WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2013, which describes BJS activities to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian country, as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act, 2010. The report summarizes BJS's efforts in 2013 to implement an Indian Country Justice Statistics Task Force, develop a survey of all state and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors' offices serving in Indian country, study the handling of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) juvenile and adult criminal cases in the federal justice system, and enhance current funding programs to support tribal participation in regional and national criminal justice databases. It summarizes tribal eligibility for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) awards from 2008 to 2013, and presents Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program statistics on offenses reported in Indian country.
TITLE: Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2013
AUTHOR: Steven W. Perry
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs