10: Promoting Justice Research and Evaluation

Supporting research and evaluation and disseminating those findings is central to OJP's mission. Most of our major programs have built-in evaluations to help us determine what works and ways we can build on our successes. Our diverse research programs have helped in the development of critical law enforcement equipment, such as bullet-resistant vests, provided insight into arrestee drug abuse patterns in major U.S. cities, and produced a wealth of statistical information to enhance our understanding of crime victimization, trends in law enforcement, and prisoner populations. OJP also sponsors research on juvenile justice issues, including research on the causes and correlates of delinquency and compilation of statistics on juvenile crime and courts.

Funding Opportunities

at 1-800/638-8736.

Additional Information

A critical part of OJP's research mission is to share information on programs, strategies, and products that we've tested and found to be effective---or in some cases, ineffective--in reducing crime and improving the justice process. OJP's reports and technical assistance can help local agencies make sound choices in allocating limited resources. Among the information sources supported by OJP and its bureaus are the following:

For More Information

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) supports the information dissemination efforts of all of OJP's bureaus and program offices, as well as the Office of National Drug Control Policy. NCJRS maintains a comprehensive database of criminal justice-related publications, reports and abstracts. NCJRS can be reached by telephone at 1-800/851-3420 or on the World Wide Web at www.ncjrs.org.

For more information, call OJP's Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at 202/307-0703 or the Department of Justice Response Center at 1-800/421-6770.

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