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DOJ Announces National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice Initiative

On April 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the creation of the National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice grant initiative  at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Director’s Forum in New York, NY, to address the disconnect between the criminal justice system and communities of color. The $4.75 million initiative seeks five sites to implement and test strategies to enhance procedural justice, reduce implicit bias, and support racial reconciliation in communities of color. During the forum, Associate Attorney General Tony West, who made the announcement, and Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), met with civil rights and law enforcement leaders to identify challenges, share strategies, and discuss solutions. OJJDP and other components of OJP and DOJ will participate in the initiative.  More icon

  Civil Rights Data Show School Discipline Disparities
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has released “Civil Rights Data Collection: Data Snapshot (School Discipline).” This issue brief provides data from public schools nationwide that show disparities in the disciplining of students— beginning in preschool—on the basis of racial/ethnic, gender, and disability status.  More icon 
From the Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee

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Administrator Listenbee shares a video message addressing mentoring, the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, and other highlights from the first two months of 2014.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2014

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2014. This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter highlights the National Mentoring Summit held in Arlington, VA. The issue also includes special features on the second public hearing of the Attorney General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence; a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Grand Rounds session on youth violence prevention; a school discipline resource package released by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education; the launch of an AMBER Alert Twitter account; and more.  More icon

Webinar To Discuss New Suicide Prevention Resources

On April 17, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. E.T., the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention will present “Preventing Suicide Among Justice-Involved Youth: Newly Developed Tools, Recommendations, and Research,designed for juvenile justice and mental health professionals serving this vulnerable population. The 1-hour Webinar will focus on nine new suicide prevention resources that the Alliance's Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force developed and discuss suicide research findings and recommendations. The resources contribute to the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, which guides efforts to prevent suicide nationwide.  More icon