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  • Office of Justice Programs
  • Contacts: Michelle Muth Person and Kara McCarthy
  • (202) 307-0703
  • TDD (202) 514-1888

Department of Justice Officials to Speak about “Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities” in Denver, September 30 - October 2, 2009

           Washington, DC - Officials from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will be in Denver, Colorado, Wednesday, September 30, through Friday, October 2, 2009, to participate in a conference about serving crime victims with disabilities. This conference is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of providers to better serve people with disabilities who are victims of crime, abuse, and neglect. The conference coincides with the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ release on Thursday, October 1, 2009, of the first national study on Crimes against People with Disabilities. The conference is supported with a grant from OJP and also sponsored by the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Joint Center on Violence and Victims Studies. An agenda for the conference is available at:


Joye Frost, Acting Director, OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime


National Professional Training Conference on Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities


Wednesday, September 30, 2009 through Friday, October 2, 2009


Michael Rand, Chief, Victimization Statistics, OJP’s Bureau of Justice Statistics


Study about “Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2007”
(An embargoed copy of the report and press release will be available on Wednesday, September 30, 2009)


10:30 a.m. MDT, Friday, October 2, 2009


Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202


Media interested in scheduling interviews are asked to call OJP’s Office of Communications at: 202-307-0703

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary, administers $2.7 of the $4 billion in Recovery Act funds designated to assist state, local and Tribal law enforcement. OJP also 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 is available at: