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Criminal Justice: Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice

Websites on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Violence

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

This committee advises the President, Congress and the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice on matters related to juvenile justice. Committee recommendations, responses and annual reports are offered on their webpage.

Juvenile Justice, National Criminal Justice Reference Service

The NCJRS juvenile justice webpage.  Offers publications, reports, statistics, program descriptions and links to relevant sources.

Juvenile Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

OJP juvenile justice page.  Programs/Initiatives, Publications, and Training and Technical Assistance.

National Institute of Justice

Topics range from juvenile delinquency to young adult offenders.

National Gang Center

The National Gang Center (NGC) is a government program that works to reduce gang-related crime and violence.  Their site provides a wealth of information including publications, parental and policy resources, surveys and analysis, and training for practitioners nationwide.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) - NCJRS' Juvenile Justice page provides links to information on juveniles and crime.

Federal Policy and National Organizations

Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) is based on a broad consensus that children, youth, and families involved with the juvenile and criminal courts should be guarded by federal standards for care and custody, while also upholding the interests of community safety and the prevention of victimization.

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a nationwide coalition of State Advisory Groups (SAGs), organizations, individuals, youth, and allies dedicated to preventing children and youth from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care when youth are charged with wrongdoing and enter the justice system.

The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) leads a movement of state-based juvenile justice reform organizations to fight for a fairer youth justice system that’s appropriate for youth and their families.

Center for Juvenile Justice Reform supports and educates leaders across systems of care to advance a balanced, multi-system approach to improving outcomes for, and promoting the positive development of, youth at risk of juvenile justice involvement.

Youth Justice works to ensure more humane and rehabilitative prevention and treatment for all children who come in contact with the juvenile justice system, especially children of color who historically have been disproportionately impacted. 

New York State Agencies

New York City's Administration for Children's Services (ACS) Juvenile Justice department provides a wide range of services to improve the lives of children and families involved in the New York City’s juvenile justice system, while building stronger and safer communities and advancing public safety.

State of New York State Juvenile Officers Association is a training and advocacy organization comprised primarily of police officers and other professionals specialized in the field of juvenile justice and prevention.

New York State Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Program focuses on the risk and protective factors shown to be related to juvenile delinquency.   Other information such as community resources, reference, and statistics can be found on this webpage.

Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth is responsible for supervision and treatment of court placed youth, from intake to facility programming and community service provision.  Facilities listing, resources, as well as Youth in Care reports are also available. 

Sign up to download a report about the New York State Juvenile Justice system on this webpage.