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Blog Archive

Congressional Badge of Bravery

December‎ ‎18‎, ‎2019

CBOB Nomination Period is Open

Nominations for the Congressional Badge of Bravery must be submitted by heads of law enforcement agencies and will be accepted from December 15, 2019, through February 15, 2020.




The Invisible Faces of Runaway and Homeless Youth

November‎ ‎25‎, ‎2019

The Invisible Faces of Runaway and Homeless Youth

OJP aims to help homeless and runaway youth in the juvenile justice system make their way out, with the goal of living safer and more fulfilling lives.


National Public Safety Partnership

September‎ ‎12‎, ‎2019

Indianapolis and DOJ Partnership

Through the National Public Safety Partnership, Indianapolis is working directly with the Justice Department to reduce crime—especially related to guns, gangs and drug trafficking.




Ashlynne Mike photo

September‎ ‎9‎, ‎2019

The Legacy of Ashlynne Mike

The tragedy of an 11-year-old's brutal murder revealed that far too many American Indian tribes lacked access to the AMBER Alert system. OJP is helping to change that.




Finding the Missing in Indian Country

August‎ ‎22‎, ‎2019

Finding the Missing in Indian Country

Hundreds of Native Americans have simply vanished without a trace. Bringing them home is a top priority for OJP.




August‎ ‎15‎, ‎2019

Visiting Our Partners at the NCMEC

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a critical partner to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), serving as a resource to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.




SMART Symposium

July‎ ‎30‎, ‎2019

SMART Forges Partnerships to Manage Sex Offenders

OJP's SMART Office is working hard, on many fronts, to improve the nation's management of sex offenders and to protect communities.


Cold Case Guide

July‎ ‎10‎, ‎2019

The Crisis of Cold Cases

All unsolved homicides and sexual assaults potentially have offenders who remain at large—and who are free to commit other crimes.




Reducing Recidivism

June‎ ‎10‎, ‎2019

Reducing Recidivism in Released Offenders Improves Public Safety

OJP making substantial investments in programs designed to improve reentry and reduce recidivism.




Religious Hate Crimes

June‎ ‎4‎, ‎2019

Addressing Religious Hate Crimes

The DOJ remains committed to prosecuting and punishing those who violate the civil rights of any American, including religious people.




2019 MOV

May‎ ‎29‎, ‎2019

Extraordinary Valor

Fourteen law enforcement officers received the Medal of Valor, the highest honor for bravery our nation bestows on them, "for extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty."




2019 NMCD Award

May‎ ‎23‎, ‎2019

Heroes Honored on Behalf of Missing, Exploited Children

The Department of Justice and the Office of Justice Programs recognized extraordinary individuals and their outstanding work on behalf of missing and exploited children with awards at the annual ceremony for National Missing Children's Day.




Blog Juneau Alaska

‎May‎ ‎9‎, ‎2019

OJP's Top Leader Travels to Alaska to Learn About Public Safety Challenges

Office of Justice Programs Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matt Dummermuth visits Alaska Native Villages




Police Week 2019

May‎ ‎9‎, ‎2019

OJP Pays Tribute to the Fallen

Last year, 158 police officers gave their lives in the line of duty. During National Police Week, a grateful nation recognizes their sacrifices.




Blog Power of Mentoring

May‎ ‎3‎, ‎2019

'Bigs in Blue' Shows the Power of Mentoring

The program matches police officers with children who come largely from poor or single-parent homes, or who have a parent in jail or prison.




Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

April 24, 2019

Partnering to Support Families, Safeguard Children

In 2017, an estimated 1,720 children died from abuse, and 72% of them were younger than three years old.



Honoring our past. Creating hope for the future.

April 15, 2019

Ceremony Honors Victims' Rights Advocates

Twelve extraordinary individuals and one team received the National Crime Victims' Service Awards from the Department of Justice and the Office of Justice Programs.



Betty-Ann Bryce, Department of Agriculture (far right), speaks about the impact of drug addiction on rural American communities

April 2, 2019

Federal Agencies Work Toward Reducing Opioid Impact on Youth

On March 14, members of the Coordinating Council of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention listened to a panel of federal representatives discuss the national opioid crisis' impact on youth, as well as the government's response and work with states, local jurisdictions, and tribes to combat the crisis.


Blog Human Trafficking Matt Dummermuth

‎March‎ ‎20‎, ‎2019

Human Trafficking:  'Hidden in Plain Sight'

In fiscal year 2018, OJP granted more than $67 million--an unprecedented amount of federal grant funding awarded in one year for human trafficking within the United States.



Blog Fed Report School Safety

March‎ ‎14‎, ‎2019

Federal Report Emphasizes State, Local Role in School Safety

The Commission's report provides a thorough blueprint for preventing, protecting from and mitigating violence in our schools—a goal that requires the involvement of all Americans.



Fort Pierce Gangs

March‎ ‎6‎, ‎2019

National Gang Center:  Rescuing Youth, Restoring Communities

Fort Pierce, Florida, shows how support, community involvement and OJP's Comprehensive Gang Model can help young men leave gangs and learn to live productive lives.




FLOTUS Be Best Initiative
Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks (see reuse policy).

March‎ ‎1‎, ‎2019

First Lady, PDAAG Dummermuth Discuss Well-being, Safety of Youth

The First Lady convened the working group to focus on federal programs related to the three pillars of her Be Best Campaign, which are the well-being of children, social media safety and families affected by opioid abuse.


Blog Iowa Tribe

February‎ ‎25‎, ‎2019

CTAS in Action:  Iowa Tribe of Nebraska and Kansas Use DOJ Grant to Improve Public Safety

Thanks to a Department of Justice grant in 2017, this tribal police department has modernized their equipment and improved community safety – find out how.




February‎ ‎6‎, ‎2019

Sharing Crime-fighting Innovations in L.A.

DOJ leadership participates in the annual Crime Fighters Conference in Los Angeles. The conference convened senior police leaders from around the country to learn about innovative, evidence-based violence reduction strategies.



Blog San Antonio

‎January‎ ‎30‎, ‎2019

Texas mentoring program highlights DOJ commitment to American youth

OJP's Matt Dummermuth (pictured) and Jeff Gersh met with members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas to discuss the impact of mentoring.

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