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National Youth Gang Center To Merge With National Gang Center

National Gang Center bannerSince 1995, OJJDP's National Youth Gang Center has addressed issues involving juvenile gang members, featuring prevention and intervention efforts and promoting a comprehensive strategy to combat gangs. On October 1, the National Youth Gang Center will merge with the National Gang Center, currently funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The functions performed by the National Youth Gang Center will continue, but its incorporation into an expanded National Gang Center will leverage resources more efficiently. More icon

 Report Reviews Child Welfare Indicators
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released “America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009.” OJJDP is one of the 22 Federal agencies that constitute the Forum. This year's comprehensive report tracks three demographic background measures and 40 key indicators and features children with special health care needs. More icon

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2009

The latest issue of OJJDP News @ a Glance features a report with recommendations for enhancing the dependency court process for tribal children. The issue also includes articles on OJJDP's National Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Conference, a field trip funded by OJJDP's Tribal Youth Program, and the visit of foreign delegations to OJJDP. More icon
National Association of Youth Courts To Provide Training in Baltimore

On August 24-25, the National Association of Youth Courts will conduct its regional Share, Learn, and Connect Regional Training Conference in Baltimore, MD. Experienced trainers will provide information on how to develop a youth court and how to enhance the effectiveness of established youth courts. A conference brochure is available online. More icon