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06/08/17Statement of Alan R. Hanson, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, for a hearing concerning Department of Justice Grants Oversight
Tuesday, August 15, 2017What Do We Know About Sex Offenders?
Recognizing the ever-growing body of research on sex offenders and sexual offending, the Department of Justice's Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) Office developed the Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (SOMAPI).
Friday, July 14, 2017New OJP Partnership Identifies 190 Missing Persons ‒ and Counting
After 27 years, an accident victim was finally identified through a new partnership between the Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice and the FBI Laboratory.
Monday, July 10, 2017Sex Offender Management and Prevention Vital to Campus Safety
As many recent high school graduates begin preparing to leave for college, they and their parents are likely thinking about on-campus safety. The Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative, managed by the SMART Office, summarizes what we know about those who commit sexual offenses and evaluates ways to prevent future offenses. These initiatives augment other federal prevention efforts.
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.
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