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CDC National Center for Injury Prevention & Control/ Division of Violence Prevention
This Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focuses on youth and family violence prevention.

Center for Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention
Carries out research, service, and training programs to reduce violence affecting high risk children and adolescents.

Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence
Multidisciplinary center that researches the causes of and solutions to youth violence, based at the Johns Hopkins University.

Center for School Mental Health Assistance
Research, practice, and training to promote student learning and healthy development through school-based interventions.

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Based at the University of Colorado, the Center addresses violence-related policies, programs, and practices and identifies elements of outstanding "blueprint" violence prevention programs.

The Center For Violence Research And Prevention
Located at Columbia University's School of Public Health, the Center conducts and disseminates research on the causes and control of interpersonal violence.

Criminal Justice Initiative/Open Society Institute
Researches criminal justice policies and practices that redirect resources away from spending on prisons toward long-term solutions for effective crime prevention and rehabilitation programs

Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior
Based at the University of Oregon, the Institute works with schools and social service agencies to address youth violence and to facilitate the academic achievement and healthy social development of children and youth.

Kentucky Center for School Safety
Statewide collaborative with resources on school violence prevention.

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Nonprofit organization that conducts research and promotes reform initiatives to prevent crime and delinquency.

National Dropout Prevention Center
This is a research center and resource network for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers that aims to reshape school and community environments to meet the needs of youth in at-risk situations so these students receive the quality education and services necessary to succeed academically and graduate from high school.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
A central point of access to Federal information on youth violence prevention and intervention programs, publications, research, and statistics.

The Network of Violence Prevention Practitioners
A practitioner network for exchange of information, opportunities for professional development, and dialogue between practitioners, researchers, evaluators and policy-makers to improve violence prevention practices.

Partnerships Against Violence Network (PAVNET)
Searchable database representing information from seven federal agencies that address prevention of violence and at-risk youth.

Internet access to Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn't, What's Promising?, a comprehensive study of the effectiveness of prevention programs in communities, schools, labor markets, policing and correctional agencies.

OJJDP Publications on Delinquency Prevention
This link takes you directly to the numerous publications on delinquency prevention produced by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Prevention First
Online searchable database related to the early prevention of violence.

The Safe and Responsive Schools Project/Indiana Education Policy Center
Model demonstration and technical assistance stressing the development of school safety through school-wide behavior planning, prevention and parent/community involvement.

Strengthening America's Families
Federal government site providing the results of the 1999 search for "best practice" family-based programs for the prevention of juvenile delinquency and substance abuse.

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General
The first Surgeon General's report on youth violence reviews an extensive body of research addressing causes and prevention of youth violence.

Education and Special Education

Association for Retarded Citizens (The Arc)
Provides comprehensive information on educational resources, research and advocacy for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
Offers extensive resources on policy, research, effective practices, cultural competence, mental health and violence prevention to foster healthy development of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance.

Center for Law and Education
Advocates for improved educational outcomes for low-income students, and provides extensive materials about disability rights for students and school personnel, and about Title I, vocational education, school to work and special education programs.

Center for Research on Children Placed at Risk
At Johns Hopkins University, the Center conducts research, development, evaluation, and dissemination of replicable strategies designed to transform schooling for students who are placed at risk due to inadequate institutional responses to such factors as poverty, ethnic minority status, and non-English-speaking home background.

Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR)
Conducts research, development, evaluation and dissemination to transform schooling for students placed at risk.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
National organization providing extensive resources about education, advocacy and support on behalf of individuals with attention deficit disorders.

Correctional Education Association
Non-profit professional association serving educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings. Includes an email listserv for educators in juvenile facilities.

Corrections Learning Network
A distance learning initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, providing interactive instructional programming for the nation's juvenile and adult correctional facilities.

Council for Exceptional Children
National professional association addressing education and special education needs of youth with disabilities.

Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
Division of the Council for Exceptional Children for educators working with students with emotional or behavioral disorders.

Council for Exceptional Children Division for Learning Disabilities
Professional organization that provides professional development and resources for educators and others interested in learning disabilities.

Council for Learning Disabilities
The Council for Learning Disabilities is an international organization concerned with issues related to students with learning disabilities. Their website includes the contents and ordering information for the journals Learning Disabilities Quarterly and Intervention in School and Clinic.

Education Development Center, Inc.
Describes curricula and other educational tools focusing on literacy, health and justice, school improvement, substance abuse, and injury, violence, and abuse prevention.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Project funded by the U.S. Department of Education to inform parents, administrators, service providers and policymakers about implementing the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Families and Advocates Partnership for Education
Nationwide information network that acquires, catalogs, summarizes, and provides access to education-related research and practice.

IDEA Practices
An extensive site funded by the U.S. Department of Education providing resources to help professionals and families understand and implement the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
Volunteer organization advocating for the over two million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults with learning disabilities.

Linking Academic Scholars to Education Resources
Provides technical assistance and national outreach to faculty and graduate students in an array of minority institutions, with the goal to promote research that will improve outcomes among children and families in urban schools.

National Association of State Boards of Education
Addresses role of local public school boards in educational change, governance and systemic reform.

National Association of School Psychologists
Promotes educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities
Resources and programs focused on educational, public awareness, and advocacy for children and adults with LD.

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
Established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to coordinate national resources, offer technical assistance, and disseminate information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities.

National Council on Disability
An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. The site provides the 2003 report, Addressing the Needs of Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System: The Current Status of Evidence-Based Research.

National Education Association
The website of America's oldest and largest public education professional organization provides a compendium of information on schools, teaching and policy issues.

National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education
for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk
A project of the American Institutes for Research that investigates programs for neglected, delinquent and at-risk youth, and provides technical support.

The National Institute for Correctional Education
Jointly funded by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education to assist educators to enhance services for students in prisons and jails.

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Disseminates information and provides training on prevention, education, intervention, advocacy and research about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - the leading known cause of mental retardation - for families and professionals.

The National Institute for Urban School Improvement
Supports inclusive urban communities, schools and families to build their capacity for sustainable, successful urban education.

National Resource Center on AD/HD
A resource for professionals and the public regarding information related to the diagnosis of AD/HD and evidence-based interventions.

National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Sponsored by the federal Office of Special Education Programs to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

School Psychology Resources
Provides research on learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, special education, mental retardation and mental health.

Special Education Resources on the Internet
Internet accessible resources about all special education fields.

Provides up-to-date resources about teaching students with learning disabilities.

Truancy Prevention:Empowering Students, Schools and Communities
The site provides information on promising strategies for reducing truancy and resources on training, technical assistance, research, evaluation, conferences on truancy and recent publications.

University of Washington FAS/FAE Legal Issues Resource Center
The Center offers legal assistance for individuals with FAS/FAE including their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Research and Policy

360 Degrees
A dialogue about the effects of crime and incarceration on, not only the people involved, but whole families and communities.

American Civil Liberties Union
Analysis and policy implications of average annual costs of juvenile incarceration.

The American Society of Criminology
International organization concerned with scholarly and professional knowledge about etiology, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency. Includes a searchable database of abstracts in the journal, Criminology.

American Statistical Association's Guide to Abstracts and Bibliographies of Readily Available Data Sets on Crime and Criminal Justice
Information on how researchers can use Bureau of Justice Statistics databases on criminal and juvenile justice in the United States.

American Youth Policy Forum
Non-profit professional development organization for policymakers on national, state and local issues concerning youth, including those involved in the justice system.

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Funds and conducts research about model systems of reform in juvenile justice, and publishes KidsCount, an annual report that profiles national and state-level child welfare data, including delinquency-related measures.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Virtual Information Center
Information about innovative strategies and programs funded by the U. S. Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
This website offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families.

Girls Study Group
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funded Girls Study Group project is designed to further the field's understanding of female juvenile offending, and to identify effective strategies to prevent and reduce female involvement in delinquency and violence.

MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice
Undertakes a critical reexamination of juvenile justice system practices, institutions, and rationale, based on sound science and legal scholarship, and conveys results to practitioners, policy-makers and the public at large.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Policy analysis of economic costs of juvenile incarceration and savings that result from reducing unnecessary placements.

Police Executive Research Forum
National organization of police executives from the largest city, county, and state law enforcement agencies, dedicated to improving policing through research and involvement in public policy.

Rand Corporation
Conducts research and analysis of pressing policy problems on topics such as child abuse, decriminalization, economic aspects of imprisonment, juvenile delinquency, and mandatory sentences and costs.

The Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
Pursues an integrated set of research, training, technical assistance and dissemination activities about community integration for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders and their families, and strengthening family and youth participation in child and adolescent mental health services.

The Urban Institute
Non-profit policy and research organization examines a variety of social problems including criminal and juvenile justice.

Mental Health

American Bar Association / Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
Provides materials that focus on the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other areas of mental health law.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Nonprofit legal advocacy organization that addresses policy and practices for children's mental heath, disabilities and special education.

Center for Behavioral Health, Justice, and Public Policy
Promotes service integration for persons with mental illness and/or addictive disorders involved with the courts. Focuses on diverting individuals from criminal justice settings, improving their quality of care in secure custody, and assuring access to appropriate treatment on discharge.

The Center for Mental Health Services
U.S. agency leading federal efforts to promote mental health and prevent the development or worsening of mental illness.

Center for the Promotion of Mental Health in Juvenile Justice
Located at Columbia University, the Center provides guidance to professionals regarding best practices for psychiatric assessment and treatment of youth in juvenile justice settings.

The Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project
This site details a national, two-year effort to prepare recommendations that local, state, and federal policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals can use to improve the criminal justice system's response to people with mental illness.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
National parent-run organization focused on supporting children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.

Justice Policy Institute
Offers materials concerning juvenile justice policy including mental health issues.

National Action Agenda for Children's Mental Health
This site links to the report of the 2001 report of the Surgeon General, which outlines strategies to improve services for children and adolescents with mental health problems and their families.

National Center for Cultural Competence
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Promotes awareness of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system, and assists the field in developing policies and programs based on the best available research.

National Institute of Mental Health
The lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders.

The National Mental Health Association
The country's largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. Downloadable publications about youth with mental health disorders in the justice system are available on the site.

UCLA Center for School Mental Health
National technical assistance center focused on mental health in schools. The site includes resources on prevention and treatment of conduct problems in schools, collaboration between school and community treatment programs and publications on juvenile justice and mental health.

University of Maryland Center for School Mental Health Assistance
National training and technical assistance center focused on supporting schools and communities in the development of school-based mental health programs that are effective, accessible, family-centered, culturally sensitive and responsive to local needs.

Substance Abuse Resources

American Council for Drug Education
A national substance abuse prevention education agency; an affiliate of the Phoenix House Foundation, the nation's largest, private, non-profit drug abuse service agency.

Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program
The National Institute of Justice program that tracks trends in the prevalence and types of drug use among juvenile and adult arrestees in urban areas.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Drug and Crime Facts
This site summarizes U.S. statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, corrections and substance abuse among youth.

Center for Prevention Research at the University of Kentucky
Conducts multi-disciplinary social science research focusing on the effects, predictors, and prevention of social behaviors whose abuse carries health costs, including substance abuse.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
On-line technical assistance site designed to actively guide practitioners and State systems toward making well-informed decisions concerning a broad range of prevention programming options.

Center for Substance Abuse Research
Provides drug terminology, data, and statistics, prevention and treatment program evaluations, statistics and information on national legislation, grants, and contracts.

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc
Nonprofit educational, scientific, and informational organization that supports the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
This site provides access to research and commentary on tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse issues including prevention, treatment and cost data.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Comprehensive resource of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention providing alcohol and substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment materials.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Publications on Substance Abuse
Extensive collection of online publications related to drugs and crime, abuse and crime, case processing, interdiction, law enforcement, testing, treatment and use indicators.

National Families in Action
Assists families and communities in prevention of drug use among children and youth.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Resources for professionals, health educators and other teachers and parents related to drug abuse and addiction.

National GAINS Center
Provides technical assistance, research and publications concerning links between mental health, substance abuse and involvement with the justice system.

National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network
Information for users of mental health services and their families, policymakers, providers, the media and the public.

OJJDP Publications on Substance Abuse
This link takes you directly to the numerous publications on substance abuse produced by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Practice for Healthy Youth Behavior
A policy research partnership to reduce youth substance abuse.

Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program
Federal government site providing resources for reducing substance abuse and violence through education and prevention activities in U.S. schools.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Action Center
This website is designed to assist and support the Safe Schools/Healthy Students and School Action Grantees, and also contains information of general interest on substance abuse prevention and treatment.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability and cost resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

U. S. Department of Education
Statistical tables, charts, and studies produced by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Center for Adult Literacy (NCAL).

Juvenile Justice Organizations

American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center
Monitors legislative, fiscal, policy and administrative changes in juvenile justice systems across the nation.

American Correctional Association
Multi-disciplinary professional organization with broad focus on corrections and criminal justice.

The American Probation and Parole Association
International association with resources for probation, parole and community-based corrections staff working with in juveniles and adults.

Building Blocks for Youth
Alliance of advocates, researchers, law enforcement professionals and community organizers promoting effective justice policies for minority youth.

The Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity
Addresses the needs of poor youth, their families and communities with a focus on the over-representation of young people of color in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems around the country.

Center for Children's Advocacy
Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of the legal rights of poor children who are dependent on judicial, child welfare, health, mental health, education and juvenile justice agencies in Connecticut.

Center for Crime, Communities, and Culture
Supports innovative programs and conducts policy studies and research to promote support for effective responses to crime and victimization.

Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Nonprofit organization focused on policy development, education, technical assistance and research to reduce society’s reliance on incarceration as a solution to social problems.

Child Welfare League/Juvenile Justice Division
Examines the connection between child maltreatment and delinquency. Site includes online newsletter, The Link.

Coalition for Juvenile Justice
National nonprofit association that represents 56 governor-appointed advisory groups supporting the juvenile court system in the U.S. states, territories and District of Columbia.

Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
An independent organization in the executive branch that coordinates all federal juvenile delinquency prevention programs, federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles, and federal programs relating to missing and exploited children.

Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute
This site provides an overview of legal issues, links to federal and state statutes and a searchable database of legal decisions related to juvenile justice.

Corrections Connections
Addresses wide range of corrections issues and provides links to federal, state, and local correctional agencies, and international associations.

International Association of Chiefs of Police
Nonprofit organization of chief operating executives of international, national, state and local police agencies.

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse
Project of Florida State University and Florida A & M University providing resources on juvenile justice and programs for at-risk youth.

Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program
The Project mission is to ensure that each student in a juvenile justice program in Florida receives high-quality and comprehensive educational services that increase potential for future success.

Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center
JJEC Online is a tool designed to assist juvenile justice practitioners, policymakers, and state agency administrators with the assessment and evaluation of programs and initiatives. Includes delinquency prevention, education and aftercare areas.

Juvenile Law Center
The Juvenile Law Center works to protect and advance the rights of children, and in particular, with guaranteeing that children in the juvenile justice system receive basic needs and rights by reforming the current system.

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana
Statewide law and advocacy center for young people in the juvenile justice system providing resources, direct representation, monitoring of youth prisons and public education to demonstrate that rehabilitation and education are more cost-effective and humane than incarceration.

Justice Research and Statistics Association/Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center
National project to evaluate juvenile justice programs, and to provide training, technical assistance and other resources to States to enhance their evaluation capacity.

National Center for Juvenile Justice
Research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges providing data to judges, probation officers, court administrators, educators, legislatures, social and legal researchers, child advocates, parents and juvenile corrections personnel.

National Council on Crime and Delinquency
A non-profit organization that promotes effective, humane, fair and economically sound solutions to family, community and justice problems.

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Focused on improving the practices and effectiveness of the juvenile court system. The site includes a free weekly newsletter.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Federally sponsored clearinghouse for professionals involved with research, policy and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control.

National Institute of Corrections
Extensive resources, publications and training activities for corrections practitioners and policy makers.

National Juvenile Defender Center
Non-profit organization advocating for timely access to capable, well-resourced, well-trained legal counsel for all youth in the juvenile justice system.

National Juvenile Detention Association
Offers training, technical assistance and research for professionals working with detained youth.

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives
Focuses on reform of correctional systems through alternative sentencing and placement options, community reintegration and unconditional care for juveniles and adults.

Northwestern Juvenile Project
A project of the Northwestern University School of Medicine that aims to determine how alcohol, drug and mental disorders develop over time among delinquent youth, and to investigate whether delinquent youth receive needed services after their cases reach disposition.

The Pennsylvania Prison Society
Founded in 1787, this is a social justice organization that advocates on behalf of prisoners, formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the Society operates through a network of statewide chapters.

Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice
The site describes research examining juvenile justice policies and practices, adolescent development, pathways to desistance and adult perceptions of youth culpability.

State Departments of Juvenile Justice
Links to all state juvenile justice agencies.

State Juvenile Justice Profiles
Site features rich, descriptive information and analysis regarding each state's juvenile justice system, illustrating the uniqueness of the 51 separate juvenile justice systems in this country.

Youth Law Center
Non-profit Center investigating and working to resolve dangerous, abusive or neglectful conditions for children in foster care systems and juvenile institutions.

U.S. Department of Education Resources

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
This website provides resources about research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment and independent living of individuals of all ages with disabilities.

National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students
Project supporting research and development activities to improve the education of students at risk of educational failure due to limited English proficiency, race, geographic location or economic disadvantage.

Office of Correctional Education
This site describes activities of the federal Office of Correctional Education including technical assistance to states, local schools and correctional institutions.

Office of Special Education Programs
OSEP provides national leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts in educating children and youth with disabilities. OSEP administers and provides extensive resources about the requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education
OVAE supports programs for young people and adults to obtain the skills they need for successful careers. Site includes information about grants, school-to-work, high school reform, correctional education and teacher development activities.

Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education
Features information about the latest federal education initiatives and updates on specific programs for schools and teachers.

U. S. Department of Justice Resources

U. S. Department of Justice
DOJ site contains extensive information about research, publications, crime bills, juvenile and criminal justice trends, conferences, funding and statistics from a number of federal agencies including the Bureau of Justice Statistics, FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage
The central federal resource about the ADA providing extensive information, publications and links.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Provides broad range of national and state level criminal justice data.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
NCJRS is a federally sponsored clearinghouse for professionals involved with research, policy and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. Excellent site to search for resources on juvenile corrections.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. The website provides extensive resources including downloadable reports and publications.

E-News & Lists

Electronic News
EDJJ Notes
EDJJ publishes this free, online newsletter to inform the field of research-to-practice developments, evidence-based strategies and training activities concerning education, disability and juvenile justice.

Online newsletter of the National Center for Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities.

A free, weekly newsletter about juvenile justice from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with news from around the country and on the Internet.

Building Blocks for Youth
Building Blocks for Youth, an alliance of advocates, researchers, law enforcement professionals and community organizers, publishes a free, online monthly newsletter offering current juvenile justice research, fact sheets and publications related to minority youth in the justice system.

Center View
Quarterly online newsletter of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Youth Violence Center, reports research about the biological, behavioral, and environmental causes of youth health risk behaviors and outcomes.

Chapin Hall Alert
Online newsletter of the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, that focuses on applying research to the real-world challenges of policymakers and service providers in the areas of economic programs for youth and families, child-welfare services, community youth development resources and development, education and juvenile justice.

CLASP Update
Monthly e-newsletter of the Center for Law and Social Policy, covers welfare and low-income family policy issues, disconnected youth and related matters.

Data Trends
Data Trends is an online newsletter produced by the Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health of the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida to summarize current research about children’s mental health.

Future of Children
Published by the Children, Families, and Communities Program of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation to provide policymakers, service providers and the media with timely information on a wide variety of topics based on the best available research.

Juvenile Law Center E-News
An online monthly digest of the activities of the non-profit Juvenile Law Center of Philadelphia, which works on behalf of children in contact with public agencies, including abused or neglected children placed in foster homes and delinquent youth sent to residential treatment facilities or adult prisons.

The Link
An online newsletter published by the Child Welfare League of America, Juvenile Justice Division, focusing on the association between child maltreatment and delinquency.

A bi-monthly e-mail newsletter of the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition announcing national resources, events, funding opportunities, and more.

OJJDP News @ A Glance
This bimonthly online newsletter is distributed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to notify the field of significant activities, publications, funding opportunities and reports.

American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center
Created to allow committee members, judges, juvenile defenders, prosecutors, and child advocates across the country to receive juvenile justice alerts and announcements, and to share important information on juvenile justice issues.

Building Blocks for Youth E-Mail List
Includes press releases and events announcements from Building Blocks for Youth, an alliance of children’s advocates, researchers, law enforcement professionals, and community organizers.

Child Trends
Informs policy makers, service providers, media, and the general public on a regular basis about the organization’s research findings.

Children’s Defense Fund E-mail Lists
E-mail alert addresses child health, early childhood development, child welfare and mental health, grandparents and other relatives raising children, youth development, and education topics.

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service provides information on resources to assist with policy, practice and research related to criminal and juvenile justice.

JUVJUST is compiled and disseminated by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide the latest juvenile justice information from OJJDP and allied professional groups.

Items of Interest
Published by the John Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, this listserv periodically provides a synopsis of current research, conferences and other activities, grant opportunities related to prevention and positive youth development.

The listserve of the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center is a forum to discuss subjects in youth violence prevention, and provides periodic updates related to youth violence prevention.

U.S. Department of Education Newsletters and Journals
You can sign up to receive any of eight e-newsletters including materials specifically developed for teachers, No Child Left Behind Act news, and education statistics.

EDJJ Resource Links

Annotated Bibliography (PDF)

EDJJ provides links to websites in areas related to our work on behalf of youth involved in or at-risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system: prevention of delinquency, educational and transitional services, parent support, and mental health and substance abuse treatment services in the juvenile justice system.


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