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OJJDP Announces New Job Openings

Join our team! OJJDP works with national, state, local, and Tribal organizations to prevent juvenile delinquency, improve the justice system, and protect children.


Authorizing Legislation

Congress enacted the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act (Pub. L. No. 93-415, 42 U.S.C. § 5601 et seq.) in 1974. This landmark legislation established OJJDP to support local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve juvenile justice systems.

In November 2002, Congress reauthorized the JJDP Act. The reauthorization (the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, Pub. L. No...