This document shares the perspectives of youth, parents, and program staff who participated in the OJJDP-sponsored Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Demonstration programs, which combine conventional youth reentry activities with green activities, such as gardening, and skill development in green technologies.
The Bulletin summarizes the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and analyzes their relevance to the juvenile justice process-from intake and initial interview to institutional placement and secure confinement.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Socioeconomic Mapping and Resource Topography (SMART) system is a free, Web-accessible application that communities can use to position local resources to help stop crime and delinquency.
This letter to Chief State School Officers and State Attorneys General, issued by Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, highlights the importance of supporting youth in juvenile justice facilities. The letter also describes how federal funding can support improved services and indicates future work will involve clarifying the components of high-quality correctional education.
This strategic planning tool developed by the OJJDP helps communities assess the severity of their gang problems and plan their responses. The tools provided include: a community resource inventory to record community assets such as programs and services; planning and implementation questions to help assess what prevention and intervention programs match with their needs; descriptions of risk factors categorized by age and domain (individual, family, etc.); and a program matrix that lists appropriate programs and their descriptions.