Most of the former administrators of the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) plan to gather in Washington next month for a forum examining how the agency has operated since its creation 35 years ago.
The Nov. 10 forum, hosted by Youth Today, will bring together many of the key people who have built and carried out the federal government's juvenile justice policies since passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974.
The former administrators and about 100 other attendees - including long-time juvenile justice advocates, OJJDP staffers, researchers, policymakers and practitioners - will examine how OJJDP has carried out its mission and how it should move forward.
Leading up to the forum, Youth Today will feature special reports in print and online, and will provide opportunities for members of the juvenile justice field to contribute insights, information and commentary online and at the forum.
An agenda and opportunities for registration and online participation will be announced at www.youthtoday.org.