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Volume V  Line   Number 1 May 1998


From the Administrator


Reason To Hope: On the Front Lines With John Walsh

"In my judgment, the most significant development is the way in which the justice system has finally started to act as a comprehensive system, not as disjointed, individual components. Federal, State, and local agencies are talking with one another. When a child is missing, no longer is a parent left to his or her own devices to figure out what to do next."

A Safety Net for the Internet: Protecting Our Children
by Daniel Armagh

Responsible parents advise their children never to talk to strangers who approach them in person or over the telephone. Wise parents tell their children to tell them about any such encounters. Yet the same parents rarely educate their children about the dangers of exchanges with strangers over the Internet.

Keeping Children Safe: Rhetoric and Reality
by Ernest E. Allen

Are traditional child safety messages effective, accurate, and complete? Do they adequately warn children about the threats to their safety? Do they unduly frighten children and their parents? Are we giving children information that makes them more vulnerable to victimization rather than less?

I N   B R I E F

Justice Matters
Bullet Never Forget
Bullet National Missing Children's Day Raises Awareness
Bullet International Child Abduction Agreement Is Signed

Across Our Desk
Bullet When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide

OJJDP Publications
Bullet New Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse
Bullet Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children -- Update Available

OJJDP Online
Bullet A Web Site Unveiled
Bullet CyberTipline Helps Protect Kids From Online Predators

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Earl E. Appleby, Jr.

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Catherine Doyle

Managing Editor
Pearl Coleman

Juvenile Justice Staff
Cheryll Bissell
Ellen Grogan
Janet McNaughton
Kari Miller
Amy Ratcliffe

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.