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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2008

NCJ Number
Date Published
November 2008
10 pages
Publication Series
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) newsletter describes activities for November and December 2008.
This issue details the following: a month-long national media campaign launched as part of its Project Safe Childhood (PSC) initiative to combat the online exploitation of children; OJJDP's Court Coordination Program (CCP) to address challenges that many judges face in ensuring that children with multiple needs receive treatment and services from multiple agencies; a listing of OJJDP FY 2008 grant awards, including more than $391 million to help at-risk youth, more than $124 million awards for States and territories to implement a range of programs that support safe communities, more than $71 million to help develop and enhance the capacity of communities to provide mentoring services to at-risk youth and support anti-gang strategies nationwide, and more than $17 million in grants to State and local law enforcement agencies under its Internet Crimes Against Children task force program; an announcement for the upcoming public release of more than a decade of data from the agency's sponsored juvenile corrections data collections at the American Society of Criminology's annual conference in November; an article on OJJDP's performance measures Web page; an announcement for an OJJDP hosted orientation session for new Tribal Youth Program and Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grant Program grantees in November; a list of new publications; an announcement regarding the December Winter Quarterly Meeting for the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council); and an update regarding the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice fall meeting held in October.

Date Published: November 1, 2008