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OJJDP Updates Model Programs Guide With Three Literature Reviews

OJJDP's Model Programs Guide literature reviews provide practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on more than 50 juvenile justice topics and programs.

OJJDP has added three new literature reviews to its Model Programs Guide:

  • Age Boundaries of the Juvenile Justice System.” The review provides a summary of the lower and upper age limits in the United States, presents data trends with respect to age in the juvenile justice system, and summarizes research related to adolescent developmental science.
  • Gun Violence and Youth/Young Adults.” This review focuses on intentional gun violence involving youth ages 10 to 24. It explores evidence-based practices and programs to reduce gun violence, including homicides, assaults, and other violent crime. 
  • Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System.” This review describes the legal mechanisms by which youth can be processed and incarcerated with adults and provides recent data on the number of youth in adult jails and prisons. The review also provides a historical policy overview.


Date Published: March 18, 2024