The Reentry section of the National Institute of Justice website and the Bureau of Justice Assistance-supported National Reentry Resource Center website capture a number of resources, articles, and more related to the reentry of individuals to their communities. Also visit the Corrections & Reentry section of the CrimeSolutions website for access to important research on the effectiveness of a variety of reentry programs and practices.
For information about juvenile reentry, see these resources from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention:
- Youth Reentry and Family Engagement
- Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections or Treatment Programs
- Model Programs Guide: Implementation Guide: Juvenile Reentry Programs
You can find additional information and resources in our Reentry Special Feature.
The Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is Liz Ryan.
Missing and exploited children statistics are available in resources from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and others. Visit the Statistics section of our Missing Children Special Feature for access to these resources.
For additional information, visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children website.
Juvenile arrest statistics are available in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report, Crime in the United States and in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)/National Institute of Justice bulletin, Juvenile Arrests 2018.
Also see the Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime and the Juvenile Arrest Rates sections of the OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (SBB).
According to Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report, a report funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): "There is no national recidivism rate for juveniles. Each state's juvenile justice system differs in organization, administration, and data capacity. These differences influence how states define, measure, and report recidivism rates. This also makes it challenging to compare recidivism rates across states." In addition, view the report Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data To Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation and Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, which are sponsored by OJJDP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Also see Measuring Juvenile Recidivism an online interactive resource from the Pew Charitable Trusts' Public Safety Performance Project.
You may also wish to conduct a search of the Abstracts Database, which contains a number of reports on recidivism at the state level. Also see the recidivism data collection from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Information and data showing the prevalence of youth gangs are available in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) fact sheet In Focus: Youth Gangs, the report Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey and the OJJDP-sponsored Guide to Assessing Your Community's Youth Gang Problem. The National Gang Center website also contains information and resources on the topic. For additional information, see our Gangs Special Feature.