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Volume IV  Line   Number 2                                        December 1997

From the Administrator


Making a Difference: On the Front Lines With
OJJDP Administrator Shay Bilchik

"We know what works. What we need is the commitment and will to do it. If we are to work effectively to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency and subsequent adult criminality, there must be a substantial, sustained investment -- public and private -- in families and communities and the systems that support them."

Youth Gang Drug Trafficking and Homicide:
Policy and Program Implications

by James C. Howell

Viewed more often through the lens of public perception than that of scientific knowledge, the relationship between youth gang drug trafficking and homicide is poorly understood. This article examines whether drug trafficking is a leading cause of gang-related homicide and whether gang migration is a key factor in gang drug trafficking. It also describes promising programs.

I N   B R I E F

Justice Matters
Bullet OJJDP Satellite Teleconference on Mentoring for Youth
Bullet Upcoming Conferences

Across Our Desk
Bullet Juvenile Justice & Youth Violence
Bullet Relatives Raising Children: An Overview of Kinship Care

OJJDP Publications
Bullet A Comprehensive Approach for Reducing Youth Violence
Bullet The Changing Face of Youth Gangs
Bullet Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse

OJJDP Online
Bullet Updated Resource on Restitution and Community Service Programs
Bullet JUVJUST -- Your Source for Online Information

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Shay Bilchik

Executive Editor
Earl E. Appleby, Jr.

Assistant Editor
Catherine Doyle

Managing Editor
Bob Jefferson

Juvenile Justice Staff
Stephanie Melis
Irene Cooperman
Nancy Hegle

Juvenile Justice is published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to advance its mandate to disseminate information regarding juvenile delinquency and prevention programs (42 U.S.C. 5652).

Points of view or opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.