Juvenile Justice

Programs and Strategies for Justice–Involved Young Adults

Does your organization have programs that address the needs of young adults involved in the criminal justice system? NIJ needs your help!

Request for Information: Programs and Strategies for Justice–Involved Young Adults

NIJ seeks information on the range of responses and strategies that address the needs of justice–involved young adults. Organizations implementing these types of programs or strategies are encouraged to share about their efforts.

Report: Mentoring in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts

This report provides an overview of a project in which NCJFCJ visited OJJDP-funded mentoring programs at 10 juvenile treatment drug court sites and conducted a focus group to discuss youth’s strengths and challenges.

Investing in Teachers Instead of Prisons

On September 30, 2015, Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave a speech at the National Press Club, addressing the role of teachers in ending the school to prison pipeline.

National Youth Justice Awareness Month, 2015

National Youth Justice Month, 2015 is an opportunity to reinvigorate efforts to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system and promote diverse opportunities for young people to lead productive and successful lives.