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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2021

NCJ Number
301981
Date Published
October 2021
Annotation

The OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2021 newsletter highlights an OJJDP symposium on understanding and preventing youth hate crimes and identity-based bullying, remarks by the Acting Administrator about expanding AMBER Alert in Indian country, and OJJDP's commitment to youth impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Abstract

This issue's Message from the Acting Administrator and top story recognize Bullying Prevention Month and highlight OJJDP's virtual symposium on preventing youth hate crimes and bullying to be held in October. Additional stories focus on OJJDP’s efforts to support children and their families who have been impacted by the opioid crisis and an OJJDP-supported mentoring program targeting families who have been affected by drug use. Other articles cover the National AMBER Alert and AMBER Alert in Indian Country Virtual Symposium held in August, a keynote address by the Acting Administrator at a conference on improving youth justice practices, and a program to curtail youth involvement in gangs.