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December 20, 2022

Treatment Courts Continue to Help Communities

Learn how BJA is supporting communities by providing funding for adult and veterans treatment courts.


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December 1, 2022

People Who Inspired BJA Programs: The Legacy of Matthew Shepard

Instead of celebrating his birthday, we remember a life cut short, and we renew our commitment to helping communities investigate, prosecute, and prevent hate crimes.


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November 1, 2022

The Historical Figures Behind Bureau of Justice Assistance Programs: The Legacy of Emmett Till

The Bureau of Justice Assistance has several programs named in honor of significant individuals and their roles in our nation's criminal justice system. Learn about Emmett Till in this blog post.


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October 25, 2022

The Bureau of Justice Assistance Celebrates “Seven Years of Stepping Up”

Stepping Up seeks to reduce incarceration and reincarceration, respond effectively to people in crisis, and ultimately prevent contact with the justice system.


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October 24, 2022

Ensuring Opportunities for Justice System-Involved Youth

Justice system-involved youth deserve the same access to opportunities and services as their non-justice system-involved peers.


Safe Schools Week 2022

October 20, 2022

BJA Helps Education Administrators Learn How to Create a Positive School Environment


BJA works to ensure students are safe at school through the STOP School Violence Grant Program, which currently funds 460 agencies to implement safety measures in schools nationwide.


OJJDP Blog by Liz Ryan

October 18, 2022

Serving Justice-Involved Youth at Home, With Community Support

OJJDP is committed to transforming the juvenile justice system to promote the welfare of all youth.



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October 17, 2022

The Bureau of Justice Assistance: Delivering Innovations in Public Safety for 38 Years (and Counting)

BJA delivers innovations in criminal justice and public safety.



OJJDP Blog by Liz Ryan

October 12, 2022

Treating Children as Children

OJJDP is committed to transforming the juvenile justice system to promote the welfare of all youth.



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October 5, 2022

New and Better Crime Data for the Nation

The FBI and its partners at the Bureau of Justice Statistics have invested more than $120 million to help state and local law enforcement agencies improve crime data collection.



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September 6, 2022

De-Escalation Training

As high-profile, deadly confrontations between law enforcement officers and civilians continue to generate widespread public concern, de-escalation training has been hailed as the solution for this seemingly intractable problem.


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September 1, 2022

Supporting Recovery

Opioids and other drugs continue to take a massive toll on our society, with the burden falling disproportionately to racial and ethnic minority groups.


OJJDP Blog by Liz Ryan

August 5, 2022

Priorities That Keep Kids' Best Interests at the Heart of What We Do

When I accepted President Biden’s invitation to lead OJJDP, I pledged to be a steward in service to the field and continue that collaboration and partnership.


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July 29, 2022

Honoring Public Safety Officers through the Medal of Valor

The Medal of Valor is the highest national award for civilian public safety officers and is awarded by the President.


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July 27, 2022

BJA Director Karhlton F. Moore addresses public health and safety leaders

BJA recognizes that there are many pathways to recovery, and it supports adult drug treatment courts which play a vital role in ensuring our justice system offers a public health approach.



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July 12, 2022

Tackling Gun Violence Protecting Communities

Read the blog from PDAAG Amy Solomon about the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.


OJJDP Blog by Liz Ryan

July 11, 2022

New OJJDP Initiative Promotes Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration

In 2019, residential facilities held approximately 36,500 young people on a given day.


OJJDP Blog by Liz Ryan

June 30, 2022

OJJDP Launches Working Group

OJJDP launched an internal working group of program managers and policy staff to develop recommendations for work activities, establish best practices, and assess performance.


Police Week Candlelight Vigil

May 17, 2022

OJP Commemorates National Police Week

PDAAG Amy Solomon joins DOJ and Administration officials in honoring our nation’s law enforcement officers.



Karhlton Moore Director BJA

May 6, 2022

From the Director: National Correctional Officers Week

Each May, we pause to celebrate National Correctional Officers Week.




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May 3, 2022

30 Years of Drug Courts: Justice Reform That Works

What began in a single Miami courtroom in 1989 has multiplied to more than 3,500 drug and treatment courts in every state in the union.


Karhlton Moore Director BJA

April 27, 2022

BJA Visiting Fellows: Bridging the Criminal Justice Policy Divide

As we work to reshape the landscape of public safety in America, we are calling on the brightest minds and most experienced hands, both within and outside government, to help us reimagine our nation’s criminal justice system.



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John Bae

April 21, 2022

Introducing Second Chance Fellows John Bae and Angel Sanchez

John Bae and Angel Sanchez join OJP as Second Chance Fellows, part of the BJA Visiting Fellows Program.  Their invaluable perspectives will help inform the critical work we are engaged in at BJA and across OJP.

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Angel Sanchez






Reentry Starts Here Toolkit

April 7, 2022

Reentry Starts Here – A Toolkit Designed To Improve Youth Reentry

We have an important obligation to support every young person who comes in contact with the justice system both while they are in placement and after they are released—so they can overcome common barriers to reentry and go on to lead successful lives.



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March 25, 2022

BJA Celebrates Women's History Month

At BJA, the contributions of talented and skilled professional women are crucial to our success every day.



COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Law Enforcement

March 1, 2022

BJA Toolkit Supports Law Enforcement Efforts to Promote Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines

In both 2020 and 2021, COVID-19 was the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths ahead of shootings, traffic accidents, and suicides.



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February 25, 2022

Honoring Eddie Byrne

More than three decades later—the 34th anniversary of his passing was February 26—Byrne’s name and legacy are associated with far more than his tragic death.



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February 16, 2022

National PSP Launches 10 New Sites

We are working with our federal law enforcement partners to ensure our strategies and investments are aligned.



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January 31, 2022

Centering the Voices of Youth in Anti-Trafficking Efforts

OVC is committed to listening to and learning from youth with lived experience in anti-trafficking efforts.  Read the blog by OVC Director Kristina Rose.



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