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Blog Page Robert Listenbee OJJDP

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.


Blog Page Marilyn Roberts OVC

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.



Blog Page Andre Bethea

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.


Blog Page Denise ODonnell

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.


Blog Page NCVSA 2015

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.


Blog Page Karol Mason AAG

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.


Blog Medal of Valor MOV

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.


Blog Page Denise ODonnell

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.


Blog Page Karol Mason AAG

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."


Blog SAKI 2015

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.


Blog Page NIJ Campus Assault

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.

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