The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act established OJJDP to support local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) envisions a nation where our children are free from crime and violence. If they come into contact with the justice system, the contact should be both just and beneficial to them.
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports the efforts of states, tribes, and communities to develop and implement effective and equitable juvenile justice systems that enhance public safety, ensure youth are held appropriately accountable to both crime victims and communities, and empower youth to live productive, law-abiding lives.
To learn more about the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, please visit their website.