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Agency Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Acronym OJJDP
Hierarchy Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs.
Docs Fact Sheets; Research Reports; Statistical Reports; Scholarly Journals
URL http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/
Notes Authorizing legislation, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, mandates the deinstitutionalization of status offenders (DSO), which requires States to remove all status offenders from juvenile detention and correctional facilities. Status offenders are youth, such as runaways and truants, who have committed offenses that would not be crimes had they been committed by adults.