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OJJDP News @ a Glance

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Monthly Newsletter

January 2024

Camp Mariposa Offers a Lifeline to Children Affected by Substance Use

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.

OJJDP Continues Supporting Efforts To Expand AMBER Alert Plans in Tribal Communities

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

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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

OJJDP Welcomes Connecticut and Nebraska’s Return to the Title II Formula Grants Program

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. 

Justice Department Seeks Applicants for FY 2024 Tribal Assistance 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.

Monthly - News @ a Glance - Did You Know?

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.

News @ a Glance - Upcoming Events

Find information about upcoming trainings, conferences, webinars, and other events of interest to practitioners, professionals, and other stakeholders in the youth justice field. 
View the Events Calendar.

News @ a Glance - New Publications

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. 

News @ a Glance - OJJDP Funding

OJJDP offers funding through formula and discretionary grants, cooperative agreements, and payment programs. Learn about opportunities in the funding section of the OJJDP website.

Date Created: January 24, 2024