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Juvenile Justice

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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.

Funding Opportunities

Visit the following sites to learn about juvenile justice-related funding opportunities from OJP bureaus and other federal sources:

See the OJP Current Funding Opportunities page to learn more about opportunities and to access archived solicitations.


Also see the Juveniles page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs.

Training and Technical Assistance

JUVJUST is an electronic listserv produced by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), which provides email subscribers with the latest announcements of relevant OJJDP publications, programs, funding opportunities, events, and news items. To subscribe, visit the Subscribe to JUVJUST page.

Information and data showing the prevalence of youth gangs are available in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) fact sheet In Focus: Youth Gangs, the report Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey and the OJJDP-sponsored Guide to Assessing Your Community's Youth Gang Problem. The National Gang Center website also contains information and resources on the topic. For additional information, see our Gangs Special Feature.

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: