Resources and research from our member organizations and experts in the juvenile justice field. 

National PREA Resource Center

National PREA Resource Center Website

Rescinded OJJDP Guidance

OJJDP Policy Guidance for Nonsecure Custody of Juveniles in Adult Jails and Lockups; Notice of Final Policy (2018) 
Girls and the Juvenile Justice System (2017) 
Engaging Families and Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (2017) 
Memorandum to States from OJJDP Administrator Regarding Revised Guidance on Jail Removal and Separation Core Requirements (July 15, 2014) 
Revised Guidance on Jail Removal and Separation Core Requirements (June 17, 2014) 
Disaggregating MIP Data from DSO and/or Jail Removal Violations: Guidance for States
Status Offenders and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act - Followup on Data Reporting for Annual Core Requirements Determinations
Guidance Manual for Monitoring Facilities Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002
Disproportionate Minority Contact Technical Assistance Manual (July 2009)

Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Racial Disparities in Youth Commitments and Arrests
Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System
Smart, Safe, and Fair: Strategies to Prevent Youth Violence, Heal Victims of Crime, and Reduce Racial Inequality
Racial And Ethnic Disparities Reduction Practice Manual
Interactive Map - Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Jim Crow Juvenile Justice

Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons

Getting to Zero: A 50-State Study of Strategies to Remove Youth from Adult Jails 
Youth in the Adult System


Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration
Debtors' Prison for Kids? The High Cost of Fines and Fees in the Juvenile Justice System


Girls and Juvenile Justice
Beyond the Walls: A Look at Girls in D.C.'s Juvenile Justice System
National Crittenton's National Girls Initiative
No Place for Youth: Girls in the Adult Justice System


LGBT Youth and Juvenile Justice
Restoring Justice: A Blueprint for Ensuring Fairness, Safety, and Supportive Treatment of LGBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP Listening Session Report: Creating and Sustaining Fair and Beneficial Environments for LGBTQ Youth
Practice Guide: Creating a Juvenile Justice LGBTQ Task Force

Mental Health

Mental Health and the JJDPA
A Road Map for Change: How Juvenile Justice Facilities Can Better Serve Youth with Mental Health Issues
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: Trauma 


Unjustice: Overcoming Trump's Rollbacks on Youth Justice
Sunlight Foundation Reports on OJJDP:
     Reduction in Access to Pages about Programs and Policy Guidance on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Website
    Language Shifts on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s “Vision and Mission” and “About” Webpages


Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach (2013)

Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines (2019)
Status Offenses and the JJDPA
Protecting Incarcerated Youth
Re-Examining Juvenile Incarceration
Public Opinion on Juvenile Justice
Law Enforcement's Leadership Role in the Advancement of Promising Practices in Juvenile Justice
40 for 40 Video Series