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OJJDP Is Taking Action To Achieve an Equitable Juvenile Justice System

By Chyrl Jones, Acting OJJDP Administrator

When President Biden proclaimed October 2021 as National Youth Justice Action Month, he noted that far too many young people have been "sidelined by unnecessary encounters with the justice system." Citing the adverse effects of system involvement, the President called for a national shift from incarceration to prevention.

National Youth Justice Action Month supports intervention and prevention strategies...

Support Successful Reentry for Youth and Adult Offenders

April is Second Chance Month

President Biden proclaimed April as Second Chance Month, dedicated to supporting successful reentry of adult and youth offenders. On any given day, there are more than 37,529 youth in residential placement in this country. Join OJJDP in spreading awareness and providing second chances for those committed to rejoining society.

Last year, OJJDP awarded more than $11 million in grant programs to support reentry services for youth...

Office of Justice Programs Announces More Than $92 Million To Support Reentry

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced more than $92 million in awards to reduce recidivism among adults and juvenile offenders returning to their communities after confinement. OJJDP, the National Institute of Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded grants to jurisdictions, research institutions, and other organizations in support of proven science-based approaches to reintegrate offenders into communities. OJJDP awarded...