The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, assist victims and enhance the rule of law by strengthening the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Through various funding opportunities, research, and more, OJP is working to provide critical information and resources.
- See Current Funding Opportunities to learn about available funding from the OJP program offices related to this and other topics.
- Access the OJP Award Data page for details about grants awarded by OJP.
- Sign up for Funding News for weekly funding announcements and tips.
Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to addressing different types of crime:
- Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program
- Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program
- Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program
- National Gang Center
Also see the Crime & Crime Prevention page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs. And, see the Crime section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website for data.
Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:
Frequently Asked Questions
You can locate information about the collection of DNA to assist in the identification of missing persons on the DNA Analysis and CODIS Searching section of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) website.
For additional information, contact NamUs at 833-872-5176 or via email.
If you have not yet contacted law enforcement officials to assist in locating a missing adult, please do so immediately. For additional assistance, visit the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) website. NamUs is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. This free online system can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials, and the general public to solve these cases. To enter a missing persons report into the NamUs database, visit the registration page.
Additionally, Ashanti Alerts provide for rapid dissemination of information about adults who have been reported missing along with suspect information in cases of suspected abduction. Learn more about these Alerts on the National Ashanti Alert Network section of the Bureau of Justice Assistance website.
The number of missing or unidentified persons is available in Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics, available on the National Crime Information Center section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation site.
See the following websites for additional information about efforts to locate missing and identify located individuals: