Adolescents at risk
Violence Exposure, Continuous Trauma, and Repeat Offending in Female and Male Serious Adolescent Offenders
Youth runaways and homelessness is often linked to justice system involvement. Research has shown that these children also face a range of challenges related to their health, emotional well-being, safety, and development.
OJJDP provides national leadership to support states and communities in their efforts to protect children and the communities they call home. That protection comes in many different forms—from programs to prevent youth violence and reduce delinquency—to efforts to help system-involved youth reenter society and build successful futures.
Programs and Initiatives
The following are featured programs and initiatives. Additional programs may be found on the...