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May/June 2005
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Missing Children's Day
Faith-Based Initiatives
Court Coordination Program
EUDL Conference
New Publications
Funding Update
Coordinating Council
Advisory Committee

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All publications may be viewed and downloaded at ojjdp.ncjrs.org/publications. Print publications may also be ordered from the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse (order online at puborder.ncjrs.org or call 800–851–3420).

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Juvenile Firesetting: A Research Overview. Outlines research and theories related to juvenile firesetting, identifies limitations of the research, and recommends prevention strategies.
(Bulletin. May 2005. NCJ 207606.)

OJJDP Annual Report 2003–2004. Describes OJJDP's activities and accomplishments during fiscal years (FY) 2003 and 2004. Also summarizes the latest information available on juveniles taken into custody and lists OJJDP publications released during FY 2003–2004.
(Report. December 2004. NCJ 206630.)

When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide coverWhen Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide (2004 Update, Spanish Translation). Provides parents with insights into what families should do when a child is missing. Written by parents and family members who have experienced the disappearance of a child firsthand.
(Cuando Su Niño Desaparece: Una Guía Para la Supervivencia de la Familia. Report. May 2004 Update. NCJ 206837.)

Featured Series: Juvenile Justice Practices

Launched in September 2003, OJJDP's online Juvenile Justice Practices series is an important online resource for juvenile justice policymakers, funding decisionmakers, and professionals who develop and administer programs for youth. The Bulletins in this series distill the latest information—research findings, lessons learned, promising practices, useful tools, and organizational resources—for specific juvenile justice program areas.

To date, Juvenile Justice Practices Bulletins have addressed aftercare (reentry) services, access to legal counsel, and state ombudsman programs. Currently in the publication pipeline are Bulletins on community-based secure facilities for violent juvenile offenders, deinstitutionalization of status offenders, and alternatives to detention and confinement.

Juvenile Justice Practices Bulletins are available through the OJJDP Web site's publications page (search on "Juvenile Justice Practices Series").



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