The Pitfalls of Youth Incarceration
Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason discusses the drawbacks of incarcerating youth, highlighted in a recent paper commissioned by the Harvard Executive Session on Community Policing.
Exploring the Use of Restrictive Housing
Restrictive housing is a common practice in corrections and is one of the more extreme measures of confinement available to prison and jail officials, yet the long-term effects and effectiveness of this practice are relatively unknown.
Helping Kids Overcome Trauma
Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason joined Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., and Joe Torre, Founder and Chair of the Safe at Home Foundation, for a conversation about the Changing Minds national public awareness campaign.
Get to Know OJP
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies.
Public Safety Officers' Benefits
Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Programs provide death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders, and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
New research shows that witnessing traumatic events, like domestic violence, shootings, or even fighting, can impact the physical development of a child’s brain — potentially leading to lifelong health and social issues.
OJP On the Job
Yahya Fouz, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, Senior Policy Advisor for Indian Country works daily with some of the most disadvantaged communities in the United States to safeguard them from one of the most underreported crimes in the country--sexual violence.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)
OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in this weeklong initiative to promote victims' rights and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The theme for 2017 is Strength. Resilience. Justice.
Date: April 2-8, 2017
Safe, Just and Engaged Communities
Equal Justice Fairness and Transparency
To provide leadership, resources and solutions for creating safe, just and engaged communities.