Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): History, Role & Purpose


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What do we call unauthorized or illegal absence from school?

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1. What do we call illegal behavior by a person under the age of 18?

2. The U.S. Department of Justice oversees a federal office that helps states and communities develop and use programs designed to benefit juveniles. What is the name of this federal office?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz combination gauges your understanding of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and its important societal role. You'll need to use your knowledge of specific terms and programs to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Purpose of the OJJDP
  • Act that resulted in the creation of the office
  • Different programs the OJJDP administers

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - pull out the most important information about the OJJDP
  • Knowledge application - access what you've learned to answer questions about illegal behavior of juveniles
  • Information recall - use the knowledge you've gained about unauthorized absences from school

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson titled Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): History, Role & Purpose. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Discuss the United State Department of Justice and the creation of the OJJDP
  • Explore the different programs of the OJJDP, such as the Gang Reduction Program and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Analyze the number of juvenile offenders