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NIJ Journal No. 283 — Children and Youth

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NIJ Journal Volume: No. 283 Dated: 2023
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This issue of the NIJ Journal focuses on issues related to children and youth.


In this issue of the NIJ Journal, articles focus on issues related to children and youth and showcases the partnership between the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The articles examine what works and what doesn’t when it comes to juvenile justice and child protection programming. The articles in this issue also reflect the shared vision of OJJDP and NIJ: a nation where children are free from crime and violence. Finally, this issue highlights agencies’ joint commitment to high-quality data. For years, OJJDP has sponsored statistical collections to gather information from residential placement facilities that hold juveniles who are charged with, or adjudicated for, law violations. These collections are now managed by NIJ, but two agencies are collaborating to review and redesign them to ensure they generate the most useful, timely, and reliable statistics available. One article discusses this ongoing work. The NIJ Journal, published several times a year, features articles to help criminal justice policymakers and practitioners stay informed about new developments. The NIJ Journal presents research-based information that can help inform policy decisions and improve understanding of the criminal justice system. Each issue of the NIJ Journal focuses on a single theme, allowing the articles to dive into one specific topic from different scientific points of view. In this issue, scientists share some of the latest research on children and youth.

Date Published: January 1, 2023