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.
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.
Information about organized crime can be found in the Transnational Organized Crime section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation website.
Data on homicides cleared by arrest or exceptional means can be found in the Federal Bureau of Investigation annual Crime in the United States report. These annual reports also provide a definition of crimes cleared by exceptional means.
Resources to assist child abduction victims and their families are available on the Missing and Exploited Children section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention website.
Also, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) was established in 1984 to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, find missing children, and assist victims and their families. See the NCMEC site or call 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678) for assistance.
Additionally, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public to solve these cases. To enter a missing persons report into the NamUs database, visit the registration page.
Finally, for additional information about child abduction, see the Missing Children Special Feature.