WASHINGTON, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance will sponsor the 2017 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI) Symposium, highlighting approaches to reducing crime, enhancing community-police collaboration and stimulating revitalization in neighborhoods throughout the country. Since 2012, 65 sites received a combined $42.4 million in BCJI grants, with proven results in reducing crime and organizing more effective and efficient methods for deployment of public resources.
More than 125 police chiefs, community and faith leaders, philanthropists and lawmakers are expected to attend the symposium to engage in panel discussions and participate in peer-to-peer conversations.
WHAT: 2017 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI) Symposium
Building Partnerships for Crime Reduction
Full Agenda at www.bja.gov/2017BCJISymposium
WHO: OJP Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan R. Hanson
BJA Acting Director Tracey Trautman
WHEN: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
9:30 a.m. EDT
WHERE: Capitol View Conference Center
101 Constitution Ave. NW
MEDIA COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS: Media must RSVP by contacting Joan LaRocca at firstname.lastname@example.org. All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver's license) as well as valid media credentials.
The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan R. Hanson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: 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 and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
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SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs