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May 25, 2023

People Who Inspired BJA Programs: James Byrd, Jr.

"To keep my dad's memory alive, I wanted to lead people to know there is no place for hate"



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May 19, 2023

A Message to Our Law Enforcement Partners

During National Police Week, we join our colleagues in honoring the brave public servants who work so hard to protect our communities and uphold the rule of law.


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May 11, 2023

Achieving Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors in Georgia

Since its inception, SAKI has helped jurisdictions across the country in closing sexual assault cases by testing more than 85,700 sexual assault kits.


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May 5, 2023

USDA Programs Help Feed Children

For some Americans, affording the essentials—like groceries—may become more difficult as food prices are expected to rise 6.5 percent by the end of 2023.


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May 1, 2023

The Scottsboro Boys: Legacy of Injustice

Collectively, the "Scottsboro Boys" spent a total of 130 years in Alabama jails and prisons for a crime they did not commit.


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April 25, 2023

Second Chances, First Opportunities

By focusing on reentry, we can help reduce recidivism and increase public safety.


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April 25, 2023

Enforcing Victims’ Rights: Elevating Survivor Voices

We want to amplify the voices of survivors and give them confidence they will be heard, believed and supported.


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April 19, 2023

Marlon Chamberlain and the Campaign To End "Permanent Punishments"

While in prison, he said, the death of his mother changed the course of his life. I started doing whatever I could to prepare myself for my release," he said. But when freedom came, it was not what he imagined.



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April 13, 2023

The 54th Mile Project: A 54-Mile, 58-Year Journey to Police Reform

To understand The 54th Mile Project, you first have to know something about its founders, all of whom hold senior leadership positions in law enforcement.


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February 13, 2023

Seven Trailblazers Address Community Violence Intervention

The Office of Justice Programs is working together with changemakers engaged in their communities to make a difference.


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February 13, 2023

Celebrating Youth Achievements and Promise During Black History Month

Every February, Black History Month invites us to highlight those contributions, to remember and celebrate their role in U.S. history.


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January 30, 2023

OJP Helps Communities Fight Hate

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has reported that Americans, on average, suffered approximately 247,000 hate crime victimizations annually between 2005 and 2019.


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January 18, 2023

Finding a Serial Killer—and Justice—After 40 Years

Find out how the cold-case murders of four women who died over 40 years ago was solved.



Date Created: January 31, 2022