Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, supports states, communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs. Additionally, OJJDP provides support and guidance to states, communities, and tribal jurisdictions so that they may improve their juvenile justice systems in order to ensure public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of youth and their families.

OJJDP sponsors numerous research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming nationwide. The current OJJDP Adminstrator, Caren Harp, was appointed by President Trump and sworn into office on January 19, 2018. To learn more about the structure of OJJDP, click here.