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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights National Mentoring Month and OJJDP’s support for youth mentoring programs, National AMBER Alert Awareness Day, OJJDP orientation and consultation sessions with new Tribal grantees, and efforts to strengthen programs for Native youth.
Message From the Administrator: Pursuing Racial Equity and Fairness
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan - OJJDP News @ a Glance, May 2022

New Publications

All OJJDP publications may be viewed and downloaded on the publications section of the OJJDP website.

OJJDP 2021 Annual Report 
NCJ 304065
Annual Report Archive

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In fiscal year 2021, OJJDP funding helped communities across the United States adopt proven programs and strategies to prevent and intervene in delinquency and to support youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The Office worked closely with federal, state, local, and Tribal partners to protect children from abuse, exploitation, abduction, and violence. OJJDP distributed nearly $344 million in fiscal year 2021 to fund mentoring initiatives, children’s advocacy centers, gang prevention programs, drug treatment courts, and other activities aimed at building positive pathways for youth. This report provides an overview of OJJDP’s work and the programs and activities the Office supported.

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Youth and the Juvenile Justice System: 2022 National Report
NCJ 305721
National Report Series

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This is the fifth edition of a comprehensive report on youth victimization, offending by youth, and the juvenile justice system. Previously called Juvenile Offenders and Victims, the series presents the most-requested information on youth and the juvenile justice system in the United States. Drawing from reliable data and relevant research, it provides a comprehensive view of youth victims and offending by youth, and what happens when youth enter the juvenile justice system. The report was produced by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and sponsored by the National Institute of Justice with funding support from OJJDP. 

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Mentoring Youth (In Focus Fact Sheet)
NCJ 305732
OJJDP In Focus Series

Mentoring Youth (In Focus Fact Sheet)

This updated fact sheet summarizes OJJDP’s mentoring initiatives, including National and Multistate Mentoring programs and the Mentoring for Youth Affected by the Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction program. It also highlights the no-cost, mentoring-specific training and technical assistance OJJDP’s National Mentoring Resource Center provides to Office-funded programs. OJJDP understands the value of a reliable, trusted mentor to a young person, and has long invested in mentoring programs and services to help ensure positive outcomes for youth. Mentoring has been shown to increase youth self-esteem, improve academic attendance and performance, and steer youth away from delinquency, substance misuse, and other high-risk behaviors.

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Date Created: February 7, 2023