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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)
Friday, June 23, 2017How 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, 2017Attorney 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, 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.
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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