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  • Friday, August 26, 2011
  • Contact: Office of Justice Programs
  • Telephone: (202) 307-0703

Weekly News Brief

New DAAG Named for Operations and Management - Jim Burch, Principal Deputy Director in OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and previously Acting Director for BJA, will become OJP's Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Operations and Management on September 6.

BJS Director Discusses "Crime in America" on C-SPAN's Washington Journal - Bureau of Justice Statistics Director James P. Lynch, Ph.D., appeared Friday on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, a television call-in and interview program, to talk about statistics and "Crime in America."

Radio Interview Highlights Website - Phelan Wyrick, Senior Policy Advisor to OJP's Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, recently discussed on Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy, Federal News Radio. This website is a central, credible resource for practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. The website features more than 150 justice-related programs with "evidence ratings" -- effective, promising, or no effects -- to indicate whether there is evidence from research that a program achieves its goals.

Upcoming Events:

October Is Crime Prevention Month - OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance, in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council and the National Sheriffs' Association, is again Celebrating Safe Communities (CSC) during Crime Prevention Month in October. Details about how community partners can spotlight their crime prevention efforts, enhance public awareness of vital crime prevention and safety messages, and recruit year-round support for ongoing prevention activities are on the CSC Website.