Announcements

Posted: August 15, 2017
Agencies & Departments:

This tool (PDF, 4 pages), developed by the Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI), engages youth in evaluating health centers and encourages them to reflect on a health center’s environment and services. The accompanying facilitator guide (PDF, 6 pages) can help adults support youth in using this tool to evaluate a health center. It includes a video developed by AHI’s youth advisory council that prompts youth to consider what is important to them when accessing health care. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Date: August 22, 2017, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
This webinar, presented by OJJDP in collaboration with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Resource Center and MANY, will address indicators of commercial sexual exploitation among children and youth in mentoring relationships and explore real-life scenarios to assess risk. Law enforcement officials and other participants can access tools and resources to integrate this assessment of risk into youth development programs. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

This resource features 19 youth, ages 15-23, who were invited to Washington, D.C., to speak to officials in the federal government and share their experiences being children of incarcerated parents. Their ideas and feedback were used to create products to help other youth who have or have had an incarcerated parent. These products include a presentation sharing coping strategies, a visual summary of the youth's observations and needs, a tip sheet for youth, and a video featuring the stories of young people dealing with having a parent behind bars. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:

This website features the stories of the 2017-18 class of We R Native Youth Ambassadors, a group of Native youth selected to work with We R Native to promote positive health behaviors, host local outreach and awareness events, and represent the organization at youth conferences. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

These updates to the Statistical Briefing Book include information on juveniles in residential placement, such as a new data snapshot summarizing trends, state-level FAQs on juveniles in corrections, and national crosstabs, state profiles, and state comparisons. Policymakers, the media, and the general public can use this resource to gain quick access to detailed statistics on these topics. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This redesigned website features new focus areas on criminal justice, communities and research, an inquiries section for quicker responses from staff, new forms to request technical assistance, the National Gang Center blog, and OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model tools. Communities can utilize these resources in their gang prevention, intervention, and suppression efforts. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report provides an overview of the educational progress and challenges students face in the U.S. by race and ethnicity. It presents a selection of indicators that examine differences in educational participation and attainment of students in the racial/ethnic groups and summarizes data on topics such as demographics; preprimary, elementary, and secondary participation; student achievement; student behaviors and persistence in education; postsecondary education; and outcomes of education. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report provides a first look at the findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System fall 2016 collection, which measured cost of attendance in 2016-17, degrees and other awards conferred in 2015-16, and 12-month enrollment in 2015-16. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This data file includes information for all school districts that reported homeless students in the U.S. during school year 2015-16. Researchers, school district personnel, and organizations serving homeless youth can use this information in their efforts to better understand and/or serve this population. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

This guide (PDF, 94 pages) provides information on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the U.S., including their effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts. Medical practitioners, law enforcement officials, educators, families, and communities can use this resource in their work to prevent and address substance abuse. Learn more (PDF, 94 pages).

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Commerce, Census Bureau

This website uses Census data to educate K-12 students about statistical concepts and data analysis. Developed by educators to correspond with relevant education standards, teachers can incorporate these free resources into geography, history, math, and sociology activities. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, and Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This article (PDF, 2 pages) provides an overview of the varying types of drug courts. Criminal defendants and offenders, family members, criminal justice practitioners, and drug treatment professionals can use this information to understand the purpose and function of drug courts and to find related research and resources. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages).

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service

These issue briefs are the latest in a series that presents strategies high schools can use to help at-risk students stay in school and graduate:

  1. Case Management for High Schools
    Provides information on case management, a school-based dropout prevention strategy
    in which a social worker or school professional advises students and connects them to services to address their academic and non-academic needs
  2. Social Services
    Describes the social services high schools can provide to address the non-academic issues that can negatively affect student participation and outcomes, such as health care, mental health care, and assistance with shelter, clothing, or transportation

Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This guide (PDF, 13 pages), developed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, describes the objectives outlined in OJJDP’s Juvenile Drug Treatment Guidelines (PDF, 60 pages) and provides suggested short-term and long-term actions related to each objective. Juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTC) can use this information to guide the implementation, operation, and evaluation of their practices. Learn more (PDF, 13 pages). 

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration

This website serves as a one-stop source of information on preventing and addressing college drug use, including data, news updates, drug scheduling and penalties, publications, research, and more. Institutions of higher education and their surrounding communities can use this information in their efforts to prevent drug abuse among college students and promote health and safety on campus. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This article describes how weight, activity level, age, and other factors can contribute to the risk of type 2 diabetes in young people and how changes in diet and exercise can prevent the onset of the disease. Parents can use this information to promote healthy family eating and fitness habits. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

This annual report examines long-term health trends of the U.S. population and the health care system over the past 40 years, including information related to adolescent health. The report covers four major topics: health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

These reports, released by the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, are based on the evaluation of OJJDP’s Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative. This program was implemented in demonstration sites to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to juvenile justice decision-making and practice to reduce recidivism, make programs more cost effective, and improve existing services for justice-involved youth. The following reports are available for download:

  1. Implementing the Standardized Program Evaluation ProtocolTM to Rate Juvenile Justice Programs
  2. Local Validation of SPEPTM Ratings of Juvenile Justice Program Effectiveness
  3. Implementing Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Reforms
Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

This series of on-demand webinars provides information on FY 2018 IES funding opportunities. Individuals interested in applying for these opportunities or learning more about IES can access the webinars as well as the accompanying presentation slides and answers to frequently asked questions. Learn more.

Posted: August 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Application Deadline: August 22, 2017
This program (PDF, 40 pages) will build state, local, and tribal governments’ capacity to develop, implement, sustain, track, and assist police and law enforcement in using effective responses to people with mental health disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more (PDF, 40 pages).