Through comprehensive and coordinated efforts at the federal, state, and local levels, OJP’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) aims to reduce youth crime and violence. OJJDP supports prevention and early intervention programs that are making a difference for young people and their communities, and through research and programming works to strengthen the nation's juvenile justice system. Other OJP components, including the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime, also provide programming and research support for outreach to juveniles and their families.
See the Current Funding Opportunities page to learn about opportunities available from the OJP program offices related to this and other topics. Also see Grants.gov for opportunities from other federal agencies.
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Programs
- AMBER Alert
- Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- National Gang Center
- National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC)
- Project Safe Childhood
Training and Technical Assistance
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