Juvenile justice research
Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice
FY21 Title II
Literature Review: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Juvenile Justice Processing
Data have shown that youths of color are more likely than white youths to be arrested and subsequently go deeper into the juvenile justice system (e.g., Puzzanchera, 2021; Puzzanchera and Hockenberry, 2013; Sickmund et al., 2021; Sickmund, Sladky, and Kang, 2021). Researchers have examined the contributing factors to these racial and ethnic disparities for decades, often testing hypotheses and theoretical frameworks related to differential offending...
Journal Article on OJJDP Study of Psychiatric Disorders Among Youth After Detention
JAMA Pediatrics recently released an article that discusses the prevalence, continuity, and comorbidity of psychiatric disorders among youth over a 15-year period following their release from a youth detention facility. The article is based on findings from the OJJDP-funded Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale longitudinal study of delinquent youth's mental health outcomes after detention.
The researchers found that 64 percent of males and 35...
Funding Opportunity: Research on Juvenile Justice Topics
Call Issued for Proposals for COIP Youth Participatory Research
The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, with support from OJJDP, have issued a call for research proposals to advance research on issues affecting children and youth who have or have had an incarcerated parent (COIP). The proposed research should engage youth as full partners in conducting the research and disseminating the results. Proposals must be emailed to Juliette-Marie deSousa at [email protected] by 5...
OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 4, Issue 1, Winter 2015
National Gang Center Newsletter, Fall 2015
OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2017
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report
Studying Drivers of Risk and Needs Assessment Instrument Implementation in Juvenile Justice
CDAA Juvenile Prosecutor Training Project
Research & Statistics
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports high-quality, rigorous research, evaluations, and statistical analyses across a range of juvenile justice topic areas. These activities are central to OJJDP's mission to prevent and respond to youth delinquency and victimization.
OJJDP’s research provides information about the risk and protective factors that contribute to or deter youth’s involvement in juvenile justice systems. It also helps...