` OJJDP News @ a Glance - July/August 2007

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Los Angeles Launches Gang Reduction Initiative Based on OJJDP Model
In April of this year, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa announced the launch of a $168 million anti-gang initiative modeled on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Gang Reduction Program. more

Special Features

OJJDP Celebrates National Youth Court Month
DMC News
OJJDP-Sponsored Conferences Cover Host of Youth-Related Issues

Other News

New Publications

2005 Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual
   Recommendations Report to the President and Congress of
   the United States
DVD on Juvenile Status Offenders
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2007
News From the Coordinating Council
Special Report: 4-H Teams Up With U.S. Army and Air Force
News From the Advisory Committee

Did You Know?

In 2001 and again in 2003, as part of the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, students ages 12–18 were asked about the presence of gangs in their schools during the prior 6 months. In both years, about 1 in 5 reported that gangs were present. Among minority students, students in city schools, and those in upper grades, much higher proportions reported gang presence. For instance, in 2003, 42 percent of urban Hispanic students said they attended schools in which gangs were present.

More statistics about gangs can be found in OJJDP's Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report. Also visit http://www.iir.com/nygc for more information about gangs.

Read "Los Angeles Launches Gang Reduction Initiative Based on OJJDP Model" to learn how one major city is combating gang activity. Visit OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book for comprehensive statistical information on juvenile offenders and other topics.

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