Department of Justice (DOJ)/ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective, coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system’s ability to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide treatment and rehabilitation services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families. OJJDP’s central underage drinking prevention initiative, Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL), was a nationwide state- and community-based multidisciplinary effort that sought to prevent access to and consumption of alcohol by those under age 21, with a special emphasis on enforcement of underage drinking laws and implementation programs that use best and most promising practices. The breadth of focus changed significantly in fiscal year (FY) 2014 because of a reduction in funding for the EUDL initiative. FY 2014 EUDL funding supported underage drinking prevention activity led by Healing to Wellness Courts in five selected tribes. By FY 2015, all funding to support EUDL efforts was discontinued.

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Resources

Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a database of arrest statistics for 2008-2014, by offense, and for adults, juveniles, or all ages. Arrest statistics for youth ages...

Juvenile Justice Bulletin: Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders

This bulletin describes what is known about the relationships among adolescent substance use, criminal activity, and treatment, based on current research and data from Pathways to Desistance, an Office of...

OJJDP: in Focus: Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention manages the Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program, which supports and enhances efforts by states and local jurisdictions to reduce the...

Regulatory Strategies for Preventing Youth Access to Alcohol: Best Practices

This guide describes ways to help your community shape and implement laws and regulations to minimize youth access to alcohol and maximize opportunities for effective enforcement and prevention.

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

This report presents statistics on the nature and extent of underage drinking in the United States. It also discusses the role of the federal government in preventing and reducing underage...

Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention

This guide, “Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention,” was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Department of Education, Office of...

Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a database of arrest statistics for 2008-2014, by offense, and for adults, juveniles, or all ages. Arrest statistics for youth ages...

Juvenile Justice Bulletin: Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders

This bulletin describes what is known about the relationships among adolescent substance use, criminal activity, and treatment, based on current research and data from Pathways to Desistance, an Office of...

OJJDP: in Focus: Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention manages the Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program, which supports and enhances efforts by states and local jurisdictions to reduce the...

Regulatory Strategies for Preventing Youth Access to Alcohol: Best Practices

This guide describes ways to help your community shape and implement laws and regulations to minimize youth access to alcohol and maximize opportunities for effective enforcement and prevention.

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

This report presents statistics on the nature and extent of underage drinking in the United States. It also discusses the role of the federal government in preventing and reducing underage...

Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention

This guide, “Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention,” was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Department of Education, Office of...