03/09/2016 Testimony of Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason before the Committee on Indian Affairs at the Hearing: "The President’s FY 2017 Indian Country Budget"
07/15/2015 Statement of Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Entitled: "Juvenile Justice in Indian Country: Challenges and Promising Strategies"
04/21/2015 Statement of Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Entitled: "Improving Accountability and Oversight of Juvenile Justice Grants"
Friday, April 29, 2016
National Reentry Week—Bridging Opportunity Gaps for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
Throughout National Reentry Week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and our federal partners are highlighting efforts and alliances underway that engage sectors other than criminal justice to support the successful reentry of people who have had contact with the criminal justice system.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Promoting Healing and Well-Being for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse
Today, we are excited to share that the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) released the National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations, Pediatric (Pediatric SAFE Protocol). This much awaited protocol not only provides specific guidance on forensic medical examinations, it clearly identifies the need for a coordinated community response to child sexual abuse...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Studies Investigate Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault
Colleges and universities across the U.S. are taking action to address campus sexual assault. Research on the prevalence of and response to sexual assault on campuses provides critical information campuses need to develop effective prevention and intervention programs and to determine where they can best place funding and resources to effectively respond to sexual assault and promote the safety of their students.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Remarks made at Bennett College Charter Day
I'm humbled to be here today, at my mother's alma mater, a place she always spoke of with such reverence and pride. Hearing from her the history of this institution, about the role it has played in changing the conscience of our nation, and to be standing here in this storied chapel, in the very room where Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, and Dr. King spoke before me – I can only say, I am awed.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Recognizing a Decade of Progress at SMART
For the past 10 years, the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) has been at the forefront of implementing effective practices to register and manage sex offenders. Since our inception, we’ve helped 17 states, 99 tribes, and three territories to substantially implement SORNA’s requirements. One of our most significant accomplishments over the past 10 years is commissioning the development of the Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (SOMAPI).
Monday, February 29, 2016
The Many Victims of Wrongful Convictions
Last week, I had the privilege of hearing from seven remarkable individuals about their experiences as victims of wrongful convictions. For both original victims and exonerees, wrongful convictions represent an unspeakable miscarriage of justice, one for which few remedial services are available. We have a responsibility to prevent these tragic failures and address the collateral harm associated with them. Hearing from those who are most directly affected is vital if we hope to prevent other innocent people from suffering the same injustice, indignity, and pain.
OJP Financial Management Training Seminars
All of the Financial Management Training Seminars will be held at the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) facility in Washington, DC. Learn more about OJP's Financial Management Training Seminars by visiting the Financial Management Training Seminars site.
To locate information about additional events, or to conduct a search for conferences, trainings, and webinars, visit the Justice Events section of OJP’s National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) site.