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Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Sex Trafficking

The Urban Institute
Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities (2014)

President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013–2017 (2014)

Institute of Medicine
Infographic on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the U.S. (2014)

Department of Justice-Sponsored Publications

National Institute of Justice and OJJDP
Justice Research: Delays on Youth Justice (2014)

OJJDP and the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement
Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents (2014)

OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice
Volume 3, Issue 1, Fall 2013 (2013)

National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership (2013)

OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin
Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth (2013)

OJJDP Girls Study Group
Developmental Sequences of Girls’ Delinquent Behavior (2013)

OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence
Children’s Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization (2013)

OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice
Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2013 (2013)

National Institute of Justice
Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying (2013)

OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin
The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Overview (2013)

The Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence
Final Report (2012)

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013 (2012)

Evidence-Based Guides

SAMHSA’s Gains Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fact Sheets (2013)

Researcher-Practitioner Partnership Study (RPPS)
Highlights and Lowlights of Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations in the Criminal Justice System (2013)

Institute of Medicine
Violence Prevention: Moving from Evidence to Implementation (2013)

The Vera Institute
Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice (2013)

Models for Change
Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation (2012)

Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)
Is This a Good Quality Outcome Evaluation Report? A Guide for Practitioners (2011)

Mental Health

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System (2014)

National Juvenile Justice Network
Time for a Check-up: How Advocates Can Help Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Get the Mental Health Services They Need (2014)

National Juvenile Justice Network
Arrested Development: Confinement Can Negatively Affect Youth Maturation (2013)

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force (2013)

SAMHSA’s Juvenile Justice Resource Series
A Primer for Mental Health Practitioners Working with Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System (2012)

SAMHSA’s Juvenile Justice Resource Series
New Directions for Behavioral Health Funding and Implications for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System (2012)

SAMHSA’s Juvenile Justice Resource Series
Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice Systems: Identifying Mental Health Needs and Risk of Reoffending (2012)

Risk and Protective Factors

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Protective Factors: Approaches in Child Welfare (2014)


U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Civil Rights Data Collection, Data Snapshot: School Discipline (2014)

U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice
School Climate and Discipline Guidance Package (2014)

The Vera Institute
A Generation Later: What We’ve Learned About Zero Tolerance in Schools (2013)

Special Populations

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Identifying and Serving LGBTQ Youth: Case Studies of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Grantees: Final Report (2014)

Coalition for Juvenile Justice/SOS Project
LGBTQ Youth and Status Offenses (2014)


Bureau of Justice Statistics
Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003–2012 (2014)

National Juvenile Justice Network
The Comeback and Coming-from-Behind States: An Update on Youth Incarceration (2013)

Annie E. Casey Foundation
2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book (2013)  

IES National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012 (2013)

OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin
PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth (2013)

OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin
Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey (2013)

OJJDP National Report Series Bulletin
Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2010 (2013)

OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin
Nature and Risk of Victimization: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (2013)

Children’s Bureau
Child Welfare Outcomes 2008-2011: Report to Congress (2013)

Systems Improvement

National Council on Crime & Delinquency
Examining the Role of States in Monitoring Conditions and Outcomes for Youth (2014)

National Council on Crime & Delinquency
Using Bills and Budgets to Further Reduce Youth Incarceration (2014)

Coalition for Juvenile Justice/SOS Project
National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses (2013)

Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma
Trauma-Informed Approaches: Federal Activities and Initiatives (2013)

The Vera Institute
From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses (2013)

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Reducing Youth Incarceration in the United States (2013)

Justice Policy Institute
Common Ground: Lessons Learned from Five States that Reduced Juvenile Confinement by More Than Half (2013)

National Juvenile Defender Center
National Juvenile Defense Standards (2012)

Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy
Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons From the States (2012)