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2009 Report to Congress: Title V Community Prevention Grants Program
Report, April 2011. Reports on the Title V Community Prevention Grants program, which provides funds to help communities develop and implement delinquency prevention programs. 24 pages. NCJ 234161.
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012
Report, July 2012. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. 24 pages. NCJ 238797.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2005
Report, July 2005. Presents statistics about children's economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education and provides features on children with asthma, children with specified blood lead levels, and parental reports of children's emotional and behavioral difficulties. NCJ 210533.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009
Report, July 2009. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. 216 pages. NCJ 226963.
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Characteristics of Crimes Against Juveniles
Bulletin: Crimes Against Children Series, June 2000. Examines data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System on the characteristics of crimes committed against juveniles. 12 pages. NCJ 179034.
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Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities
Presents the survey results from the National Bulletin: OJJDP National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence Series, April 2012. Presents the survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding authorities' knowledge of victimization incidents involving children and youth, particularly police, school, and medical authorities. 8 pages. NCJ 235394.
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Child Pornography: Patterns From NIBRS
Bulletin: Crimes Against Children Series, December 2004. Presents findings from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System. 8 pages. NCJ 204911.
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Children as Victims (From Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report, 1999, by Howard N. Snyder and Melissa Sickmund)
Bulletin: 1999 National Report Series, May 2000. Presents an overview of statistics on juveniles as victims of crime and maltreatment. 24 pages. NCJ 180753.
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Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence
Bulletin: National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence series, October 2011. Explores in depth the survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members. 12 pages. NCJ 232272.
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Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey
Bulletin, October 2009. Presents findings from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, the most comprehensive survey to date of children’s exposure to violence in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 227744.
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Community Supervision of Underage Drinking Offenders
Bulletin, October 2012. This bulletin provides a theoretical overview on which to base policies, procedures, and practices to help professionals effectively supervise underage drinkers in the community. The authors describe the goals and principles successful communities use to guide their approach to underage drinking, discuss laws related to alcohol use and the rights of underage drinkers, and highlight the legal issues that professionals who work with these youth may encounter. The bulletin is part of OJJDP’s underage drinking bulletin series, which highlights the dangers of underage drinking and provides guidelines for communities developing treatment and prevention programs. 12 pages. NCJ 237147.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008
Fact Sheet, December 2011. Presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2008 by U.S. juvenile courts for public order, person, and property offenses and drug law violations. 4 pages. NCJ 236479
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009
Fact Sheet, October 2012. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2009 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases climbed steadily (63 percent) and, from 1997 through 2009, the delinquency caseload dropped 20 percent. 4 pages. NCJ 239081
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2008
Fact Sheet, December 2011. Presents statistics on petitioned delinquency cases waived to criminal court between 1985 and 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 236481
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2009
Fact Sheet, October 2012. This fact sheet presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2009. In 2009, juvenile courts waived an estimated 7,600 delinquency cases, 45 percent fewer than in 1994. 4 pages. NCJ 239080
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Early Identification of Risk Factors for Parental Abduction
Bulletin, March 2001. Presents the design and findings of four OJJDP-funded projects on preventing family abductions: a documentary study, a criminal sanctions study, an interview study, and an intervention study. 12 pages. NCJ 185026.
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Highlights From the NISMART Bulletins
Fact Sheet: National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children Series, October 2002. Presents key findings summarized in OJJDP's Bulletin series on the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART–2). 2 pages. Available online only.
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Highlights of the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey
Fact Sheet, July 2008. Reports findings from the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey. Available online only. 2 pages. FS 200804.
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Homicides of Children and Youth
Bulletin, October 2001. Provides a statistical portrait of juvenile homicide victimization by drawing on FBI and other data. 12 pages. NCJ 187239.
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How Families and Communities Influence Youth Victimization
Bulletin, November 2003. Examines how individual, family, and community factors influence the risk for nonlethal violence among U.S. youth ages 12–17. 12 pages. NCJ 201629.
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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2008
Fact Sheet, December 2011. Presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation between 1985 and 2008, based on data from nearly 2,300 jurisdictions containing 82% of the U.S. juvenile population. 2 pages. NCJ 236478
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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2009
Fact Sheet, October 2012. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation between 1985 and 2009. Between 1985 and 2009, the number of cases placed on probation increased 29 percent. During that time, the overall delinquency caseload increased 30 percent. 2 pages. NCJ 239082
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1996 Update on Violence
Report, February 1996. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. 40 pages. NCJ 159107.
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1997 Update on Violence
Report, August 1997. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. 55 pages. NCJ 165703.
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report
Report, September 1999. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. 236 pages. NCJ 178257.
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
Report, March 2006. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. 260 pages. NCJ 212906.
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A Focus on Violence
Report, August 1995. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. This publication is not available online. 100 pages. NCJ 153570.
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Juvenile Victimization: 1987-1992
Fact Sheet, June 1994. Presents national data on violent crimes committed against juveniles from 1987 through 1992; the statistics in this Fact Sheet are drawn from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2 pages. FS 9417.
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Juvenile Victims of Property Crimes
Bulletin: Crimes Against Children Series, December 2000. Presents data on juvenile victims of property crimes. 12 pages. NCJ 184740.
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Kids and Guns
Bulletin: 1999 National Report Series, March 2000. Presents an overview of statistics indicative of the impact of gun availability on the lives of youth. 12 pages. NCJ 178994.
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National Estimates of Children Missing Involuntarily or for Benign Reasons
Bulletin: OJJDP NISMART Series, July 2005. Provides information on the numbers and characteristics of two groups not often recognized in the literature on missing children: children involuntarily missing because they were lost or injured and those missing because of a benign explanation such as a miscommunication or mistaken expectation. 12 pages. NCJ 206180.
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National Estimates of Missing Children: An Overview
Bulletin: National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children Series, October 2002. Presents an overview of the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART–2). 12 pages. NCJ 196465.
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National Estimates of Missing Children: Selected Trends, 1988-1999
Bulletin, December 2004. Presents results of an analysis comparing selected findings from the second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART–2) and its predecessor, NISMART–1. 8 pages. NCJ 206179.
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Nonfamily Abducted Children: National Estimates and Characteristics
Bulletin: National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children Series, October 2002. Presents national estimates of children abducted by nonfamily perpetrators, based on surveys of households and law enforcement agencies. 16 pages. NCJ 196467.
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OJJDP Annual Report 2005
Report, August 2008. Describes the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2005 (October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005), which reflect the Office's continuing commitment to programs that have the greatest potential for reducing juvenile delinquency and the victimization of children as well as improving the juvenile justice system. Available online only. 84 pages. NCJ 215560.
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OJJDP Annual Report 2009 - How OJJDP Is Building a Better Future for America's Youth
Report, March 2010. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year (FY) 2009. 110 pages. NCJ 229305.
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011
Report, June 2013. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. The report details OJJDP’s activities to reform school discipline practices, address youth gangs, support mentoring activities, enforce underage drinking laws, facilitate reentry efforts, improve conditions for tribal youth, reduce children’s exposure to violence, intervene in and prevent girls’ delinquency, prevent bullying, strengthen the juvenile justice system, enhance public safety and law enforcement, and fight child exploitation. The report concludes with an overview of the agency’s information dissemination activities. 84 pages. NCJ 238638
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2011
Newsletter, September/October 2011. OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. NCJ 235961
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2009
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2009. Includes a special feature on the Department of Justice’s commemoration of the 26th annual National Missing Children’s Day, OJJDP’s monthly focus groups, which are establishing an ongoing dialog with policymakers and practitioners on the most important issues facing the juvenile justice field; and an OJJDP-sponsored training course that educates law enforcement personnel on the best ways to approach and interact with adolescent girls during police calls. Available online only. NCJ 226641.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June, 2013
Newsletter, May/June 2013. In an interview in this issue's lead story, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee discusses plans and priorities for the Office and the juvenile justice field; and more. NCJ 242021.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2008
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2008. Highlights the Department of Justice’s launch of a month-long media campaign, as part of OJJDP’s Project Safe Childhood initiative to combat the online exploitation of children. Available online only. NCJ 224618.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2011
Newsletter, November/December 2011. OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. NCJ 236316
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2013
Newsletter, January/February 2013. This issue highlights OJJDP's ongoing efforts to combat child sex trafficking in the United States; the third annual National Mentoring Summit; OJJDP's new "Beyond Detention" publication series; and more. NCJ 240749.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2011
Newsletter, July/August 2011. OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. NCJ 235188
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2012
Newsletter, July/August 2012. This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. This issue's lead story offers highlights of the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2012 National Intertribal Youth Summit. The issue also includes special features on the Supreme Court ban on mandatory life without parole for juveniles convicted of homicide; the Defending Childhood Task Force’s congressional briefing; and the third Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit and Stop Bullying Video Challenge; and more. NCJ 238982
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2006
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2006. Includes a special feature on OJJDP’s recently released Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report. Available online only. NCJ 213462.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2012
Newsletter, March/April 2012. This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter features an indepth interview with Melodee Hanes, OJJDP’s Acting Administrator; features on the second annual summit of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention; findings of an OJJDP-supported study on serious juvenile offenders; and more. NCJ 238120
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2012
Newsletter, November/December 2012. This issue's lead story describes the Defending Childhood Task Force’s release of recommendations for launching a coordinated national response to children’s exposure to violence. The issue also includes special features on the following topics: OJJDP’s FY 2012 awards, the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention’s working session, and a National Research Council report supporting a developmental approach to juvenile justice. NCJ 240178
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2012
Newsletter, September/October 2012. This issue's lead story offers highlights of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s fall 2012 meeting, which focused on girls and the juvenile justice system. The issue also includes special features on the following topics: OJJDP’s announcement of a $1.5 million grant to reduce youth violence in Philadelphia, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and OJJDP’s green reentry program for tribal youth; and more. NCJ 238981
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OJJDP Research: Making a Difference for Juveniles
Report, August 1999. Summarizes key initiatives undertaken by OJJDP's Research and Program Development Division in research, evaluation, and statistics. 55 pages. NCJ 177602.
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OJJDP Research 2000 Report
Report, May 2001. Summarizes representative achievements of OJJDP's Research and Program Development Division in the areas of research, evaluation, and statistics from August 1999 to the present. 71 pages. NCJ 186732.
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008
Fact Sheet, December 2011. Presents statistics on person offenses (including assault, robbery, rape, homicide, and other crimes involving force or threat of force against persons) handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2008. 2 pages. NCJ 236480
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Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse
Bulletin: National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence series, October 2011. Presents the findings of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding children’s direct exposure to multiple types of violence, crime, and abuse, also known as polyvictimization. 12 pages. NCJ 235504.
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Prostitution of Juveniles: Patterns From NIBRS
Bulletin: Crimes Against Children Series, June 2004. Examines the prostitution of juveniles by analyzing incidents of this problem that come to the attention of law enforcement. 12 pages. NCJ 203946.
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Questions and Answers About the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence
Fact Sheet: National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence series, October 2011. Presents an overview of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey to date of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence, sponsored by OJJDP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and carried out by the Crimes Against Children Research Center of the University of New Hampshire. 4 pages. NCJ 235163.
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Reporting Crimes Against Juveniles
Bulletin: Crimes Against Children Series, November 1999. Presents an analysis of National Crime Victimization Survey data on reports of crimes against juveniles to police and other authorities (e.g., school officials). 8 pages. NCJ 178887.
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Second Comprehensive Study of Missing Children
Bulletin, April 2000. Describes the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children, which measures the incidence of each of eight categories of missing children. 6 pages. NCJ 179085.
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Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Adolescent Victimization
Bulletin: Youth Violence Research Series, February 2002. Analyzes National Youth Survey data to explore how being a victim of crime during adolescence affects the likelihood of certain negative outcomes in adulthood, including violent and property offending and victimization, domestic violence perpetration and victimization, drug use, and mental health problems. 16 pages. NCJ 191210.
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Statutory Rape Known to Law Enforcement
Bulletin, August 2005. Draws on data from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System to provide a comprehensive look at the patterns of and response to statutory rape. 4 pages. NCJ 208803.
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Violence After School
Bulletin: 1999 National Report Series, November 1999. Presents information on temporal patterns (time of day, school-day versus non-school-day) of violent crimes committed by and against juveniles; excerpted from Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report. 8 pages. NCJ 178992.
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Violent Families and Youth Violence
Fact Sheet, December 1994. Presents data from the Rochester Youth Development Study to address the following questions: (1) Are children who are victims of maltreatment and abuse during childhood more apt to be violent when they are adolescents? and (2) Are children who are exposed to multiple forms of family violence—not just maltreatment—more likely to be violent? 2 pages. FS 9421.
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