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Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases Report on Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released Facility Characteristics of Sexual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018 – Statistical Tables. The report presents statistical tables of youth-reported sexual victimization rates by juvenile facility characteristics, including organizational structure, staff, and atmosphere. These tables supplement the full BJS report Sexual Victimization Reported by Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018. 

The report also provides facility-reported data on staff hiring in...

Youth Justice Action Month In Review

This year's Youth Justice Action Month featured numerous activities designed to inspire action and elevate the voices of young people impacted by the justice system.

What Youth Justice Means to Youth: A Vision for the Future

November 2022
On October 27, 2022, OJJDP held a panel discussion, “What Youth Justice Means to Youth: A Vision for the Future. Co-hosted with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and the National Juvenile Justice Network, the event featured youth leaders with lived experience in the juvenile justice system, who presented their recommendations for a "Youth-Centered Vision of Justice" to OJJDP leadership.