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Office of Justice Programs

Building Solutions | Supporting Communities | Advancing Justice

Supporting Communities as Co-Producers of Safety and Justice

Since its inception, OJP has made substantial and strategic investments in our criminal and juvenile justice systems – helping to make each part of those systems more fair, more effective, and more efficient in achieving greater safety and justice.

User Generated Recordings

User-generated recordings from smartphones, or body-worn and surveillance cameras help investigations by providing firsthand accounts of events. Often key evidence in investigations and legal proceedings, they help corroborate facts and reconstruct timelines. However, because they can be modified, a forensic examiner must establish the validity of these recordings.

OJJDP News @ a Glance, May 2024

The May newsletter highlights OJJDP's 41st annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration, which included a panel discussion on children missing from care, and an OJJDP-funded program in northwest Oregon supporting youth who age out of foster care.

Grant Application Resource Guide

This resource contains information to help you prepare and submit applications for OJP funding and offers guidance on award administration.

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.