Department of Justice

OJJDP FY 2020 National Gang Center (Funding Opportunity)

OJJDP will award a cooperative agreement to continue the activities of the National Gang Center (NGC), which provides training and technical assistance to OJP-funded programs and communities across the country to address the issues of youth gun and gang violence.

OJJDP FY 2020 Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project (Funding Opportunity)

OJJDP seeks a training and technical assistance provider to establish a regional network of partnerships to develop strategies to address Alaska Native youth's cultural needs and support their successful functioning at home, in school, and in the community.

Enhancing Juvenile Indigent Defense (Funding Opportunity)

The Enhancing Juvenile Indigent Defense program will support states and localities in developing and implementing strategies to improve juvenile indigent defense.

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program Support (Funding Opportunity)

The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force program supports a national network of 61 multiagency, multijurisdictional task forces engaged in investigations, forensic examinations, and prosecutions related to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation.

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.