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     First-Time Visitor

If you are a new visitor to the OJJDP Web site, you've come to the right place. This page will give you an overview of what our site has to offer and tips for finding the information you need.

Getting Started

There's no place like home…

The home page is a good starting point to discover the latest news, publications, events, and resources and to access a wide array of features offered by the site.

  • "Spotlight" provides coverage of the latest developments concerning our nation's youth. A link takes you to more detailed information.
  • Stay connected to the latest news by subscribing to JUVJUST and OJJDP News @ a Glance.


    • Subscribe to OJJDP's JUVJUST listserv to receive ongoing information about publications, funding, events, and other resources.

    • Subscribe to OJJDP's bimonthly electronic newsletter OJJDP News @ a Glance for a more comprehensive review of activities, publications, grants, and events.

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Navigating the site…

The navigation on the left side of the site can link you to the following resources:

  • Topics features links to resources on select juvenile justice topics and subtopics. Here you can find everything our site has to offer on a particular topic. By visiting the Topics page and choosing a specific topic or subtopic, you'll gain access to all items across the site that are related to that topic. In addition, access resources related to areas that are In Focus.

  • Programs provides a listing of select OJJDP-funded programs and initiatives. You may list all programs or search for a program by keyword or topic. Training and Technical Assistance offers information on OJJDP's National Training and Technical Assistance Center. You may also learn about the Model Programs Guide, which contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. It is a resource for practitioners and communities about what works, what is promising, and what does not work in juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and child protection and safety.
  • State Contacts enables you to search for contact information for Juvenile Justice Specialists, Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinators, Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Coordinators, State Planning Agency contacts, Community Prevention Grants Program Coordinators, State Advisory Group contacts, and more.
  • Statistics leads you to the OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book, which provides links to national data sets and other statistical resources. The site features access to our online statistical publications and topical sections that address questions about juvenile probation, juvenile reentry and aftercare, and the juvenile justice system structure and processes.
  • Events enables you to find pertinent conferences and workshops.

The navigation at the top of the site offers you the ability to search our site, browse FAQs, or contact OJJDP.

  • Search the site by topic, keyword, or NCJ number and then narrow your search by requesting specific types of information—funding opportunities, programs, events, publications, etc.—related to that topic.
  • FAQs answers your general questions about OJJDP and its activities and services.
  • Contact Us provides contact information for OJJDP and the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse.

The footer navigation offers links to the OJP Privacy Policy and the Freedom of Information Act. You may also visit the Site Map to learn more about our site's features or link to Contact OJJDP to submit questions or comments.

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Finding the Information You Need

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Search enables you to find funding information, program summaries, publications, events, contacts, and press releases by topic, subtopic, or keyword. Visit Search Help for additional assistance.

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Publications Search lets you find publications by topic and subtopics, publication series, or keyword. Use the Publications Search Help for additional assistance.

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