The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) partners with many law enforcement agencies at the state and local levels to combat crime and promote safer neighborhoods. Through formula and discretionary grant programs, training, and technical assistance, OJP works with states, communities, and tribes to guarantee they have the resources necessary to provide effective law enforcement and to ensure the safety of their citizens. OJP assistance to law enforcement is rooted in the belief that federal dollars should support initiatives that work and that are backed by the communities they serve.
Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
- Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program
- Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV)
- Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program
- Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) Program
Also see the Law Enforcement 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
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation, have frequent contact with children and may include health care workers, school personnel, child care providers, social workers, law enforcement officers, and mental health professionals.
Information about mandatory reporters in individual states is available on the State Statutes Search section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway website. Also see the State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers page and our Child Abuse Special Feature for additional information.
In response to the threat of computer-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes committed against children, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) implemented the Project Safe Childhood (PSC) initiative. Additionally, developed through funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force was created to help federal, state and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative responses to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or computer technology to sexually exploit children.
Additionally, in April 2016, the DOJ released the National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction. This report to Congress details national efforts to address child exploitation, including online exploitation; provides a threat assessment of the nature and scope of the problem; lays out plans for future investigations and prosecutions, outreach and education, victim services, and policy initiatives; addresses child exploitation in Indian Country; and offers statistics and research on the topic.
For additional information, visit the Internet Safety Special Feature on our website.
Robbery statistics are available in the Federal Bureau of Investigation annual report, Crime in the United States.