National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Law and Legal Definition

National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a U.S. federal agency. It was created pursuant to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. The institute aims to encourage, coordinate, and conduct research and evaluation of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention activities. It acts as a clearinghouse and information center for collecting, disseminating, publishing, and distributing information on juvenile delinquency to public and private agencies, institutions, justice system agencies.

Additionally, the institute conducts national training programs of juvenile related issues, and provides technical assistance and training to federal, state, and local governments, courts, corrections, law enforcement, probation, public and private agencies, institutions, and individuals, in the planning, establishment, funding, operation, or evaluation of juvenile delinquency programs.