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OJJDP Holds Tribal Consultation

On June 25, 2020, OJJDP hosted a Tribal Consultation meeting via webinar. Tribal leaders and representatives from across the country provided input on how OJJDP can collaborate with tribes to implement applicable provisions of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act. The consultation also sought to increase tribes' access to juvenile justice funding and create a policy for ongoing coordination with tribes.

OJJDP Observes National Drug Court Month

May is National Drug Court Month. OJJDP-funded drug courts help youth and families overcome the effects of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. In 2019, OJJDP awarded more than $19 million to drug court programs nationwide.

Office of Justice Programs Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) joins communities nationwide in observing Child Abuse Prevention Month.

“Child maltreatment is pervasive and happens in many ways, from neglect, physical and sexual abuse to online exploitation, sex trafficking and the damage wrought by America’s addiction crisis,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan.