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  • 20 Years of AMBER Alert

    Since 1995, nearly 800 abducted children have been safely recovered and returned home.

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  • National Crime Victims' Rights
    Week (NCVRW) April 10-16

    During NCVRW, communities hold events to honor crime victims and promote awareness of victims' rights. Visit the NCVRW site to learn more and to get involved.

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  • Congressional Badge of Bravery

    Nomination Period Open December 15, 2015 to February 15, 2016

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  • DOJ Supports Tribes & Alaska Natives

    Comprehensive funding to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety.

    Apply before Deadline: February 23, 2016

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Return on a Chance blog from Department of Justice Second Chance Fellow Daryl Atkinson

The facts are well known. Many people – too many people – face unnecessary obstacles to reentry. In order to successfully reenter society, they must navigate a maze of over 45,000 barriers to employment, housing, and civic participation, which may be triggered as a result of their contact with the criminal justice system. more

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OJJDP's Year-End Review: Youth Justice and Safety

Watch a video of OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee discussing the Office's ongoing efforts to promote youth justice and safety in this issue of OJJDP News @ a Glance.   more

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Honorable Karol V. Mason Assistant Attorney General Office of Justice Programs at the American Society of Criminology Reentry Panel

Reentry has been a key focus of our work at the Office of Justice Programs throughout the Obama Administration. The President himself was a clear supporter of the Second Chance Act when he served as senator, and he has championed reentry strategies. . .  more

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Right to Counsel National Consortium Inaugural Meeting

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the Inaugural Meeting of the Right to Counsel National Consortium.   more


01/29/16 NIJ Journal Issue no. 276 Examines Research Advancing Forensic Science

01/28/16 Allegations of sexual victimization at juvenile correctional facilities rose between 2011 and 2012

01/20/16 New science-based brochure provides practical guidance for notifying victims of sex assault after their kit is tested

01/20/16 BJS Releases Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report

01/05/16 OCR issues report, finds Alabama Agency failed to properly recruit, hire and retain female troopers

12/29/15 Bureau of Justice Statistics releases Correctional Populations in the United States, 2014

12/28/15 BJS releases two reports: Assessing the Coverage and Reliability of Subnational Geographic Identifiers in the NCVS Public-Use File and Evaluation of Direct Variance Estimation, Estimate Reliability, and Confidence Intervals for the National Crime Victimization Survey

12/21/15 Justice Department and The Council of State Government Justice Center host national conference on reducing recidivism among adults and youth

12/17/15 BJS releases: Developmental Estimates of Subnational Crime Rates Based on the National Crime Victimization Survey

12/15/15 Call for Nominations: 2015 Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery

12/14/15 About a third of prison and jail inmates reported a disability in 2011–12

12/08/15 BJS releases: Census of Jails: Population Changes, 1999-2013

12/07/15 Justice Department announces new accreditation policies to advance forensic science

12/07/15 Bureau of Justice Assistance highlights Arkansas’ efforts with the Justice Reinvestment Initiative

12/07/15 NIJ report outlines DNA and forensics investments in 2014

12/07/15 Fewer veterans in prison and jail in 2011-12 than 2004

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