When Your Child is Missing: A Family Guide to Survival, an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention report, contains helpful information for families about what to do when a child is missing. This report is also available in Spanish. For additional information, visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children website and our Missing Children Special Feature.
Resources on youth gang prevention include the following:
- Gang Violence Prevention
- Helping At-Risk Youth Say "No" to Gangs
- Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
- Parents' Guide to Gangs
- OJJDP Strategic Planning tool
See the following resources for information that may be helpful when looking at ways to prevent school shootings:
- About School Crime and Safety, National Institute of Justice
- Special Feature: School Safety, OJP
- Indicators of School Crime and Safety, Bureau of Justice Statistics
The National Institute of Justice Journal article, What Do the Data Reveal About Violence in Schools?, may also be of interest.
Statistics on children recovered from abductions are available in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) reports, National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Throwaway Children (NISMART) Series. See the Missing Children Special Feature section of our site for more information.
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation, have frequent contact with children and may include health care workers, school personnel, child care providers, social workers, law enforcement officers, and mental health professionals.
Information about mandatory reporters in individual states is available on the State Statutes Search section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway website. Also see the State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers page and our Child Abuse Special Feature for additional information.
Information on child trafficking victims is available in Trafficking in Persons Report, a publication from the U.S. Department of State. The following websites also provide valuable resources about trafficking in children:
- Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State
- Child Sex Trafficking, National Center Missing and Exploited Children
- Child Labor, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking, U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs
- Human Trafficking Resources, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Office on Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Statistics on alcohol use by juveniles in the United States are available on the following sites:
Juvenile gang activity statistics can be found in Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey, an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) report. Visit the Gangs Special Feature for additional information. Also visit the website for the National Gang Center, a project jointly funded by OJJDP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.