"The activities highlighted in this Report reflect OJJDP's [Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention] priorities for fiscal year 2002. A major focus was to ensure that serious and violent juvenile offenders have the opportunity to reenter their communities successfully on release from correctional facilities. Other priorities included streamlining the dissemination of information and reaching out to faith-based organizations. OJJDP also worked extensively on child victimization issues, youth gang initiatives, and tribal youth programs. These and other activities described in 'OJJDP Annual Report 2002' illustrate the Office's continuing commitment to preventing and reducing delinquency, strengthening the juvenile justice system, and protecting children against abuse and exploitation. Together with its federal, state, and local partners, OJJDP is working for the day when every American child will have the opportunity to live and learn in a safe and nurturing environment."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov/