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Analysis of Federally Prosecuted CSEC Cases since the Passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000
OJJDP-Sponsored. This national analysis of Federal prosecutions of cases that involved the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth (CSEC) focused on whether existing laws related to CSEC are being enforced, the key features of successful CSEC cases, the factors that predict convictions, the factors that predict sentence length, whether U.S. courts have increased penalties for sexual crimes against children, and the effects of CSEC legislation on service providers who work with these victims. February 2008. 163 pages. NCJ 222023
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Burglary Cases in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet details trends in offense rates and judicial handling of juvenile burglary offenders. May 2002. 2 pages. NCJ 195282
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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Legal Sector
OJJDP-Sponsored. This 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. October 2014. 48 pages. NCJ 248447
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Guide to Judicial Workload Assessment
OJJDP-Produced. Presents a method for obtaining data on judicial workloads in abuse and neglect cases, which includes an assessment of what is required for best practice in these cases. April 2009. 72 pages. NCJ 223571
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Implementation Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Provides practical advice on how to set up a performance measurement team, assess capacity, prioritize among measurement needs, plan data collection activities, and use the data generated through the performance measurement process to plan reforms. April 2009. 76 pages. NCJ 223568
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Key Measures
OJJDP-Produced. Outlines nine measures that have been identified as key to determining court performance in child abuse and neglect cases. April 2009. 44 pages. NCJ 223567
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Describes all 30 court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases. April 2009. 310 pages. NCJ 223570
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: User's Guide to Nonautomated Data Collection
OJJDP-Produced. Explains how to use nonautomated data collection methods (such as file review, court observation, interviews, and focus groups) to enhance performance measurement. April 2009. 48 pages. NCJ 223569
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Delays in Youth Justice
NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, . Justice Research Series. This bulletin reviews a research effort in juvenile case processing that looked at two information sources, a nationwide sample of counties and an indepth investigation of three Midwestern courts. February 2014. 5 pages. NCJ 237149
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2007 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. June 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 230168
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. 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. October 2012. 4 pages. NCJ 239081
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. National Report Series. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2010 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. February 2014. 4 pages. NCJ 243041
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Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
OJJDP-Produced. Examines the effects of the Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 on the prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) cases. July 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 228631
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Enabling Prosecutors to Address Drug, Gang, and Youth Violence
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Features one of the three Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program purpose areas that focus on enhancing the ability of prosecutors to address juvenile crime. December 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 178917
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Enhancing Prosecutors' Ability To Combat and Prevent Juvenile Crime in Their Jurisdictions
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Features two of the three Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program purpose areas that focus on enhancing the ability of prosecutors to address juvenile crime. December 1999. 20 pages. NCJ 178916
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Establishing and Maintaining Interagency Information Sharing
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents the necessary elements to develop and maintain an interagency information-sharing program to be used by representatives from juvenile courts, probation, social services, education, law enforcement, prosecution, and other juvenile justice partners who serve at-risk and delinquent youth. March 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 178281
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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. March 2000. 28 pages. NCJ 170020
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Gang Prosecution Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored. Prepared by working prosecutors and investigators from different States, this manual assists local prosecutors and investigators in preparing for a gang-related crime prosecution, from the initial crime-scene investigation to preparing and presenting the case, followed by sentencing specific to gang cases. July 2009. 121 pages. NCJ 228289
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Gang Suppression and Intervention: Community Models, Research Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Presents a prototype for the design and mobilization of community efforts to counter youth gangs through efforts by police, prosecutors, judges, probation and parole officers, corrections officers, schools, employers, community-based agencies, and a range of grassroots organizations. October 1994. 35 pages. NCJ 148202
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Identifying Polyvictimization and Trauma Among Court-Involved Children and Youth: A Checklist and Resource Guide for Attorneys and Other Court-Appointed Advocates
OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource guide was developed to help lawyers and other legal advocates for children recognize the prevalence and impact of polyvictimization and perform more trauma-informed legal and judicial system advocacy. 2012. 12 pages. NCJ 248419
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Interviewing Child Witnesses and Victims of Sexual Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Provides practical information for law enforcement officers, child protection workers, child abuse investigators, and others who need to obtain information from children who may be victims or witnesses of child sexual abuse. This publication is not available online. July 2006. 24 pages. NCJ 214124
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Investigating Hate Crimes on the Internet
OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief provides information about the growing problem of hate crimes on the Internet and guidelines in the investigation and prosecution of these crimes. 2003. 22 pages. NCJ 203459
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants: Strategic Planning Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Describes how states and local units of government can use funds from the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program to build correctional/detention facilities, hire court staff, address drugs and gang violence, establish speciality courts, and conduct related activities. January 1999. 62 pages. NCJ 172846
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2006-2007
OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2007 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2007 by more than 2,100 U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. March 2010. 170 pages. NCJ 230105
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2009
OJJDP-Sponsored. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2009 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. July 2012. 152 pages. NCJ 239114
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2010
OJJDP-Sponsored. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2010 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. June 2013. 116 pages. NCJ 244080
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2011
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive to profile more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. July 2014. 102 pages. NCJ 248475
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Juvenile Delinquency and Community Prosecution: New Strategies for Old Problems
BJA, OJJDP-Sponsored. This monograph explains community prosecution of delinquency cases, provides an overview of the potential interface between community prosecution and juvenile justice, discusses the legal and systemic issues that the APRI (American Prosecutors Research Institute) identified during its site visits, reviews some common issues between community prosecution and juvenile justice, and compares community prosecution with the emerging juvenile justice philosophy of balanced and restorative justice. January 2004. 39 pages. NCJ 205078
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Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides a benchbook of best practices that was developed by a committee of judges, a Chief Justice, prosecutors, defense attorneys, juvenile justice practitioners, and other professionals representing key stakeholders in the juvenile justice system, through the support of OJJDP. July 2005. 308 pages. NCJ 210606
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Juvenile Vandalism, 1996
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents data on nationwide juvenile vandalism cases for 1996 and the number of vandalism cases involved in formal court processing between 1986 and 1995. October 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 198527
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Juvenile Vandalism, 1997
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents data on nationwide juvenile vandalism cases for 1997 and the number of vandalism cases involved in formal court processing between 1988 and 1997. July 2000. 2 pages. NCJ 188863
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The National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet profiles the resources for countering child abuse that are offered by the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. August 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 189728
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The National Juvenile Court Data Archive Web Site
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet describes the National Juvenile Court Data Archive web site, a repository of the most detailed information and data sets available on the activities of the Nation's juvenile courts, as well as the procedures for accessing the data. December 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 191392
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Features a a lead article on the National Symposium on Indigent Defense. The issue also includes special features on the recent National Symposium on Child Protection in Indian Country; the third annual Blueprints Conference promoting evidence-based programs to prevent youth violence; and the upcoming Internet Crimes Against Children Conference. March 2010. 14 pages. NCJ 229711
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . 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. April 2013. 0 pages. NCJ 241367
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Prosecution of Child Abuse: A Meta-Analysis of Rates of Criminal Justice Decisions
OJJDP-Sponsored. A meta-analysis study was performed on the rates of criminal justice decisions in 21 identified studies of prosecution of child abuse October 2003. 18 pages. NCJ 202834
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Prosecutor: Technical Assistance Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored, Youth Gang Series. This manual is designed to assist prosecutors and their staffs in crafting and instituting a communitywide response to youth gangs. 1992. 56 pages. NCJ 142669
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Robbery Cases in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides data and information on the number and disposition of robbery cases in juvenile courts for the period 1989 through 1998. February 2002. 2 pages. NCJ 193440
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Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about the Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP), which seeks to improve public safety by involving law enforcement, court, and corrections personnel, as well as educators and social service providers in a cooperative process to share information and manage juvenile justice cases. August 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 247955
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Standards Relating to Prosecution
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These standards for the prosecution of juveniles cover the organization of the juvenile prosecutor's office, the preadjudication phase, uncontested adjudication proceedings, the adjudicatory phase, the dispositional phase, and postdisposition proceedings. 1980. 99 pages. NCJ 83583
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Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Issue Brief translates emerging research and program practice into action steps for dependency and delinquency judges, attorneys, and legal advocates. September 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 239687
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Working Together to Stop the Prostitution of Children Videoconference
OJJDP-Produced, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. This videoconference, which originally aired on December 11, 2003, examined the challenges faced by policymakers, juvenile justice officials, and other youth service professionals who are concerned with the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth. December 2003. NCJ 203280
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