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2008 Report to Congress: Title V Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention Programs
Report, March 2011. Reports on the four delinquency prevention programs that were funded under Title V—the Community Prevention Grants program, the Tribal Youth Program, the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) program, and the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program. 32 pages. NCJ 231131.
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Alternatives to the Secure Detention and Confinement of Juvenile Offenders
Bulletin: Juvenile Justice Practice Series, September 2005. Recommends developing objective, valid, and reliable tools to make placement decisions among alternative programs and expanding the existing range of alternatives for juvenile offenders. 41 pages. NCJ 208804.
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Balanced and Restorative Justice
Summary, October 1994. Discusses community supervision of juvenile offenders based on the balanced approach mission and the restorative justice philosophy. 21 pages. NCJ 149727.
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Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (BARJ)
Fact Sheet, July 1996. Explains the balanced and restorative justice model, which underscores the importance of the victim (individual or community) in the justice process and requires the offender to actively pursue restoration of the victim by paying restitution or performing community service, or both. 2 pages. FS 9642.
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Balanced and Restorative Justice Videoconference
Videotape: OJJDP Teleconference Videotape Series, June 2001. Highlights some of the key principles involved in the balanced and restorative justice model. NCJ 188420.
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Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders: Program Summary
Summary, September 1997. Presents background information and interim evaluation results for three pilot juvenile boot camp programs in Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; and Mobile, AL. 53 pages. NCJ 164258.
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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, 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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Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation
Bulletin, September 1999. Provides an overview of diversion programs and evaluation findings from the Detention Diversion Advocacy Project, a disposition case advocacy program operating in San Francisco, CA, and sponsored by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. 16 pages. NCJ 171155.
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Developing and Administering Accountability-Based Sanctions for Juveniles
Bulletin: Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, September 1999. Describes Congress's attempt, through the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program, to encourage states to develop and administer sanctions that are accountability based. 12 pages. NCJ 177612.
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Developmental Sequences of Girls' Delinquent Behavior
Bulletin: Girls Study Group Series, December 2013. Summarizes the findings on developmental patterns of girls' offending from childhood through adolescence. 16 pages. NCJ 238276.
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2008
Report, November 2008. This report presents concerns and recommendations from juvenile justice experts and career professionals from every State and territory in the United States. 65 pages. NCJ 223723.
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Focus on Accountability: Best Practices for Juvenile Court and Probation
Bulletin: Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, August 1999. Describes what it means to hold juvenile offenders accountable, details the role of the juvenile court and probation department, identifies the key elements of programs that promote accountability, and presents examples of exemplary community-based initiatives. 12 pages. NCJ 177611.
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Guide for Implementing the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model
Report, December 1998. Establishes an alternative philosophy for a more balanced approach to juvenile justice that emphasizes restorative justice in which offenders make amends to their victims and the community. 95 pages. NCJ 167887.
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Highlights From Pathways to Desistance: A Longitudinal Study of Serious Adolescent Offenders
Fact Sheet: Pathways to Desistance series, March 2011. Presents an overview of some major findings from the Pathways to Desistance Study, a project that followed 1,354 serious adolescent offenders for 7 years following their convictions. 4 pages. NCJ 230971.
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How Shall We Respond to the Dreams of Youth? Videoconference
Videotape: Teleconference Videotape Series, June 2000. Highlights effective interventions and model programs that serve the needs of troubled youth. NCJ 182438.
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Job Training for Juveniles: Project CRAFT
Fact Sheet, August 1999. Describes the Community Restitution and Apprenticeship Focused Training program (Project CRAFT), which is sponsored by the Home Builders Institute, the educational arm of the National Association of Home Builders. 2 pages. FS 99116.
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program: 2004 Report to Congress
Report: Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, August 2005. Provides an update on how OJJDP has implemented its Congressional mandate to meet the goals of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program. 43 pages. NCJ 208362.
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program: 2006/2007 Report to Congress
Report: Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, January 2009. Presents information on the program’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2006 and 2007. 31 pages. Available online only. NCJ 225367.
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program
Fact Sheet, April 1998. Summarizes OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants program, which provides funds to states and local units of government to help them build correctional/detention facilities, hire court staff, address drugs and gang violence, establish speciality courts, and conduct related activities. 2 pages. FS 9876.
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Juvenile Boot Camps
Videotape: Teleconference Videotape Series, February 1996. Explores the characteristics, operational concepts, and implementation issues of juvenile boot camps; examines the Youth Development Program; and assesses the results of an OJJDP-funded evaluation, illustrating some changes that have been made as a result of the evaluation. View the broadcast on the Juvenile Justice Teleconferencing Web site. NCJ 160949.
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Juvenile Boot Camps: Lessons Learned
Fact Sheet, June 1996. Describes OJJDP's juvenile boot camp demonstration projects, their evaluations, and lessons learned that will benefit future boot comp programs. 2 pages. FS 9636.
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Juvenile Court Placement of Adjudicated Youth, 1990-1999
Fact Sheet, September 2003. Presents data on juvenile delinquency cases that resulted in out-of-home placement between 1990 and 1999. Available online only. 2 pages. FS 200305.
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Juvenile Court Placement of Adjudicated Youth, 1989-1998
Fact Sheet, February 2002. Presents data on juvenile delinquency cases that result in out-of-home placement. 2 pages. FS 200202.
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Juvenile Court Placement of Adjudicated Youth, 1988–1997
Fact Sheet, October 2000. Presents data on juvenile delinquency cases that result in out-of-home placement. 2 pages. FS 200015.
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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 Justice Journal, Volume I, Number 2 (National Agenda for Children Issue)
Journal: Juvenile Justice Series, Fall/Winter 1993. Presents an interview with Attorney General Janet Reno in which she outlines the need for a national agenda for children. 40 pages. NCJ 145300.
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume III, Number 1 (Community-Based Juvenile Justice Issue)
Journal: Juvenile Justice Series, December 1996. Describes community-based efforts to institute restorative justice measures and to provide aftercare services to juvenile offenders. 39 pages. NCJ 161410.
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IV, Number 2 (Making a Difference Issue)
Journal: Juvenile Justice Series, December 1997. Highlights efforts to "make a difference" in the juvenile justice system and examines drug trafficking and homicides involving youth gangs. 32 pages. NCJ 166823.
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Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives in the States: 1994-1996
Report, October 1997. Identifies and analyzes issues and trends associated with state juvenile justice reform initiatives that took place between 1994 and 1996; issues examined include juvenile violence, street gangs, delinquency prevention, boot camps, and juvenile transfer. 93 pages. NCJ 165697.
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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 2010
Report, December 2012. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2010. The report details OJJDP’s activities to reduce children’s exposure to violence, intervene in and prevent girls’ delinquency, address youth gangs, support mentoring activities, facilitate reentry efforts, prevent bullying, enforce underage drinking laws, improve conditions for tribal youth, enhance emergency planning, 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. 120 pages. NCJ 237051
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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 In Focus Fact Sheet: Disproportionate Minority Contact
Fact Sheet, November 2012. This fact sheet provides an overview of OJJDP's efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC). The publication includes a description of OJJDP's DMC Reduction Model, which helps states determine whether disproportionality exists and, if it does, guides the establishment of multipronged intervention strategies to ensure equal treatment of all youth. The fact sheet also includes a summary of states' DMC-reduction activities derived from compliance plans submitted in fiscal year 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 239457
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2012
Journal, Fall 2012. This is a semi-annual, peer reviewed journal sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice Deliquency Prevention. 97 pages. NCJ 240461
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OJJDP News @ a Glance July/August, 2013
Newsletter, July/August 2013. This issue's lead story highlights a presentation by members of the National Research Council on the findings and recommendations of an OJJDP-funded report on recent advances in scientific understanding of adolescent brain development that should be more fully incorporated into juvenile justice policies and practices; and more. NCJ 242652.
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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, September/October 2010
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/Octber 2010. Reports on the Attorney General's Defending Childhood initiative. The issue also includes special features on the September meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; arts programs that help at-risk and delinquent youth replace destructive behavior with positive activities and interests; and the Office of Justice Programs' SMART Office, which supports the nation's efforts to register and monitor sex offenders. Available online only. NCJ 232007.
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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, March/April 2013
Newsletter, March/April 2013. This issue's lead story highlights defense attorney Robert L. Listenbee’s assumption of the leadership of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in March 2013; and more. NCJ 241367.
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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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Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
Fact Sheet, August 2001. Presents information on delinquency cases involving person offenses. 2 pages. FS 200132.
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Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1986-1995
Fact Sheet, April 1998. Presents information on delinquency cases involving person offenses. 2 pages. FS 9877.
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Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1985–1994
Fact Sheet, October 1996. Presents information on delinquency cases involving person offenses. 2 pages. FS 9648.
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Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
Bulletin, September 2009. Describes strategies that States and communities can use to reduce disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system. 12 pages. NCJ 218861.
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Residential Placement of Adjudicated Youth, 1987–1996
Fact Sheet, September 1999. Provides information on adjudicated delinquency cases from 1987 to 1996 that resulted in out-of-home placement. 2 pages. FS 99117.
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Restorative Justice Conferences as an Early Response to Young Offenders
Bulletin, August 2001. Describes restorative justice conferencing, a promising form of early intervention for very young offenders that brings together an offending youth, his or her victim, and supporters of both the offender and victim with a trained facilitator. 12 pages. NCJ 187769.
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RESTTA (Restitution Education, Specialized Training, and Technical Assistance) National Directory of Restitution and Community Service Programs
Directory, March 1998. Describes 500 individual programs of restitution and community service for juveniles throughout the United States. 570 pages. NCJ 166365.
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Treatment Foster Care
Bulletin: Family Strengthening Series, December 1998. Describes an alternative to residential and group care placements for serious and chronic juvenile offenders. 12 pages. NCJ 173421.
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YES: Youth Environmental Service Initiative
Fact Sheet, June 1996. Describes the Youth Environmental Service initiative, which increases the capacity of states and communities to treat and rehabilitate delinquent youth and helps to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system. 2 pages. FS 9630.
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Youth Environmental Service: Technical Assistance Package
Technical Assistance Package, June 1996. Assists communities in deciding whether to implement a Youth Environmental Service (YES) program and in developing a YES program; YES enhances delinquent youth's skills through work and education programs. 66 pages. NCJ 159763.
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Youth Environmental Service in Action: Program Summary
Summary, June 1996. Provides background for the Youth Environmental Service (YES) initiative, which enhances delinquent youth's skills through work and education programs, and indepth descriptions of the development and operation of six YES pilot sites. 48 pages. NCJ 159762.
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