From The Acting Administrator: Law Enforcement’s Opportunity to Improve Juvenile Justice

Congress has charged the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with two primary responsibilities. First, we must address the needs of youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system and of those who are at risk of becoming involved with the system. At the same time, we must protect children in the United States who are victims of abuse, violence, and crime.