VRN is a comprehensive approach to violence reduction that complements DOJ’s Smart on Crime Initiative by leveraging the vast array of existing resources across the DOJ components to reduce violence in some of the country’s most violent cities.
10/09/15 BJS releases assessment of coverage in the arrest-related deaths program
The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Assessment of Coverage in the Arrest-Related Deaths Program, which provides an executive summary of the Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) component of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) technical assessment report. Data from the ARD represent a national accounting of persons who have died during the process of arrest, including homicides by law enforcement personnel and deaths attributed to suicide, intoxication, accidental injury, and natural causes.
10/06/15 Justice Department awards more than $29 million to forensic science research and development
The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced that it has awarded more than $29 million in research and development funding to over 60 recipients who proposed work designed to strengthen forensic science and advance criminal justice policy and practice.
10/06/15 OJJDP releases best practices for forensic interviews of children in cases of alleged abuse
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released Child Forensic Interviewing: Best Practices.
10/05/15 Justice Department announces $41 million for adult, family and juvenile drug courts
The Justice Department announced today that it was awarding grants of more than $41 million to increase the effectiveness of adult, family and juvenile drug courts across the country.
10/01/15 BJS awards more than $550k to graduate research fellows
Six doctoral students will share a total of $569,623 from the new Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. The grants fund doctoral research that focuses on crime, violence and other criminal justice-related topics.
09/30/15 Report Released on Improving Forensics Sciences at the National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice is pleased to accept receipt of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report, Support for Forensic Science Research: Improving the Scientific Role of the National Institute of Justice.
09/30/15 National Institute of Justice advances cost-effective aviation technology for law enforcement
The Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced that it has awarded a grant of more than $900,000 to Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) to identify and assess cost-effective aviation technology for law enforcement in remote areas in cooperation with the Kenya Wildlife Service.
09/30/15 Justice Department examines suicide in nation’s criminal justice system
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced its latest efforts to raise public awareness and build knowledge about the issue of law enforcement officer suicide and inmate self-harm.
09/30/15 BJS awards more than $500k to graduate research fellows
Six doctoral students will share a total of $569,623 from the new Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.
09/28/15 U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services awards nearly $18 million to combat violence due to methamphetamine, heroin and gangs
Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates today announced nearly $18 million in COPS Office grant funding aimed at addressing and reducing violent crime through programs focused on methamphetamine use and production, the distribution of heroin and other opioids and gang activity.
09/28/15 Justice Department announces more than $2 million for smart policing initiative
Deputy Attorney General Sally W. Yates today announced that the Justice Department has awarded more than $2 million in funding for the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI).
09/28/15 Justice Department expands violence reduction network to five new sites
Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates and Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced that five new cities will join the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), a comprehensive approach to reducing violent crime in communities around the country.
09/27/15 17.6 Million U.S. Residents Experienced Identity Theft in 2014
An estimated 17.6 million persons, or about 7 percent of U.S. residents age 16 or older, were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2014, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.
09/24/15 Justice department announces $17 million in awards to support sex offender registration, assessment, intervention
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced more than $17 million in Fiscal Year 2015 grant assistance for states, territories and tribal governments to use in implementing and enhancing sex offender programming throughout the United States.
09/24/15 11 percent of prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 were arrested in another state within 5 years
An estimated 11 percent of nearly 405,000 prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 were arrested at least once in another state within five years of release, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.
09/23/15 Justice department to hold violence reduction network summit opening ceremony and media engagement
The U.S. Department of Justice will kick off the Second Annual Violence Reduction Network (VRN) Summit on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015.
09/22/15 Justice department awards over $23 million in funding for body worn camera pilot program to support law enforcement agencies in 32 states
As part of President Obama’s commitment to building trust and transparency between law enforcement and the communities they serve, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today announced that the Justice Department has awarded grants totaling more than $23.2 million to 73 local and tribal agencies in 32 states to expand the use of body-worn cameras and explore their impact.
09/16/15 Justice department awards over $97 million to improve public safety and victim services for American Indians and Alaska Natives
The Department of Justice today announced 206 awards, totaling more than $97 million, to American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal consortia and tribal designees.
09/16/15 Approximately 6 in 10 children witnessed or experienced violence, crime or abuse in 2011
Nearly 58 percent (57.7 percent) of children and adolescents were exposed to some type of violence at least once and more than 41 percent (41.2 percent) were victims of some type of assault in the past year—with approximately 1 in 10 physically injured as a result, according to a study released today by the Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Chuck Wagner - Deputy Director
Joe Boone - OJP Web Content Manager
Bill Brantley - Public Affairs Specialist
Sheila Jerusalem - Public Affairs Specialist (Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Joan LaRocca - Public Affairs Specialist (National Institute of Justice)
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"
06/09/2014 Statement of Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Entitled: "The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: Preserving Potential, Protecting Communities"
Attorney General Holder hosts the Annual Awards Ceremony
2015 OJP Financial Management Training Seminars
All of the Financial Management Training Seminars will be held at the Office of Justice Programs in Washington, DC. Learn more about OJP's 2015 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.