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America's Safe Schools Week--October 18-24, 2015 (09/30/2015)

America's Safe Schools Week is October 18-24, 2015.  This week focuses on partnerships and ensuring our nation's schools are safe, secure and productive.  Visit’s School Safety Topic Page for relative programs and practices.

Attorney General Lynch Delivers Remarks at Justice Department's National Missing Children's Day Ceremony (07/13/2015)

“The Department of Justice will never pause, will never rest, and will never cease in our effort to protect this country’s young people,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch in her remarks.

The National Center for Juvenile Justice Added a New Resource (07/13/2015)

The National Center for Juvenile Justice has released a new section of the Juvenile Justice GPS-Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics, an online resource funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This website features national and state information on state laws and juvenile justice practice to help chart system change. The new status offense issues section examines how states classify status offenders and includes a summary of status offenses in each state. This section also profiles national data on status offenses and trends data that states report on formal status offense cases referred to court.

The National Institute of Justice Randomized Controlled Trial Challenge in Criminal Justice Agencies (07/13/2015)
To encourage the use of randomized control trials (RCTs) in the criminal justice field, NIJ has issued a Challenge for timely and innovative RCTs that address meaningful criminal justice problems. Learn more about this Challenge and how to enter on You can find additional funding opportunities at the Office of Justice Programs here.
Protect, Heal, Thrive: Lessons Learned From the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program (06/15/2015)

In May 2015, NIJ released a process evaluation of six Defending Childhood Initiative demonstration sites offers valuable insight into planning, implementing and sustaining children exposed to violence programs in urban, rural and tribal areas. Read the process evaluation report here. can provide more information on evidence-based programs and practices focused on children exposed to violence. Visit the Juveniles/Children Exposed to Violence topic page.

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