Department of Justice

Resource: Safer In​ternet Day

OJJDP’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces are highlighting Safer Internet Day, which is an awareness-raising campaign to promote the safe and respectful use of digital technology, especially among children and youth.

Resource: Mentoring for Preventing and Reducing Substance Use and Associated Risks among Youth

This review takes stock of the research that addresses the potential for mentoring to serve as a strategy for preventing and reducing substance use and the negative effects on personal health and well-being that may stem from this behavior.

Report: Spotlight on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

This data snapshot focuses on trends and characteristics of girls at various stages in the juvenile justice system, including arrest, the juvenile court process, and residential placement.

Resource: Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Improve Educational Services in Juvenile Justice Facilities

This policy brief provides information to state and local policymakers as well as education and juvenile justice leaders about how to use requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act to improve education and workforce outcomes for youth in long-term juvenile justice facilities.

Resource: Updates to Statistical Briefing Book

These updates include access to National Incident-Based Reporting System data and provide new answers to frequently asked questions that describe the annual number and rates of juvenile arrests, juvenile arrest rates by offense and race, and petitioned status offense cases handled in juvenile court.

Resource: Interactions Between Youth and Law Enforcement

This literature review discusses the research relevant to interactions between police and youth.