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  • 2014 OJP Program Plan

    OJP has developed a new, easy-to-use format to help you find the appropriate funding sources for your initiatives.

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  • Night in Armor

    Hear officer's story of surviving late-night shooting.

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  • Know Your Vehicle History

    Avoid Buying Potentially Unsafe Used Cars. Check the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System before your next purchase.

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  • Prison Rape Research Wins National Award

    Team recognized for its groundbreaking work in measuring sexual victimization in confinement facilities.

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AG Holder's remarks at the White House Champions of Change

White House Honors Re-entry "Champions of Change"

At an inspiring June 30 ceremony, the White House honored sixteen people who are doing extraordinary work to help those with criminal records re-enter society with viable employment opportunities. Read AG Holder's remarks and meet the honoreesmore

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National Crime Victims' Service Awards

The 2015 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards nomination period is now open. If you know a similarly deserving individual, group, team, or program, submit a nomination by Wednesday, August 6, 2014. more

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NIJ's Research Challenge

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for criminal justice problems challenge is now open! RCTs are one of the most effective methods for producing rigorous evaluations. Learn more and apply heremore

Evidence-Based Efforts

Evidence-Based Efforts

The President has asked his Cabinet to carry out an aggressive management agenda for his second term that delivers a smarter, more innovative, and more accountable government for citizens. more


08/19/14 Publication Advisory - The National Institute of Justice Releases Policing and Wrongful Convictions Research
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the release of a New Perspectives in Policing bulletin, "Policing and Wrongful Convictions." The bulletin is a collaboration between NIJ and the Harvard Kennedy School.  

08/18/14 Publication Advisory - Number of Juveniles Held in Residential Placement Facilities at Lowest Level Since 1997
Between 1997 and 2011, the number of youth held in residential placement facilities declined by 42 percent for juvenile offenders and 64 percent for status offenders to the lowest levels since the first census was conducted, according to a bulletin released today by the Justice Department.  

08/14/14 Hispanics in New Hispanic Areas Experienced Higher Rates of Violent Victimization Compared to Other Areas
From 2007 to 2010, Hispanics experienced higher rates of violent victimization in new Hispanic metropolitan areas (26 per 1,000) than in other areas (16 to 20 per 1,000), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.  

08/12/14 Publication Advisory - BJS Releases Report on Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014
The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014, which describes steps used in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula calculation process to determine award amounts for states, local governments, and territories. It presents summary results of the FY 2014 allocation amounts.  

07/31/14 Department of Justice and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Release Groundbreaking Model Policy
The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), today released a seminal model policy regarding police interaction with children who are impacted when a parent is arrested and law enforcement carries out its investigative and arrest responsibilities.  

07/31/14 Publication Advisory - BJS Releases Jails in Indian Country, 2013
The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Jails in Indian Country, 2013, which presents findings from the 2013 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 79 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  

07/25/14 Media Advisory - Quarterly Juvenile Justice Meeting Focuses on Programs for Youth Leaving Juvenile Detention
During a quarterly meeting, the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) will discuss reducing recidivism and improving other key outcomes for youth as well as reentry programs for youth exiting juvenile detention.  

07/23/14 Publication Advisory - Study: One in Ten Juvenile Detainees Thought of Suicide
Approximately one in ten juvenile detainees contemplated suicide within the six months prior to entering detention, according to a new bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Significantly more females than males had thought about suicide.  

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