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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

Congress enacted the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act (Pub. L. No. 93-415, 42 U.S.C. § 5601 et seq.) in 1974. Visit the Legislation section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention website for further information about the JJDP Act, its purpose, history, and related legislation.

Information on government efforts to combat human trafficking can be found on the following websites:

You can find recommendations, action plans, guidance and trainings to create safer schools at SchoolSafety.gov, a website from the Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Following are additional resources: