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NCJ Number: 249231 Find in a Library
Title: OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2015
Series: OJJDP News @ a Glance
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: October 2015
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Newsletter; Program/Project Description; Publication; Youth-Oriented Material
Format: Document (Online); Journal/Magazine
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The “Top Story” of this online issue is President Obama’s proclamation of October as National Youth Justice Awareness Month, followed by five “Special Features” on recent and upcoming events related to the work of The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), as well as “News in Brief,” “New Publications,” and “News From the Federal Advisory Committee.”
Abstract: As part of his proclamation of October as National Youth Awareness Month, President Obama made the following challenge, “Let’s recommit to ensuring our justice system acts, not as a means for perpetuating a cycle of hopelessness, but as a framework for uplifting our young people with a sense of purpose, so they can contribute to America’s success.” One of the special features of this issue addresses the White House’s recognition of youth and law enforcement leaders as “champions of change.“ This was done at an event that honored seven pairs of law enforcement officers and youth who are leading efforts to improve interactions between law enforcement and youth in their communities. A second special feature is the U.S. Justice Department’s addition of five new sites to the Violence Reduction Network, which is a comprehensive program to deliver strategic, intensive training and technical assistance in an “all-hands” approach to reduce violent crime in communities nationwide. The new sites are Little Rock, AR; West Memphis AR; Compton, CA; Flint, MI; and Newark, NJ. A third special feature reports on OJJDP’s hosting of a Family Drug Court Listening Session, which involved just over 40 State leaders, practitioners, family drug court experts, and child welfare and substance abuse treatment agency representatives. They discussed ways to improve family drug court services nationwide. A fourth special feature presents highlights of OJJDP’s fiscal year 2015 awards.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Grants or contracts; Juvenile drug courts; OJJDP Resources; Police juvenile relations; Violence prevention; Youth Involvement; Youth involvement in crime prevention
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