To obtain information about or locate sex offenders in a specific area, see the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), a Department of Justice website which allows you to conduct a nationwide search of sex offender registries using a number of different search options. NSOPW enables every citizen to search the latest information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and participating tribes for the identity and location of known sex offenders.
Also visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry webpage where you can view state-specific registry websites.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) annual report, Crime in the United States, presents data on law enforcement employment. Additionally, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) resource, Data Collection: Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) may also be of interest.
Kristina Rose is the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).
Resources on youth gang prevention include the following:
- Gang Violence Prevention
- Helping At-Risk Youth Say "No" to Gangs
- Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
- Parents' Guide to Gangs
- OJJDP Strategic Planning tool
The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program, managed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides support and resources for agencies interested in developing or enhancing a volunteer program and for citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills with a community law enforcement agency.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) website provides access to information about programs and efforts aimed at improving the justice system's response to people with mental illness. Following are examples of BJA-supported efforts:
The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative serves as a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) and advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. It represents more than thirty independent organizations spanning the spectrum of law enforcement, judicial, correctional, and related bodies. For further information, visit the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative website.
Operated by the National Institute of Justice, the 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 Crime and Crime Prevention section of the site to view research on programs reviewed and rated by CrimeSolutions Researchers and Reviewers.
Finally, visit the Crime Prevention section of our site for additional publications and resources.
Operated by the National Institute of Justice, the 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 Law Enforcement section of the site to view research on program effectiveness reviewed and rated by CrimeSolutions Researchers and Reviewers.