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Monday, November 26, 2018

Infographic: Each year an estimated $3 billion is swindled from America's senior citizens

Summit Promotes Justice for Rural Victims of Elder Abuse

Geographic isolation can make senior citizens dependent on others and susceptible to abuse, neglect and exploitation. The summit focused on this mounting and complex public safety issue.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

20 to 30 percent of teens will experience physical aggression, 10 to 20 percent will experience sexual aggression and 50 percent will experience psychological aggression in a dating relationship

NIJ-Funded Study Examines Teen Dating Violence

Violence plagues far too many intimate relationships. A recent study funded by the Office of Justice Programs reveals the prevalence of teen dating violence and focuses on preventing it.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Confronting Officer Suicide

Preparing police officers to deal with stress and to maintain their mental and physical health at its peak is a career-long exercise. OJP will continue to do our part.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Commemorating 50 Years of Justice and Safety

The creation of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration in 1968 launched half a century of concentrated federal involvement in state and local crime fighting.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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The National Sex Offender Public Website: Your Go-To Resource for Sex Offender Information

The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website provides free access to daily updated information about sex offenders across the country.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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Justice Department Honors Outstanding Actions to Protect Children

At today's event for National Missing Children's Day, the DOJ and the OJP awarded extraordinary individuals for their actions that make our communities safer for children.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System - NamUs logo

Publicly Available Database Helps Families Find the Missing

Lucille Marie Frye disappeared from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, in June 1970. After 48 years, through NamUs, her loved ones learned her fate.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Police Body Armor

Body Armor is Key to Officer Safety

From 1966 to 1971, the number of officers killed while on duty more than doubled, leading the forerunner of OJP's National Institute of Justice to research body armor appropriate for on-duty police.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Police in SWAT gear - active shooter situation

OJP Protects Our Protectors

OJP sponsors training for police through the VALOR Initiative in how to effectively respond to an active shooter—training designed to protect the public, and to improve officers' immediate and long-term safety.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Backing the Blue: OJP pays tribute

Backing the Blue

OJP pays tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and to all of America's dedicated police professionals.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

police officer wearing body worn camera

Research Shows Body-Worn Cameras Protect Law Enforcement

New research sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, in collaboration with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, determines that body-worn cameras benefit the officers who wear them and the public they serve.

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