The Office of Justice Programs is pleased to present its Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2000. During FY 2000, OJP continued its established programs, but also expanded into new areas relevant to criminal justice policy.
OJP developed several new initiatives in FY 2000. The Department's National Institute of Justice, along with the Office of National Drug Control Policy, presented the Methamphetamine Interagency Task Force Final Report, whose findings will further enable local communities to curb methamphetamine use and its effects. Moreover, OJP improved its use of technology designed to assist local law enforcement and corrections personnel. FY 2000 was the first year the Department was able to implement the Crime Identification Technology Act, which funds information systems and identification technologies that enhance local authorities' ability to reduce and prevent crime. OJP also awarded grants to combat Internet crimes against children under its Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program. OJP continued to make more applications for its grant programs available on-line, including the Bulletproof Vest Program, Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, Executive Office of Weed and Seed grants, Drug Courts Implementation grants, equipment grants to support first responders in preparation of a domestic terrorism event, Residential Substance Abuse and Treatment Program, and violence against women grant programs, among others.
This Annual Report provides an array of information about OJP's programs to the Congress and the public, however, additional resources are also available. Throughout this report, you will find lists of publications to refer to for further information on specific issues. Other resources also include OJP's Website (www.ojp.usdoj.gov) and the Department's clearinghouses and offices, whose contact information is provided at the end of this report.
OJP looks forward to cooperating with the Congress, along with other federal agencies at all levels of government and within the community, in our ongoing effort to ensure that American communities remain safe.
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