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. Learn more below.
Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:
- AMBER Alert
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- National Gang Center
- National Mentoring Resource Center
- OJJDP: Programs
See the OJJDP Model Programs Guide site for ratings of related programs.
Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following site to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.