From the Administrator|
When rising expectations meet dwindling resources, the
conflict represents an obstacle that must be overcome.
Add to this mix an increasingly high and complex caseload and you have an
idea of the challenges faced by many
prosecutors -- challenges that require and merit our
support. To this end, the Juvenile Accountability Incentive
Block Grants (JAIBG) program provides funds to help
prosecutors tackle the problems presented by the rising
number of juvenile cases.
This Bulletin, one in a series featuring JAIBG Best
Practices, offers data on recent trends in juvenile violence, juvenile
drug offenses, and gang-related juvenile offending and
describes prosecutorial responses to such offenses. Examples of
promising, prosecutor-led programs combating the illicit use of
guns, violence, drugs, and gangs are also provided.
These examples provide a range of ideas that prosecutors can use to
enhance their own efforts.
Enabling Prosecutors To Address Drug, Gang, and Youth Violence
Heike P. Gramckow, Ph.D., and Elena Tompkins, J.D.
Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.