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Volume III  Dot   Number 2                                        September 1997

From the Administrator


Kids and Guns: From Playgrounds to Battlegrounds
by Stuart Greenbaum

The lethal mixture of kids and guns has reached a crisis in the United States. Attorney General Janet Reno has observed that, "No corner of America is safe from increasing levels of criminal violence, including violence committed by and against juveniles."

The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan:
A Comprehensive Response to a Critical Challenge

by Sarah Ingersoll

Drawing on decades of research, the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Action Plan encourages helping youth throughout their development while responding to juvenile crime in a way that ensures public safety.

I N   B R I E F

Statistical Highlights
     What's Behind the Recent Drop in Juvenile Violent Crime?

Across Our Desk
Bullet Waiting for Justice: Moving Young Offenders Through the Juvenile Court Process
Bullet Recreation Programs that Work for At-Risk Youth: The Challenge of Shaping the Future

OJJDP Publications
Bullet OJJDP Bulletins Highlight Education and Youth Development Initiatives
Bullet Teleconferences Spotlight a Variety of Youth Issues
Bullet OJJDP Online Publications List

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Catherine Doyle

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Juvenile Justice Staff
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Stephanie Melis
Irene Cooperman

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.