The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published its final plan for their fiscal year in 2011, with the hopes of advancing the Department’s priorities. OJJDP has placed its priorities on addressing youth violence, victimization and improving the protection for youth involved with the juvenile justice system. OJJDP states its self as the authority dedicated to the “future, safety, and wellbeing of children and youth in, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system.” In addition, they try to serve for children, families, and community organizations to protect children from harm and exploitation. Some of the main issues OJJDP will focus on this year will be youth transitioning back to their communities from a detention or corrections facility, tribal youth, juvenile justice reform, research, evaluation and data collection, substance abuse and treatmentthis year.
To view the program plan, click here.