On May 17, 2023, OJJDP hosted a webinar highlighting recent data from the "Youth and the Juvenile Justice System: 2022 National Report." OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan and researchers from the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) participated in the webinar, now available online.
To answer the needs of justice-involved young people and their families—to do it well—OJJDP and our grantees must have accurate, relevant data drawn from reliable research. The NCJJ’s work enables us to identify trends and to anticipate and respond to changes.
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan
Topics discussed during the webinar included violent crime by and against youth, racial and ethnic disparities within the juvenile justice system, state changes regarding the transfer of youth from juvenile to criminal court, and trends in the youth residential placement population. A Q&A session concluded the webinar.
The report, funded by OJJDP and managed by the National Institute of Justice, was produced by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.