FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        OJP

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2002                                                                                             202/307-0703







Assistant Attorney General to Deliver Keynote Address


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Criminal and juvenile justice researchers, practitioners and policymakers will convene here on Sunday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 24 to discuss the latest research and program evaluations related to crime, drug control, and violence.  This annual conference is  sponsored by the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice and other agencies and bureaus of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP).  The conference provides a national forum for the discussion of cutting edge research and promising programs that are making a difference in shaping criminal justice policy and practice.

Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, Deborah J. Daniels, will deliver the keynote address on Monday, July 22.   Daniels will discuss the importance of research and evaluation in guiding the policies and practices of the criminal justice system.

This year’s conference will also include plenary sessions on a number of issues including terrorism, racial profiling and school shootings.  In addition, panels will be featured on topics

 including the role of communications interoperability in responding to terrorist acts; offender reentry initiatives; racial profiling; transnational organized crime and international terrorism; domestic violence; the use of biometrics for corrections; drug policy and youth violence.

For conference registration and agenda, please visit the conference Website at                                                    

For more information about the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) bureaus and offices please consult OJP’s Website at

For additional information on the conference, or to arrange an interview with Department of Justice officials, please contact David Hess at OJP’s Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at 202/307-0703.






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