We at the Office of Justice Programs offer our condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the brave law enforcement officers killed in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
"We feel safer if they are safe." This was a sentiment voiced during a recent roundtable discussion on Animal Welfare Enforcement that the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) and Office of Justice Programs hosted at the Justice Department.
In 2015 alone, 61 coordinated ICAC task forces representing more than 3,500 federal, state and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies conducted more than 54,000 investigations that resulted in the arrest of more than 8,500 individuals.
Americans are conditioned to view victims and incarcerated people as two separate if not mutually exclusive categories. As two attorneys privileged to work on the front lines of criminal justice policy reform, each in fellowships designed to build bridges and elevate the voices of impacted communities, we understand the need to address these oversimplified notions.
She uses her background in law and public administration to award and monitor funding to support programs that protect children from abduction, abuse and internet crimes.