Amplifying the Youth Voice During Youth Justice Action Month

October is Youth Justice Action Month—YJAM—an annual observance that’s all about action on behalf of—and with—America’s young people. OJJDP takes the word “action” very seriously. Action can change lives. YJAM is especially significant for OJJDP because justice for youth is the … Read More

Disrupting Stigma: How Understanding, Empathy, and Connection Can Improve Outcomes for Families Affected by Substance Use and Mental Disorders

Stigma specifically related to child abuse, neglect, and prenatal substance exposure affects the attitudes of healthcare and treatment professionals; child welfare and court professionals; social service agencies and workers; as well as family, friends, and most notably, the person with … Read More

In Focus Fact Sheet: Child Protection Law Enforcement

The safety and well-being of children are central to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) mission. OJJDP enhances the efforts of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies who investigate cases of missing, abducted, … Read More

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children© (NCMEC), serves as an information clearinghouse and national resource center on issues related to victims, missing and exploited children and operates a national toll-free hotline. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention … Read More

OJJDP Releases Updated DMC Fact Sheet-November, 2012

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published an update to the In Focus fact sheet, Disproportionate Minority Contact. This fact sheet provides an overview of OJJDP’s efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in juvenile justice systems, … Read More