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December 22, 2015
Supporting Our Native American and Alaska Native Youth
Improving the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native youth across the country is a priority of OJJDP. I'm excited to announce Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman as our Senior Tribal Policy Advisor to advance our efforts for tribal youth and juvenile justice reform.
December 10, 2015
Coping with the Holidays
The holiday season is meant to be a cheerful time spent with loved ones. But this time of year is not joyful for everyone. Trauma and anxiety can return for crime victims, especially at this time of year.
September 18, 2015
Expanding Access to Education in Our Prisons
College education programs are a cost-effective means of addressing recidivism and measurably reduce the likelihood that people who have been incarcerated will return to prison.
July 30, 2015
New JAG Accountability Measures
BJA has built up a large and growing portfolio that rest on a solid foundation of knowledge, from our "Smart Suite," which pairs practitioners with researchers to address a host of justice system issues, to our Justice Reinvestment Initiative, which has helped states and local jurisdictions reduce incarceration rates, save money, and improve public safety.
July 14, 2015
Recognizing Impact on Victims
For more than 30 years, OJP's Office for Victims of Crime has recognized extraordinary individuals and organizations through the National Crime Victims' Service Awards presented each April in Washington, DC during National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
July 6, 2015
Building Trust in Birmingham
Birmingham is one of six pilot sites in the National Initiative on Building Community Trust and Justice to test trust-building strategies and determine what works to build enduring community ties. It was clear through the discussions that stakeholders across the city are working hard to change the dynamics of community policing and succeeding.
June 30, 2015
Honor the Public Safety Community
DOJ-OJP-BJA is proud to stand with the White House to honor public safety officers. The medal is awarded annually to officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.
April 29, 2015
Improving College Student Safety
Student safety is a growing concern across the nation following reports of sexual assaults on college campuses. In collaboration with the National Center for Campus Public Safety the BJA has been actively assisting the campus public safety community with the proper handling of reports of sexual assaults on college campuses.
April 27, 2015
OJP Welcomes Attorney General Loretta Lynch
During her testimony before the Senate, Loretta Lynch listed her top three priorities: "to ensure the safety of our citizens, to protect the most vulnerable from crime and abuse, and to strengthen the vital relationships between America's brave officers and the communities they are entrusted to serve."
April 13, 2015
Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)
Results from untested sexual assault kits represent crucial evidence that could be used to solve cases and help prevent recidivism.
April 6, 2015
NIJ Campus Sexual Assault Research
Read how NIJ is studying campus practices and policies for investigating and adjudicating cases. Research can provide evidence-based answers to many of the questions about campus sexual assault.