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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Juanita Adams

Finding the Missing in Indian Country

Hundreds of Native Americans have simply vanished without a trace. Bringing them home is a top priority for OJP.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

From left to right: NCMEC Senior VP Michelle DeLaune, NCMEC President John Clark, OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp, PDAAG Katie Sullivan, DAAG Taylor McConkie

Visiting Our Partners at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a critical partner to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), serving as a resource to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Opening speakers at the 2019 National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability

SMART Forges Partnerships to Manage Sex Offenders

OJP's SMART Office is working hard, on many fronts, to improve the nation's management of sex offenders and to protect communities.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Infographic: Based on FBI Uniform Crime Report data, there are 250,000 unsolved murders, a number that increases by about 6,000 each year

The Crisis of Cold Cases

All unsolved homicides and sexual assaults potentially have offenders who remain at large—and who are free to commit other crimes.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

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Reducing Recidivism in Released Offenders Improves Public Safety

OJP making substantial investments in programs designed to improve reentry and reduce recidivism.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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Addressing Religious Hate Crimes

DOJ remains committed to prosecuting and punishing those who violate the civil rights of any American, including religious people.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Annual Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor photo

Extraordinary Valor

Fourteen law enforcement officers received the Medal of Valor, the highest honor for bravery our nation bestows on them, "for extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty."

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

National Missing Children's Day ceremony photo

Heroes Honored on Behalf of Missing, Exploited Children

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day—an occasion to redouble efforts to return the missing, rescue the exploited, and honor those who do.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

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OJP Pays Tribute to the Fallen

Last year, 158 police officers gave their lives in the line of duty. During National Police Week, a grateful nation recognizes their sacrifices.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Snow capped mountain

OJP's Top Leader Travels to Alaska to Learn About Public Safety Challenges

PDAAG Matt Dummermuth is in Alaska to learn first-hand about Alaska Natives' challenges across public safety, law enforcement, and crime victims services.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Little girl wearing humorously large glasses

'Bigs in Blue' Shows the Power of Mentoring

The program matches police officers with children who come largely from poor or single-parent homes, or who have a parent in jail or prison.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.

Ceremony Honors Victims' Rights Advocates

Twelve extraordinary individuals and one team received the National Crime Victims' Service Awards from the Department of Justice and the Office of Justice Programs.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Coordinating Council of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Panel

Federal Agencies Work to Reduce Opioid Impact on Youth

On March 14, members of the Coordinating Council of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention listened to a panel of federal representatives discuss the national opioid crisis' impact on youth, as well as the government's response and work with states, local jurisdictions, and tribes to combat the crisis.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

First Lady, PDAAG Dummermuth Discuss Well-being, Safety of Youth

First Lady, PDAAG Dummermuth Discuss Well-being, Safety of Youth

First Lady Melania Trump met with Office of Justice Programs Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matt Dummermuth during a meeting of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs March 18, 2019.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Portrait of Matt Dummermuth, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of The Office of the Assistant Attorney General (OAAG)

Human Trafficking: 'Hidden in Plain Sight'

In fiscal year 2018, OJP granted more than $67 million--an unprecedented amount of federal grant funding awarded in one year for human trafficking within the United States.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 authorized OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance to award grants valued at nearly $47 million

Federal Report Emphasizes State, Local Role in School Safety

The Commission's report provides a thorough blueprint for preventing, protecting from and mitigating violence in our schools—a goal that requires the involvement of all Americans.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Man in Orange Jumpsuit

National Gang Center: Rescuing Youth, Restoring Communities

Fort Pierce, Florida, shows how support, community involvement and OJP's Comprehensive Gang Model can help young men leave gangs and learn to live productive lives.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Iowa Tribe

CTAS in Action: Iowa Tribe of Nebraska and Kansas Use DOJ Grant to Improve Public Safety

Thanks to a Department of Justice grant in 2017, this tribal police department has modernized their equipment and improved community safety – find out how.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Sharing Crime-fighting Innovations in L.A.

DOJ leadership participates in the annual Crime Fighters Conference in Los Angeles. The conference convened senior police leaders from around the country to learn about innovative, evidence-based violence reduction strategies.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Matt Dummermuth

Texas mentoring program highlights DOJ commitment to American youth

OJP's Matt Dummermuth (pictured) and Jeff Gersh met with members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas to discuss the impact of mentoring

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