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 this topic:
- Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program
- Justice Reinvestment Initiative
- National Gang Center
- National Motor Vehicle Title Information System
Also see the Crime & Crime Prevention page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs.
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
Resources on youth gang prevention include the following:
- Gang Violence Prevention
- Helping At-Risk Youth Say "No" to Gangs
- Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
- Parents' Guide to Gangs
- OJJDP Strategic Planning tool
See the following resources for information that may be helpful when looking at ways to prevent school shootings:
- About School Crime and Safety, National Institute of Justice
- Special Feature: School Safety, OJP
- Indicators of School Crime and Safety, Bureau of Justice Statistics
The National Institute of Justice Journal article, What Do the Data Reveal About Violence in Schools?, may also be of interest.
Operated by the National Institute of Justice, the CrimeSolutions website uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. Visit the Crime and Crime Prevention section of the site to view research on programs reviewed and rated by CrimeSolutions Researchers and Reviewers.
Finally, visit the Crime Prevention section of our site for additional publications and resources.