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Every few years, it’s wise for organizations to step back and reflect on their mission, goals and strategic plan. The Office of Justice Programs is no different. We began that review in 2021 and saw an opportunity to build on our core approach to community safety.

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Partners in Safety


Mission in action: OJP focuses on community as co-producer of safety and justice

The Office of Justice Programs marked its new mission statement with events and products that highlight OJP’s work to support community-centered public safety strategies.

Protecting our protectors: The importance of body armor

A bullet can strike a police officer in a blink, so their body armor must be proven to work.

Protecting the youngest victims of substance use

A recent study found that more than 40% of Americans know someone who died from an overdose.

Reaching rural: Addressing opioid crisis in rural communities

The Reaching Rural Initiative was designed to provide support to rural communities, which face unique challenges in confronting the substance use crisis.

United against labor trafficking: Spotlight on organizations leading the charge

Addressing child labor exploitation and child trafficking is critical to advancing the health, education and well-being of children and families in the United States.

Employing mental health clinicians to improve police outcomes

Law enforcement officers today are responding to calls where many residents are experiencing mental or behavioral health emergencies.

Inside Perspectives


Text reads Supporting communities as coproducers of safety and justice: A mission to meet the moment

May 29, 2024

Supporting communities as coproducers of safety and justice: A mission to meet the moment

Every few years, it’s wise for organizations to step back and reflect on their mission, goals and strategic plan. The Office of Justice Programs is no different. We began that review in 2021 and saw an opportunity to build on our core approach to community safety.


Blue and yellow bars. Text reads DCRA Death in Custody Reporting Act Program

May 23, 2024

Taking action to reduce deaths in custody

Offering better protections and opportunities for people who come into contact with our criminal legal system is critical in preventing and reducing deaths in custody.

 


From the Vault


Impacts of the Second Chance Act

Celebrating 15 years of Second Chance Act programs.