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1992 Juvenile Arrests
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides juvenile arrest data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Crime in the United States, 1992 report. 2 pages. NCJ 248022
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Adolescent Motherhood: Implications for the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights findings from research on consequences of adolescent childbearing, including implications for the field of juvenile justice. 2 pages.
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Causes and Correlates of Girls' Delinquency
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Girls Study Group Series. This bulletin presents findings on strategies to reduce or prevent girls' involvement in delinquency and violence. 20 pages. NCJ 226358
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Characteristics of Crimes Against Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. This bulletin reviews data from the 1997 National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data file that pertain to juvenile victims. 12 pages. NCJ 179034
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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Child Delinquency Series. This bulletin presents information about child delinquents and describes intervention and prevention programs that are effective in reducing delinquent behavior. 20 pages. NCJ 186162
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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. This two-part video of a live national satellite broadcast portrays a panel presentation and phone-in questions that pertain to the prevalence and causes of child (under 12 years old) delinquency as well as early intervention measures. NCJ 185594
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2005
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents data on delinquency cases waived to criminal court in 2005. 4 pages. NCJ 224539
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Developmental Pathways in Boys' Disruptive and Delinquent Behavior
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Development Series. This bulletin summarizes longitudinal research from the Pittsburgh Youth Study, which has documented three developmental pathways that boys follow as they progress to more serious problem behaviors. 20 pages. NCJ 165692
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Developmental Sequences of Girls Delinquent Behavior
OJJDP-Sponsored, Girls Study Group Series. This study examined the temporal ordering and patterning of girls’ delinquent behavior from childhood through adolescence. 63 pages. NCJ 242663
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Developmental Sequences of Girls' Delinquent Behavior
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. This paper presents the findings from the Girls Study Group which examined delinquent behavior in girls. 16 pages. NCJ 238276
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Family Transitions and Later Delinquency and Drug Use
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the impact of the number of family transitions on delinquent and drug-using behavior in a sample of 646 boys (73 percent) and girls (27 percent). 15 pages. NCJ 226387
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Female Delinquency Cases, 1997
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information on female delinquency cases in 1997, covering counts and trends, offender characteristics, offenses, detention, intake decisions, waiver to criminal court, and adjudication and disposition. 2 pages. NCJ 184992
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Female Gangs: A Focus on Research
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Gang Series. This bulletin summarizes research on female gangs and draws attention to programmatic and research needs. 12 pages. NCJ 186159
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Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System: Statistics Summary
OJJDP-Produced. 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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Girls Study Group--Charting the Way to Delinquency Prevention for Girls
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Girls Study Group Series. This bulletin outlines a series of studies which describe the ways in which the OJJDP-sponsored Girls Study Group worked to better understand and respond to girls' delinquency. 8 pages. NCJ 223434
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Girls' Delinquency
OJJDP-Produced, Article. In Focus. This article outlines OJJDP-sponsored research and programs that focus on girls' delinquency. 4 pages. NCJ 228414
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Guiding Principles for Promising Female Programming: An Inventory of Best Practices
OJJDP-Produced. This monograph outlines the promising practices in programming for girls who are already involved in the juvenile justice system or who are at risk of delinquency. NCJ 173415
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Gun Use by Male Juveniles: Research and Prevention
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Development Series. This bulletin highlights results from the Rochester Youth Development Study, a longitudinal analysis of illegal gun ownership and use by juveniles, and current prevention efforts aimed at reducing juvenile gun violence. 12 pages. NCJ 188992
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Highlights of Findings From the Pittsburgh Youth Study
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents highlights from the Pittsburgh Youth Study, a longitudinal study looking at how and why boys become involved in delinquency and other problem behaviors. 2 pages. NCJ 175085
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Juvenile Arrests 1995
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1995 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 163813
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Juvenile Arrests 1996
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1996 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 167578
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Juvenile Arrests 1997
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1997 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 173938
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Juvenile Arrests 1998
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1998 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 179064
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Juvenile Arrests 1999
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 1999 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 185236
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Juvenile Arrests 2000
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2000 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 191729
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Juvenile Arrests 2002
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2002 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 204608
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Juvenile Arrests 2008
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2008 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 228479
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Juvenile Arrests 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. This bulletin summarizes juvenile arrest data for 2010 obtained from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. 24 pages. NCJ 242770
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Juvenile Arrests 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's 2011 Crime in the United States. 12 pages. NCJ 244476
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1993: Statistics Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents data that describe delinquency and status offense cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction between 1989 and 1993. 75 pages. NCJ 159535
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1994
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes the juvenile delinquency and status offense cases handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 1994 and profiles the estimated 1,555,200 delinquency cases and 126,900 status offender cases of 1994. 110 pages. NCJ 163709
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1995
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report profiles more than 1.7 million juvenile delinquency cases and 146,000 juvenile status offense cases handled by juvenile courts in 1995. 112 pages. NCJ 170607
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1996
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides data and information on the delinquency and status offense cases handled by U.S. juvenile courts between 1987 and 1996. 113 pages. NCJ 168963
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1997
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes the delinquency and status offense cases handled between 1988 and 1997 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. 118 pages. NCJ 180864
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1998
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report profiles more than 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by the juvenile courts during 1998 and examines trends in case processing since 1989. 115 pages. NCJ 193696
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1999: Celebrating 100 Years of the Juvenile Court, 1899-1999
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report profiles the nearly 1.7 million delinquency cases processed by courts nationwide with juvenile jurisdiction in 1999 and reviews judicial trends since 1990. 114 pages. NCJ 201241
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Juvenile Female Offenders: A Status of the States Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes State efforts to develop and implement programs and policies to address issues related to female juvenile offenders and females at risk of juvenile delinquency and juvenile status offenses. 121 pages. NCJ 174464
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VI, Number 1 (Focus on Girls Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. The three featured articles of this journal focus on a 21st century strategy for investing in girls, the work of Maryland's Female Intervention Team, and the operations of the National Girls' Caucus, an effort to ensure equitable treatment for girls in the juvenile justice system. 40 pages. NCJ 178254
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1996 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. This report presents statistics on juvenile victims of violence and violent juvenile offenders, based on information from the FBI, the General Accounting Office, and other sources. 40 pages. NCJ 159107
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1997 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. This statistical summary presents raw data needed to address the problems of juvenile crime and victimization. 55 pages. NCJ 165703
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. This report provides data and information on juvenile population characteristics, juvenile victims, juvenile offenders, juvenile justice system structure and process, law enforcement and juvenile crime, juvenile courts and juvenile crime, and juveniles in correctional facilities. 236 pages. NCJ 178257
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. This nationwide report for 2006 provides statistics on juvenile offenders and victims as well as the justice system's response to juvenile crime. 260 pages. NCJ 212906
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A Focus on Violence
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the most requested information on juveniles and the juvenile justice system in the United States. 33 pages. NCJ 153570
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Juveniles in Corrections
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Presents the latest available national and state-level data from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP). 24 pages. NCJ 202885
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Juveniles in Court
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Provides national numbers and an overview of how courts process cases involving juvenile offenders. 32 pages. NCJ 195420
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Juveniles Taken Into Custody: Fiscal Year 1992
OJJDP-Produced. This report presents the most recent information on juveniles taken into custody and the data collected in 40 States and the District of Columbia through the State Juvenile Corrections System Reporting Program (SJCSRP). 180 pages. NCJ 153851
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Juveniles Taken into Custody: Fiscal Year 1993
OJJDP-Produced. This report presents demographic information and other statistics on the juveniles involved with State juvenile corrections agencies, based on data from OJJDP's State Juvenile Corrections System Reporting Program. 141 pages. NCJ 154022
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Nature and Risk of Victimization: Findings From the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. This bulletin offers several insights into ways that juvenile facilities can prevent the victimization of youth in custody. 16 pages. NCJ 240703
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Northwestern Juvenile Project: An Overview
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. This OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin presents an overview of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. 16 pages. NCJ 234522
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1992
OJJDP-Produced. This report profiles the 1,471,200 juvenile delinquency cases that came before the juvenile courts of the United States in 1992. 12 pages. NCJ 150039
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1993
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1993, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. 12 pages. NCJ 160945
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1994
OJJDP-Produced. Data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive formed the basis of an analysis of the caseloads, offenses, and other characteristics of the more than 1.5 million juvenile delinquency cases processed by juvenile courts in 1994. 12 pages. NCJ 162423
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1995
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1995, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. 12 pages. NCJ 167885
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1996
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin presents data and information from Juvenile Court Statistics 1996, the latest in a series of OJJDP reports that provide data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. 12 pages. NCJ 175719
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1997
OJJDP-Produced. This 1997 survey of offenders in juvenile courts found the number of criminal homicide cases processed by juvenile courts dropped by 17 percent between 1996 and 1997. 16 pages. NCJ 181204
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OJJDP Annual Report 2010
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2010. 120 pages. NCJ 237051
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011
OJJDP-Produced. 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 News @ a Glance, January/February 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This edition of OJJDP News @ a Glance contains 11 primary articles on OJJDP events and programs. 16 pages. NCJ 237146
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue reports on various recent events and activities in which the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has had a role. 14 pages. NCJ 229711
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue features several articles in the field of juvenile justice with focuses on program development, best practices, and upcoming conference announcements and conference updates. 0 pages. NCJ 230172
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June, 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . 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, November/December 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDP News at a Glance presents six feature articles focusing on at-risk and delinquent girls, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) grant awards for Fiscal Year 2010, release of the National Needs Assessment of Juvenile Justice Professionals, National Amber Alert symposium, tribal children and families in the dependency court system, and evaluation of Gang Reduction Program. 18 pages. NCJ 232214
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . 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, 1 pages. NCJ 238120
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This edition of the OJJDP News @ a Glance contains five primary articles on work being done by the U.S. Department of Justice to prevent juvenile delinquency and improve the lives of children. 19 pages. NCJ 238636
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2008
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This newsletter presents current up-to-date information on programs, conferences/symposiums, training, and publications affecting the field of juvenile justice from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. NCJ 224013
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This online edition of OJJDP News @ a Glance contains three main articles discussing current programs at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. NCJ 238981
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This means that the State should stop using U.S. Census Bureau data that count incarcerated people at correctional facility locations and begin counting them as residents at their home addresses for redistricting purposes. The process of drawing voting districts that each contain approximately the same number of people breaks down when a State relies on data that count an entire population in the wrong place. Crediting many thousands of incarcerated people to census blocks where they do not l 1 pages. NCJ 243534
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume II, Number 1 (January/February 2003)
OJJDP-Produced. This issue of the OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) News @ a Glance addresses OJJDP priorities for 2003, activities for National Mentoring Month, new publications, the contributions of recently deceased staff member Lauren Ziegler, a funding update, and a report on the Child Prostitution Summit. 6 pages. NCJ 198473
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OJJDP's Major Grant Programs
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) In Focus report presents information on major grant programs offered by OJJDP. 4 pages. NCJ 234072
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OJJDP: An Overview
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. This bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) presents an overview of the work of OJJDP. 4 pages. NCJ 234073
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Painful Secrets: Helping Traumatized Girls in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper describes a 2-year effort to develop and field test a flexible but effective treatment response to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in delinquent female adolescents and to provide education regarding PTSD and its effects to virtually everyone in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system whose responsibilities bring them into contact with girls. 8 pages. NCJ 189423
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PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. This bulletin presents findings on the prevalence of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among juvenile detainees and PTSD's tendency to co-occur with other psychiatric disorders. 16 pages. NCJ 239603
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Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
OJJDP-Produced. 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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Resilient Girls-Factors that Protect Against Delinquency
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Girls Study Group Series. This study explored four processes hypothesized to operate as protective factors in the lives of girls at risk for delinquency: support from or presence of a caring adult, school connectedness, school success, and religiosity. 16 pages. NCJ 220124
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Responsible Fatherhood
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about Map and Track: State Initiatives to Encourage Responsible Fatherhood, a resource that examines the role of States in promoting responsible fatherhood. 2 pages. NCJ 247942
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Role of Violent Video Game Content in Adolescent Development: Boys Perspectives
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study explored how children, specifically boys perceived the uses and influence of violent video games. 21 pages. NCJ 221022
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. This report summarizes the findings of a study that systematically examined the extent to which existing adolescent assessment instruments used in the juvenile justice system are equally effective for girls and boys. 12 pages. NCJ 226531
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System Change Through State Challenge Activities: Approaches and Products
OJJDP-Produced. 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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Teenage Fatherhood and Delinquent Behavior
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Development Series. The Rochester Youth Development Study and the Pittsburgh Youth Study have tracked a sample of urban males through their teenage years and have provided data indicating that prior involvement in delinquent behavior increases the risk that a boy will become a teenage father and that becoming a teen father may lead to further delinquency. 8 pages. NCJ 178899
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Trajectories of Acculturation and Enculturation in Relation to Heavy Episodic Drinking and Marijuana Use in a Sample of Mexican American Serious Juvenile Offenders
NIJ-Sponsored. This study examined longitudinal relationships of multiple dimensions of acculturation (mutual influence of two cultures in interaction with one another) and enculturation (strong identification with one's ethnic cultural values against mainstream culture) regarding heavy episodic alcohol consumption and marijuana use in a sample of 300 male, Mexican-American serious juvenile offenders. 28 pages. NCJ 222688
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Trends in the Murder of Juveniles: 1980-2000
OJJDP-Produced. This report presents data on the murders of juveniles between 1980 and 2000, based on national estimates developed from FBI supplementary homicide reports (SHR's) derived from the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. 8 pages. NCJ 194609
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Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and Context
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Examines the involvement of girls in violent activity (including whether such activity has increased relative to the increase for boys) and the contexts in which girls engage in violent behavior. Available online only. 24 pages. NCJ 218905
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What About Girls?
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet addresses the needs of juvenile female offenders and at-risk girls. 2 pages. NCJ 247997
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What About Girls? Females and the Juvenile Justice System Videoconference
OJJDP-Produced, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. This packet of information examines the subject of adolescent females in the juvenile justice system. 0 pages. NCJ 176364
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What Research Shows About Female Adolescent Sex Offenders
OJJDP-Sponsored. Based on the limited research available on female adolescent sex offenders (ages 13-17), this paper reports on the prevalence, characteristics, assessment, and treatment of these offenders. 3 pages. NCJ 213187
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