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Feb 25, 2015, 11:15 ET

National Institute Of Justice Welcomes New Director, Dr. Nancy Rodriguez

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today welcomed Dr. Nancy Rodriguez as new Director for the National Institute of...

Feb 06, 2015, 13:15 ET

Bureau Of Justice Assistance Explores Lessons Learned From Tribal Judges Regarding Implementation Of Tribal Law And Order Act's Enhanced Sentencing Authority

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, today announced the release of...

Feb 02, 2015, 10:55 ET

Fingerprint Examiners Found to Have Very Low Error Rates

A large-scale study of the accuracy and reliability of decisions made by latent fingerprint examiners found that examiners make extremely few...

Jan 28, 2015, 19:52 ET

Department of Justice Diagnostic Center Provides Final Assessment to Minneapolis Police Department to Help Build Trust Between Police and the Community

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Diagnostic Center and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) released...

Jan 14, 2015, 10:00 ET

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Launches National Mentoring Resource Center

 The Office of Justice Program's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced today the launch of the National...

Dec 19, 2014, 10:00 ET

U.S. Correctional Population Declined By Less Than 1 Percent For The Second Consecutive Year

The number of persons under adult correctional supervision fell by 41,500 persons during 2013, dropping to 6.89 million by yearend, the Bureau of...

Nov 13, 2014, 10:00 ET

From 2003 To 2013 Rates Of Nonfatal Violent Crime Against The Elderly Increased 27 Percent

From 2003 to 2013 rates of nonfatal violent crime against the elderly increased 27 percent, from 3.4 to 4.4 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 65...

Oct 27, 2014, 11:00 ET

Bureau Of Justice Assistance Offers Naloxone Toolkit For Law Enforcement

 The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has posted a new online Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit.  The Law...

Oct 07, 2014, 10:23 ET

The Bureau of Justice Assistance Releases Brief on Improving Recidivism Data Collection

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced the release of a new policy brief, "Improving Recidivism as a Performance Measure." The...

Oct 01, 2014, 20:25 ET

Department Of Justice Announces $63 Million To Support School Safety Research And Reduce Gun Violence

 The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced it has awarded nearly $63 million to school districts and...

Sep 29, 2014, 10:00 ET

Justice Department Announces $17.6 Million in Awards to Support Sex Offender Registration, Intervention and Treatment

The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced more than $17 million in Fiscal Year 2014 grant...

Sep 23, 2014, 11:00 ET

PUBLICATION ADVISORY: Office of Justice Programs Releases Managing the Boundary between Public and Private Policing

 The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today released Managing the Boundary between Public and Private Policing, the...

Sep 23, 2014, 10:00 ET

More Than Two-Thirds Of Serious Violent Crime Victims Experienced Socio-Emotional Problems

In 2009­­–12, more than two-thirds (68 percent) of serious violent crime victims experienced socio-emotional problems as a result...

Sep 23, 2014, 09:00 ET

Office of Justice Programs, MacArthur Foundation Renew Partnership With $2 Million Commitment to Advance Juvenile Justice Reform

In a renewed private-public partnership, the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John...

Sep 22, 2014, 15:30 ET

Justice Department Awards $87 Million To Enhance, Support Tribal Justice And Safety

The Department of Justice today announced the awarding of 169 grants to American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal consortia and tribal...

Sep 17, 2014, 19:04 ET

Office of Justice Programs Announces Over $4 Million to Support Crime Victims, Services

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced FY 2014 awards totaling $4.58 million to support projects that reach...

Sep 16, 2014, 10:00 ET

In 2013 The State Prison Population Rose For The First Time Since 2009

U.S. state and federal prisons held an estimated 1,574,700 inmates on December 31, 2013, an increase of 4,300 prisoners over yearend 2012, the...

Sep 08, 2014, 14:22 ET

NIJ Releases Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews

The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) released Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews,...

Aug 19, 2014, 14:12 ET

The National Institute of Justice Releases Policing and Wrongful Convictions Research

 The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the release of a New Perspectives in Policing bulletin, "Policing and Wrongful...

Aug 18, 2014, 13:00 ET

Publication Advisory: Number Of Juveniles Held In Residential Placement Facilities At Lowest Level Since 1997

Between 1997 and 2011, the number of youth held in residential placement facilities declined by 42 percent for juvenile offenders and 64 percent...