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Animal Abuse and Youth Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Describes psychiatric, psychological, and criminal research linking animal abuse to interpersonal violence perpetrated by juveniles and adults. September 2001. 16 pages. NCJ 188677
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Are Juveniles Driving the Violent Crime Trend?
OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents national data on Violent Crime Index offenses between 1965 and 1992 and concludes that although juveniles are not driving the violent crime trends, their responsibility for the growth in U.S. violent crime has increased. May 1994. 2 pages.
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Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides guidance for communities that are considering how best to address a youth gang problem that already exists or threatens to become a reality. June 2008. 74 pages. NCJ 222799
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Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model (Second Edition)
OJJDP-Produced. Provides guidance on how communities can best address an existing or emerging youth gang problem. October 2010. 63 pages. NCJ 231200
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Blueprints for Violence Prevention
OJJDP-Produced. Provides information on violence prevention and intervention programs that have proven to be effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggressive delinquency, and substance abuse and predelinquent aggression and conduct disorders. July 2001. 16 pages. NCJ 187079
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Blueprints for Violence Prevention
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the initiative, presents lessons learned about program implementation, and provides recommendations for program designers, funders, and implementing agencies and organizations. July 2004. 180 pages. NCJ 204274
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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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Challenging the Myths
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Evaluates the "superpredator" theory, which concluded that a new breed of violent juveniles was emerging in the early 1990s and predicted a wave of violent juvenile crime that would continue into the next decade. March 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 178993
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Child Development-Community Policing: Partnership in a Climate of Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Describes a collaborative program, developed by the police in New Haven, CT, and the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, that offers a national model for partnerships among police and mental health professionals to address the impact of chronic exposure to community violence on children and families. March 1997. 8 pages. NCJ 164380
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Child Pornography: Patterns From NIBRS
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Presents findings from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System. December 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 204911
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Children's Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series. Presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding the co-occurrence of victimization and delinquency among children who are exposed to violence. October 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 240555
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Combating Violence and Delinquency: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan Report
OJJDP-Produced. Provides a framework and strategy for action to address juvenile violence and victimization that face community members—including youth—and the juvenile justice system. March 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 157106
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Combating Violence and Delinquency: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes the National Juvenile Justice Action Plan, an eight-point statement of objectives and strategies designed to strengthen state and local initiatives to reduce juvenile violence and victimization, increase the capacity of the juvenile justice system to respond, and prevent delinquency. March 1996. 41 pages. NCJ 157105
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Communities Working Together Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Reviews the collaborative process and provides examples of programs that communities that use the process in preventing or intervening in delinquency, violence, substance abuse and other problems. June 1995. NCJ 160946
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Community Assessment Centers
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about Community Assessment Centers which bring together fragmented elements of service delivery in a collaborative, timely, cost-efficient, and comprehensive manner. June 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 176918
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Community Correlates of Rural Youth Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Addresses the lack of knowledge of rural youth violence by applying social disorganization theory to community correlates of youth violence in nonmetropolitan communities in Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, and South Carolina. May 2003. 12 pages. NCJ 193591
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Comprehensive Responses to Youth at Risk: Interim Findings From the SafeFutures Initiative: Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the lessons learned over the first 3 years of OJJDP's SafeFutures initiative, which focuses on preventing and controlling juvenile delinquency and violence based on research on risk and protective factors and experience with promising strategies. November 2000. 91 pages. NCJ 183841
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The Comprehensive Strategy: Lessons Learned From the Pilot Sites
OJJDP-Produced. Offers an overview of the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders, which was developed by OJJDP to assist states and local communities in prevention and intervention efforts. March 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 178258
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Criminal Careers of Serious Delinquents in Two Cities
NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This study investigated the evolution of offending within a sample of adolescent offenders in two large cities referred to juvenile and adult courts for serious criminal offenses. July 2004. 17 pages. NCJ 206175
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2005. June 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 224538
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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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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 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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Domestic Assaults by Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. Analyzes data reported to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System by a large sample of law enforcement agencies from 30 States. November 2008. 8 pages. NCJ 219180
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Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Addresses the significance of prevention, education, and transition/aftercare in reducing the risk that youth with disabilities will become involved in the juvenile justice system. March 2003. NCJ 199595
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Effective Intervention for Serious Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending Series. Presents the results of a meta-analysis (a systematic synthesis of quantitative research results) that posed two questions: (1) Can intervention programs reduce recidivism rates among serious delinquents? and (2) If so, what types of programs are most effective? April 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 181201
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Effective Programs for Serious, Violent and Chronic Juvenile Offenders: An Examination of Three Model Interventions and Intensive Aftercare Initiatives: National Satellite Teleconference
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights three unique intervention strategies and provides information on the importance of effective intensive aftercare programs. October 1995. 21 pages. NCJ 160947
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Effects of Neighborhood and Family Structure on Violent Victimization and Violent Delinquency
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the interaction of neighborhood and family structure on violent victimization and violent offending among youth. May 2005. 28 pages. NCJ 216000
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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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Epidemiology of Serious Violence
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Development Series. Examines the varying levels of juveniles' involvement in violent acts according to age, gender, and ethnicity and recommends a public health model of prevention, treatment, and control. June 1997. 22 pages. NCJ 165152
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Ethnic Identity and Offending Trajectories Among Mexican American Juvenile Offenders: Gang Membership and Psychosocial Maturity
NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the association of joint trajectories of ethnic identity and criminal offending to psychosocial maturity. December 2012. 15 pages. NCJ 241734
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Expansion of OJJDP's Comprehensive Strategy
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders and the expansion of training and technical assistance to support this effort. May 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 188294
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Expert Panel Issues Report on Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights a report from OJJDP's Study Group on Serious and Violent Juvenile (SVJ) Offenders which offers an assessment of research-based knowledge about these offenders. October 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 247768
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Families and Schools Together
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights Families and Schools Together (FAST), a program that addresses youth violence and chronic juvenile delinquency by building and enhancing youth's relationships with families, peers, school staff, and others. December 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247769
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Fighting Juvenile Gun Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the implementation of OJJDP's Partnerships To Reduce Juvenile Gun Violence Program at demonstration sites in Baton Rouge and Shreveport, LA; Oakland, CA; and Syracuse, NY. September 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 182679
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Going Home: Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Provides an overview of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative and presents information about funding for the Initiative. February 2002. NCJ 193384
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Guide for Implementing the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. Provides guidance and resources to help states, cities, and communities implement OJJDP's Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders May 1995. 269 pages. NCJ 153681
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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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Hands Without Guns
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth in Action Series. 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. July 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 177527
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Highlights of the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. Reports findings from the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey. July 2008. 2 pages. NCJ 223349
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Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: A Longitudinal Study of Arrest Incidents at Street Segments in Seattle, Washington
OJJDP-Sponsored. In order to determine whether juvenile crime in Seattle, WA, has been concentrated in certain geographic areas ("hot spots"), this study identified crimes for which a juvenile was arrested at street segments in the city, as well as the stability and variation in juvenile crime. December 2009. 25 pages. NCJ 229344
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Implementing the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights programs at OJJDP-funded sites working to address gang crime and violence. July 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 247840
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Joint Impact of Family and Community Structure on Violent Delinquency
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from the Rochester Youth Development Study on the association between family structure, neighborhood disadvantage, and youth violent offending. February 2005. 11 pages. NCJ 215999
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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 2006
OJJDP-Produced. This report summarizes 2006 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 2006. November 2008. 12 pages. NCJ 221338
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Juvenile Arrests 2007
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes 2007 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 2007. April 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 225344
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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 Justice Journal, Volume III, Number 2 (Youth Violence Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Presents two different, but complementary, articles about encouraging progress in reducing youth gun violence and in the overall effort to combat juvenile violence and delinquency. September 1997. 31 pages. NCJ 165925
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IV, Number 2 (Making a Difference Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Highlights efforts to "make a difference" in the juvenile justice system and examines drug trafficking and homicides involving youth gangs. December 1997. 32 pages. NCJ 166823
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Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives in the States: 1994-1996
OJJDP-Produced. Identifies and analyzes issues and trends associated with state juvenile justice reform initiatives that took place between 1994 and 1996; issues examined include juvenile violence, street gangs, delinquency prevention, boot camps, and juvenile transfer. October 1997. 93 pages. NCJ 165697
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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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Juvenile Suicides, 1981-1998
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Violence Research Series. Examines mortality statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comparing the characteristics of juvenile suicides with those of juvenile murders. March 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 196978
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Juveniles Facing Criminal Sanctions: Three States That Changed the Rules
OJJDP-Produced. Report, April 2000. Examines state laws that target serious juvenile crime by expanding eligibility for criminal court processing and sanctioning and reducing confidentiality protections for a subset of juvenile offenders. 66 pages. NCJ 181203. April 2000. 66 pages. NCJ 181203
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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 and the Criminal Justice System Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Examines trends in the prosecution of juveniles as adult criminal offenders and presents recent research on the impact of these trends on the justice system and incarcerated youth and implications for the future. December 1998. NCJ 173944
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Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Presents population-based epidemiological information about the characteristics of juvenile offenders who commit sex offenses against minors. December 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 227763
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Juveniles, Illicit Drug Activity, and Homicides Against Law Enforcement Officers
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined juvenile involvement in police officer homicides during the period 1986 through 1991. November 2004. 23 pages. NCJ 207396
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Kids and Guns
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Presents an overview of statistics indicative of the impact of gun availability on the lives of youth. March 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 178994
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Matrix of Community-Based Initiatives
OJJDP-Produced. Briefly describes major federal and private initiatives that focus on violence prevention and economic development and identifies jurisdictions throughout the nation that are implementing these initiatives. May 1995. 55 pages. NCJ 154816
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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, 1991
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin profiles the 1,338,100 juvenile delinquency cases that came before the juvenile courts of the United States in 1991. October 1994. 12 pages. NCJ 149729
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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 News @ a Glance, January/February 2014
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights the National Mentoring Summit, held in Arlington, VA. February 2014. 0 pages. NCJ 244623
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2012. 11 pages. NCJ 240178
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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 6 (November/December 2003)
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events, includes a special feature on OJJDP's mentoring-related activities. November 2003. 6 pages. NCJ 202802
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Operational Lessons From the Pathways to Desistance Project
NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This article outlines the methodology for the Pathways to Desistance study, a multisite, longitudinal study of serious juvenile offenders, and discusses the key operational decisions with the greatest impact on the study design. July 2004. 19 pages. NCJ 206174
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents data on the number of person offense cases in juvenile courts for the year 1991. April 1994. 2 pages. NCJ 247927
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on person offense cases processed by juvenile courts in 2005. June 2009. 2 pages. NCJ 224537
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on person offenses handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2007. June 2010. 2 pages. NCJ 230169
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 1988-1997
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents characteristics of offenders and case processing of person offense cases in juvenile court for the period 1988-1997. May 2000. 2 pages. NCJ 182022
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics on person offenses (including assault, robbery, rape, homicide, and other crimes involving force or threat of force against persons) handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2008. The estimates are based on data from more than 2,300 courts with jurisdiction over 82% of the nation’s juvenile population. The fact sheet is based on the report, Juvenile Court Statistics 2008. December 2011. 2 pages. NCJ 236480
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Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1985-1994
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses the person offense caseload in juvenile court for 1985 through 1994. October 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 198528
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Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1985-2002
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses the person offense caseload in juvenile court for 1985 through 2002. November 2006. 2 pages. NCJ 217182
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Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1986-1995
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses the person offense caseload in juvenile court for 1986 through 1995. April 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247940
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Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses the person offense caseload in juvenile court for 1989 through 1998. August 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 189729
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Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1990-1999
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet discusses the person offense caseload in juvenile court for 1990 through 1999. September 2003. 2 pages. NCJ 203716
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Predictors of Youth Violence
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending Series. Presents findings of OJJDP's Study Group on Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders, which spent 2 years analyzing data collected by long-term studies of juvenile violence. April 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 179065
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Prevention of Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending Series. Describes some developmental precursors to serious and violent juvenile offending and outlines effective approaches to prevention of such offending. April 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 178898
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Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents profiles of 60 programs that address the problem of gun violence, examines the nature of the problem from a national perspective, and discusses the process of developing a solution. February 1999. 262 pages. NCJ 173950
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Race, Ethnicity, and Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending Series. Discusses racial and ethnic differences in the rates of serious and violent offending among juveniles. June 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 181202
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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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Reducing Youth Gun Violence
OJJDP-Produced, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. Summarizes the problem of juvenile gun violence, risk factors related to gun violence, and possible strategies to curb gun violence and illustrates promising programs. View the broadcast on the Juvenile Justice Teleconferencing Web site. August 1996. 30 pages. NCJ 162421
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Reducing Youth Gun Violence: An Overview of Programs and Initiatives
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses a wide range of youth violence prevention strategies and includes relevant research, evaluation, and legislation to provide a context for successful violence prevention program implementation. May 1996. 85 pages. NCJ 154303
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Report to Congress on Juvenile Violence Research
OJJDP-Produced. Report, July 1999. Provides a brief overview of the findings of three existing studies and four new violence studies examining the causes and correlates of serious and violent juvenile offending in urban and rural settings. 41 pages. NCJ 176976. July 1999. 41 pages. NCJ 176976
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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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School and Community Interventions To Prevent Serious and Violent Offending
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending Series. Describes school and community interventions shown to reduce risk factors for drug abuse and serious and violent juvenile offending. October 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 177624
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Self-Reported Delinquency by 12-Year-Olds, 1997
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which was used to determine if young people engaged in delinquent or other behaviors that might lead to future delinquency. March 2000. 2 pages. NCJ 181140
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Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. Provides information on serious and violent juvenile offenders, who are substantially different from typical juveniles involved in delinquent conduct and who are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime. May 1998. 8 pages. NCJ 170027
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Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Examines a research report by OJJDP's Study Group on Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders that discusses what is known about serious and violent offenders and how we can best prevent offending among high-risk youth and intervene in the lives of serious and violent juvenile offenders. September 1998. NCJ 172860
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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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Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders: A Comprehensive Strategy
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet describes OJJDP's comprehensive strategy for dealing with serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. August 1993. 2 pages. NCJ 152142
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Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Adolescent Victimization
OJJDP-Produced, Centers for Disease Control an, Bulletin. Youth Violence Research Series. Analyzes National Youth Survey data to explore how being a victim of crime during adolescence affects the likelihood of certain negative outcomes in adulthood, including violent and property offending and victimization, domestic violence perpetration and victimization, drug use, and mental health problems. February 2002. 16 pages. NCJ 191210
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State Legislative Responses to Violent Juvenile Crime: 1996-97 Update
OJJDP-Produced. Analyzes state laws enacted in 1996 and 1997 to target serious and violent juvenile crime, including laws related to juvenile court jurisdictional authority and disposition options, corrections programming, confidentiality, and victims of juvenile crime. November 1998. 16 pages. NCJ 172835
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State Responses to Serious and Violent Juvenile Crime
OJJDP-Produced. Analyzes state laws enacted during 1992–1995 to target serious and violent juvenile crime, including laws related to juvenile court jurisdictional authority and disposition options, corrections programming, confidentiality, and victims of juvenile crime. July 1996. 75 pages. NCJ 161565
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Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights findings from the Department of Justice report, Promising Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence, which describes 60 different strategies and programs. February 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 247967
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Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Pathways to Desistance. Part of the Pathways to Desistance Study series, this bulletin presents some key findings on the link between adolescent substance use and serious offending. December 2010. 16 pages. NCJ 232790
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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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Trends in Juvenile Violent Offending From 1980 to 1998: The NCVS Perspective
OJJDP-Produced. Presents information on trends in juvenile violent offending over the past two decades, based on data collected from the victims of those offenses by the National Crime Victimization Survey. October 2002. 20 pages. NCJ 191052
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U.S. Gang Problem Trends and Seriousness, 1996-2009
OJJDP-Sponsored, BJA-Sponsored. This report presents new information on the long-term trend in street gang activity and violent crime in the United States. May 2011. 23 pages. NCJ 236305
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Update on the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents findings from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) testing for the prevention and graduated sanctions components of the OJJDP guide, Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders. September 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247996
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Victims of Violent Juvenile Crime
OJJDP-Produced. Analyzes the extent and nature of nonfatal violent victimizations committed by juvenile offenders, based on 1997–98 data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Incident-Based Reporting System. July 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 201628
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Violence After School
OJJDP-Produced, Report. National Report Series. Presents information on temporal patterns (time of day, school-day versus non-school-day) of violent crimes committed by and against juveniles; excerpted from Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report. November 1999. 8 pages. NCJ 178992
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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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Violent Crimes Cleared by Juvenile Arrests
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights juveniles account for 1 in 8 violent crimes cleared by arrest. May 1994. 1 pages. NCJ 248003
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Violent Victimization as a Risk Factor for Violent Offending Among Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced. Analyzes the relationships between violent victimization and violent offending among juveniles, using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. December 2002. 12 pages. NCJ 195737
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When Tortured Children Strike Back
OJJDP-Sponsored. In 1982, 16 days apart on opposite sides of the country, two sons shot and killed their fathers because of parental abuse. 1983. 6 pages. NCJ 119890
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Youth Gang Homicides in the 1990’s
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. Youth Gang Series. Discusses the results of a study of youth gang homicides in U.S. cities in the 1990s, which was conducted by OJJDP's National Youth Gang Center; the list of references cited in this Fact Sheet are available in the ASCII text file only. March 2001. 2 pages.
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Youth's Characteristics and Backgrounds: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series. Describes the characteristics, family and educational backgrounds, offense histories, and expectations of youth in residential placement. December 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 227730
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