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This is an index of archived Office of Justice Programs blogs. These archived pages are no longer updated and the blogs listed may contain outdated information and links that no longer function.

OJP Blog Archive - 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Denise E. O'Donnell, BJA Director

Countering Opioid Overdoses

Every day, over 100 Americans die from drug overdoses, outnumbering deaths from gunshot wounds or motor vehicle crashes. More than half of these deaths involve opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers. The Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit and website, a one-stop clearinghouse of resources on naloxone, is now available to support law enforcement officers and first responders in the field.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General

Promoting Safe and Supportive Schools

We'd all agree that acting out in school is both disrespectful and disruptive, but should a minor infraction like tardiness or a dress code violation earn a student suspension or expulsion? For some kids, that's exactly what happens, thanks to zero-tolerance disciplinary policies in place in school districts across the country. What's even more troubling, too often these removals from school begin a road to academic failure and even later involvement in the juvenile justice system.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General

Learning from Error in the Criminal Justice System

I am pleased to announce the release of a new publication from OJP's National Institute of Justice, Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews, a report that breaks new ground on ways to strengthen the criminal justice system and avoid costly errors.

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