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The Office of Communications (OCOM) handles all OJP’s congressional, legislative, and media-related activities to ensure effective communications with Congress, the news media, and the public.

OCOM works with members of Congress, congressional committees, and congressional staff on legislation, policies, and issues that affect OJP, its bureaus and program offices, and the criminal justice community. This includes tracking legislation, responding to congressional requests, and providing guidance to the Department of Justice and OJP regarding pending legislation.

OCOM publishes news releases and other information and also works with the news media to keep them informed about OJP programs and activities.  The staff also responds to media requests, arranges interviews with OJP officials, and news conferences to announce important programs or research findings.

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