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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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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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Arts and Performances for Prevention
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, January 2000. Teaches youth how to use music, drama, dance, and visual arts programs to draw attention to problems in their communities, educate others on the benefits of crime prevention, and suggest ways to prevent crime. 8 pages. NCJ 178927.
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Compendium of Programs That Work for Youth
Fact Sheet, November 1999. Provides a synopsis of information from MORE Things That DO Make a Difference for Youth: A Compendium of Evaluations of Youth Programs and Practices, volume II, a publication of the American Youth Policy Forum. 2 pages. FS 99121.
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Creating Publications: Write To Fight Crime
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, April 2000. Describes how youth can create publications to help inform, persuade, and motivate their audience. 8 pages. NCJ 179000.
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Cross-Age Teaching
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, July 1999. Describes cross-age teaching programs for youth, in which youth share their skills and knowledge with persons either younger or older than they are. 8 pages. NCJ 171688.
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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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Does Your Youth Program Work?
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, April 2000. Helps youth get started in evaluating their youth programs. 6 pages. NCJ 179001.
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Employment and Training for Court-Involved Youth
Report, November 2000. Presents a compendium of the opinions and concerns of an OJJDP task force about current conditions that affect court-involved youth and identifies the most promising strategies for connecting court-involved youth to the labor market. 106 pages. NCJ 182787.
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Employment and Training for Court-Involved Youth: An Overview
Fact Sheet, April 1999. Provides an overview of the OJJDP Report Employment and Training for Court-Involved Youth. 2 pages. FS 99102.
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Employment and Training for Court-Involved Youth Videoconference
Videotape: OJJDP Teleconference Series, February 2001. Discusses key findings from the OJJDP Report Employment and Training for Court-Involved Youth, provides guidance in designing and implementing training programs that meet the needs of employers, and highlights promising programs and effective strategies for linking court-involved youth to the job market. NCJ 186403.
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Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program
Bulletin, December 2010. Presents findings from an independent evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Gang Reduction Program—a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to gang reduction. 20 pages. NCJ 230106.
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Hands Without Guns
Fact Sheet: Youth in Action Series, July 1999. Provides information on Hands Without Guns, a public health and education campaign designed to combat gun violence by providing a forum for positive youth voices. 2 pages. YFS 9903.
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Investing in Youth for a Safer Future
Fact Sheet, April 1999. Presents an overview of the Investing in Youth for a Safer Future public education campaign. 2 pages. FS 9998.
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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 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 IV, Number 1, May 1998 (Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads)
Journal: Juvenile Justice Series, May 1998. Describes the proceedings of OJJDP's national conference, "Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads," and presents many of the program concepts discussed in the conference workshops, including juvenile crime, responses to juvenile crime, and delinquency prevention. Available Online only. NCJ 165926.
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Making the Most of Your Presentation
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, March 2000. Describes how youth can create a presentation that will get their message across effectively to those who need to hear it. 8 pages. NCJ 178997.
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Meetings--Make Them Work!
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, September 1999. Describes the characteristics of a good meeting and provides youth with straightforward advice on how to conduct productive meetings and keep meetings moving in a positive direction. 8 pages. NCJ 171692.
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The National Youth Network
Fact Sheet: Youth in Action Series, March 1998. Describes the National Youth Network, which recognizes the importance of youth leadership by uniting young people and adults to enable youth organizations and nonaffiliated youth to have a positive impact in communities and throughout the nation. 2 pages. YFS 9801.
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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 Annual Report 2012
Provides an overview of the Office's activities in fiscal year (FY) 2012. In FY 2012, OJJDP awarded nearly $268 million in grants to reduce children's exposure to violence, intervene in and prevent girls' delinquency, support mentoring activities and promote family engagement, address the "school-to-prison" pipeline, facilitate reentry efforts, prevent bullying, improve conditions for tribal youth, fight child exploitation, strengthen the juvenile justice system, and enhance public safety.
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 3, Issue 1, Fall 2013
Journal, Fall 2013. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention. 128 pages. NCJ 244254.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III, Number 6 (November/December 2004)
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance , December 2004. OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events, includes a special feature on athletic programs sponsored by OJJDP. 4 pages. NCJ 207328.
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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, January/February 2012
Newsletter, January/February 2012. OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. NCJ 237146
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2010
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2010. Reports on OJJDP's "green" detention and reentry programs for tribal youth. The issue also includes special features on the recent National Institute of Justice Conference on evidence-based practices to prevent and intervene in delinquency; the U.S. Department of Justice's Tribal Youth Summit; and recent OJJDP trainings to assist law enforcement and child protection professionals from Mexico and the United States in more effectively responding to cross-border abductions. Available online only. NCJ 230815.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2010
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2010. Includes an article on the U.S. Department of Justice's commemoration of Missing Children’s Day on May 25. The issue also includes special features on the April meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the OJJDP-led Justice Working Group on Children and Disasters; and the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws conference scheduled for August. Available online only. NCJ 230172.
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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, 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, 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, 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 2013
Newsletter, September/October 2013. Highlights a listening session organized by the White House Domestic Policy Council and OJJDP on how to improve or enhance mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents; and more. NCJ 243534.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume II, Number 3 (May/June 2003)
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance Series, May 2003. OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. This issue also includes special features on National Youth Service Day and National Missing Children's Day. 4 pages. NCJ 199996.
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OJJDP's Major Grant Programs
Fact Sheet, October 2011. Discusses the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) grant programs, which are authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended. 4 pages. NCJ 234072.
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OJJDP: An Overview
Fact Sheet, October 2011. Provides an overview of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and describes its divisions and programs. 4 pages. NCJ 234073.
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Plan a Special Event
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, July 1999. Explains how youth can plan special events or activities to focus community attention on important issues such as child safety or drug abuse prevention. 8 pages. NCJ 171689.
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Planning a Successful Crime Prevention Project
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, April 1998. Offers youth guidance on how to plan a successful community crime prevention project, identifies possible project activities, and cites examples of projects youth have planned and implemented. 28 pages. NCJ 170024.
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Raising Awareness and Educating the Public
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, January 2000. Describes how youth can use a public awareness or education project to bring an important issue to their community's attention. 8 pages. NCJ 178926.
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Stand Up and Start a School Crime Watch!
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, December 1998. Encourages youth to set up school crime watch programs and tells them exactly how to get such programs up and running in their schools. 8 pages. NCJ 171123.
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
Bulletin, April 2010. Provides a comprehensive guide to help juvenile justice practitioners determine which standardized assessment instruments should be used when working with delinquent girls. 12 pages. Available online only. NCJ 226531.
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Teens, Crime, and the Community
Fact Sheet: Youth in Action Series, September 1999. Describes the activities and goals of Teens, Crime, and the Community, a national program that combines education and action to reduce teen victimization. 2 pages. YFS 9904.
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Two Generations -- Partners in Prevention
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, July 1999. Defines intergenerational programs and explains how youth can work with and assist senior citizens in their communities. 8 pages. NCJ 171687.
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United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
Fact Sheet: Youth in Action Series, August 2001. Describes United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., a nonprofit, national network organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among American Indian/Alaska Native youth. 2 pages. YFS 00107.
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Want To Resolve a Dispute? Try Mediation
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, March 2000. Describes how youth can create a mediation program in their communities that will help prevent violence. 8 pages. NCJ 178999.
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Wipe Out Vandalism and Graffiti
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, December 1998. Defines vandalism—emphasizing that it is a crime and not a prank—and provides youth with practical and straightforward advice on how to wipe out vandalism and graffiti in their communities. 8 pages. NCJ 171122.
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Working With the Media
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, March 2000. Describes how youth can publicize their message by working with the media. 8 pages. NCJ 178998.
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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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The YMCA’s Teen Action Agenda
Fact Sheet, May 2001. Cites survey findings and notes local YMCA programs designed to reach teens during afterschool hours. 2 pages. FS 200114.
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Youth Crime Watch of America
Fact Sheet: Youth in Action Series, January 1999. Describes Youth Crime Watch of America, Inc. (YCWA), a nonprofit organization that establishes Youth Crime Watch programs throughout the United States and in other countries. 2 pages. FS 9902.
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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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Youth for Justice
Bulletin, April 2001. Describes the Youth for Justice program, through which OJJDP works with nonprofit organizations to support law-related education projects. 12 pages. NCJ 186161.
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Youth-Oriented Community Policing: National Satellite Teleconference
Videotape: Teleconference Videotape Series, December 1995. Discusses the characteristics of youth-oriented community policing and how it differs from general community-oriented policing and illustrates three unique and effective youth-oriented community policing programs. NCJ 160948.
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Youth Preventing Drug Abuse
Bulletin: Youth in Action Series, December 1998. Encourages youth to set up drug prevention projects in their communities. 8 pages. NCJ 171124.
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YouthBuild U.S.A.
Fact Sheet: Youth in Action Series, May 2001. Describes the YouthBuild program, which harnesses the positive energies of unemployed young adults to rebuild their communities and their own lives through a commitment to work, education, responsibility, and family. 2 pages. YFS 00106.
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