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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Administrator Liz Ryan

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Liz Ryan became Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention on May 16, 2022, following appointment by President Joseph R. Biden. Prior to leading OJJDP, Ms. Ryan served as president and CEO of the Youth First Initiative, a national campaign focused on ending the incarceration of youth by investing in community-based alternatives. Ms. Ryan founded the Youth First Initiative in 2014; under...

New OJJDP Administrator Announced

On May 4, 2022, Office of Justice Programs Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon announced that President Biden has appointed Liz Ryan as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

OJJDP Welcomes New Administrator

On May 4, 2022, Office of Justice Programs Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon announced that President Biden has appointed Liz Ryan as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

October is National Youth Justice Action Month

National Justice Action Month 2021
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On September 30, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden proclaimed October as National Youth Justice Action Month. The observance brings focus to juvenile justice reform and advancing equity and racial justice. The President's Proclamation refers to OJJDP programs that are designed to achieve these goals. Read the President's proclamation.

"During National Youth Justice Action Month, I call upon states and communities to join me in...