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About Us

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The Office of Justice Programs is a federal agency that provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, assist victims and uphold the rule of law by strengthening the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Its six program offices support state and local crime-fighting efforts, fund thousands of victim service programs, help communities manage sex offenders, address the needs of youth in the system and children in danger, and provide vital research and data.

Our Vision

Safe and Just Communities

Our Values

Equal Justice
Fairness and Transparency
Community Engagement
Strong Science
Effective Stewardship

Our Mission

To provide leadership, resources and solutions for creating safe, just and engaged communities.

OJP Goals

Crime Prevention

Prevent and reduce crime through a comprehensive approach

Engage and Empower

Engage and empower those in at-risk environments

Improved Justice System

Advance systemic improvements in the justice system


Deliver effective and outcome-driven services, capabilities, and programs



Program Offices


Business Offices