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Juvenile Justice and Violence Prevention

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) was founded to establish more complete information to impact violence-related policies, programs, and practices. The CSPV Information House collects and disseminates research literature and resources on the causes and prevention of violence and provides direct information services to the public by offering topical searches on customized databases. The Center also offers technical assistance for the evaluation and development of violence prevention programs and maintains a basic research component through data analysis and other projects on the causes of violence and the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs.

National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice
The National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice is a collaborative research, training, technical assistance and dissemination program designed to develop more effective responses to the needs of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system or those at-risk for involvement with the juvenile justice system.

National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ)
The NCJJ was founded in 1973 as the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. It conducts research and provides objective, factual information that is utilized to increase the juvenile and family justice systems' effectiveness. NCJJ provides a variety of services related to data collection, research, and analyses; management information systems; technical assistance; and facility design guidelines and evaluation.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
The NCPC's mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur. The National Crime Prevention Council, a national non-profit educational organization, serves as a focal point and voice for crime prevention, and as a source of help for individuals, neighborhoods, communities and governments.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
A division of the U.S. Department of Justice, OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP accomplishes this by supporting States and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and improve the juvenile justice system.

Partnerships Against Violence Network (PAVNET)
The PAVNET website uses information from seven Federal agencies in their "virtual library" that contains data about violence and at-risk youth. Contained on this site is a research database, information on programs, funding, and other resources.