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October 26, 2021

OJJDP Is Taking Action To Achieve an Equitable Juvenile Justice System

Citing the adverse effects of system involvement, the President called for a national shift from incarceration to prevention.



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October 18, 2021

Pennsylvania School Districts Use BJA STOP Funding to Erase School Violence through Social-emotional Learning

Kids learn how to regulate and cope with their emotions.



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October 5, 2021

In Memoriam: John Kaneb

Mr. Kaneb served as Vice Chairman of the bipartisan National Prison Rape Elimination Commission who drafted national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in correctional facilities nationwide.


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September 29, 2021

BJA’s SAKI Program Solves 36-Year-Old Sexual Assault Cold Case, Bringing Long-Sought Justice to the Victim

A former dentist confessed to raping at least 30 other women in the Dallas, Texas area between 1982 and 1985.


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September 28, 2021

Mental Health, Law Enforcement, and Communities:  What’s Next?

An Intimate portrait of Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro, two San Antonio police officers who are part of a Mental Health Unit that is changing the way police respond to mental health calls.



Officer Health and Wellness Tool

August 31, 2021

Ensuring Officer Health and Wellness During Difficult Times

The everyday risks of law enforcement have always been apparent, but the resulting unseen trauma can be an even greater risk.



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August 10, 2021

Stepping Inside the Ottawa County Recovery Court

Recovery court participants take part in the minimum 18-month program, which involves drug and alcohol testing, recovery support meetings, review hearings, and relapse prevention planning.


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July 26, 2021

BJA Supports DOJ's Response to Opioid Crisis

As the crisis of substance use and overdose deepens, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to consider this epidemic a top priority.


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April 28, 2021

Supporting Youth During Reentry Week and Beyond

On any given day, there are approximately 37,500 youth in residential placement; the majority of whom will eventually return to their communities.



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February 17, 2021

Justice Department Fights for the Missing

NIJ's NamUs has helped to lead the search for tens of thousands of missing Americans.



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February 4, 2021

CBOB Nomination Period is Open

Nominations submitted by heads of law enforcement agencies will be accepted through February 15, 2021.



Date Created: January 26, 2021