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Chuck Wagner - Deputy Director
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Bill Brantley - Public Affairs Specialist
James Goodwin - Public Affairs Specialist (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
Sheila Jerusalem - Public Affairs Specialist (National Institute of Justice)
Joan LaRocca - Public Affairs Specialist (Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Kara McCarthy - Public Affairs Specialist (Bureau of Justice Statistics and Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking)
David Sckrabulis - Public Affairs Specialist (New Media)
Tannyr Denby Watkins - Public Affairs Specialist (Office for Victims of Crime)
Thursday, May 18, 2017Supporting Law Enforcement through Tools, Technology, Relationships
The Office of Justice Programs is dedicated to supporting the men and women who guard our public safety. We protect officer safety by providing grants for body armor and other protective devices. We also provide tools and technology to help police departments fight crime, aid victims and protect entire communities from the effects of violent crime.
Monday, May 15, 2017Police Week 2017: OJP's Commitment to Officer Safety
During Police Week 2017 the Department of Justice and the Office of Justice Programs is working to protect America's law enforcement officers through programs designed to get police officers into safe and effective bullet-resistant armor. In the past 30 years, body armor has saved more than 3,000 police lives. OJP will continue to focus on improving officer safety.
Wednesday, April 26, 20172017 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: OJP Works to Serve Victims of Sexual Assault
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Sexual violence exacts a heavy toll, yet some survivors use their experience to bring hope and healing to others. Honoring the contributions of outstanding victim advocates helps to focus national attention on the issues facing sexual assault survivors. Providing services to and justice for sexual assault victims is a vital part of our mission at the Office of Justice Programs.
Friday, April 21, 2017"Changing Minds" about Children's Exposure to Violence
Exposure to violence can limit children’s potential and increase their likelihood of becoming involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system. The Changing Minds campaign not only identifies solutions to help children heal, it also educates the public about the problem of children’s exposure to violence. Learn more about how we work to support children exposed to violence and what you can do to help.
Thursday, January 5, 2017Determining the Ability of Computer Algorithms to Forecast Crime
The National Institute of Justice is holding a Real-Time Forecasting Challenge to examine how efficiently and effectively algorithms can forecast crime based on five years of calls-for-service data. NIJ hopes to harness the rapid advances in data science seen in other fields to advance forecasting algorithms to help improve policing practices. All submissions are due by midnight Eastern Time, February 28, 2017.
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Featured Video: Procedural Justice Training for Law Enforcement Officers
The procedural justice training for law enforcement serves to rebuild community trust and increase legitimacy. Procedural justice focuses on the way police interact with the public, and how these interactions influence crime rates and the public’s view of police and willingness to obey the law. Evidence shows that practicing procedural justice can have significant impact on public safety and officer safety.Go to Video Gallery