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  • 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.

  • Friday, April 21, 2017
    Eileen M. Garry, Acting Administrator, OJJDP
    "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.