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The 1999 OJJDP publication Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence (253 pp., NCJ 173950) presents profiles of 60 demonstrated or promising programs and strategies that address the problem of gun violence. Promising Strategies also examines the problem of gun violence from a national perspective (including current trends) and discusses the process of developing a solution. Each program profile in the publication covers program type, goals, target group, target area, and contact information. The profiles are arranged in five categories: comprehensive gun violence reduction strategies, strategies to interrupt sources of illegal guns, strategies to deter illegal gun possession and carrying, strategies to respond to illegal use of guns, and education initiatives and alternative prevention strategies. The publication also includes a section on resources for research, technical assistance, and education; geographical and alphabetical program indexes; and a matrix of participating agencies. Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence is available online from the OJJDP Web site under the Publications section or can be ordered from OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse (e-mail puborder@ncjrs.org; call 800-638-8736; or write to the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000).

Answers to frequently asked questions about juvenile justice statistics as well as periodic updates of data presented in Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report are available on the Internet in the OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book, which can be accessed through the OJJDP home page through the JJ Facts & Figures prompt.

Also available from OJJDP is the Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report CD-ROM. With the CD-ROM, users can view the full report in a portable document format (PDF). The CD-ROM also provides a comprehensive "educator's kit" that includes the following: statistical information from full-page, presentation-ready graphs (also available for display in Microsoft Powerpoint); data for the graphs (also available in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets); more than 40 source documents in PDF; and links to government Web sites to obtain more information.

For information on OJJDP initiatives related to the reduction of juvenile crime, violence, and victimization, contact the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse (JJC) or call 800-638-8736.

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1999 National Report Series, Juvenile Justice Bulletin:Kids and Guns March 2000