U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
  • Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative

    Watch video of OJJDP Administrator Bob Listenbee discussing the Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative.

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  • Medal of Valor Application

    The 2014-2015 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor nomination period is now open. Watch this video for application tips and tools.

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  • Body-Worn Cameras

    The Justice Department Announces $20 Million in Funding to Support Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program.

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  • National Missing Children's Day

    The Justice Department commemorates National Missing Children's Day on May 25, including a ceremony and poster content.

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Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras

Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras

The OJP Diagnostic Center has released findings from a literature review of the current evidence on the challenges and benefits of body-worn video camera technology for law enforcement. more

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Sexual Assault on Campuses

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released a new blog on how research can provide evidence-based answers to many of the questions about campus sexual assault—how often it happens, how universities and colleges can respond, and what can be done to prevent it. more

New resource for law enforcement and corrections officers

Policearmor.org

New resource for law enforcement and corrections officers when seeking information on high-quality, life-saving equipment. more

Michael Planty discusses domestic violence on C-Span

Domestic Violence

BJS presents domestic violence on C-SPAN. See show slides and keys to the slides. Full reports on domestic violence on bjs.gov. Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003–2012; Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993–2011; and Intimate Partner Violence, 1993–2010. View video at C-SPAN more

WHAT’S NEW

06/24/15 BJS releases PREA data collection activities, 2015
The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2015, which describes BJS’s activities to collect data and report on the incidence and effects of sexual victimization in correctional facilities, as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) (P.L. 108-79).   

06/22/15 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces Arrest More Than 1,000 Child Predators in Operation Broken Heart
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces arrested 1,140 child predators from 41 states during a two-month, nationwide operation, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced today.   

06/11/15 Department of Justice announces 50 states and territories have committed to ending prison rape
In the second year of the implementation of the standards set forth in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), 50 jurisdictions submitted statements of compliance or assurances that they commit to spend 5 percent of certain Department of Justice grant funds to come into compliance.   

06/11/15 The nation’s jails held fewer inmates at midyear 2014 compared to their peak count in 2008
County and city jails held an estimated 744,600 inmates at midyear 2014, which was significantly lower than the peak population of 785,500 inmates at midyear 2008, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Since 2000, the jail inmate population increased by 20 percent (up 123,400 inmates).   

06/02/15 National Institute of Justice Releases Process Evaluation of Defending Childhood Program Sites
The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice, today released a process evaluation of the scientific research agency of the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), six sites participating in the United States Department of Justice's Defending Childhood Demonstration Program, a national initiative aimed at addressing and raising awareness about the negative impact of children's exposure to violence.   

05/22/15 Justice Department Honors Law Enforcement Officers, School Administrator in Missing Children's Day Ceremony
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch presided over the Justice Department's Missing Children's Day ceremony on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 2 p.m. The event honored three law enforcement officers and an assistant principal for their efforts to recover missing children, rescue children from abuse and prosecute sexual predators.   

05/21/15 Crimes Against persons with disabilities
Violent crime rate in 2013 against persons with disabilities was more than double the age-adjusted rate for persons without disabilities   

05/18/15 Bureau of Justice Assistance Launches Body-Worn Camera Toolkit
The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance launched the National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit, an online clearinghouse of resources designed to help law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve plan and implement body-worn camera programs. The toolkit consolidates and translates research, promising practices, templates and tools that have been developed by subject matter experts.   

05/14/15 Percentage of Local Police Officers Who Were Racial or Ethnic Minorities Nearly Doubled Between 1987 and 2013
In 2013, the percentage of police officers who were members of racial or ethnic minority groups (black or African American, Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaska Native, and persons of Hispanic or Latino origin) was nearly double that of the late 1980s, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.  

05/12/15 Attorney General Lynch Addresses Fourth Annual National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch delivered remarks to more than 350 people, including teams of mayors, police chiefs and youth from 40 localities across the country, at the Justice Department's Fourth Annual National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence.  

05/12/15 Justice Department Honors Law Enforcement Agencies With Safety and Wellness Awards During National Police Week
In honor of National Police Week, the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and its VALOR Office Safety Program joined forces today with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) to honor four law enforcement agencies with awards for outstanding efforts in maintaining safety and wellness.  

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