New Publications

All OJJDP publications may be viewed and downloaded on the publications section of the OJJDP Web site. Print publications also may be ordered online at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Web site.

National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence Publication Series

Cover of Children's  Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence (Bulletin)
NCJ 232272

This bulletin explores in depth the NatSCEV survey results regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members. These results confirm that children are exposed to unacceptable rates of violence in the home.

To order a printed copy, visit the NCJRS Web site.

Cover of Poly-Victimization:  Multiple Exposures to Violence, Crime, and Abuse in a National Sample of  Children Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (Bulletin)
NCJ 235504

All too often, children are victims of crime, violence, and abuse. Some children suffer several different kinds of such victimization even over a relatively brief timespan. These children and youth are at particularly high risk for lasting physical, mental, and emotional harm. This bulletin focuses on polyvictimization (defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence). Among the characteristics that distinguish polyvictims from children who are less exposed to violence are the more serious nature of their vicitmizations and their overrepresentation among certain demographic groups, including boys, African American children, and children in single-parent, stepparent, and other adult caregiver families.

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Cover of Questions  and Answers About the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence Questions and Answers About the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (Fact Sheet)
NCJ 235163

This fact sheet offers an overview of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence to date and sponsored by OJJDP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It outlines the survey's objectives and key features, how exposure to violence was measured, and plans for followup surveys and publications. The survey interviewed caregivers of children ages 9 and younger and children 10 and older about 45 different kinds of violence, abuse, and victimization in the past year and over the course of their lifetime. NatSCEV bases its estimates on a large, nationally representative sample of more than 4,500 children ages 17 and younger.

To order a printed copy, visit the NCJRS Web site.

Other Publications

Cover of Emergency  Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities (Guide)
NCJ 234936

Prepared by the OJJDP-led Justice Working Group on Children and Disasters, this guide assists juvenile justice residential facilities in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. The document addresses a range of issues, including information sharing across agencies, alternate locations for housing youth, evacuation, emergency staffing of juvenile justice facilities, communication, and mental health services.

To order a printed copy, visit the NCJRS Web site.

Cover of Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: Findings From Seattle Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: Findings From Seattle (Bulletin)
NCJ 231575

Identifying the locations and conditions under which juveniles commit crimes can help law enforcement develop prevention strategies. Crime tends to cluster in hot spots where motivated offenders find available targets and a lack of supervision. Over a 14-year period, from 1989 to 2002, researchers mapped all crime incidents in Seattle in which a juvenile between ages 8 and 17 was arrested. They located juvenile crime hot spots, determined juvenile crime trends, and identified risk factors for juvenile crime.

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Cover of National Center for Youth in Custody National Center for Youth in Custody (Fact Sheet)
NCJ 235770

This fact sheet provides an overview of the mission, objectives, and services of the recently launched National Center for Youth in Custody. Emphasizing the rehabilitative goals of the juvenile justice system, the center will deliver training and technical assistance; identify, document, and promote evidence-based approaches to working with youth in custody; and serve as a resource for juvenile justice practitioners, youth in custody, and families. The center will provide training curriculums, Webinars, and professional development, among other services.

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Cover of Trying  Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting (Bulletin)
NCJ 232434

In addition to providing the latest overview of state transfer laws and practices, this bulletin comprehensively examines available state-level data on juveniles adjudicated in the criminal justice system. In documenting state reporting practices regarding the criminal processing of youth and identifying critical information gaps, it represents an important step forward in understanding the impact of state transfer laws. The bulletin is part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report series, which offers a comprehensive statistical overview of the problems of juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and the response of the juvenile justice system.

To order a printed copy, visit the NCJRS Web site.

Cover of Journal of Juvenile Justice Journal of Juvenile Justice

OJJDP recently launched the Journal of Juvenile Justice a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal that addresses a variety of issues in juvenile justice, ranging from delinquency prevention to evaluation of treatment approaches. The inaugural issue discusses topics ranging from the unique risk factors associated with crossover youth to the benefits of comprehensive restorative justice programs.

The Journal of Juvenile Justice is accessible online.