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OJJDP FY 2023 Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program

Closing Date
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With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks applications for funding to improve and expand the development and implementation of training and technical assistance on effective responses to missing and exploited children's issues for multidisciplinary teams of prosecutors, state and local law enforcement, child protection personnel, medical providers, and other child-serving professionals.

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying involving children and youth has become a topic of national conversation over the past few decades and is a major focus for schools across the United States and internationally (Gladden et al., 2014; Ybarra et al., 2019). Bullying can cause substantial harm to the children and youth who are victimized, to those who engage in bullying behaviors, and to the bystanders who witness bullying...

Literature Review: Community-Oriented Policing and Problem-Oriented Policing

In 1979, Hermon Goldstein observed from several studies conducted at the time on standard policing practices that law enforcement agencies seemed to be more concerned about the means rather than the goals of policing. He argued that law enforcement agencies should shift away from the traditional, standard model of policing and that police become more proactive, rather than reactive, in their approaches to crime and...

Safer Internet Day

February 7th is #SaferInternetDay. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and our partner the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC) have teamed up to raise awareness about these crimes to protect children. 

The theme of this year's Safer Internet Day is sextortion, with a focus on financial sextortion and making sure young people know they can always get help. Sextortion occurs...

Literature Review: Substance Use Treatment Programs

Youth substance use treatment programs aim to reduce alcohol and illicit drug use, and the misuse of licit drugs, in youths who have been clinically diagnosed with a substance use problem. These programs differ from prevention programs, which aim to promote abstinence in youths to prevent their initial or escalating use.[1] Treatment programs can take a multitude of approaches, such as court-based, residential-based, and...