Announcements

Posted: March 26, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence

NEW DATE: March 30, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET
This webinar will highlight two National Institute of Justice-funded longitudinal studies that address important relationship dynamic contexts in dating violence among youth. Presenters will also share relevant resources, describe how research findings can be used for intervention and prevention strategies, and discuss how promising practices can also inform research and evaluation. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development

This resource provides specific criteria and benchmarks for ending unaccompanied youth homelessness. Communities can use this resource to reduce the number of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness and build lasting solutions to respond to future needs. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This literature review (PDF, 13 pages) provides an overview of child labor trafficking, including estimates of rates of trafficking, characteristics of survivors, anti-trafficking legislation, theoretical perspectives, and outcome evidence on prevention, prosecution, and treatment approaches. Released as part of OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide, this review can help policymakers and social service agencies as they respond to child labor trafficking issues and the needs of survivors. Learn more (PDF, 13 pages) 

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency

This resource highlights important messages, organized by month and season, which can be used to promote preparedness all year. Individuals engaged in preparedness efforts can adapt these materials to fit the needs of local areas in order to promote readiness and safety in their communities. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

This report presents the most recent estimates of expenditures by families on children annually across childhood and adolescence. The report indicates that a middle-income married-couple family will spend between $12,350 and $13,900 annually, or $233,610 from birth through age 17, on child-rearing expenses. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Indian Health Service

This agenda (PDF, 96 pages), developed in collaboration with the National Indian Health Board, highlights how behavioral health challenges affect Native communities and describes strategies to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Tribal leaders, tribal council members, tribal administrators, AI/AN health advocates, and federal agency representatives can use this resource to collaborate on actions to address the behavioral health needs of AI/ANs and to chart priorities for funding, programs, and policy decisions. Learn more (PDF, 96 pages).

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Corporation for National and Community Service

This report describes the life and career outcomes reported by a sample of AmeriCorps alumni from 2005, 2010, and 2013. Alumni report their experiences with AmeriCorps improved their problem-solving skills, benefited and advanced their career path, helped them achieve their educational goals, and increased the likelihood they would be involved in their community post-service. Learn more. 

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This resource (PDF, 60 pages) describes research-based guidelines for juvenile drug treatment courts that serve youth with substance use disorders who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Juvenile drug treatment court staff can use these guidelines to inform their practice as they strive to improve outcomes for these youth. Learn more (PDF, 60 pages). 

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

This data access application allows users to analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) data from 1991 to 2015. Researchers and other professionals can use this resource to filter and sort YRBSS data on the basis of race/ethnicity, sex, grade, sexual orientation, sex of sexual contacts, or site; and create customized tables, maps, and graphs, and perform statistical tests by site and health topic. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

This Dear Colleague Letter (PDF, 124 pages) describes restraint and seclusion, and the limits federal civil rights laws impose on the use of these practices by public schools. This resource, and an accompanying question and answer document (PDF, 2 pages), can help schools and school districts understand how the use of restraint and seclusion may result in discrimination against students with disabilities. Learn more (PDF, 124 pages).

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

This resource guide (PDF, 52 pages) summarizes key requirements of Section 504, the federal law that provides a broad spectrum of protections for students against discrimination on the basis of disability, and explains how Section 504 applies in various situations within public elementary and secondary schools. This guide can help members of the school community better understand Section 504 and assist parents of students with disabilities in ensuring their children secure all the services they are entitled to receive. Learn more (PDF, 52 pages). 

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

This webpage highlights federal efforts to prevent sexual violence (SV) on college campuses, information on SV prevention strategies, and CDC’s five-component framework for preventing SV. Higher education professionals and SV practitioners can use this information to plan and implement prevention strategies on college and university campuses. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

This webpage provides information on the 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey, an annual survey of drug use and attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in the U.S. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many substances, including marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco, and the misuse of some prescription medications. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This revised policy informs states about what they must submit to demonstrate compliance with the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, and to receive Formula Grant awards administered by OJJDP. States can use this information when applying for funding from OJJDP or submitting compliance monitoring information and data. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This toolkit (PDF, 32 pages) highlights promising practices used by schools across the U.S. to increase college completion. With links to resources and stories written by the institutions themselves, the toolkit can help colleges and universities as they seek to promote student degree completion. Learn more (PDF, 32 pages). 

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This resource (PDF, 58 pages) defines sexual abuse, describes steps parent can take if their child discloses sexual abuse, dispels myths about sexual abuse, and details the impact of sexual abuse on children. This compilation of handouts, fact sheets, and questions & answers developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network can help parents and caregivers understand how to protect their children from — and how to help children who have experienced — sexual abuse. Learn more (PDF, 58 pages).

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This packet (PDF, 12 pages) provides checklists, guidance, resources, and templates of commonly required documents to help justice-impacted youth prepare for their future after leaving a facility. Learn more (PDF, 12 pages). 

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

This annual report (PDF, 44 pages) summarizes OCR’s compliance and enforcement activities in FY 2016. OCR received a record 16,270 complaint filings, resolved 8,625 cases, and initiated 13 proactive compliance reviews. Learn more (PDF, 44 pages). 

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This literature review (PDF, 24 pages) provides an overview of intentional gun violence involving youth, aged 10-24, in the U.S., including homicides, nonfatal injuries, suicides, community violence, and school violence/shootings. It includes information on the scope of the problem, risk and protective factors, policy research on guns, guns as a public health issue, and evidence-based practices and programs to reduce gun violence. Learn more (PDF, 24 pages). 

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of U.S. education, from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. Topics outlined in the report, which is the 51st in the series, include the participation of students, teachers, and faculty in educational institutions; student performance; the numbers of high school graduates and postsecondary degrees; and expenditures on education. Learn more.