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National Incident-Based Reporting System

In January 2021, NIBRS became the national standard for law enforcement crime data reporting.  The transition to NIBRS offers significant improvements to data on crimes known to law enforcement, providing detailed information on the characteristics of crime incidents, victims, and persons arrested.


Supporting Recovery

Opioids and other drugs continue to take a massive toll on our society, with the burden falling disproportionately to racial and ethnic minority groups. Not only did this epidemic claim the lives of more than 107,000 people in 2021, it also drained our economy of more than $1 trillion during a one-year period.

Virtual comparison microscopy
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What is virtual comparison microscopy?

Virtual comparison microscopy is the use of high-resolution 3D surface scanning and measurement in the field of firearm and tool mark analysis. The surface imaging of bullets and shell casings with 3D visualization tools and advanced algorithms allow forensic examiners to develop a statistical basis for identifying and matching ballistics evidence.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver

Non-profit and government employees that have federal student loans may now be eligible for loan forgiveness or additional credit through the Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver.

2023 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) will be commemorated April 23–29, 2023.  Learn about NCVRW, including updates about the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards and 2023 events.

Learn about JustGrants, DOJ's Grants Management System

Access information about JustGrants, including news updates, resources and training opportunities for applicants and recipients of DOJ grant awards, and other forms of federal financial assistance.

Grant Application Resource Guide

Updated for FY 2022, this resource contains information to help you prepare and submit applications for OJP funding and offers guidance on award administration.