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OJJDP News @ a Glance

The November/December issue highlights fiscal year 2020 awards, a talented youth advocate, OJJDP’s training conference for states, a Tribal recipient of OJJDP technical assistance, and news from the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice.
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November/December 2020

Top Story: OJJDP Awards Nearly $370 Million in Fiscal Year 2020 Grants

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.

Youth Voices: Ulises Villalobos

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.

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?

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.

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