May | June 2020

New Publications

All OJJDP publications may be viewed and downloaded on the publications section of the OJJDP website. Print publications may be ordered online at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website.

Tribal Youth Initiatives Tribal Youth Initiatives (In Focus Fact Sheet)
NCJ 254695

The fact sheet describes OJJDP’s support of American Indian and Alaska Native communities as they work to reduce juvenile delinquency, prevent victimization, and strengthen the juvenile justice system for tribal youth. Between fiscal years 2017 and 2019, OJJDP awarded nearly $27 million to help improve outcomes for tribal youth.

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Juvenile Reentry Juvenile Reentry (In Focus Fact Sheet)
NCJ 253049

This fact sheet describes OJJDP programs that provide specialized services to youth who are transitioning back to their communities following out-of-home placement. It also provides an overview of OJJDP programs that promote family engagement between incarcerated parents and their children. Between fiscal years 2017 and 2019, OJJDP awarded nearly $35 million to juvenile reentry initiatives.

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Juvenile Court Statistics 2018 Juvenile Court Statistics 2018 (Report)

This OJJDP-sponsored report describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction processed in 2018 and presents trends since 2005. In 2018, courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled an estimated 744,500 delinquency cases and an estimated 97,800 petitioned status offense cases.

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Juvenile Arrests, 2018 Juvenile Arrests, 2018 (Bulletin)
National Report Series
NCJ 254499

This bulletin summarizes recent trends in juvenile arrests in the United States based on data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program. The cumulative data in this bulletin reveal recent and long-term shifts in juvenile arrests based on offense, gender, and race. The number of arrests involving juveniles in 2018 was at its lowest level since at least 1980, and much of the decline has occurred in the past 10 years. Between 2009 and 2018, the number of juvenile arrests fell 60 percent.

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Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2017 (Bulletin)

OJJDP sponsors the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) to gather comprehensive and detailed information about youth in residential placement because of law-violating behavior. This biennial survey details the characteristics of youth held for delinquency and status offenses in public and private residential facilities in every state. The most recent CJRP data show that the number of youth in placement continues to decline. Between 1997 and 2017, the overall number of youth in residential placement decreased 59 percent to 43,580, its lowest level since the data collection began in 1997.