.

OJJDP supports programs that employ a cross-system collaborative approach to address the needs of youth involved in the juvenile justice system with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. Working together, juvenile justice and mental health agencies can improve the outcomes for these youth and increase public safety.


  • Learn more about mental health and the juvenile justice system.
  • Visit OJJDP’s Model Program Guide to learn about mental health and substance abuse programs.
  • View and download OJJDP's drug courts fact sheet.
  • Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook.


Date Created: May 11, 2020