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Appointment of permanent OJJDP director signals a positive step

The White House recently announced the appointment of Robert Listenbee Jr. as permanent director to the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).   OJJDP has not had a permanent director since 2009, with appointments regularly held up by political maneuvering in the U.S. Senate. 

Study: Long-term juvenile incarceration fails to decrease reoffending rates
A March 2011 study through the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) concludes that long-term juvenile incarceration does not decrease reoffending, and may actually increase recidivism rates for lower-level youth offenders.  Researchers conducted more than 21,000 interviews over 8 years with more than 1,300 felony offenders ages 14--18 in the cities of Philadelphia and Phoenix.   Researchers also interviewed parents and peers and examined arrest records. Their…
CJCJ will present "Renewing Juvenile Justice" at OJJDP's 2011 National Conference
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) selected CJCJ to present at the OJJDP's 2011 National Conference for Children's Justice and Safety on October 12-14! The Poster Session will feature presentations of recent program initiatives, research findings, and other information of interest to the juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and victimization prevention communities. CJCJ's Deputy Director Dinky Manek Enty and Sierra Health Foundation's Matt Cervantes will…
Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation (OJJDP)
Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation (OJJDP)

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