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Changing Lives: Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Serious OffendingOJJDP and NIJ Release New Bulletin in Justice Research Series

OJJDP and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have jointly released “Changing Lives: Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Serious Offending,” part of the Justice Research series. This bulletin reviews effective programs that mitigate risk factors for delinquency and crime among juveniles and young adults to prevent future serious criminal behavior. These programs are grouped by family, school, peers and community, individual, and employment. This bulletin summarizes the final report from the NIJ Study Group on the Transitions From Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime.  More icon


  New Publications Available To Support Juvenile Reentry

The National Reentry Resource Center, a project of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, has released “Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation” and “Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System. ” These publications provide information to help state and local governments reduce recidivism and to improve outcomes for youth in juvenile justice settings. These publications are produced with the support of OJJDP and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  More icon


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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2014

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2014. This issue’s lead story highlights OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee’s testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the reauthorization of the JJDP Act. The issue also includes special features on the release of a new Council of State Governments school discipline report; the final public hearing of the Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence; OJJDP’s new Smart on Juvenile Justice solicitations; and more.  More icon

Webinar To Discuss Desktop Resource for Youth in Confinement Practitioners

On August 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET, the OJJDP-sponsored National Center for Youth in Custody will present The Desktop Guide to Quality Practice for Working with Youth in Confinement Facilities.” This 90-minute Webinar will discuss a resource guide for computers and mobile reading devices to help facility leadership and staff meet the needs of youth in custody. Presenters will explain the guide’s content, how to navigate its Web site, and ways to use it as a training and education tool.  More icon