Chuck Wagner - Deputy Director
Joe Boone - OJP Web Content Manager
Bill Brantley - Public Affairs Specialist
Sheila Jerusalem - Public Affairs Specialist (National Institute of Justice)
Joan LaRocca - Public Affairs Specialist (Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Kara McCarthy - Public Affairs Specialist (Bureau of Justice Statistics and Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking)
Starr Stepp - Public Affairs Specialist (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Office for Victims of Crime)
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"
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Supporting Our Native American and Alaska Native Youth
Improving the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native youth across the country is a priority of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). I’m excited to announce that Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman has joined OJJDP as our new Senior Tribal Policy Advisor to advance our efforts for tribal youth and juvenile justice reform in tribal communities.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Coping with the holidays as a crime survivor
The holiday season is meant to be a cheerful time spent with loved ones. But this time of year is not joyful for everyone. Trauma and anxiety can return for crime victims, especially at this time of year. For those who have recently experienced a tragedy or lost a family member or friend, the holiday cheer may seem too much to bear. Suggestions from the Coping with the Holidays resource include creating a special tribute, balancing solitude with sociability, reliving happy memories, finding a creative outlet, and protecting your health.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Expanding Access to Education in Our Prisons
College education programs in prison are a cost-effective means of addressing recidivism. Such programs have been shown to measurably reduce the likelihood that people who have been incarcerated will return to prison and to increase their odds of obtaining and keeping employment after being released. As Attorney General Lynch has said, "for incarcerated individuals, education can provide an avenue to redemption and a chance to earn their way back into mainstream society".
Thursday, July 30, 2015
New JAG Accountability Measures: Encouraging Success
If the phrases “evidence-based” and “data-driven” seem to pop up a lot when you read Bureau of Justice Assistance solicitations, you’ve clearly been paying attention to a marked shift in emphasis in the design of our funding programs. BJA has built up a large and growing portfolio of grant efforts that rest on a solid foundation of knowledge, from our "Smart Suite," which pairs practitioners with researchers to address a host of justice system issues, to our Justice Reinvestment Initiative, which has helped states and local jurisdictions reduce incarceration rates, save money, and improve public safety.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Recognizing Impact on Victims' Services: Nominations Open for the 2016 National Crime Victims' Service Awards.
For more than 30 years, OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has recognized extraordinary individuals and organizations through the National Crime Victims' Service Awards. These awards are presented each April in Washington, DC during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Building Trust in Birmingham
Conversations about citizen interactions with police often begin with stories of encounters gone wrong and end in blame and recrimination, so it is refreshing – and heartening – to be part of a discussion that yields a positive take-away. Birmingham is one of six pilot sites selected as part of the Department’s National Initiative on Building Community Trust and Justice to test trust-building strategies and determine what works to build enduring community ties. It was clear through the discussions that stakeholders across the city are working hard to change the dynamics of community policing. . . and they are succeeding.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Public Safety Officer Medal Of Valor: Honoring Members Of The Public Safety Community
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, is proud to stand with the White House to honor public safety officers. The medal is to be awarded annually by the President or Vice President to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.
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.