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Summer 2005
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Screen capture of In-Sites onlineSummer In-Sites online

It?s time for your community to check out In-Sites, the online magazine from the Community Capacity Development Office that gives you quick and easy access to important information from the field. The In-Sites quarterly e-pub comprises six sections: law enforcement, community policing, prevention (including intervention and treatment), neighborhood restoration, reentry, and American Indian/Alaska Native affairs. Each section highlights effective strategies, important events, strong community leaders, and grassroots efforts to improve neighborhoods from Weed and Seed sites across the Nation. This summer?s issue includes stories about a basketball and reading camp for spring break, a Weed and Seed site that focuses only on reentry, and finding new approaches to prosecuting drug cases successfully. Visit In-Sites at http://www.ncjrs.org/ccdo/in-sites/welcome.html and check at the end of July for the new issue.

Cover of Alternatives to Secure Detention and Confinement of Juvenile OffendersAlternative services can reduce reliance on secure facilities for juvenile offenders

This OJJDP bulletin examines how juvenile courts, using objective assessment tools to determine a youth?s risk of reoffending, can reduce their reliance on secure detention and confinement of juvenile offenders. Among the issues addressed in this bulletin are the need for alternatives to secure detention and confinement, guidelines for initiating systematic changes and developing objective classification and risk assessment tools, alternatives to secure detention and confinement, and common characteristics of effective programs.
Alternatives to Secure Detention and Confinement of Juvenile Offenders, 41 pages

Cover of Planning Community-Based Facilities for Juvenile Offenders as Part of a System of Graduated SanctionsViolent juvenile offenders benefit from small, secure local facilities

For a limited population of serious, violent, or chronic juvenile offenders who pose a threat to the community or who cannot function in a less secure setting, smaller community-based or regional facilities can provide secure confinement economically and with the best possible outcomes for these youth. This OJJDP bulletin presents basic information relevant to planning such facilities, describes three sample programs, and provides a list of related resources.
Planning Community-Based Facilities for Juvenile Offenders as Part of a System of Graduated Sanctions, 39 pages

Cover of National Youth Gang Survey 1999?2001Survey findings detail trends in juvenile gangs for 1999?2001

Since 1996, OJJDP?s National Youth Gang Center has conducted an annual survey of law enforcement agencies to assess the youth gang problem in jurisdictions throughout the United States. The National Youth Gang Survey is based on a nationally representative sample of law enforcement agencies that serve larger and smaller cities and suburban and rural counties. This summary presents detailed findings from the 1999, 2000, and 2001 surveys, and, where available, preliminary findings from the 2002 survey.
National Youth Gang Survey 1999?2001, 80 pages; forthcoming
http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/209392.pdf


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