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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights National Mentoring Month and OJJDP’s support for youth mentoring programs, National AMBER Alert Awareness Day, OJJDP orientation and consultation sessions with new Tribal grantees, and efforts to strengthen programs for Native youth.
Message From the Administrator: Pursuing Racial Equity and Fairness
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan - OJJDP News @ a Glance, May 2022

January/February 2023

Top Story: National Mentoring Summit Features OJJDP Administrator and Numerous Grantees

OJJDP was well-represented at the National Mentoring Summit, with Office grantees presenting 18 in-person and 6 virtual workshops. Convened by MENTOR, the annual conference took place January 26–27 in Washington, DC, with the theme, “Bridging Divides Through Relationships.”

AMBER Alert System Essential To Recovering Missing Children

The AMBER Alert program relies on a nationwide partnership involving law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, state transportation agencies, the wireless industry, and Internet service providers. The system receives OJJDP funding to train AMBER Alert partners and encourage public participation to help locate missing children. 

Tribal Connections

This section highlights the 2022 State and Tribal Relations Assistance Division Conference and the National Tribal Youth Conference, which were held concurrently December 13–15, 2022; orientation and listening sessions for new OJJDP grantees who received funding under the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation; and Tribal News Shorts.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Locate upcoming trainings, conferences, and other juvenile justice-related events.
Looking for Funding?

Looking for Funding?

Learn more about OJJDP funding opportunities and funding awards.

Did You Know? 

  • OJJDP’s National Gang Center offers communities an array of resources to address their unique issues with youth gangs. The center’s Strategic Planning Tool helps communities select appropriate programs, practices, and strategies to prevent youth from joining gangs and reduce gang activity. Read more in OJJDP’s Youth Gangs In Focus fact sheet.
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Date Created: February 7, 2023