skip navigation


Abstract Database

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also see the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 144527 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Goals of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) are to provide national leadership, direction, coordination, and resources in preventing, treating, and controlling juvenile delinquency; to improve the effectiveness and fairness of the juvenile justice system; to address the problem of missing and exploited children; and to develop the full potential of youth.
Abstract: To accomplish its goals, the OJJDP promotes a team approach that involves public participation. The OJJDP has divisions that focus on research and program development, training and technical assistance, State relations and assistance, information dissemination and planning, Federal programs, and missing and exploited children. The OJJDP works closely with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, and private organizations to improve juvenile justice policies and programs. Initiatives undertaken by the OJJDP to have a positive and practical impact on youth problems encompass juvenile delinquency prevention; improvements in the effectiveness of juvenile and family courts, detention, corrections, and aftercare; alternatives to youth at risk of delinquency; school dropout reduction; and appropriate sanctions for serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. Each OJJDP division is described, along with the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Main Term(s): Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile offenders; Juveniles; Missing children; Youth development
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.