NIJ works closely with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to support high-quality, rigorous research, evaluations, and statistical analyses related to juvenile justice, as well as preventing and responding to juvenile delinquency and victimization. This research provides information about the risk and protective factors that contribute to or deter youth’s involvement in the juvenile justice system. It also helps the field understand adolescent behaviors, system responses, and the interventions that are most likely to promote positive youth outcomes.
Events and Trainings
- Advancing and Understanding, and Informing Prevention of Public Mass Shootings: Findings from NIJ Funded Studies, Part 2
- Juvenile Justice Reforms in Kentucky: Evaluation Findings and Lessons Learned
- Applying the Latest Research to Prevent Bullying: Empowering Schools to Change Behavior and Attitudes
The first step in knowing what to do is knowing what works … and what hasn’t.
Access OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) for information and data on juvenile crime and victimization and to learn more about youth involved in the juvenile justice system.