OJJDP Website Overview

OJJDP Website Overview


JILL MOLTER: Thank you. I’m Jill Molter. I’m the web content manager at OJJDP. On Monday, we commenced a soft launch of our
new website which is scrolling on the screen right now. We’re very excited that you were the first
to see it here in Kansas City. This is the first major redesign of OJJDP’s
website since 2004. And it leverages modern technologies to provide
a successful website experience, browsing, searching. It has intuitive navigation for all of our
users. The new website provides a clean, fresh look
as you can see on the screen. And it’s in line with the U.S. web design
standards. It offers an improved search, provides that
intuitive navigation so you can browse easily. And it’s accessible to all including those
with visual disabilities, which is a big deal for us in the web world. It’s device friendly for a modern workforce. And it has other features that I’ll highlight
in a moment. This is one of the first websites within the
Office of Justice Programs to be redesigned as part of an overall strategy for rebranding
and updating OJP websites. With that new strategy comes a new URL. Our new web address will be ojjdp.ojp.gov. This is probably the first PowerPoint that
actually has the new web address down in the footer for you all. So, we are still fine-tuning the site this
week. It is live. You can go to it. We’re still fine-tuning the search and some
other things on it but it’s live. I want to highlight some of the updates that
mean the most to you all. We now have a new section of our website specifically
created to have resources for states and territories. This new State Support section showcases the
state and territory relationship with OJJDP. From the main landing page of the State Support
section, and you would go to Programs and then click on State Support. Visitors have access to more information such
as the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, the core requirements webpage, and information about
Disproportionate Minority Contact. You can also access a map of the states and
territories, which provide access to a dedicated page for each of the state and territories. On these new dedicated webpages you will now
find the Juvenile Justice Contacts that– for states and territories– that includes listings
of the OJJDP Program Manager for a state, the Juvenile Justice Specialist, DMC Coordinator,
State Agency Director, SAG Chair, and the Compliance Monitor, just like the old site. This replaces the State Contact section of
our old OJJDP website. The state pages will share a synopsis of the
Title II Formula Program funding provided to each state territory, how determinations
were made, whether or not the state participates in the Title II program, and it provides access
to several of the state reports, which include the most recent 3-year plan, DMC plans and
data, and we plan to roll out access to the Title II performance measure soon. We’re also excited to feature on the state
pages a listing of all active awards to the state or territory from OJJDP. This includes formula and discretionary awards
as well as cooperative agreements. Visiting our new awards page on the OJJDP
website will also allow you to search on awards by states including open and closed awards. I’ll get to that in a moment. And then real quick, this was just, kind of,
zeroing in on the individual pages. These are the–we call them accordions. It’s got the red bar at top and then there’s
three of them right now on each page and when you open them and expand, you get some more
information. So that’s just, kind of, highlighting a little
bit closer what you can see. The new website also keeps the core requirements
webpage from the previous OJJDP website. Of course, in our new look, in our modern
design, the purpose of this page continues to be–to provide a resource for states and
territories for monitoring and achieving compliance with the core requirements. This is where you can find more information
about the history of the JJDP Act, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, supporting regulations, eligibility statements, as well as guidance and resources. The core requirements page also includes information
on reporting requirements including deadlines and access to the Compliance Monitoring Data
Collection Tool. This week we also added the new compliance technical assistance document to the Core Requirements page. Okay. So this is my favorite part of our new website. We have an improved search. For the first time, OJJDP’s website offers
a robust, state-of-the-art, global search capabilities. You’ll be able to search by keyword, and there–for
the whole website, so you can go in there and search the whole website. And you can narrow your search results by
the type of information you’re looking for such as funding, programs, events, publications,
multimedia, or award information. Search results can be sorted by date or relevance. Many of the site webpages also allow you-like
the individual pages, if you’re in like the publication section-it allows you to search
within the page content and you can use filters to really narrow your results and find exactly
what you’re looking for. And now you can finally visit the OJJDP website
on your tablet or mobile device. With over a quarter of our website visitors
using mobile devices, it was really important that the website would be available on your
phones and your tablets. You will now have a successful experience
no matter how you’re accessing the site. On the new OJJDP website, our publications
are now housed in a library and multimedia section of the site. Here you can learn more about the types of
OJJDP Publications including our different series publications and our e-books. Visitors can use filters to search on publications
both produced by OJJDP or grantee reports sponsored by OJJDP. Let’s see. And you can also access a description of the
publication and download the full report. Our Communications and Coordination Division
in OJJDP is working to expand the availability of videos to our stakeholders and our website
now offers a multimedia page. Right now you can access video messages from
our Administrator, training videos, recorded webinars, speeches, and other videos of interest. We do plan to continue to grow the resource
for all of you. We have expanded–we’ve expanded funding information available via the OJJDP website in particular detailed information about funding awards
is now available directly on the new OJJDP website. You can search awards by a fiscal year, city
or state, congressional district, award status-whether it’s an open or closed award, or by keyword. So that information is previously available
in the OJP website. You had to, kind of, dig to get it but now
it’s front and center within the OJJDP website. Once you’ve located an award that you want
to know more about, you can view the information including the awardee, their location, like I said, and which solicitation it was associated with. And you can also read the description of the
original award. So that’s a screenshot from that section. You can visit our news and events section of the website to discover the latest information from OJJDP. Here you will find archives of announcements
sent via JUVJUST, our email news service. You can also find press releases, relevant
blogs from OJP and OJJDP, and OJJDP’s newsletter, OJJDP News @ a Glance. You can also find a listing of upcoming events
including OJJDP sponsored webinars. Also in this section, we do provide access
to the social media channels, so you can receive our latest news via your favorite social media
platform. All right. Statistics. On our Statistics webpage, within the Research
and Statistics section of the website, you will find an overview of statistic-based resources,
not surprisingly. This includes access to data snapshots, data
analysis tools, frequently asked questions, and serves as a gateway to our most popular web product and that’s OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book. Currently, the Statistical Briefing Book has
not changed, but it’s in our pipeline to have it have an overhaul. Also Model Programs Guide is within the Research
and Statistics section of the website. That, if you don’t know, is an online resource
of prevention, intervention, reentry programs and practices for juvenile justice communities. This website or this Model Programs Guide
also has not changed. That’ll probably be in the pipeline soon as
well. So really just the core OJJDP website has
migrated into this new look and design. Connecting with OJJDP here, we do have this
new web address. It’s ojjdp.ojp.gov. I know I’ve said it before I’m going to say
it again. When we officially launch our website on October
1st, next week, the former URL, which was ojjdp.gov, will redirect to the new web address. That means, if you have a resource bookmarked
on ojjdp.gov, it should automatically take you to the same resource on the new site. If you have trouble with that, if you can’t
find something that you’re looking for, you can reach out to me and I can help you find
what you’re looking for. I’d be remiss if I didn’t say that, again,
we have social media. OJJDP is on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. And I always remind folks to subscribe to
JUVJUST for the latest news in your email box. Those come out–usually several times a week. And then we also have our newsletter that you can subscribe to and that comes out six times a year. That’s my contact information. If you have any feedback or questions regarding
our new website please reach out to me. I’m happy to talk to you, help you find what
you’re looking for. Hopefully our new search will do a good enough
job for you that you’ll find it. But my information there is on the screen. We’re going to continue to improve upon this
website. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be
fine-tuning our search to make sure you get the most relevant and timely results. We’re very excited about this new website. I’m very excited about this new website. We really need it to be able to provide you
guys exactly what you need. So let’s see. Early on, we were working with focus groups
to try and find out, you know, what folks really used and what they need so it’s so
exciting to be at this point now where we’re ready to unveil the new website. Again, a reminder, we have the new URL, ojjdp.ojp.gov. But anyway, I appreciate your interest and look forward to working with you all on the new website.

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