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OJJDP News @ a Glance

The July/August issue highlights OJJDP’s Tribal consultation, a youth peer guide in Indian country, interventions for children with sexual behavior problems, and the training of juvenile prosecutors.
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New Publications

All OJJDP publications may be viewed and downloaded on the publications section of the OJJDP website. Print publications may be ordered online at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website. 

N@aG: 2019 OJJDP Annual Report

OJJDP 2019 Annual Report 
NCJ 253179 
Previous Annual Reports 

In fiscal year 2019, the Office awarded more than $323 million to support state, local, and Tribal efforts to deter delinquency and safeguard children. This report summarizes OJJDP's activities to promote youth mentoring and address gang and gun violence, substance use disorders, and the maltreatment and exploitation of children. OJJDP also supported the work of juvenile prosecutors and enhancements to community supervision and reentry programs. Each chapter describes how OJJDP supported research and data collection, provided technical assistance, and shared the latest resources with the juvenile justice field.

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N@aG: Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2017

Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2017 (Bulletin) 
NCJ 254498 
National Report Series

OJJDP sponsors the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) to gather comprehensive and detailed information about youth in residential placement because of law-violating behavior. This biennial survey details the characteristics of youth held for delinquency and status offenses in public and private residential facilities in every state. The most recent CJRP data show that the number of youth in placement continues to decline. Between 1997 and 2017, the overall number of youth in residential placement decreased 59 percent to 43,580, its lowest level since data collection began in 1997.

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N@aG: In Focus: Child Protection: Law Enforcement

Child Protection: Law Enforcement (In Focus Fact Sheet)
NCJ 254696 
In Focus Series 

This fact sheet describes the child protection activities of the OJJDP-supported National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, AMBER Alert program, and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program. Between fiscal years 2017 and 2019, OJJDP awarded nearly $195 million to help law enforcement agencies protect children and youth from harm.

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N@aG: In Focus: Children's Advocacy Centers

Children's Advocacy Centers (In Focus Fact Sheet)
NCJ 254817 
In Focus Series 

In fiscal year 2018, approximately 678,000 children in the United States experienced abuse and neglect, and 1,770 died as a result. This fact sheet details the work of children's advocacy centers and their multidisciplinary teams of child abuse prevention and intervention professionals. In 2019, OJJDP supported 900 local children's advocacy centers across the country that serve more than 371,000 children.

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N@aG: In Focus: Eliminating Prison Rape Among Juveniles

Eliminating Prison Rape Among Juveniles (In Focus Fact Sheet)
NCJ 253047 
In Focus Series 

This fact sheet describes OJJDP's work with states and territories to ensure their compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and to protect youth in juvenile facilities. The Act calls for federal resources, funding, and recommendations to address prison rape in federal, state, and local institutions. It also requires correctional facilities to analyze the incidence of prison rape to prevent, detect, and respond to the issue. The PREA Juvenile Facility Standards outlines steps to prevent sexual harassment and abuse in juvenile facilities.

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N@aG: In Focus: Youth Gangs

Youth Gangs (In Focus Fact Sheet)
NCJ 254569
In Focus Series 

OJJDP's anti-gang initiatives help communities implement comprehensive, data-informed strategies to combat youth gangs. This fact sheet discusses the Office's anti-gang portfolio, which combines prevention, intervention, and suppression programs to help identify and address the root causes of youth gang activity within affected communities. Between fiscal years 2017 and 2019, OJJDP awarded $16.5 million to strengthen anti-gang initiatives nationwide.

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Date Created: August 18, 2020