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U.S. Department of Justice FY 2017 Performance Budget: Office of Justice Programs

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Date Published
February 2016
157 pages
This report presents the FY 2017 budget request of the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), whose mission is "to provide leadership, resources, and solutions for creating safe, just, and engaged communities."
OJP accomplishes its mission by partnering with Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as national, community- and faith-based organizations in developing, operating, and evaluating a wide range of criminal and juvenile justice programs. In FY 2017, OJP requests $1,602.5 million in discretionary funding, which is $208.5 million below the FY 2016 enacted level. OJP also requests $2,606.0 million in mandatory funding, which is $514.0 million below the FY 2016 enacted level. The FY 2017 budget also proposes a $20.0 million rescission of prior year balances. OJP's direct positions for FY 2017 total 808 positions. OJP's FY 2017 request includes an increase of 22 positions over the FY 2016 enacted level. The FY 2017 OJP budget request focuses on the following priorities: 1) examining, changing, and implementing changes to State law and policies to promote criminal and juvenile justice reform; 2) improving the criminal justice system; 3) countering violent extremism; 4) coordinating and enhancing mental health and substance abuse services; 5) providing comprehensive reentry services; 6) juvenile justice and at-risk youth; 7) implementing the recommendations in the Final Report of The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the President's Community Policing Initiative; 8) improving access to justice; 9) improving criminal justice data collection, reporting, information sharing, and evidence generation; and 10) savings and efficiencies. Program increases are shown by item, and decreases are shown by program. 13 exhibits