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Blog Page Rural Elder Abuse

November 26, 2018

Summit Promotes Justice for Rural Victims of Elder Abuse

Geographic isolation can make senior citizens dependent on others and susceptible to abuse, neglect and exploitation. The summit focused on this mounting and complex public safety issue.

Blog Page Teen Dating Violence

November 14, 2018

NIJ-Funded Study Examines Teen Dating Violence

Violence plagues far too many intimate relationships. A recent study funded by the Office of Justice Programs reveals the prevalence of teen dating violence and focuses on preventing it.


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

October 16, 2018

OJJDP Provides Second Chance Resources for Youth, Communities

OJJDP offers practical resources and funds research and programs to support reentering youth.


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

October 16, 2018

Parents, School Staff Should Look for Signs of Bullying Among Youth

21 percent of students ages 12–18 reported being bullied in school during the school year.


Blog Page Law Enforcement Salute

October 2, 2018

Confronting Officer Suicide

Preparing police officers to deal with stress and to maintain their mental and physical health at its peak is a career-long exercise. OJP will continue to do our part.

Blog Page 50th Anniversary

July 19, 2018

Commemorating 50 Years of Justice and Safety

The creation of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration in 1968 launched half a century of concentrated federal involvement in state and local crime fighting.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

June 29, 2018

OJJDP Is Simplifying Title II Work to Focus on DMC Reduction, Not Process

As jurisdictions grapple with the disproportionate minority contact issue, OJJDP has likewise been reflecting on its practices.


Blog Page NSOPW

May 24, 2018

The National Sex Offender Public Website: Your Go-To Resource for Sex Offender Information

The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website provides free access to daily updated information about sex offenders across the country.

Blog Page NMCD2018

May 23, 2018

Justice Department Honors Outstanding Actions to Protect Children

At today's event for National Missing Children's Day, the DOJ and the OJP awarded extraordinary individuals for their actions that make our communities safer for children.

Blog Page NAMUS 2018

May 22, 2018

Publicly Available Database Helps Families Find the Missing

Lucille Marie Frye disappeared from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, in June 1970. After 48 years, through NamUs, her loved ones learned her fate.

Blog Page Body Armor 2018

May 16, 2018

Body Armor is Key to Officer Safety

From 1966 to 1971, the number of officers killed while on duty more than doubled, leading the forerunner of OJP's National Institute of Justice to research body armor appropriate for on-duty police.


Blog Page Police Response

May 15, 2018

OJP Protects Our Protectors

OJP sponsors training for police through the VALOR Initiative in how to effectively respond to an active shooter—training designed to protect the public, and to improve officers' immediate and long-term safety.

Blog Page Backing Blue 2018

May 14, 2018

Backing the Blue

OJP pays tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and to all of America's dedicated police professionals.



Blog Page BWC Las Vegas

February 7, 2018

Research Shows Body-Worn Cameras Protect Law Enforcement

New research sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, in collaboration with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, determines that body-worn cameras benefit the officers who wear them and the public they serve.

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