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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights OJJDP’s recognition of Second Chance Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, family-based alternatives to sentencing, a youth who advocates for her peers in Washington, DC, and trainings in Indian country on strategic planning.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2022

Top Story: Reentry Programs Offer Resources To Youth After Residential Placement

President Biden declared April 2022 Second Chance Month, recognizing youth and adults who are committed to creating meaningful lives after release from detention to their communities. OJJDP’s support to these individuals has included more than $73 million in Second Chance Act funds between fiscal years 2016 and 2021.

Youth Voices: Using Her Lived Experience To Advocate for Youth in the Nation’s Capital

Recent college graduate Kyla Woods works as a youth advocate and policy analyst. She is also the Youth Chairperson on the District of Columbia’s Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, the agency responsible for ensuring the District’s compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Kyla fought stereotypes to get there.

Tribal Connections

This section highlights a new publication by Native youth. The report summarizes responses to questions posed at four Tribal youth town halls and presents recommendations to OJJDP for ways to protect and promote the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native youth. The section also highlights a training program to help OJJDP Tribal grantees develop strategic plans.

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Did You Know? 

The number of victims of child maltreatment fell to an estimated 618,000 in 2020, an 8.7 percent drop in victims when compared to 2016. Find frequently asked questions and other data on child maltreatment in OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book.

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Date Created: April 6, 2022