U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

OJJDP News @ a Glance, April 2024

NCJ Number
Date Published
April 2024
Publication Series

The April 2024 issue of News at a Glance features articles on Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention educational advocacy and funding for prevention, intervention, treatment, and reentry strategies, as well as a segment from the Administrator on engaging youth to inform OJJDP’s work; it also includes stories from the field, tribal connections, and four News in Brief segments on juvenile justice system matters.


This newsletter by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) informs readers of current events regarding efforts to ensure that the juvenile justice system is developing in a way that supports youth and equitable justice outcomes. It highlights the OJJDP’s funding awards under the 2023 Building Local Continuums of Care to Support Youth Success initiative, as well as the promotion of transition from detention to community through educational advocacy. In the segment, “From the Administrator’s Desk,” Liz Ryan describes OJJDP’s efforts to engage youth in the improvement of OJJDP and the development of a juvenile justice system that is centered on the strengths, needs, and voices of youth and families. The segment, “From the Field,” features an article on the 20th anniversary of the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO), which provides access to resources that are intended to promote the use of evidence-based practices and informed decision-making for professionals who work to address and prevent child abuse. “Tribal Connections” highlights the OJJDP-supported, Tribal Youth Program in Fairbanks, Alaska, which promotes academic success among middle- and high-school students through programming that honors Alaska Native culture, values, and traditions. The final, “News in Brief” section includes four articles on the following topics: budget requests for youth justice programs in fiscal year 2025; OJP congressional open house, highlighting agency work and impact; Coordinating Council members’ offer of support for OJJDP’s Continuum of Care framework; and new training resources that promote trauma-informed approaches to child-parent visits.

Date Published: April 1, 2024