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Hockenberry, Sarah – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2020
The Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) is administered biennially and collects information from all secure and nonsecure residential placement facilities that house juvenile offenders, defined as persons younger than age 21 who are held in a residential setting as a result of some contact with the justice system (that is, they are…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Residential Institutions, Placement, Criminals
Harp, Caren – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2020
There are more than 43,500 juvenile offenders in residential placement across the country. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) reentry programs help ensure that youth have the tools to become productive, law-abiding members of society upon their return. OJJDP's Second Chance Act programs provide specialized…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Correctional Institutions, Recidivism, Correctional Rehabilitation
Harp, Caren – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2020
A consistent relationship with a caring adult can make all the difference in a young person's life. Successful mentoring relationships have been shown to increase self-esteem, improve academic achievement, and decrease the likelihood of substance abuse and delinquent acts by youth. To help ensure positive outcomes for youth, the Office of Juvenile…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Juvenile Justice, At Risk Persons
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2019
Gang affiliation is not something that students leave behind when they come to school. Gang members do not leave their behaviors, attitudes, and conflicts outside the school environment. Gangs, unchecked and unidentified in a school setting, often engage in threat and intimidation; physical and cyber bullying; fighting; recruiting; and criminal…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, School Safety, Behavior Problems, Aggression
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2019
This literature review discusses the intersection of the educational and the juvenile justice systems. Specifically, it outlines the academic characteristics and challenges of youth in the juvenile justice system (including those in detention and long-term secure residential facilities, and under probation supervision) and interventions aimed at…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Barriers
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2019
This guide from the National Gang Center is designed to provide schools and law enforcement with sound practices and collaborative techniques to identify, assess, and address gang activity in the school setting. [The National Gang Center (NGC) is managed by the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR).]
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, School Safety, Law Enforcement, Police School Relationship
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2018
This toolkit was developed as a resource to help young people in juvenile corrections and treatment programs prepare for reentry and success in the community. The purpose of this guide is to encourage re-entry youth to begin thinking and planning for success at the earliest point possible while in placement. As such, the guide is organized into…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Correctional Rehabilitation, Reentry Students, Youth Programs
Hockenberry, Sarah; Sladky, Anthony – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2018
Nationally, 45,567 juvenile offenders were held in 1,772 residential placement facilities on October 26, 2016. Facilities that hold juvenile offenders vary in their operation, type, size, confinement features, screening practices, and services provided. To better understand the characteristics of these facilities, the Office of Juvenile Justice…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Residential Programs, Correctional Institutions
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2017
Comprehensive reentry efforts for juveniles begin once they enter a residential facility and continue upon their return to the community. The research examined in this literature review highlights that youths returning from out-of-home placements have specific needs that should be considered in reentry planning, chief among them are mental health…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Reentry Students, Planning, Mental Health
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2017
Mental health disorders are prevalent among youths in the juvenile justice system. This literature review focuses on the scope of mental health problems of at-risk and justice-involved youths; the impact of mental health on justice involvement as well as the impact of justice involvement on mental health; disparities in mental health treatment in…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Juvenile Justice, At Risk Persons, Youth
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2016
Research suggests that the arts can have a positive impact on youth development, from birth through adolescence. This review explores recent research on arts-based programs and arts therapies. Programs were considered arts-based if at least one of the main components was an arts-related activity, or if there was a deliberate use of arts in the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Therapy, At Risk Students, Juvenile Justice
Hockenberry, Sarah; Wachter, Andrew; Sladky, Anthony – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2016
Every 2 years, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention conducts the Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) to collect information about the characteristics of facilities, including facility type, capacity, and type of security, in which youth charged with or adjudicated for law violations are held. Respondents also provide…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Residential Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2015
Implementation science is about finding ways to integrate research evidence into decisions made in real-world settings. The overall goal of implementation science in the juvenile justice field is to find different strategies to encourage and facilitate the use of research on what works and what doesn't work, in order to improve the policies and…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Program Implementation, Theory Practice Relationship, Research Utilization
Loughran, Thomas A.; Brame, Robert; Fagan, Jeffrey; Piquero, Alex R.; Mulvey, Edward P.; Schubert, Carol A. – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2015
How and why do many serious adolescent offenders stop offending while others continue to commit crimes? The Pathways to Desistance study, a multidisciplinary investigation that attempts to answer this question, followed more than 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for 7 years after their conviction. In this bulletin, the authors investigate the link…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Delinquency, Correlation, Sanctions
Abram, Karen M.; Paskar, Leah D.; Washburn, Jason J.; Teplin, Linda A.; Zwecker, Naomi A.; Azores-Gococo, Nicole M. – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2015
This bulletin is part of a series that presents the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project--a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. The authors examine youth's perceptions of barriers to mental health services, focusing on youth with alcohol, drug, and mental health…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Youth
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