U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

OJJDP Juvenile Justice Model Data Project

Goals and Objectives

OJJDP is working with the National Center for Juvenile Justice and its parent organization the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with other critical partners-the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Probation and Parole Association, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, the Performance-based Standards Learning Institute, and research staff from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice on this initiative. The Juvenile Justice Model Data Project is building a foundation for effective data and measurement practices in juvenile justice by: (1) developing model data elements with recommended definitions and coding categories that administrative data systems and other juvenile justice-related data collection efforts can adopt, (2) developing model measures and analyses with broad and practical application for state, local, and tribal efforts to monitor trends and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of their systems, and (3) developing a comprehensive strategy to disseminate and promote usage of the model data elements and measures.

Next: Milestones

Date Created: March 20, 2020