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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Department of Justice Awards More Than $12 Million to Support Data Sharing

      WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs today announced grants totaling more than $12 million to support data and information sharing across law enforcement agencies, in order to reduce crime and make communities safer.

      “These investments will support data collection and data infrastructure development in states across the country, which is critical to understanding and improving the nation’s systems of justice,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon. “Up-to-date statistical data and the efficient collection and sharing of information across agencies also allows law enforcement, corrections and other justice system professionals to accelerate investigations and communicate with stakeholders, ultimately reducing crime and keeping our communities safe.”

      Grants from OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justice and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention distributed millions of dollars in awards to local, state and tribal jurisdictions throughout the United States and territories.

      Here is a list of funded grants:

      Information about the grantees selected under each solicitation can be found online at the OJP Grant Awards Page.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

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OFFICE:  bja.ojp.gov and bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

 

Date Created: December 23, 2021