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Legal Sector Guide Available on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking

Legal SectorThe Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council have released a guide to the report Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States. This OJJDP-funded guide is designed for law enforcement professionals, attorneys, and judges who interact with victims, survivors, and perpetrators of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.  More icon

  White House Blog Highlights New Strategies To Support
  Children of Incarcerated Parents

In a new blog post on the White House Web site, Office of Justice Programs Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason and Roy L. Austin, Jr., Deputy Assistant to the President for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity, discuss new grants and resources to support children with incarcerated parents. Two OJJDP grant awards were announced at an October 8, 2014 White House event: the Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents Demonstration Program and the Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers and Their Children. They will provide reentry services to incarcerated fathers to promote a successful return to their families and communities. More icon

From the Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee

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Administrator Listenbee shares a video message discussing how to make sure that all youth in the juvenile justice system can successfully transition out of system supervision to a crime-free, healthy, and productive adulthood.The video emphasizes OJJDP’s 6-point strategy and partnerships to improve outcomes for young people.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2014

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2014. This issue’s lead story highlights a Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention meeting on strategies for successfully transitioning youth from juvenile justice systems to communities. The issue also includes special features on President Obama’s announcement of new AmeriCorps partnerships to expand opportunities for youth; a guide released by the National Academies for providers of support services to young victims of commercial sexual exploitation; OJJDP’s “Today’s Native Leaders”  initiative; upcoming events; and more.  More icon

OJJDP Awards $62 Million in Grants To Support Youth Mentoring Programs

OJJDP awarded more than $41 million in grants to national organizations to strengthen, expand, and implement youth mentoring activities and youth development programming nationwide. An additional $21 million in grants was awarded to nonprofit mentoring organizations. Mentoring funding will support quality services for youth in high-risk environments, children of incarcerated parents and tribal youth. More icon