Juveniles and Criminal Sanctions

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U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Research and Program Development Division develops knowledge on national trends in juvenile delinquency; supports a program for data collection and information sharing that incorporates elements of statistical and systems development; identifies how delinquency develops and the best methods for its prevention, intervention, and treatment; and analyzes practices and trends in the juvenile justice system. Training and Technical Assistance Division pro- vides juvenile justice training and technical assis- tance to Federal, State, and local governments; law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections personnel; and private agencies, educational institutions, and community organizations. Special Emphasis Division provides discretionary funds to public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to replicate tested approaches to delinquency prevention, treatment, and control in such pertinent areas as chronic juvenile offenders, community-based sanctions, and the dispropor- tionate representation of minorities in the juvenile justice system. State Relations and Assistance Division supports collaborative efforts by States to carry out the mandates of the JJDP Act by providing formula grant funds to States; furnishing technical assis- tance to States, local governments, and private agencies; and monitoring State compliance with the JJDP Act. Information Dissemination Unit produces and distrib- utes information resources on juvenile justice research, training, and programs and coordinates the Office’s pro- gram planning and competitive award activities. Informa- tion that meets the needs of juvenile justice professionals and policymakers is provided through print and online publications, videotapes, CD–ROM’s, electronic listservs, and the Office’s Web site. As part of the program plan- ning and award process, IDU develops priorities, publishes solicitations and application kits for funding opportunities, and facilitates the peer review process for discretionary funding awards. Concentration of Federal Efforts Program promotes interagency cooperation and coordination among Fed- eral agencies with responsibilities in the area of juve- nile justice. The program primarily carries out this responsibility through the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, an inde- pendent body within the executive branch that was established by Congress through the JJDP Act. Missing and Exploited Children’s Program seeks to promote effective policies and procedures for address- ing the problem of missing and exploited children. Established by the Missing Children’s Assistance Act of 1984, the program provides funds for a variety of activities to support and coordinate a network of re- sources such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; training and technical assistance to a network of 47 State clearinghouses, nonprofit
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