|OJJDP works to prevent gang involvement, girls' delinquency, and underage drinking.
OJJDP assists victims of child abduction and commercial sexual exploitation.
OJJDP supports mentoring, AMBER Alert, and faith-based and community initiatives.
SMART tracks local issues and maps community resources.
|OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013. This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter highlights defense attorney Robert L. Listenbee’s assumption of the leadership of OJJDP in March 2013; the Justice Department’s launch of a task force to address violence against children in tribal communities; then-Acting Administrator Melodee Hanes’ opening remarks at a summit on preventing child sexual abuse in sports organizations; a speech that human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson delivered on the placement of young offenders in adult facilities; and more.
Webinar To Explore Strategies for Monitoring Conditions of Youth Confinement
On May 22, 2013, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP’s National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) will present the Webinar “Monitoring Conditions From the Inside and Out: Developing Comprehensive Quality Assurance and External Oversight Systems.” Presenters will discuss strategies for continuous improvement systems to assure the conditions of youth confinement.