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  • Friday, June 23, 2017
    Tribal Access Program (TAP)
    How Tribes can "TAP" into Information Databases
    The Attorney General recently highlighted the Tribal Access Program (TAP) as one of the cornerstones of public safety in Indian country. TAP consists of three primary elements: access, technology and training. Tribes have successfully begun entering information directly into the federal databases. The Tribal Access Program has been instrumental in advancing public safety for the 33 tribes participating in the program. An overview of the program, specific accomplishments and success stories are included in this blog.

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Jeff Sessions, Attorney General
    Attorney General Announces New Partnership in Fight Against Violent Crime
    The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) provides a framework for enhancing federal support of law enforcement officials and prosecutors as they aggressively investigate and pursue violent criminals—specifically those involved in gun crime, drug trafficking and gang violence.

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Wall of Fallen Officers
    Supporting 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, 2017
    Alan R. Hanson, Acting Assistant Attorney General
    Police 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, 2017
    Alan R. Hanson, Acting Assistant Attorney General
    2017 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.