The Bureau of Justice Assistance's Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) provide benefits for public safety officers who have been permanently and totally disabled by a catastrophic personal injury sustained in the line-of-duty if that injury permanently prevents the officer from performing any substantial and gainful work. The PSOB Program website provides information about the program, answers to frequently asked questions, and contact information for PSOB staff.
Megan's Law, signed by President Clinton in May 1996, amends the Jacob Wetterling Act to require states to release relevant information concerning registered child molesters and sexually violent offenders when necessary to protect the public. You can learn more about Megan's Law and other sex offender legislation by visiting the Legislative History of Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification section of the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking website.
You can locate state sex offender registry sites on the National Sex Offender Public Website.
The Corrections section of our site provides information about funding and programs/initiatives that relate to corrections. If you are seeking information about programs that are available in a specific facility, please contact that facility directly. Also see the National Institute of Corrections website for additional resources.
Information about restorative justice programs for juveniles is available in the following Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) resources:
- Effectiveness of Restorative Justice Principles in Juvenile Justice: A Meta-Analysis (Full Report and Research in Brief available)
- Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Restorative Justice
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. Visit the Corrections & Reentry section of the site to view research on program effectiveness reviewed and rated by CrimeSolutions Researchers and Reviewers.
Also see the following sites for additional information and resources:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration operates a telephone hotline and website to help you locate drug treatment programs throughout the United States. The hotline number is 800-662-HELP (4357). To access information via the Internet, visit FindTreatment.gov.
Information on prison rape and sexual violence can be found in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) publication, Prison Rape: A Critical Review of the Literature, Executive Summary, on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Sexual Violence in Correctional Facilities) section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) website, and the Prison Rape Elimination Act program page on the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) website.
The following NIJ-sponsored resources also provide information about rape and sexual violence in correctional facilities: Addressing Sexual Violence in Prisons: A National Snapshot of Approaches and Highlights of Innovative Strategies, Final Report and The Culture of Prison Sexual Violence. Additional information on this topic is available on the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center website.