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38th Annual Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest Now Open

OJJDP invites fifth graders to participate in the 38th Annual National Missing Children’s Day poster contest.


November is National Native American Heritage Month – visit the Tribal Justice Special Feature for information and resources on improving public safety in tribal communities.

SMART remembers, mourns the loss of tribal SORNA officers to COVID

The SMART Office mourns the loss of two SORNA officers, Michael Lee and Elmer Lamson, who were instrumental in implementing their tribes’ sex offender registration systems.

20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

On October 28, 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was signed into law.  This Act provided the framework and resources to help combat human trafficking and ensure services for victims.

Join the Office for Victims of Crime in commemorating the 20th anniversary of this landmark legislation.

JustGrants Now Available

The Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) are now available for all award management and payment activities.