U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
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About Us

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. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. Therefore, OJP does not directly carry out law enforcement and justice activities. Instead, OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.

Office of Justice Programs Goals

  • Prevent and reduce crime through a comprehensive approach.

  • Engage and empower those in at-risk environments.

  • Advance systemic improvements in the justice system.

  • Deliver effective and outcome-driven services, capabilities, and programs.

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