About Us

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers.

Office of Justice Programs 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