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

Press Releases 1997

12/23/97 Justice Department Commits Over $1.5 Million to 17 States to Evaluating Local Initiatives
12/19/97 Federal Crime Victims Program Acting Director Is Native Kansan
12/19/97

New Leading Federal Advocate for Crime Victims at OVC Helm

12/10/97 Homicide Trends Examined In Eight Cities
11/24/97 New Survey Documents Dramatic Rise in Drug Courts
11/21/97 Nevada Eligible to Receive Funds to Reimburse Crime Victims
11/18/97 Justice Department Provides $1 Million To Four Jurisdictions For Terrorism Response Training
11/17/97 Twenty-Nine New Communities Receive Justice Department Grants To Combat Crime And Revitalize Neighborhoods
11/14/97 Justice Department Makes $363 Million Available For Victim Assistance
11/13/97 1.4 Million Stalking Victims Annually
10/28/97 Attorney General Reno to Address Conference about Enforcement of Protection Orders
10/27/97 North Dakota Domestic Violence Programs Provide Critical Services for Women, Federal Official Says
10/23/97 Alabama Receives Over $6.2 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Alaska Receives Over $1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 American Samoa Receives Over $377,000 for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Arizona Receives Over $6.3 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Arkansas Receives Over $3.2 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 California Receives Over $73 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Colorado Receives Over $4 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Connecticut Receives Over $3.3 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Delaware Receives Over $1.1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Florida Receives Over $36.9 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Georgia Receives Over $10.7 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Guam Receives Over $570,000 for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Hawaii Receives Over $1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Idaho Receives Over $1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Illinois Receives Over $26.8 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Indiana Receives Over $6.5 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Iowa Receives Over $2.2 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Kansas Receives Over $2.7 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Kentucky Receives Over $4.3 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Louisiana Receives Over $9.6 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Maine Receives Over $1.1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Maryland Receives Over $11.5 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Massachusetts Receives Over $10.3 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Michigan Receives Over $16.6 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Minnesota Receives Over $3.6 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Mississippi Receives Over $2.9 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Missouri Receives Over $8.3 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Montana Receives Over $1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Nebraska Receives Over $1.4 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Nevada Receives Over $3 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 New Hampshire Receives Over $1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 New Jersey Receives Over $11 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 New Mexico Receives Over $3.2 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 New York Receives Over $41 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 North Carolina Receives Over $10.5 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 North Dakota Receives Over $1.1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Northern Mariana Islands Receive Over $194,000 for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Ohio Receives Over $11.5 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Oklahoma Receives Over $4.7 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Oregon Receives Over $3.6 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Pennsylvania Receives Over $12.7 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Puerto Rico Receives Over $5.8 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Rhode Island Receives Over $1.1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 South Carolina Receives Over $7.9 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 South Dakota Receives Over $1.1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Tennessee Receives Over $8.6 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Texas Receives Over $28.8 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Utah Receives Over $1.3 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Vermont Receives Over $1.1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Virginia Receives Over $4.6 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Washington Receives Over $6.1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 West Virginia Receives Over $1 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Wisconsin Receives Over $3.2 Million for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/23/97 Wyoming Receives Over $996,000 for Local Law Enforcement Efforts
10/17/97 Justice Department Awards $400 Million to Help States Build Prisons and Promote Truth-In-Sentencing
10/16/97 48 States Receive $8 Million to Improve Computerized Identification Systems
10/08/97 Jury Still Out On "Three Strikes and You're Out" Laws
10/06/97 BJA Awards Funds to Six States to Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft
10/03/97 BJA Provides $3.7 Million to 37 Jurisdictions to Test Innovative Solutions to Local Problems
09/30/97 One Out of Every Twelve Women Stalked in Their Lifetimes
09/23/97 Chief Law Enforcement and Policy Executives Meet to Capitalize on Grant Programs and Major National Initiatives
09/16/97 OJP Team Earns Hammer Award for Streamlining Grant Process
09/05/97 BJA Makes First Award Under New Federal Law Enforcement Dependents Assistance Act
08/27/97 National Conference Marks Progress of Weed and Seed Program
08/25/97 Four Winners Chosen in First Weed and Seed National Poster Contest
08/13/97 Justice Department Grant to Improve Services for Victims of Gang Violence
08/06/97 Substantial Crack Use Decline Found Among Arrestees
08/03/97 Prison Construction Keeps Pace with Population Growth
07/22/97 47 Jurisdictions Receive Funds for Drug Courts
07/14/97 Third National Victim Assistance Academy Began July 13
07/09/97 Record Amount of Federal Funds Goes To States to Help Crime Victims
07/08/97 Study Offers Alternatives for Solving Neighborhood Crime Problems
06/26/97 Partnership Between Law Enforcement and The Military Provides Promising Technological Advancements
06/22/97 Nation's Prison Population Increased 5 Percent Last Year
05/29/97 New Justice Department Guidance on Drug Courts Identifies Key Components
05/26/97 15 Receive Justice Department Grants to Analyze DNA Total of 44 States Using Federal Funds to Improve Labs
05/21/97 Methamphetamine Use Among Arrestees Declines in the West and Southwest
05/20/97 Justice Department Works to Aid Victims of Juvenile Offenders
05/05/97 Gun Ownership and Use by Americans Is Lower Than Expected
04/18/97 Attorney General Presents Awards for Service to Crime Victims
04/17/97 Crime Victim Services Are On-Line
04/11/97 Justice Department Announces Over $78 Million in Grants for Second Year of Prison Construction Program
04/10/97 Justice Department Announces Funding to Counter Domestic Terrorism
04/04/97 Justice Department Funds Project to Improve Services to Sexual Assault Victims
03/21/97 Justice Department Awards Nearly $28 Million to Help States Break the Cycle of Drug Use and Crime
03/14/97 Justice Department Works to Ensure Victims Receive Payment
03/10/97 New Justice Department Grant Program To Help Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect
03/07/97 Justice Department Awards $5.6 Million to Combat Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in Rural Areas
02/25/97 More Than 125 Communities Receive Grants to Establish or Enhance Drug Courts
02/24//97 Justice Department Releases Study Confirming the Link Between Gangs and Guns
02/10/97 Attorney General Reno Stresses Need for Improved Services for Federal Crime Victims
02/10/97 Justice Department Announces 100 Grants to Help Cities to Continue or Establish Drug Courts
01/24/97 Attorney General Reno Calls for Greater Assistance for Native American Crime Victims
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