Unformatted text preview: Balanced and Restorative
Justice for Juveniles
A Framework for Juvenile
Justice in the 21st Century Balanced and Restorative Justice Project August 1997 Office of Juvenile Justice
and Delinquency Prevention
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention(OJJDP) was established by the President and Congress
through the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, Public Law 93-415, as amended.
Located within the office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice, OJJDP's goal is to provide national
leadership in addressing the issues of juvenile delinquency and improving juvenile justice.
OJJDP sponsors a broad array of research, program, and training initiatives to improve the juvenile justice system as
a whole, as well as to benefit individual youth-serving agencies. These initiatives are carried out by seven
components within OJJDP, described below. 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.
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State.
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