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Office of Justice Programs Annual Report to Congress Fiscal Year 2012

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28 pages
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Report (Annual/Periodic)
This is the FY 2012 Annual Report of the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), which provides leadership, research, information, and funding intended to assist communities in implementing criminal justice programs and strategies.
OJP's activities for FY 2012 reflect OJP's commitment to evidence-based solutions to criminal justice programming. The focus is on research that guides program development in officer safety, juvenile justice, victim services, reentry, recidivism, and many other areas of criminal justice operations. In FY2012, OJP continued to develop its innovative CrimeSolutions.gov, a vehicle for informing practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal and juvenile justice as well as crime victim services. It created the Diagnostic Center, a consultation service that assists localities in finding solutions to their unique public-safety challenges. OJP undertook a paradigm-shifting study of the crime-victims field, Vision 21. A task force of 13 leading experts in child and family services issued a final report to the Attorney General with policy recommendations in the fall of 2012. This report will serve as a "blueprint" for preventing children's exposure to violence. Collaboration with other Federal agencies has facilitated progress in improving reentry case management and preventing youth violence. OJP awarded 2,876 grants of just over $1.7 billion in FY 2012. This report contains descriptions of the various departments that perform its work, including the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.
Date Created: February 7, 2020