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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights OJJDP’s fiscal year 2023 funding awards, OJJDP Tribal consultations, a panel discussion on advocacy with system-involved youth and parents, and the Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying Virtual Symposium.
Message From the Administrator: A New Year Brings New Opportunities for Justice
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan - News @ a Glance

November/December 2023

Top Story: OJJDP Awards More Than $420 Million in Fiscal Year 2023 To Support Efforts To Transform the Juvenile Justice System

OJJDP’s funding awards carry out the Office’s mission—enhancing youth welfare and broadening their opportunities for success. In fiscal year 2023, OJJDP is awarding more than $420 million to states, Tribes, local governments, and community-based organizations.

Strong Tribal Ties Help Youth Thrive, Native Leaders Tell OJJDP

OJJDP held virtual Tribal consultations in September and October, inviting Tribal leaders to offer feedback on OJJDP’s three priorities and on proposed regulations. The consultations were paired with listening sessions for policymakers, practitioners, and other Tribal stakeholders to give their input to OJJDP.

Justice System Involvement Shapes Advocacy, Youth and Parent Panelists Tell OJJDP

Youth and parents with lived experience in the juvenile justice system spoke candidly during an OJJDP panel discussion in October. OJJDP invited the six advocates to discuss how their contact with the system informed their development as leaders and their desire to work with policymakers for system change.

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?

Twenty-one years have passed since the wrongful conviction of five Black and Latino teenagers for the rape and brutal beating of a female jogger in New York’s Central Park. The boys served lengthy prison sentences; one spent 12 years in adult prisons. The New York Supreme Court vacated the boys’ convictions in 2014, 12 years after a serial rapist confessed to the crimes. OJJDP’s Historic Cases in Youth Justice webpage highlights this and other milestones in youth justice, beginning with the 1899 founding of the nation’s first court for children age 16 and younger.

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Date Created: December 12, 2023