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The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established this Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) Federal Interagency working group (MDI-WG) to coordinate Federal initiatives to strengthen the MDI system and support death investigation services practiced by medical examiner and coroner offices (ME/Cs) across the United States. The MDI-WG commenced in March 2018, is co-chaired by senior leadership from OJP and HHS, and builds upon the work of prior Federal MDI working groups.

Youth Violence

Access federal and federally funded resources related to the prevalence and prevention of and responses to violence among youth.

Teen Dating Violence

The Teen Dating Violence Special Feature provides access to federal and federally-funded publications and online resources related to dating violence among teens.

School Safety

The School Safety Special Feature provides access to federal and federally-funded publications and online resources related to crime and safety in schools.

Family Violence

The Family Violence Special Feature provides access to federal and federally-funded publications and online resources related to family violence and the prevention of such violence.

Child Abuse

Access federal and federally-funded publications and online resources related to the prevalence and prevention of child abuse, as well as justice system responses.

Elder Abuse

Learn about forms of elder abuse, what is being done to prevent and respond to cases, and discover help that is available to victims.

The Dedication of Correctional Officers

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Because correctional officers work behind the walls of prisons or jails, we too often fail to recognize the vital role they play in public saf

Marshaling Resources to Address Addiction in the Midst of a Pandemic

Covid-19 Virus

Our nation is facing a challenging time. The ways in which many of us live our lives have been disrupted by a global pandemic. As our President has said, “defeating this unseen enemy requires the help and commitment of every single American,” and “[we] continue to marshal every resource at America’s disposal in the fight…”

Federal Agencies Work Toward Reducing Opioid Impact on Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The anecdotal evidence is staggering: Children as young as 12 raising their siblings because their parents are lost in addiction; kids who learn to count by separating pills for drug-addicted parents; juveniles adjusting to life with sober foster parents after spending years learning to cope with parents who were always high.

Office of Justice Programs (OJP) / Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Interagency Medicolegal Death Investigation Working Group (MDI-WG) Resource Page

The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established this Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) Federal Interagency working group (MDI-WG) to coordinate Federal initiatives to strengthen the MDI system and support death investigation services practiced by medical examiner and coroner offices (ME/Cs) across the United States. The MDI-WG commenced in March 2018, is co-chaired by senior leadership from OJP and HHS, and builds upon the work of prior Federal MDI working groups.