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October 08, 2020
SMART remembers, mourns the loss of tribal SORNA officers to COVID
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.
September 23, 2020
Helping Youth Become G.R.E.A.T.
G.R.E.A.T enables law enforcement and youth to build positive relationships throughout the course of the Program.
August 24, 2020
Human Trafficking Survivors/Service Providers Share Stories
Director Jessica Hart visits two OVC-funded organizations that serve human trafficking victims in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area.
July 8, 2020
Celebrating 50 Years of American Indian Self-Determination
The Office of Justice Programs helps commemorate 50 years of American Indian Self-Determination.
July 8, 2020
WANTED: MEDAL OF VALOR NOMINATIONS
Their actions exemplify the best of the blue.
July 8, 2020
Honoring Excellence in Public Safety
To be nominated for either the MOV or CBOB awards, public safety officers must go above and beyond the call of duty.
June 15, 2020
Helping Elder Victims
The DOJ estimates that financial exploitation afflicts one in ten older adults.
May 27, 2020
Drug Courts Offer a Second Chance
Drug courts are not only a solid investment in public safety, they’re also a vehicle for personal transformation.
May 21, 2020
In Session and on Purpose
These unique programs help addicted offenders find a positive path forward.
May 20, 2020
National Missing Children’s Day
Protecting children is fundamental to the mission of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
May 8, 2020
NIJ Reports Explore Justice Issues
“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 8, 2020
Honoring Public Safety Officers
The Bureau of Justice Assistance is committed to providing programs specifically designed to help officers and their families.
May 7, 2020
The Dedication of Correctional Officers
Celebrating National Correctional Officers Week: recognizing their vital role in public safety.
May 6, 2020
Strengthening the Response to Missing, Murdered Native Americans
The President charges the federal task force with developing an aggressive strategy to address this complicated and critical problem.
May 4, 2020
You Are Not Alone
Supporting Youth and Families Impacted by Substance Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
April 24, 2020
OVC Office Welcomes New Director
Jessica Hart is sworn in as the Director of the OVC. As the Director, she 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
Providing Victims of Sexual Assault the Care They Deserve
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
SMART Office Welcomes New Director
Kendel Ehrlich, former first lady of Maryland joined the SMART Office. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SMART urges everyone to be aware of online safety.
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
The CAC at the Forefront
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
Marshaling Resources to Address Addiction in the Midst of a Pandemic
OJP continues to take action to combat the addiction crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 2, 2020
OJP Provides New Housing Support for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Latest grant is anticipated to provide $13.5 million for safe, affordable housing for those on the path to healing.
January 16, 2020
Justice Department Awards $145 Million to Advance Forensic Science
The funding enables those in law enforcement and criminal justice to solve more crimes, both old and new, based on physical evidence.