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Federal Juvenile Delinquency Programs, 1987: Eleventh Analysis and Evaluation

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211 pages
This summary of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice programs sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and other Federal agencies encompasses research, technical assistance, training, and dissemination programs.
In accordance with the Federal focus on the drug problem, many Federal agencies targeted their efforts at reducing and preventing juvenile illegal drugs use and trafficking. OJJDP and the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention played a leading role in coordinating these drug programs. OJJDP developed its fiscal year 1987 program plan to address five major areas related to juvenile delinquency: prevention, law enforcement and prosecution, adjudication, supervision, and missing and exploited children. The projects funded in these areas are designed to prevent delinquency, to ensure that juvenile offenders are held accountable for their actions, and to protect the rights of crime victims. OJJDP also initiated a major effort to improve the collection of data on juvenile offenses, offenders, and victims. The lack of accurate and indepth statistics in these areas often hinders States and local jurisdictions in developing effective policies to prevent juvenile crime and to deal with juvenile offenders and victims. Efforts that address the problems of missing and exploited children involve joint federally supported projects and those with private organizations. Index of Federal initiatives, supporting tables, Federal Government acronyms, and the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act.