All OJJDP 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).
In the Pipeline
How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model. Part of the Crimes Against Children Series, this Bulletin introduces the concept of a juvenile victim justice system. It identifies the major elements of this system by delineating how cases move through it, reviewing each step for the child protection and criminal justice systems and describing the interaction of the agencies and individuals involved.
Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2002: Selected Findings. This Bulletin, the latest in the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, summarizes findings from the 2002 Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC). JRFC data indicate that the number of juvenile offenders in custody nationwide decreased 7 percent between 2000 and 2002. The number of youth who died in custody also declined during this period, from 30 to 26.
Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention. Drawing on research conducted by the Northwestern Juvenile Project in Cook County, IL, this study examines the prevalence of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders among detained youth, by gender, race/ethnicity, and age. The Bulletin presents information that can help the juvenile justice system detect and respond to youth with psychiatric disorders.