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  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW RESOURCE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced the availability of a new single, searchable online document of current funding opportunities and new initiatives from OJP. The Office of Justice Programs Fiscal Year 2010 Program Plan features the latest and most complete information about the resources available, as well as guidance on how to apply for funding and assistance.

"I am pleased to announce this new resource and encourage our criminal justice partners to explore the opportunities included in this program plan,” said OJP Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson. “I hope that the plan will spur innovative practices, produce groundbreaking research and help advance evidence-based, smart-on-crime approaches."

This document details opportunities in Fiscal Year 2010 to form and enhance partnerships throughout the justice community. The opportunities mentioned are contingent upon final enactment of Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Justice Appropriations.

The Program Plan is divided into 10 thematically organized chapters, each representing both an issue that cuts across OJP bureaus and offices and a challenge identified by the criminal and juvenile justice fields. It also contains valuable information regarding resources available to the justice community. Included is information regarding both competitive and non competitive programs, opportunities for training and technical assistance, and other resources. The program plan is available online at: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ProgramPlan.

An overview of the OJP grant process as well as the grant management and application review process is available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/grant_process.htm. All applicants able to meet the requirements of the solicitations are considered equally in accordance with the process detailed at this site.

The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has five component bureaus: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and the Office for Victims of Crime. Additionally, OJP has two program offices: the Community Capacity Development Office, which incorporates the Weed and Seed strategy, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.

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