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December 18, 2019
CBOB Nomination Period is Open
Nominations for the Congressional Badge of Bravery must be submitted by heads of law enforcement agencies and will be accepted from December 15, 2019, through February 15, 2020.
November 25, 2019
The Invisible Faces of Runaway and Homeless Youth
OJP aims to help homeless and runaway youth in the juvenile justice system make their way out, with the goal of living safer and more fulfilling lives.
September 12, 2019
Indianapolis and DOJ Partnership
Through the National Public Safety Partnership, Indianapolis is working directly with the Justice Department to reduce crime—especially related to guns, gangs and drug trafficking.
September 9, 2019
The Legacy of Ashlynne Mike
The tragedy of an 11-year-old's brutal murder revealed that far too many American Indian tribes lacked access to the AMBER Alert system. OJP is helping to change that.
August 22, 2019
Finding the Missing in Indian Country
Hundreds of Native Americans have simply vanished without a trace. Bringing them home is a top priority for OJP.
August 15, 2019
Visiting Our Partners at the NCMEC
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a critical partner to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), serving as a resource to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.
July 30, 2019
SMART Forges Partnerships to Manage Sex Offenders
OJP's SMART Office is working hard, on many fronts, to improve the nation's management of sex offenders and to protect communities.
July 10, 2019
The Crisis of Cold Cases
All unsolved homicides and sexual assaults potentially have offenders who remain at large—and who are free to commit other crimes.
June 10, 2019
Reducing Recidivism in Released Offenders Improves Public Safety
OJP making substantial investments in programs designed to improve reentry and reduce recidivism.
June 4, 2019
Addressing Religious Hate Crimes
The DOJ remains committed to prosecuting and punishing those who violate the civil rights of any American, including religious people.
May 29, 2019
Fourteen law enforcement officers received the Medal of Valor, the highest honor for bravery our nation bestows on them, "for extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty."
May 23, 2019
Heroes Honored on Behalf of Missing, Exploited Children
The Department of Justice and the Office of Justice Programs recognized extraordinary individuals and their outstanding work on behalf of missing and exploited children with awards at the annual ceremony for National Missing Children's Day.
May 9, 2019
OJP's Top Leader Travels to Alaska to Learn About Public Safety Challenges
Office of Justice Programs Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matt Dummermuth visits Alaska Native Villages
May 9, 2019
OJP Pays Tribute to the Fallen
Last year, 158 police officers gave their lives in the line of duty. During National Police Week, a grateful nation recognizes their sacrifices.
May 3, 2019
'Bigs in Blue' Shows the Power of Mentoring
The program matches police officers with children who come largely from poor or single-parent homes, or who have a parent in jail or prison.
April 24, 2019
Partnering to Support Families, Safeguard Children
In 2017, an estimated 1,720 children died from abuse, and 72% of them were younger than three years old.
April 15, 2019
Ceremony Honors Victims' Rights Advocates
Twelve extraordinary individuals and one team received the National Crime Victims' Service Awards from the Department of Justice and the Office of Justice Programs.
April 2, 2019
Federal Agencies Work Toward Reducing Opioid Impact on Youth
On March 14, members of the Coordinating Council of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention listened to a panel of federal representatives discuss the national opioid crisis' impact on youth, as well as the government's response and work with states, local jurisdictions, and tribes to combat the crisis.
March 20, 2019
Human Trafficking: 'Hidden in Plain Sight'
In fiscal year 2018, OJP granted more than $67 million--an unprecedented amount of federal grant funding awarded in one year for human trafficking within the United States.
March 14, 2019
Federal Report Emphasizes State, Local Role in School Safety
The Commission's report provides a thorough blueprint for preventing, protecting from and mitigating violence in our schools—a goal that requires the involvement of all Americans.
March 6, 2019
National Gang Center: Rescuing Youth, Restoring Communities
Fort Pierce, Florida, shows how support, community involvement and OJP's Comprehensive Gang Model can help young men leave gangs and learn to live productive lives.
March 1, 2019
First Lady, PDAAG Dummermuth Discuss Well-being, Safety of Youth
The First Lady convened the working group to focus on federal programs related to the three pillars of her Be Best Campaign, which are the well-being of children, social media safety and families affected by opioid abuse.
February 25, 2019
CTAS in Action: Iowa Tribe of Nebraska and Kansas Use DOJ Grant to Improve Public Safety
Thanks to a Department of Justice grant in 2017, this tribal police department has modernized their equipment and improved community safety – find out how.
February 6, 2019
Sharing Crime-fighting Innovations in L.A.
DOJ leadership participates in the annual Crime Fighters Conference in Los Angeles. The conference convened senior police leaders from around the country to learn about innovative, evidence-based violence reduction strategies.
January 30, 2019
Texas mentoring program highlights DOJ commitment to American youth
OJP's Matt Dummermuth (pictured) and Jeff Gersh met with members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas to discuss the impact of mentoring.