Top Story: OJJDP’s Discretionary Awards Total Nearly $344 Million in Fiscal Year 2021
OJJDP discretionary grants totaled almost $344 million in fiscal year 2021. The grants support state, Tribal, and community efforts to promote the safety and well-being of youth and to deter delinquency.
Mentoring Remains Central to OJJDP’s Focus and Mission
President Biden declared January National Mentoring Month. At the National Mentoring Summit, Office of Justice Programs Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon reaffirmed OJJDP's longstanding commitment to mentoring.
Early Preparation Is Essential for Successful Child Recoveries
Child Abduction Response Teams offer law enforcement agencies a multiagency resource that can be deployed rapidly during searches for abducted or endangered children, raising the chances a child will be recovered.
Did You Know?
National AMBER Alert Awareness Day was January 13. Now in its 27th year, the AMBER Alert system had contributed to the recovery of 1,085 children as of November 24, 2021. OJJDP's AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program helps law enforcement develop policies and best practices to recover missing children safely.