Partnerships to Build
Justice in Our Communities
Created in 1984 by the Justice Assistance Act, the Office of
Justice Programs (OJP) works within its established partnership
arrangements with federal, state, and local agencies and national
and community-based organizations to develop, operate, and
evaluate a wide range of criminal and juvenile justice programs.
Dedicated to comprehensive approaches, OJP's mission is to
provide federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to
prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist crime
victims. The Agency strives to make the nation's criminal and
juvenile justice systems more efficient and effective.
OJP is headed by an Assistant Attorney General who, by statute
and delegation of authority from the Attorney General, guides,
with the OJP Bureaus, the development of OJP policy and
priorities (in concert with those established by the President
and the Attorney General); promotes coordination among the five
OJP Bureaus and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
Program Offices and the OJP Executive Office for Weed and Seed
(described below); and provides agency-wide administrative and
financial management support.
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