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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. May 1994. 2 pages. NCJ 248022
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Adolescent Motherhood: Implications for the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses the findings of Kids Having Kids: A Robin Hood Foundation Special Report on the Costs of Adolescent Childbearing, a report on a major research project that provides extensive information about the consequences of adolescent childbearing, including implications for the field of juvenile justice. January 1997. 2 pages.
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Causes and Correlates of Girls' Delinquency
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Girls Study Group Series. Provides a summary of the results of a review of more than 1,600 articles and book chapters from scientific literature on individual-level risk factors for delinquency and factors related to family, peers, schools, and communities. April 2010. 20 pages. NCJ 226358
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Characteristics of Crimes Against Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Examines data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System on the characteristics of crimes committed against juveniles. June 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 179034
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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Child Delinquency Series. Presents valuable information on the nature of child delinquency and describes early intervention and prevention programs that effectively reduce delinquent behavior. May 2003. 20 pages. NCJ 186162
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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Presents key findings of OJJDP's Study Group on Very Young Offenders, features effective and promising intervention and prevention programs, analyzes the implications of dealing with seriously disruptive children in the preschool and early elementary school years. View the broadcast on the Juvenile Justice Teleconferencing Web site. November 2000. NCJ 185594
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2005
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on petitioned delinquency cases waived to criminal court between 1985 and 2005. June 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 224539
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Developmental Pathways in Boys' Disruptive and Delinquent Behavior
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Development Series. 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. December 1997. 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. August 2009. 63 pages. NCJ 242663
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Developmental Sequences of Girls' Delinquent Behavior
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Summarizes the findings on developmental patterns of girls' offending from childhood through adolescence. December 2013. 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). March 2009. 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. November 2000. 2 pages. NCJ 184992
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Female Gangs: A Focus on Research
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Gang Series. Summarizes research on female gangs and draws attention to programmatic and research needs. March 2001. 12 pages. NCJ 186159
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Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System: Statistics Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Analyzes patterns in the arrests, judicial management, and correctional placement of female juvenile offenders and notes that females are entering the juvenile justice system more often and at younger ages than in past years. June 1996. 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. Provides an overview of the Girls Study Group’s research on female juvenile delinquency. October 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 223434
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Girls' Delinquency
OJJDP-Produced, Article. In Focus. Examines rising trends in girls’ delinquency in the 1990s. February 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 228414
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Guiding Principles for Promising Female Programming: An Inventory of Best Practices
OJJDP-Produced. Outlines the promising practices in programming for girls who are already involved in the juvenile justice system or those who are at risk of delinquency. October 1998. NCJ 173415
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Gun Use by Male Juveniles: Research and Prevention
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Development Series. Examines patterns of gun ownership and gun carrying among adolescents, drawing on data from OJJDP's Rochester Youth Development Study. July 2001. 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. February 1999. 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. February 1997. 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. November 1997. 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. December 1998. 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. December 1999. 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. December 2000. 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. November 2002. 12 pages. NCJ 191729
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Juvenile Arrests 2002
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes and analyzes national and state juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI’s report Crime in the United States 2002. September 2004. 12 pages. NCJ 204608
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Juvenile Arrests 2008
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes 2008 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2008. December 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 228479
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Juvenile Arrests 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Summarizes 2010 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies throughout the country as cited in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program and the report Crime in the United States 2010. December 2013. 24 pages. NCJ 242770
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Juvenile Arrests 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Summarizes 2011 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies. December 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 244476
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1993: Statistics Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1993. June 1996. 75 pages. NCJ 159535
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1994
OJJDP-Sponsored. Report, December 1996. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1994. 110 pages. NCJ 163709. December 1996. 110 pages. NCJ 163709
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1995
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1995. May 1998. 112 pages. NCJ 170607
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1996
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1996 113 pages. July 1999. 113 pages. NCJ 168963
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1997
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1997. June 2000. 118 pages. NCJ 180864
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1998
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles more than 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by the juvenile courts during 1998 and examines trends in case processing since 1989. June 2003. 115 pages. NCJ 193696
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1999: Celebrating 100 Years of the Juvenile Court, 1899-1999
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles nearly 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 1999 and reviews judicial trends since 1990. November 2003. 114 pages. NCJ 201241
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Juvenile Female Offenders: A Status of the States Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes state efforts to develop and implement programs and policies to address issues related to female juvenile offenders and female juveniles at risk of delinquency and status offenses. October 1998. 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. Presents three feature articles, each exploring issues related to girls in the juvenile justice system. October 1999. 40 pages. NCJ 178254
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1996 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. February 1996. 40 pages. NCJ 159107
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1997 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. August 1997. 55 pages. NCJ 165703
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. September 1999. 236 pages. NCJ 178257
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. March 2006. 260 pages. NCJ 212906
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A Focus on Violence
OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. This publication is not available online. Click here for ordering information. August 1995. 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). June 2004. 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. June 2003. 32 pages. NCJ 195420
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Juveniles Taken Into Custody: Fiscal Year 1992
OJJDP-Produced. Presents demographic information and other statistics on juveniles involved with state juvenile corrections agencies and is based on data from OJJDP's State Juvenile Corrections System Reporting Program. May 1995. 180 pages. NCJ 153851
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Juveniles Taken into Custody: Fiscal Year 1993
OJJDP-Produced. Report, September 1995. Presents demographic information and other statistics on juveniles involved with state juvenile corrections agencies and is based on data from OJJDP's State Juvenile Corrections System Reporting Program. 141 pages. NCJ 154022. September 1995. 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. Presents key findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) on youth’s victimization in placement, including their experiences of theft, robbery, physical assault, and sexual assault. June 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 240703
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Northwestern Juvenile Project: An Overview
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Provides an overview of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. February 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 234522
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1992
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1992, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. October 1994. 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. July 1996. 12 pages. NCJ 160945
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1994
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1994, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. October 1996. 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. December 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 167885
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1996
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1996, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. July 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 175719
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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1997
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1997, which reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. October 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 181204
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OJJDP Annual Report 2010
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2010. December 2012. 120 pages. NCJ 237051
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. June 2013. 84 pages. NCJ 238638
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OJJDP Annual Report 2012: How OJJDP Is Working for Youth Justice and Safety
OJJDP-Produced. This report provides an overview of the Office's activities in fiscal year (FY) 2012. December 2013. 60 pages. NCJ 241584
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. February 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 237146
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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, May/June 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . 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. May 2010. 0 pages. NCJ 230172
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June, 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . 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. June 2013. 0 pages. NCJ 242021
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Reports on OJJDP's initiatives to prevent and intervene in girls' delinquency. The issue also includes special features on OJJDP's FY 2010 grant awards, an OJJDP survey of juvenile justice professionals to determine training and technical assistance needs, and the recent national AMBER Alert Symposium. November 2010. 18 pages. NCJ 232214
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . 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. April 2012. 1 pages. NCJ 238120
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter highlights of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) National Missing Children’s Day ceremony; DOJ’s joint project with the U.S. Department of Education to keep youth in school and out of court; National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day; OJJDP’s efforts to engage families of incarcerated youth as valued partners in the juvenile justice system; the latest activities of the Defending Childhood initiative’s eight demonstration sites; and more June 2012. 19 pages. NCJ 238636
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2008
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights the OJJDP guide for child abduction survivors, You’re Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment, which was recently featured on a national television talk show. The issue also includes articles on the release of OJJDP’s Girls Study Group Bulletins, developed in response to the rising arrest rates for female juveniles in the 1990s. September 2008. NCJ 224013
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. October 2012. NCJ 238981
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . 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. October 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 243534
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume II, Number 1 (January/February 2003)
OJJDP-Produced. Presents notices of OJJDP activities, publications, funding opportunities, and events; includes features on OJJDP priorities for 2003, National Mentoring Month, and the National Summit on Child Prostitution. January 2003. 6 pages. NCJ 198473
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OJJDP's Major Grant Programs
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. 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. October 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 234072
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OJJDP: An Overview
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. Provides an overview of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and describes its divisions and programs. October 2011. 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. 2001. 8 pages. NCJ 189423
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PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL, cosponsored by OJJDP. June 2013. 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. September 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 218861
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Resilient Girls-Factors that Protect Against Delinquency
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Girls Study Group Series. Describes how four factors—presence of a caring adult, school connectedness, school success, and religiosity—affect girls’ propensity towards delinquency. January 2009. 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. December 1997. 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. January 2008. 21 pages. NCJ 221022
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Provides a comprehensive guide to help juvenile justice practitioners determine which standardized assessment instruments should be used when working with delinquent girls. April 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 226531
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System Change Through State Challenge Activities: Approaches and Products
OJJDP-Produced. Describes problems in the juvenile justice system (e.g., inadequate services for youth with special needs, poor conditions of confinement, overrepresentation of minorities, insufficient use of alternatives to incarceration, inadequate aftercare services, and gender bias) and Congress's response to these problems—the State Challenge Activities Program. March 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 177625
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Teenage Fatherhood and Delinquent Behavior
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Development Series. Presents findings from the Rochester Youth Development Study and the Pittsburgh Youth Study on risk factors for teenage paternity, specifically the role of delinquency in early fatherhood. January 2000. 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, OJJDP-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. 2008. 28 pages. NCJ 222688
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Trends in the Murder of Juveniles: 1980-2000
OJJDP-Produced. Draws on statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program—in particular, supplementary homicide report data—to analyze trends in the murder of juveniles between 1980 and 2000. September 2004. 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. May 2008. 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. September 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247997
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What About Girls? Females and the Juvenile Justice System Videoconference
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. Discusses gender-specific services that address the needs of at-risk girls and female juvenile offenders, examines various approaches and promising program models for girls, and identifies available resources that support gender-specific programming. May 1999. 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. January 2004. 3 pages. NCJ 213187
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