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

Press Releases 2000

12/14/00 Youth Murder Rate Lowest Since 1960s
12/12/00 Atlanta Receives State-of-the-Art Mobile Police Station
12/11/00 NIJ Team Earns Hammer Award for Crime Mapping Efforts
12/05/00 Deputy Attorney General Announces New Action Plan to Help Children Exposed to Violence
12/04/00 Justice Department Funds Provide Aid to Indian Women Victims
11/30/00 Over $91 Million in Justice Department Funds Available for Crime Victims
11/29/00 Two of Three Felony Defendants Represented by Publicly-Financed Counsel
11/08/00 Almost $29 Million in Justice Department Funds Continue Local Efforts to Address Domestic Violence
10/26/00 Crime in Nation's Schools Declined in the 1990's, According to Departments of Justice and Education
10/25/00 Communities Receive Over $1 Million in Justice Department Funds to Manage Sex Offenders
10/19/00 Justice Department Awards Over $23 Million for Civil Legal Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence
10/17/00 Justice Department Awards Over $162 Million to States, Rural Communities and Colleges and Universities to Address Violence Against Women
10/13/00 Police Corps Trains New Officers in Georgia, Kentucky and Michigan
10/08/00 Firearms Assault, Injuries, Murders Fell Between 1993-1997
10/01/00 Universities and Colleges Receive $6.8 Million in Justice Department Funds to Combat Violence Against Women on Campus
10/01/00 Justice Department Awards Over $131 Million to States to Address Violence Against Women
10/01/00 Rural and Domestic Violence and Child Victims Benefit from Over $23 Million in Justice Department Funding
09/27/00 Nearly $9 Million in Grants to Bolster Local Anti-Drug Efforts
09/20/00 Victims Benefit From Federal Government's Record Efforts Collecting Criminal Fines
09/18/00 Justice Prison Drug Treatment Funding Eclipses $200 Million
09/16/00 Police Corps Trains new Officers in Florida
09/07/00 President Clinton's COPS Initiative Has Met Legislative Mandates
09/07/00 27th Judicial District Attorney's Office Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Cook County Public Defender's Office Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Dade County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 District of Columbia Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Hawaii County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Kalamazoo County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems; Over $2.5 Million is Awarded to 22 Communities Nationwide
09/07/00 Macomb County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems; Over $2.5 Million is Awarded to 22 Communities Nationwide
09/07/00 Multnomah County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Ohio Police Department Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Mussellshell County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Uintah County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Travis County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 State of Nevada Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 State Appellate Defender Office Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Rhode Island District Court Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Pennsylvania Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Massillon Municipal Court Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems; Over $2.5 Million is Awarded to 22 Communities Nationwide
09/07/00 King County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems; Over $2.5 Million is Awarded to 22 Communities Nationwide
09/07/00 Jefferson County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 Greenville County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/07/00 East Palo Alto Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems; Over $2.5 Million is Awarded to 22 Communities Nationwide
09/07/00 Dutchess County Receives Justice Department Grant to Pursue Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/06/00 New Report Identifies Promising Strategies to Reduce Substance and Alcohol Abuse Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
09/06/00 Clinton-Gore COPS Initiative Meets Congressional Mandates
08/31/00 New Study Outlines Priorities for Combating Electronic Crime
08/30/00 Bureau of Justice Statistics: Almost 1.5 Million Minor Children Have a Mother or Father in Prison
08/29/00 New Information Available from Justice Department About Victim-Offender Mediation
08/21/00 Kansas Receives Grant to Eliminate DNA Sample Backlog
08/21/00 Utah Receives Grant to Eliminate DNA Sample Backlog
08/21/00 Arizona Receives Grant to Eliminate DNA Sample Backlog
08/21/00 Alaska Receives Grant to Eliminate DNA Sample Backlog
08/21/00 New Mexico Receives Grant to Eliminate DNA Sample Backlog
08/21/00 North Carolina Receives Grant to Eliminate DNA Sample Backlog
08/15/00 Grants to Eliminate DNA Sample Backlogs Annouced
08/09/00 The Nation's Prison Population Growth Rate Slows
08/08/00 Justice Department Helps Protect Lives of Police Officers
07/24/00 More Children Kidnapped by Acquaintances than by Strangers
07/23/00 U.S. Correctional Population Reaches 6.3 Million Men and Women - Represents 3.1 Percent of the Adult U.S. Population
07/20/00 Study Shows Substantial Levels of Drug Use Among Arrestees Across the Nation
07/18/00 Comprehensive Volumes Examine the Current State of Criminal Justice Knowledge
07/17/00 Cocaine is Drug of Choice Among Alburquerque Arrestees
07/13/00 Intimate Partner Violence is Examined in New Justice Department Report
07/13/00 OJJDP Acting Administrator John J. Wilson Statement on Child Well-Being Indicators Report
07/09/00 Jails Affiliated with 53 American Indian Tribes in 18 States Held 1,621 Inmates on June 30, 1999
06/29/00 Attorney General Presents Ten Young People with Awards for Bravery and Service
06/29/00 Justice Department Awards Funds to States to Assist Crime Victims
06/29/00 Justice Department Grants to Help 99 Communities Assist Non-Violent Offenders with Drug Problems
06/27/00 Excessive Force and Unethical Police Behavior Unacceptable to U.S. Officers
06/26/00 Attorney General Unveils New Web Site for Parents
06/23/00 Justice Department Trains Victim Services Professionals to Better Assist Victims
06/04/00 More than 200,000 Firearms Applications Rejected in 1999 - Defendants Charged with Federal Firearms Offenses Increased from 1998 to 1999
05/31/00 Cross-Agency Federal Arrest Data Published for First Time - Almost Half of Arrests for Drug and Immigration Offenses
05/25/00 Deputy Attorney General Honors Law Enforcement Officers for Efforts to Help Missing and Exploited Children
05/17/00 Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Declined from 1993 Through 1998 - One-Third of all Murdered Females Killed By Partner
05/17/00 New Reports Highlight Innovations and Improvements in Indigent Defense Systems
05/10/00 Most Jails That Test for Drugs Find At Least One Inmate Who Tests Positive
05/10/00 Deputy Attorney General Announces New Grants to Combat Internet Crimes Against Children
04/19/00 Attorney General Recognizes Outstanding Victim Advocates
04/19/00 Nation's Prison and Jail Population Reaches 1,860,520 - Could Reach Two Million By Late 2001
04/15/00 President Clinton Announces More Than $41 Million in Community Grants to Prevent Violence Among Youth
04/12/00 Benefits and Challenges of Community Assessment Centers Described in New Bulletin
04/12/00 Justice Department Announces Spanish Language Edition of Survival Guide for Families of Missing Children
04/02/00 Plaintiffs Won 62 Percent of the Contract Trial Cases in the Nation's 75 Largest Counties During 1996
03/12/00 Number of Federal Law Enforcement Officers Grew 11 Percent in Two Years
03/07/00 New Justice Department Handbook to Improve Police Response to Victims
03/06/00 OJP Issues Paper Discusses the Interrelationship Between the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs
03/02/00 Community Prosecution Funding Doubled for FY 2000
03/01/00 Justice Department Releases Hate Crime Bulletin
03/01/00 Surviving Families of Worcester Firefighters Receive Justice Department Death Benefits
02/29/00 Deputy Attorney General Announces New Effort to Help Children Exposed to Violence
02/27/00 The Number of People Under 18 Sent to Adult State Prisons More than Doubled Between 1985 and 1997
02/22/00 Survivors of Political Torture Receive Assistance
02/16/00 Sixty-Nine Percent of Public Forensic Laboratories Had DNA Backlogs in 1997
02/10/00 Attorney General Janet Reno Announces Reentry Court Initiative
02/03/00 Teenage Fatherhood Increases Likelihood of Juvenile Delinquency
02/02/00 New Web Site to Help Children With Disabilities
02/01/00 Attorney General Janet Reno Releases Methampetamine Study
01/28/00 Justice Department Releases Guide on Crime Scene Investigation
01/27/00 Justice Department Unveils New Crime Mapping to Aid Officers on the Beat
01/21/00 Successful Weed and Seed Communities Highlighted in Justice Department Report
01/20/00 Adminstrator Shay Bilchik Announces Departure from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
01/18/00 Male Military Veterans Are Incarcerated at Less than Half the Rate of Non-Veterans
01/16/00 More Than 42,000 Civil Rights Complaints Filed in Federal District Courts During 1998
01/14/00 BJA Grant Will Provide Training for Community Prosecutors
01/14/00 BJA Grant Will Help Advance Community Prosecution
01/13/00 BJA Convenes Policy Briefing on Hate Crimes
01/11/00 Justice Department Death/Disability Programs Reach More Families of Public Safety Officers
01/09/00 People 65 Years Old and Older Less Likely to be Victims of Violent Crime Than Younger U.S. Residents
01/03/00 Assistance Attorney General Laurie Robinson Announces Departure from Office of Justice Programs
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