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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights Second Chance Month; OJJDP’s support of services for youth transitioning from incarceration back to their communities and of programs mitigating youth risk for violence; and remarks by Administrator Liz Ryan at several events.
Message From the Administrator: Justice-Involved Youth Deserve a Second Chance
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan - News @ a Glance

New Publications

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

Updated Fact Sheets

OJJDP has updated two fact sheets in its In Focus Series:

In Focus Fact Sheet: Title II Formula Grants Program
  • Title II Formula Grants Program (NCJ 255169) gives a brief history of the program, which supports state and local efforts to prevent and intervene in delinquency and improve juvenile justice systems. It also explains program eligibility requirements, including compliance with the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: deinstitutionalization of status offenders, separation of youth from adult inmates, removal of youth from adult jails and lockups, and addressing racial and ethnic disparities. OJJDP offers training and technical assistance through the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States and the State and Tribal Relations Assistance Division annual training conference. 

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In Focus Fact Sheet: Youth Reentry and Family Engagement
  • Youth Reentry and Family Engagement (NCJ 253049) describes OJJDP Second Chance Act programs, which strive to strengthen families and to help youth overcome barriers to successful reentry by providing them with educational and vocational opportunities, employment and housing assistance, mental and physical healthcare, family programming, and treatment for substance use. OJJDP distributes funding under two Second Chance programs. The Youth Reentry program supports communities as they plan, implement, and sustain direct services, evidence-based programs for youth, and improvements to juvenile justice systems. The Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children program supports services in correctional facilities that encourage prosocial family engagement between parents in secure confinement and their minor children (when it is in the best interest of the child) and funds reentry services for parents. 

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Date Created: April 5, 2023