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2012-10-02 06:28:02

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections. The new bulletin provides 10 evidence-based practice recommendations for professionals who regularly work with youth who are referred to community corrections for underage drinking and related offenses. OJJDP developed this bulletin to help with plan design for...

2012-09-10 06:29:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released the bulletin Effects and Consequences of Underage Drinking. It presents findings on the potential neurological damage, social and emotional consequences, health and safety risks and academic problems the underage drinker may experience. OJJDP works with states to eliminate underage consumption of alcohol and created the new...

2012-05-11 02:22:54

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Office of Justice Programs: OJJDP'S Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice Meeting Today-Acting Attorney General Mary Lou Leary, Office of Justice Programs, and Acting Administrator for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Melodee Hanes chaired the quarterly meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Council, whose membership...

2012-02-08 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announces a new resource--the National Girls Institute website--to better meet the needs of at-risk and delinquent girls, their families and the agencies and organizations that serve them. The institute is supported by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) through a grant from the Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). "We have a responsibility to educate...

2011-11-11 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Department of Justice: Assistant Attorney General Testifies before Congress on Oversight of OJP - In remarks recently before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on the Oversight of the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, OJP, said, " In the current climate of fiscal restraint and...

2011-10-12 07:30:00

2,500 people attend Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's national conference WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2,500 people will gather this week to discuss juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and victimization at the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) conference, Children's Justice and Safety: Unite, Build, Lead, from October 12-14, 2011, in National Harbor, Md. "This conference...

2010-12-21 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program, a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Researchers from the Urban Institute conducted an independent evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program (GRP), a $10 million, multiyear initiative to reduce crime associated with youth street gangs in Los...

2010-12-16 11:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs, a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The bulletin presents a compilation of current research on gangs, including research findings on the state of gang problems in the United States today, why youth join gangs, the risk factors and attractions that increase...

2010-10-07 15:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today released the second edition of Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems. This second edition updates the original report released in 2008 and was written to provide communities that are considering implementing the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Comprehensive Gang Model (model) with critical information to inform and guide their efforts....

2010-05-17 09:00:00

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Conditions of Confinement: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The bulletin examines the structural and operational characteristics of the facilities where youth are confined. The bulletin includes analyses of the facility and program...