Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Annual Report 2008: How OJJDP is Serving Children, Families and Communities [open pdf - 4MB]
"The 2008 Annual Report highlights the important work carried out by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) dedicated men and women in partnership with States, localities, and talented individuals across our country. We have developed many effective tools and strategies to address juvenile delinquency--from the highly functioning Council to the SMART geospatial mapping tool, a Web-accessible application that communities can use to position local resources to help prevent crime and delinquency. OJJDP also has created the Model Programs Guide, which provides proven strategies for addressing a range of juvenile justice issues. These and other resources described throughout this Report will provide strong support for OJJDP's ongoing mission and new initiatives in FY 2009 and beyond. This Report describes the important work of faith-based and small community organizations on everything from mentoring youth in detention to helping gang-involved youth. Their work demonstrates the power we can harness from people who live and work in the communities where the needs are greatest. We need every hand at the tasks before us, and this work demonstrates that these partners can provide invaluable assistance, which should be continued in the years to come."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov/