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
Visit the Current Funding Opportunities section of our site for open opportunities. You can also conduct a search of funding opportunities from all federal agencies using the Grants.gov website. This site captures federal funding information covering a wealth of different topics, including those related to juvenile and criminal justice.
To stay informed when funding opportunities are released from OJP program offices on this and other topics, subscribe to our electronic newsletter, JUSTINFO. You can also receive weekly notices regarding funding releases by subscribing to OJP's Funding News.
To learn more about juvenile drug court efforts and activities, see the following resources:
Information about juvenile drug courts is accessible in the Juvenile Drug Courts Practice Profile on the CrimeSolutions website.
See the following resources to learn more about juvenile drug court efforts and activities:
The Office for Victims of Crime's Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials was created to support children and youth during their involvement with the justice system as a victim or witness to a crime.
For more information, see the National Survey of Children Exposed to Violence series from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Children Exposed to Violence section of the OJJDP website.
Also visit the National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions site, which provides evaluations of justice-related programs and practices, including programs aimed at working with and helping children exposed to violence.