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Jul 16, 2015, 16:30 ET

Justice Department Welcomes New Science Advisory Board Sub-Committee Chairs

The Department of Justice's Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today spoke with new subcommittee chairs of the...

Jul 06, 2015, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool - Probation And Parole (2013 Update)

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has added 2013 data to the Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool - Probation and...

May 19, 2015, 23:11 ET

Justice Department Recognizes Five Individuals In National Missing Children's Day Ceremony

The Justice Department will recognize three law enforcement officers and a school administrator from California, Maryland, and Virginia for their...

May 18, 2015, 13:30 ET

Bureau of Justice Assistance Launches Body-Worn Camera Toolkit

The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance launched the National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit, an online clearinghouse of resources...

Apr 27, 2015, 15:00 ET

Justice Department Releases New Resource about Sexual Assault Kits

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the scientific research agency of the United States Department of Justice, today released a fact sheet...

Apr 17, 2015, 13:00 ET

New Publication Showcases Advancements In Forensic Science

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, today released a brochure highlighting...

Mar 30, 2015, 13:31 ET

New Body Armor Website Provides Critical Safety Information To Law Enforcement

 The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced the launch of a new resource for law enforcement and corrections...

Mar 11, 2015, 11:00 ET

Study: Most Juveniles Mature And Outgrow Delinquent Behaviors

Youth whose antisocial behavior persisted into early adulthood exhibited lower levels of psychosocial maturity in adolescence and deficits in...

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...