U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Office of Justice Programs

Your Partner for Safer Communities

OJP is the federal government’s leading source of funding for state, tribal, and local criminal and juvenile justice agencies. Through its six program offices, OJP helps agencies improve their ability to enforce laws, prosecute offenders, protect their officers, and support crime victims. OJP can make a positive impact in your community by funding research and providing statistics to improve understanding of crime and justice; equipping law enforcement officers; strengthening the juvenile justice system; addressing violence, substance abuse, and sexual offense issues; and enhancing services to victims.

Fraud Alert: Scammers Claiming to be with OVC

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has received multiple reports that our office's name is being used as part of an imposter scam.

OJJDP News @ a Glance

The January/February newsletter highlights the National Mentoring Summit, OJJDP's orientation session for new mentoring grantees, and much more.

OJP Awards $145 Million to Advance Forensic Science

The funding enables those in law enforcement and criminal justice to solve more crimes, both old and new, based on physical evidence.

NCVRW Resource Materials Available

National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be held April 19–25, 2020. The 2020 NCVRW color palette, customizable Theme Poster, and Theme Poster source art are now available.

Explore Available Funding

Learn about and apply for currently open funding opportunities from OJP’s offices. The available solicitations cover a variety of focus areas.

Guidance Available to OJP Grant Applicants

The OJP Grant Application Resource Guide provides assistance to applicants and addresses a variety of policies, statutes, and regulations.

Stay Informed

See how to stay connected with OJP on different social media platforms.