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OJJDP 2014 Annual Report--Coming Into Focus: The Future of Juvenile Justice Reform

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Date Published
August 2016
64 pages
This fiscal year (FY) 2014 Annual Report of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) reports on ways in which OJJDP has pursued its mandated mission of providing national leadership to States and communities in their efforts to protect children, prevent delinquency, and improve the juvenile justice system.
In FY 2014, OJJDP focused on juvenile justice reform while continuing its emphasis on safety, opportunities, and potential. OJJDP is assisting policymakers and professionals across the Nation in transforming juvenile justice policies to reflect the most recent research findings on the capabilities and limitations of children and youth at various biological and social developmental levels. In FY 2014, OJJDP awarded just over $262 million in grants to assist at-risk youth, protect children from physical and emotional harm, and improve the Nation's juvenile justice system. In addition to financial support, it has provided a wide range of resources for stakeholders. These resources are described in sidebars throughout the report. Separate sections of the report describe OJJDP work done in reforming juvenile justice; managing formula grant programs; building communities of trust and justice; public-private partnerships for reform; reentry; legal aid for youth; eliminating prison rape; juveniles taken into custody; and drawing on research from the fields of evaluation, communications, training, and technical assistance to improve resources for juvenile justice reform. Appended fiscal year 2014 awards, 2014 publications, and the structure of the OJJDP organization

Date Published: August 1, 2016