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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights OJJDP programs addressing community violence and child maltreatment. The Tribal Connections section features OJJDP’s response to feedback received during a June 2020 tribal consultation.
Message From the Acting Administrator
OJJDP Acting Administrator Chyrl Jones

July/August 2021

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Top Story: OJJDP Joins Justice Department Efforts To Address Surge in Violent Crime

OJJDP is emphasizing the use of evidence-based community violence intervention strategies in a number of its programs aimed at preventing and reducing youth violence. This approach follows the comprehensive plan recently announced by the Biden-Harris Administration to address the spike in homicides occurring in cities across the country.

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Youth Voices: Growing Dreams

The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) helps find employment opportunities and promotes long-term stability for young people with disabilities who are involved with or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. RAMP participants explore career interests, learn how to set goals, and develop workplace skills that include resume writing and interviewing.

OJJDP Tribal Consultation Response report, July 2021

Tribal Connections

This section highlights OJJDP’s response to feedback received from a tribal consultation, a tribe’s celebration of its LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit youth, a youth-led webinar series, and an opportunity for tribes to join the Tribal Access Program. It also highlights listening sessions on missing and murdered Native people, convened by the Department of Justice.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Locate upcoming trainings, conferences, and other juvenile justice-related events.
Looking for Funding?

Looking for Funding?

Learn more about OJJDP funding opportunities and funding awards.

Did You Know? 

The OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model offers communities a collaborative approach to preventing and reducing gang violence. 

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Date Created: August 12, 2021