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Children’s Defense Fund’s Child Well-Being in America: A National Policy Forum Closing Plenary Remarks 

Children’s Defense Fund’s Child Well-Being in America: A National Policy Forum Closing Plenary Remarks 

November 3, 2023

Hello everyone. My name is Liz Ryan and I’m the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, or OJJDP.

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OJJDP FY 2023 Enhancing Youth Defense

Closing Date
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The goal of this program is to implement youth defense delivery system enhancements that strengthen and improve youth defense. This program supports states and localities, through a combination of direct grants and national training and technical assistance, to implement sustainable system improvements that result in improved youth outcomes, reduced recidivism, safer communities, cost savings, and increased public confidence in the juvenile justice system.