External Resources

Children Exposed to Violence

Defending Childhood Initiative provides information on the Attorney General’s Initiative to address the national crisis of the exposure of violence to children as victims and as witnesses.

Child Development-Community Policing offers information on the successful national model for law enforcement-mental health partnerships in responding to and aiding the recovery of children and families exposed to violence.

Child Development–Community Policing at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department provides information on the successful collaborative replication site initiative between mental health partners and Charlotte-Mecklenburg law enforcement officers.

Yale Child Study Centeroffers information on reducing the traumatic impact of violence on children and families.

Safe Start Center provides information and resources on evidence-based approaches for reducing the effects of children’s exposure to violence.

National Child Traumatic Stress Networkoffers information and resources on caring, treating, and services for traumatized children exposed to traumatic events.

Child Sex Trafficking

FBI Violent Crimes Against Children provide information on multi-disciplinary teams, programs, and resources to protect children in the fight against child exploitation.

National Center For Missing & Exploited Children offers technical assistance and analysis in cases of domestic child sex trafficking.

Shared Hope International provides resources and cost-effective training to equip first responders and community members to identify victims, offenders and how to effectively respond.

Police Response to Violence Against Women offers tools and policies to assist law enforcement in responding effectively to human trafficking.

Juvenile Justice

The International Association of Chiefs of Policeprovides free and low-cost training, technical assistance, and resources to law enforcement.  Be sure to check out the Training, Police Services, and Publications and Guides sections.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Preventionprovides information on juvenile justice programming, research, publications and funding opportunities as well as Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act state contacts.

Annie E. Casey Foundation – provides information on the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), including research, model site data, and state contacts.

BestColleges.com Criminal Justice Resourcesa list of links to various journals, books, blogs, and magazines related to criminal justice.

Bureau of Justice Assistanceoffers training and technical assistance opportunities, justice programming, publications, and funding opportunities.  Check out their law enforcement training database to search for trainings by topic and their law enforcement justice issues section for juvenile justice topic-specific information.

Center for Juvenile Justice Reformprovides a resource area for juvenile justice research and publications.

Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth – provides information on false confessions and exonerated youth and offers legal resources such as model juvenile legislation and case law.

Coalition for Juvenile Justiceprovides archived juvenile justice training, fact sheets, and state Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act statistics and contacts.

Community Oriented Policing Services – provides information on law enforcement agency funding opportunities, training and technical assistance, and justice resources.  Check out ‘The Beat’ podcasts under News and Events and their resources section, which includes a library you can search by topic.

The Council of State Governments Justice Centerprovides archived webinars and podcasts on juvenile justice topics, as well as publications and technical assistance to the criminal justice field.

CrimeSolutions.govprovides information on what works in juvenile justice programming.

Find Youth Info – provides a searchable, evidence based youth programs directory, information on funding opportunities, data and research on youth-related topics.  Check out their Youth Topics area for topic-specific resources and programming information.

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange – a publication covering juvenile justice and related issues in the Southeast and around the nation on a consistent, daily basis.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – created the Child & Adolescent Action Center to focus attention on youth diagnosed with a mental health illness.

National Center for Juvenile Justice – provides technical assistance, research, and information on juvenile justice topics, including state juvenile justice profiles, and national and state programming.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justiceprovides information on the Models for Change juvenile justice reform program and publications on working with youth with mental health needs in the juvenile justice system.  Check out their training area for an electronic resource kit on mental health and juvenile justice.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Childrenprovides information, resources, and free and/or low cost training and technical assistance on amber alert, child exploitation, and child safety.  This site includes a link to report child pornography or suspected child sexual exploitation to the CyberTipline.

National Crime Prevention Councilprovides free or low-cost crime prevention training, programming, and resources.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service – offers a searchable website with a justice training event calendar, resource library and grant and funding information.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges  offers information on juvenile justice publications, news, and events.

National Juvenile Justice Network – supports and enhances the capacity of juvenile justice coalitions and organizations to promote the reform of state and federal laws, policies, and practices for all children, youth, and families involved in or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.

National League of Cities Institute of Youth, Education and Families – has become a primary source of information and expertise on municipal strategies to promote child and family well-being.

Project Safe Neighborhoods – provides free or low-cost training and technical assistance, news, and publications on topics including gangs, gun safety, and crime prevention.

University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center  provides publications and a news archive on topics related to crimes against children.

Juvenile Justice Training and Technical Assistance

Bureau of Justice Assistanceprovides free training and technical assistance to courts, corrections, substance abuse and mental health service providers, justice information sharing professionals, crime prevention specialists, and tribal communities.

Coalition for Juvenile Justiceprovides archived juvenile justice training, fact sheets, and state juvenile justice, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act information.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center – provides archived webinars and podcasts on juvenile justice topics, as well as publications and technical assistance to the criminal justice field.

Fox Valley Technical Collegeoffers free and/or low-cost training and technical assistance for law enforcement in various areas including: internet crimes against children, child protection, and amber alert.

Juvenile Law Centeroffers fact sheets and research publications about juvenile justice and child welfare issues and practices.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justiceprovides training curricula and online training on youth and the juvenile justice system.

National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse – provides free and/or low-cost training and technical assistance on investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service – offers a searchable website with a justice training event calendar, resource library and grant and funding information.

National Association of School Resource Officersprovides low-cost training for school resource officers.

National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officershosts an annual, low-cost, school safety conference. Check out their news area for training events and funding announcements.

National Training and Technical Assistance Center – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention resource for free or low-cost training and technical assistance for law enforcement and juvenile justice professionals.

NetSmartz Workshopprovides free videos, presentations, and resource materials for law enforcement to use in their communities when teaching children how to be safer on- and offline.

Project Safe Neighborhoods – provides free or low-cost training and technical assistance, news, and publications on topics including gangs, gun safety, and crime prevention.

Gender-Specific

OJJDP Girl’s Delinquencyprovides research and tools on girls and delinquency, including a searchable databases of resources and assessment instruments and downloadable presentations.

National Juvenile Defender Center Girls’ Justice Initiativeprovides links to research and fact sheets on girls and the juvenile justice system.

School Safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Adolescent and School Health – provides information on youth health and school safety. Check out their publications area for resources on adolescent health, injury and violence, and the youth risk behavior surveillance system.

Cyberbullying Research Centerprovides research and publications on cyberbullying, sexting, social networking, and other issues regarding youth and technology.

Department of Homeland Security Countering Violent Extremism and Active Shooter Portala forum for sworn law enforcement officers to share law enforcement-sensitive information on countering violent extremism and active shooters, such as training resources, subject matter expert information, and outreach initiatives.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network – provides school climate and bullying research and tools.   Schools can check out the resources section for lesson plans on bullying and school safety.

National School Safety Center  provides training and technical assistance, as well as, free downloadable resources on school safety, prevention and preparedness.

National Threat Assessment Center  provides information and publications on threat assessment and school safety.

Office of Safe and Drug Free Schoolsprovides fact sheets, publications, and information on school safety programming and grant funding opportunities.

Online Handbook for Special Needs Parentingprovides a list of resources for parents of special needs children, including how to protect them from bullying, how to select an appropriate school, and how to build a supportive network.

Safe Havens International – offers free resources such as video clips and podcasts, articles, assessment tools, and publications on school safety, grant-writing, and bullying. They also provide low-cost training on school safety.

Special Education Guide – provides a list of resources for parents and teachers of special needs children, including a guide to disability categories, state-specific guides on degrees and certificates in special needs education, and curricula specifically tailored for use with special needs students.

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools’ Technical Assistance Centersupports schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education in emergency management, by providing technical assistance on school safety, including the development and implementation of comprehensive emergency and crisis response plans.

Safe and Supportive Schools – provides training, technical assistance, and publications for schools on school climate and safety.

StopBullying.govprovides information on bullying prevention and education, including assessment tools, video clips (webisodes), publications, and an online resources area.

Tribal Youth Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistanceprovides free justice training and technical assistance to courts, corrections, substance abuse and mental health service providers, justice information sharing professionals, crime prevention specialists, and tribal communities.

Western Community Policing Institutethe National Tribal Training Institute provides free or low cost law enforcement training on the topic of tribal youth.

E-Newsletters

BJA’s Justice Todaythis monthly newsletter from the Bureau of Justice Assistance provides information about new justice publications, initiatives or funding opportunities.

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletina monthly publication from the Federal Bureau of Investigation spotlighting current justice issues, trends, and research.

NCMEC E-newssubscribers receive CyberTipline success stories, missing child recovery stories, child safety information, and the latest National Center for Missing and Exploited Children news.

OJJDP News @ a Glancethis award winning, bi-monthly electronic newsletter from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention highlights agency activities, publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events.

OJJDP JUVJUSTrecipients on this Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention listserv receive weekly e-mails on juvenile justice and other youth service-related publications, funding opportunities, and events.

Safe Havens International – offers an e-mail newsletter on school safety, community safety related topics, current events in education & safety, emergency management and tips and free resources.