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OJJDP provides national leadership to support states and communities in their efforts to protect children and the communities they call home. That protection comes in many different forms—from programs to prevent youth violence and reduce delinquency—to efforts to help system-involved youth reenter society and build successful futures.

Programs and Initiatives

The following are featured programs and initiatives. Additional programs may be found on the Funding Awards page.

OJP Program Summaries

Brief program summaries, including a number of OJJDP programs, are available from the Office of Justice Programs. Each summary includes a short description, authorizing legislation, how funds are distributed, goals, accomplishments, and award history for the past five fiscal years.​

Date Modified: May 28, 2021
Date Created: June 28, 2019