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December 14, 2017
Fewer than Half of Victims Report Violent Crimes
2016 data from the OJP National Crime Victimization Survey find that some 58% of victims of violent crime do not report the offenses to police and the reluctance to report can have troubling impacts.
November 30, 2017
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide Now Has 300 Youth Programs
The Model Programs Guide is a central, credible resource that helps practitioners and policymakers understand what works in juvenile justice programs and practices.
November 8, 2017
'Backing the Blue' in the Opioid Epidemic
OJP wants to keep first responders safe amid the risks of contact with Fentanyl. We've helped develop medically sound recommendations to do just that.
November 8, 2017
Promoting Justice for All
OJP supports Right to Counsel through state and local training/technical assistance grants. OJP, primarily through our Bureau of Justice Assistance, is playing an important role in ensuring that the Sixth Amendment is honored in spirit and practice.
October 18, 2017
Keeping Our Children Safe Online
National Cyber Security Awareness Month presents an opportunity to educate children on how to act responsibly and protect themselves. Through online resources, research, grant funding and additional training programs, OJJDP supports law enforcement and parents as they seek to keep children safe.
October 5, 2017
National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Helps Solve Crimes
OJP funding helps jurisdictions unravel the complicated causes of unsubmitted sexual assault kits.
October 5, 2017
Fighting the Battle Against Human Trafficking
OJP and the Department of Justice, working with our state, local and tribal partners, are committed to ending this brutal practice.
October 5, 2017
Giving Victims of Sexual Assault the Care They Need
Sexual assault patients require compassionate, victim-centered care to help them through the trauma. OJP is funding telemedicine grants to see that they get it, no matter where they live.
September 22, 2017
OJP Funds Opiate Intervention Court
Fighting our nation's epidemic of drug abuse is a DOJ priority. It requires innovation, such as the opiate intervention court recently launched in Buffalo, New York.
August 15, 2017
What Do We Know About Sex Offenders?
Recognizing the ever-growing body of research on sex offenders and sexual offending, the OJP's SMART Office developed the Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (SOMAPI).
July 14, 2017
New OJP Partnership Identifies 190 Missing Persons ‒ and Counting
After 27 years, an accident victim was finally identified through a new partnership between the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice and the FBI Laboratory.
July 10, 2017
Sex Offender Management & Prevention
As many high school graduates begin preparing to leave for college, they and their parents are likely thinking about on-campus safety. SOMAPI summarizes what we know about those who commit sexual offenses and evaluates ways to prevent them.
June 23, 2017
How Tribes "TAP" into Information
The AG recently highlighted the TAP as one of the cornerstones of public safety in Indian country. TAP consists of three primary elements: access, technology and training. Tribes have successfully begun entering information directly into federal databases. The TAP has been instrumental in advancing public safety for the 33 tribes participating in the program. An overview of the program, specific accomplishments and success stories are included in this blog.
June 21, 2017
AG Announces New Partnership
The National PSP provides a framework for enhancing federal support of law enforcement officials and prosecutors as they aggressively investigate and pursue violent criminals—specifically those involved in gun crime, drug trafficking and gang violence.
May 18, 2017
Supporting Law Enforcement
The OJP is dedicated to supporting the men and women who guard our public safety. We protect officer safety by providing grants for body armor and other protective devices. We also provide tools and technology to assist police departments.
May 15, 2017
Police Week 2017: OJP's Commitment to Officer Safety
During Police Week 2017 the DOJ and OJP is working to protect America's law enforcement officers through programs designed to get police officers into safe and effective bullet-resistant armor. In the past 30 years, body armor has saved more than 3,000 police lives. OJP will continue to focus on improving officer safety.
April 26, 2017
2017 National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Sexual violence exacts a heavy toll, yet some survivors use their experience to bring hope and healing to others. Honoring the contributions of outstanding victim advocates helps to focus national attention on the issues facing sexual assault survivors. Providing services to and justice for sexual assault victims is a vital part of our mission at OJP.
April 21, 2017
"Changing Minds" about Children's Exposure to Violence
Exposure to violence can limit children's potential and increase their likelihood of becoming involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system. The Changing Minds campaign not only identifies solutions to help children heal, it also educates the public about the problem of children's exposure to violence.
January 13, 2017
Rethinking Our Approach to Young Adults
In September 2015 OJP hosted a panel discussion with leading experts about developmentally-appropriate responses to justice-involved young adults. OJP has taken the next giant step toward bringing evidence-informed and developmentally-appropriate responses to young adults. State, local and tribal communities that want to harness the latest data and research can receive training and technical assistance from OJP's Diagnostic Center.
January 5, 2017
Determining the Ability of Computer Algorithms to Forecast Crime
NIJ is holding a Real-Time Forecasting Challenge to examine how efficiently and effectively algorithms can forecast crime based on five years of calls-for-service data. NIJ hopes to harness the rapid advances in data science seen in other fields to advance forecasting algorithms to help improve policing practices. All submissions are due by midnight Eastern Time, February 28, 2017.