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.
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
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
To obtain information about or locate sex offenders in a specific area, see the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), a Department of Justice website which allows you to conduct a nationwide search of sex offender registries using a number of different search options. NSOPW enables every citizen to search the latest information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and participating tribes for the identity and location of known sex offenders.
Also visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry webpage where you can view state-specific registry websites.
Robbery statistics are available in the Federal Bureau of Investigation annual report, Crime in the United States.
The following resources contain information about violence and safety in school settings:
- School Safety: By the Numbers, National Institute of Justice
- Summary of School Safety Statistics, National Institute of Justice
- Indicators of School Crime and Safety, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Additional information and resources that capture data on violence in schools can be found in our Special Feature: School Safety, which consists of federal and federally-sponsored materials and websites. Also see SchoolSafety.gov.