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Building on Success: Providing Today's Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow: Conference Overview
First Lady Laura Bush was the featured opening day speaker at the first national conference sponsored by the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Discussing the Helping America's Youth Initiative she leads, Mrs. Bush said, "Young people need positive influences in their lives, and with the Helping America's Youth initiative, we can make sure that happens." more


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Special Features

Setting the Stage: Research Trends and Emerging Issues (Conference highlights from Tuesday, January 10)
The Big Picture: What's Happening in the Field (Conference highlights from Wednesday, January 11)
What Works: Moving Research Into Practice and Holding Ourselves Accountable (Conference highlights from Thursday, January 12)
AMBER Alert Awareness Day (Conference highlights from Friday, January 13)

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New Publications
Funding Update
News From the Coordinating Council
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Did You Know?

Combined data from 1996 and 2001 surveys show that 97 percent of adolescents ages 15–17 who lived with their married, biological parents were enrolled in school, compared with 94 percent of adolescents who lived with a single parent and 80 percent of adolescents who lived with neither parent.

These facts about America's youth were cited by Claude A. Allen, Former Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, in his keynote address at the "Building on Success" conference featured in this issue of OJJDP News @ a Glance. Drawn from the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation, the statistics are reported in America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2005, which can be accessed through OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book.

January/February 2006

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