Resource: Engaging Families and Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

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

This policy guidance (PDF, 13 pages) describes some of the unmet challenges that system-involved youth and their families may face, and explores the potential impact of their engagement on the outcomes for youth at all points in the juvenile justice system. The guidance also describes OJJDP’s commitment to strengthening partnerships to effectively engage youth and their families and offers focus areas for states, tribes, and communities. Learn more (PDF, 13 pages).