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Juvenile Justice


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.

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Find Programs and Practices focused on juveniles

The first step in knowing what to do is knowing what works … and what hasn’t.

Seeking statistics?

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.