Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Annual Report 2019

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) strives to enhance public safety, ensure offender accountability, and empower youth to live productive, crime-free lives. In fiscal year 2019, our Office awarded more than $323 million to support state, local, and tribal efforts to deter delinquency and safeguard children. This past fiscal year marked important milestones in the juvenile justice field. We celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, the historic statute that established OJJDP and began our longstanding partnership with states and territories. We also saw the passage of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (JJRA). This statute, for the first time in 16 years, reauthorized and substantially amended the JJDP Act to continue the work of this Office. To the extent available, we include in this report information that corresponds to data summaries identified in the JJRA.