To support states, tribes, and communities as they work to deter delinquency and safeguard children, in fiscal year 2020 OJJDP made 361 awards totaling approximately $369.5 million.
Ulises “Uli” Villalobos is a member of Oklahoma’s State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice. He also chairs the SAG’s Youth Emerging Leaders subcommittee, a position that offers him an opportunity to improve the experience of youth in the state’s juvenile justice system.
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Numerous barriers remain to youth receiving proper counsel in delinquency cases, including juvenile defenders’ excessive caseloads, inadequate compensation for public defenders, and a lack of juvenile-specific training for lawyers. For more information on how OJJDP is working to improve the availability and quality of juvenile indigent defense, read the recently released fact sheet, Improving Juvenile Indigent Defense.