October 08, 2020
The SMART Office mourns the loss of two SORNA officers, Michael Lee and Elmer Lamson, who were instrumental in implementing their tribes’ sex offender registration systems.
August 24, 2020
Director Jessica Hart visits two OVC-funded organizations that serve human trafficking victims in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area.
July 8, 2020
The Office of Justice Programs helps commemorate 50 years of American Indian Self-Determination.
July 8, 2020
Their actions exemplify the best of the blue.
June 15, 2020
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The Department of Justice estimates that financial exploitation, the most common form of elder abuse, afflicts one in ten older adults.
May 27, 2020
Drug courts are not only a solid investment in public safety, they’re also a vehicle for personal transformation.
May 20, 2020
Protecting children is fundamental to the mission of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a program office within the Office of Justice Programs.
May 8, 2020
“Our nation’s criminal justice system must deal with a constant barrage of threats, some old, some new and every one of them a test of our public safety professionals’ skills and expertise”
May 7, 2020
Celebrating National Correctional Officers Week: recognizing their vital role in public safety.
May 6, 2020
The President charges the federal task force with developing an aggressive strategy to address this complicated and critical problem.
May 4, 2020
Supporting Youth and Families Impacted by Substance Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
April 24, 2020
Jessica E. Hart was sworn in as the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). As the Director, Ms. Hart oversees nearly $9 billion in grants and other programs that are vital to victims as they rebuild their lives in the aftermath of crime.
April 23, 2020
Research shows that a victim’s access to a trained nurse examiner increases the likelihood of the attacker’s prosecution and conviction.
April 22, 2020
Kendel Ehrlich, former first lady of Maryland, has joined the SMART Office as director. And, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SMART urges everyone to be aware of online safety and take extra precautions.
April 16, 2020
Youth mentoring relies on the power of human connections. Maintaining those connections in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic may be challenging, but it is an important and worthwhile effort.
April 9, 2020
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children’s Advocacy Centers across the nation are providing critical services to these young victims and helping to safeguard their legal rights, especially during this national COVID-19 pandemic.
April 6, 2020
OJP continues to take action to combat the addiction crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 2, 2020
Latest grant is anticipated to provide $13.5 million for safe, affordable housing for those on the path to healing.
January 16, 2020
The funding enables those in law enforcement and criminal justice to solve more crimes, both old and new, based on physical evidence.