OJJDP awarded $92.5 million in fiscal year 2023 to increase and improve mentoring opportunities for youth, and plans to expand mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents.
With OJJDP support, in 2015 the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program launched the AMBER Alert in Indian Country initiative to help Tribal communities implement AMBER Alert plans and coordinate with existing state plans.
From the Administrator's Desk
Anticipating a Year of Promise and Potential
Read OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan's message to find out what's in store for our OJJDP News @ a Glance subscribers in 2024, and to learn about the Office's yearlong observation marking the 50th anniversary of the law that established OJJDP, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
News In Brief
- OJJDP News @ a Glance Celebrates the New Year by Going Monthly!
- Expert Panels Advise the Coordinating Council on Strategies To Advance Youth Justice Reforms
- National Mentoring Summit Features Workshops by Numerous OJJDP Grantees
- Data Snapshot Reveals Bullying Trends Among High Schoolers
- Number of Youth in Adult Jails Decreased an Average of 10 Percent Annually Over 10 Years
After a 5-year hiatus, Connecticut and Nebraska have rejoined OJJDP’s Formula Grants program, receiving a combined total of more than $1.2 million in fiscal year 2023 funding.
The Justice Department has released the fiscal year 2024 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, which allows Tribes to submit a single funding application for seven Tribal-specific grant programs.
Did You Know?
High school females were more likely than high school males to report being bullied over the previous 12 months in 2021, both on school property (17 percent of females versus 12.8 percent of males) and electronically (20.5 percent of females versus 11.2 percent of males). Find these and related statistics in OJJDP’s Bullying Experiences Reported by High School Students, 2021, a new data snapshot published in the Statistical Briefing Book.
Find information about upcoming trainings, conferences, webinars, and other events of interest to practitioners, professionals, and other stakeholders in the youth justice field.
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OJJDP publishes a variety of bulletins, fact sheets, data snapshots, reports, and other publications. Access and download them on the publications section of the OJJDP website.