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JJDPA Core Requirements

OJJDP FY 2022 and 2023 Nonparticipating States: Connecticut (2022), Nebraska (2022), Texas (2022 and 2023), Wyoming (2022 and 2023)

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With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to support states and territories to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects, directly or through grants and contracts with private nonprofit and public agencies, for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs in the area of youth delinquency as well as juvenile justice system improvement efforts.

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...