DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RELEASES FIVE PUBLICATIONS ADDRESSING
ISSUES OF CHILDREN’S JUSTICE AND SAFETY
WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released five publications at its national conference this week, including two updates to the research related to the Attorney General’s Defending Childhood initiative to address children’s exposure to violence.
The publications include:
Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence
Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence presents the findings of the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members.
Polyvictimization: Children’s Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse
Polyvictimization: Children’s Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse presents the findings of the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence regarding polyvictimization: children’s direct exposure to multiple types of violence, crime, and abuse. Children and youth who are exposed to multiple types of violence are at particularly high risk for lasting physical, mental, and emotional harm.
Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities
Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities provides guidance about how facilities can ensure that youth receive the support and services they require during the disruptions that emergencies inevitably cause. This publication is targeted to state, county, and local authorities charged with the custodial care and supervision of youth in the juvenile justice system, with particular focus on those authorities who oversee residential treatment and corrections and detention facilities.
Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: Findings from Seattle
Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: Findings from Seattle provides highlights from the first examination of the concentration of officially recorded juvenile crime at street segments in Seattle, Wash., from 1989 to 2002. Studies have shown that crime clusters in small geographic units termed crime hot spots. The clustering of crime at hot spots over time has important implications for where and how police and communities can best allocate and deploy resources to prevent and reduce crime.
Journal of Juvenile Justice
The Journal of Juvenile Justice is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The online journal is an accessible, practical tool for researchers and practitioners that covers the full range of issues in juvenile justice, such as juvenile victimization, delinquency prevention, intervention, and treatment.
OJP, headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at www.ojp.gov.