delinquency prevention


Placing Food Justice Before Criminal Justice

On the corner of Vermont and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in South Los Angeles, you will find a McDonald’s, a Carl’s Jr., two take-out pizza chains, two Chinese food chains, Louisiana Fried Chicken, a donut shop — and an urban farm.


Notes on Push for Juvenile Justice Act Reauthorization

The last time the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) was authorized, President George W. Bush’s approval rating was still hovering around 70 percent and the Boston Red Sox most recent World Series win was in 1918.


A Subject-by-Subject Breakdown of 2013 Juvenile Justice Spending

The Imprint went through all of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funding notices. You can click here to read our Youth Services Insider report from yesterday on the intriguing emergence of “invited awards,“ a segment of OJJDP funds that appear to have been made in a fashion more common to private philanthropy.

Youth Services Insider


Justice Department’s “Invited Award”: Earmarks by Another Name?

Note: This story was corrected on Nov. 7. We stated that National Juvenile Defender Center had won an “invited award” and not for the Juvenile Indigent Defense National Clearinghouse. In fact, the organization won both.


How Mississippi Got Right on Juvenile Justice Compliance

For years, Mississippi passed up a big share of its federal allocation under Title II of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. There are fore core requirements in the act, and states are docked 20 percent of their Title II allotment for each requirement with which they do not comply.