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Alternatives to the Secure Detention and Confinement of Juvenile Offenders
September 2005. This bulletin presents a model procedure for reducing the number of juvenile offenders in secure detention and confinement, so as to reduce crowding in custodial facilities and improve the effectiveness of juvenile case management. 41 pages. NCJ 208804.
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Balanced and Restorative Justice
October 1994. This report provides information about the 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 for Juveniles: A Framework for Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century
August 1997. This paper describes how jurisdictions are balancing competency development, accountability, and public safety goals in an effort to restore victims, communities, and juvenile offenders as well as rebuild broken relationships. 70 pages. NCJ 169691.
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Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (BARJ)
July 1996. This fact sheet provides information about the Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) project which underscores the importance of the victim in the justice process and requires the offender to actively pursue restoration of the victim. 2 pages. FS 9642.
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Balanced and Restorative Justice Videoconference
2011. This 2001 videoconference examined the experiences of three metropolitan communities that had implemented changes in their respective juvenile justice systems to achieve the priorities of a Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) Model, public safety, accountability and competency development. NCJ 188420.
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Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders: Program Summary
September 1997. This report presents background information and interim evaluation results for three pilot juvenile boot camp programs in Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; and Mobile, Ala. 53 pages. NCJ 164258.
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Community Supervision of Underage Drinking Offenders
October 2012. This bulletin presents a theoretical overview for basing policies, procedures, and practices to help professionals effectively supervise underage drinkers in the community. 12 pages. NCJ 237147.
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Comparison of Four Restorative Conferencing Models
Feburary 2001. This bulletin focuses on four restorative conferencing models: victim-offender mediation, community reparative boards, family group conferencing, and circle sentencing. 20 pages. NCJ 184738.
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Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation
September 1999. This bulletin provides an overview and evaluation of San Francisco's Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP), which involves lay persons acting on behalf of youthful offenders at disposition hearings for the purpose of diverting appropriate juveniles from detention to appropriate community services. 16 pages. NCJ 171155.
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Developing and Administering Accountability-Based Sanctions for Juveniles
September 1999. This bulletin describes how to develop and administer accountability-based sanctions for juveniles. 12 pages. NCJ 177612.
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Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System: Statistics Summary
June 1996. This analysis of patterns in the arrests, judicial management, and correctional placement of female juvenile offenders notes that females are entering the juvenile justice system more often and at younger ages than in past years. 40 pages. NCJ 160941.
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Focus on Accountability: Best Practices for Juvenile Court and Probation
August 1999. This bulletin explains and provides guidance on the factors and processes involved in holding juvenile offenders accountable for their offenses, details the roles of the juvenile court and probation department, specifies the crucial elements of programs that promote accountability, and describes effective community-based initiatives. 12 pages. NCJ 177611.
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Giving Back: Introducing Community Service Learning-Improving Mandated Community Service for Juvenile Offenders
2006. This practical manual is designed to help juvenile-justice professionals apply school-based service-learning principles, goals, and methods to court-mandated community service for juvenile offenders. 107 pages. NCJ 237389.
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Guide for Implementing the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model
December 1998. This report provides information about the OJJDP-developed Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) model, an effective tool for achieving youth accountability and enhancing community safety. 95 pages. NCJ 167887.
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How Shall We Respond to the Dreams of Youth? Videoconference
June 2000. This 2-part video of a live national satellite broadcast presents the final plenary session of a National Juvenile Justice Summit (June 6-7, 2000) entitled, "How Shall We Respond to the Dreams of Youth?" NCJ 182438.
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program: 2004 Report to Congress
August 2005. This report reviews the 2003 through 2004 performance period of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) program offered through OJJDP. 43 pages. NCJ 208362.
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Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program: 2006/2007 Report to Congress
January 2009. This Report presents an analysis of the performance measurement data; outlines the factors that influence the collection of JABG data; and reports on accomplishments at the local level, OJJDP's training and technical assistance efforts in support of the JABG program, results from the Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grants Program, and OJJDP's planned enhancements to the JABG program. 32 pages. NCJ 225367.
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program
April 1998. This fact sheet provides information about OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program, which is designed to promote greater accountability in the juvenile justice system. 2 pages. NCJ 247863.
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants: Strategic Planning Guide
January 1999. This manual is intended to serve as a planning tool and to provide a conceptual framework by which local and State agencies can analyze juvenile justice system needs and determine the most effective use of Federal funds provided through the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG) program established by Congress in 1998. 62 pages. NCJ 172846.
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Juvenile Boot Camps
Feburary 1996. This video of a national satellite teleconference on juvenile boot camps explores general characteristics of juvenile boot camps, offers a forum on juvenile boot camps, profiles a model juvenile boot camp in New York, and assesses the results of the "Impact Evaluation of Three Juvenile Boot Camps." 25 pages. NCJ 160949.
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Juvenile Boot Camps: Lessons Learned
June 1996. This fact sheet provides information about juvenile boot camp demonstration projects, their evaluations, and lessons learned. 2 pages. NCJ 176463.
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Juvenile Intensive Supervision: Planning Guide
Summary, October 1994. Offers practitioners the tools they need to implement community-based intensive supervision programs as alternatives to long-term institutional confinement for designated juvenile offenders. 95 pages. NCJ 150065.
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume I, Number 2 (National Agenda for Children Issue)
December 1993. This journal contains a number of innovative ideas for preventing juvenile delinquency. 40 pages. NCJ 145300.
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IV, Number 2 (Making a Difference Issue)
December 1997. This journal presents articles, publication reviews, and news items on research and promising programs in juvenile delinquency prevention, youth violence prevention, juvenile gangs, mentoring for youth, and restitution and community service programs. 32 pages. NCJ 166823.
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume III, Number 1 (Community-Based Juvenile Justice Issue)
December 1996. These articles examine the restorative model of juvenile justice, the community-based aftercare initiative of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the use of satellite teleconferencing for training juvenile justice and child welfare personnel, and other issues related to juvenile justice. 39 pages. NCJ 161410.
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Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives in the States: 1994-1996
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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Making Things Right: Meaningful Community Service for Juvenile Offenders
March 2008. This bulletin presents an overview of community service and provides tips for designing and implementing meaningful community service projects for juvenile offenders. 20 pages. NCJ 230978.
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The Mandates
1994. This fact sheet discusses the mandates established through the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974: deinstitutionalization of status offenders and nonoffenders; sight-and-sound separation of juveniles from adults in correctional facilities; removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups; and demonstration of efforts to reduce the disproportionate confinement of minority youth. 1 page. NCJ 247896.
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OJJDP Annual Report 2005
August 2008. This OJJDP annual report for fiscal year (FY) 2005 describes OJJDP's activities during this year across a range of program areas. 88 pages. NCJ 215560.
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OJJDP Annual Report 2010
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
June 2013. This document is the 2011 annual report for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 84 pages. NCJ 238638.
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OJJDP In Focus Fact Sheet: Disproportionate Minority Contact
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
October 2012. Articles report on studies related to juvenile justice, including characteristics of incarcerated juveniles who report being homeless, recidivism outcomes for youth in a home-based paraprofessional intervention, evaluation of a family-centered treatment program, preventive detention and out-of-home placement, addressing family support needs in juvenile court, and the influence of race on pre-adjudication detention. 97 pages. NCJ 240461.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance July/August, 2013
August 2013. This July/August issue of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication provides top stories, special features, and other new relating to the juvenile justice system. 1 pages. NCJ 242652.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June, 2013
June 2013. This online issue of OJJDP News @ A Glance contains five primary articles describing major initiatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 0 pages. NCJ 242021.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2010
September 2010. This issue of OJJDP News at a Glance reports on current research, program initiatives, and training activities of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). 14 pages. NCJ 232007.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2012
April 2012. In presenting news and articles on activities related to the work of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), this issue of “OJJDP News at a Glance” contains an interview with the OJJDP acting director, the Attorney General’s address at the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Summit, a report on the final hearings of the Task Force on Children’s Exposure to Violence, a study on serious juvenile offenders, the new Web site of the National Girls Institute, and upcoming OJJDP events. 1 pages. NCJ 238120.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
April 2013. This March/April edition of OJJDP News @ a Glance presents current programs at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 0 pages. NCJ 241367.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2012
December 2012. This edition of the OJJDP News @ A Glance contains 4 main articles that discuss juvenile justice issues as well as 14 brief articles covering juvenile justice topics. 11 pages. NCJ 240178.
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Planning of New Institutions: Workshops for Juvenile Facilities
January 2001. This fact sheet examines planning for new secure juvenile facilities and renovating or expanding existing facilities. 2 pages. NCJ 186264.
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Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
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
September 1999. Provides information on adjudicated delinquency cases from 1987 to 1996 that resulted in out-of-home placement. 2 pages. NCJ 247992.
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Resources for Juvenile Detention Reform
November 2000. This fact sheet provides information about resources that focus on juvenile detention reform. 2 pages. NCJ 185688.
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Restorative Justice Conferences as an Early Response to Young Offenders
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
March 1998. This directory, updated in 1996 from an initial survey conducted in 1991, describes some 500 individual programs of restitution and community service for juveniles throughout the United States; programs for which no new data were received since the 1991 survey are not included in this edition. 570 pages. NCJ 166365.
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System Change Through State Challenge Activities: Approaches and Products
March 2000. After outlining pervasive problems in the current juvenile justice system in America, this Bulletin profiles the State Challenge Activities Program, which provides incentives for States participating in the Title II, Part B Formula Grants Program of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974 to improve their juvenile justice systems by developing, adopting, or improving policies and programs in 1 or more of 10 specified Challenge areas. 12 pages. NCJ 177625.
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Treatment Foster Care
December 1998. This paper describes treatment foster care (TFC), an alternative to corrections and group care facilities for juvenile offenders. 12 pages. NCJ 173421.
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YES: Youth Environmental Service Initiative
June 1996. The Youth Environmental Service (YES) initiative is designed to increase the capacity of States and communities to treat and rehabilitate delinquent youth and to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system. 1 page. NCJ 248000.
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Youth Environmental Service in Action: Program Summary
June 1996. The Youth Environmental Service (YES) is an initiative of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) that enhances youth skills through work and education programs on Federal land. 48 pages. NCJ 159762.
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