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Suicidal Thoughts PDF CoverOJJDP Bulletin Examines Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth

OJJDP has released “Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth.” The bulletin is part of OJJDP's Beyond Detention series and summarizes the study’s methods, findings, and implications of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among detained youth ages 10–18. The authors examined rates of suicidal ideation and behaviors, the relationship between suicide attempts and psychiatric disorders, and differences by gender and race/ethnicity. The research signals the need for juvenile detention facilities to screen youth for suicide risk and increase psychiatric services.  More icon


  Supportive School Discipline Initiative Resources Available Online

OJJDP has released an online brief on the Supportive School Discipline Initiative (SSDI), a collaboration between the Departments of Education and Justice in coordination with OJJDP, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal partners. SSDI supports school discipline practices that foster safe, supportive, and productive learning environments and keep students engaged in school and out of courts. The brief provides information about SSDI and features links to research, data collection, funding, and related resources, including the school discipline guidance package.  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

Peer Reviewers Sought for Grant Award Applications

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking peer reviewers for its justice AmeriCorps grant program. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review and CNCS jointly sponsor this program to provide legal representation to children in immigration court proceedings. CNCS seeks reviewers with 3 or more years of professional or volunteer experience in pro bono legal assistance; immigration law, practice, and procedure; and assistance for victims of human trafficking, abuse, or trauma. Peer review dates: July 29–August 7.  More icon