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Jul 25, 2014, 11:00 ET

Quarterly Juvenile Justice Meeting Focuses On Programs For Youth Leaving Juvenile Detention

 During a quarterly meeting, the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) will discuss reducing recidivism...

Jul 23, 2014, 09:00 ET

Publication Advisory: Study: One In Ten Juvenile Detainees Thought Of Suicide

Approximately one in ten juvenile detainees contemplated suicide within the six months prior to entering detention, according to a new bulletin...

Jun 30, 2014, 10:15 ET

Three States Join the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) today announced a significant milestone for the National Motor Vehicle Title...

Jun 09, 2014, 13:14 ET

Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence Holds Final Public Hearing

 The Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence will hold its...

May 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases PREA Data Collection Activities, 2014

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2014, which fulfills the requirement under...

May 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

Local Jail Population Declines From 2008 To 2013

After a peak in the number of inmates confined in county and city jails at midyear 2008 (785,533), the jail population was significantly lower by...

Apr 16, 2014, 13:00 ET

Advisory Committee On American Indian And Alaska Native Children Exposed To Violence Holds Third Public Hearing

The Attorney General's Advisory Committee of the Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence will hold its third...

Apr 14, 2014, 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Advisory Committee On American Indian And Alaska Native Children Exposed To Violence Holds Third Public Hearing

 The Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence will hold its...

Apr 07, 2014, 10:00 ET

Justice Department to Honor Crime Victims, Service Organizations and Teams for Efforts to Advance Crime Victims' Rights

The Justice Department will present ten awards to individuals, victim services programs and teams across the nation that demonstrate outstanding...

Feb 25, 2014, 10:00 ET

Juvenile Arrests Declined Eleven Percent from 2010 to 2011

U.S. law enforcement agencies made an estimated 1.47 million arrests of persons younger than 18 years old in 2011, an 11 percent decrease since...

Feb 18, 2014, 16:49 ET

New Report Links Prison Education Programs to Reduction in Recidivism

The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced research which explores knowledge gaps and opportunities for...

Feb 10, 2014, 11:14 ET

American Indian And Alaska Native Children Exposed To Violence Federal Advisory Committee To Hold Second Public Hearing

The Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence will hold its second...

Feb 04, 2014, 11:40 ET

American Indian And Alaska Native Children Exposed To Violence Federal Advisory Committee To Hold Second Public Hearing

February 11 in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force...

Jan 23, 2014, 10:00 ET

Allegations Of Sexual Victimization In Prisons And Jails Rose From 2009 To 2011; Substantiated Incidents Remained Stable

 Correctional administrators reported 8,763 allegations of sexual victimization in prisons, jails and other adult correctional facilities in...

Jan 10, 2014, 17:39 ET

National Institute of Justice Issues Challenge to Develop High Speed Software Applications that Improve Law Enforcement, Community Safety

The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting an open session Jan. 14 to encourage the innovation of software...

Dec 19, 2013, 10:00 ET

Total U.S. Correctional Population Declined in 2012 for Fourth Year

The total U.S. correctional population (on probation, parole, in prison or jail) decreased for the fourth consecutive year during 2012 (down 51,000...

Dec 17, 2013, 13:13 ET

Bulletin Analyzes Developmental Patterns Behind Girls' Delinquent Behavior

The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention today released a new bulletin that examines the paths...

Dec 13, 2013, 13:52 ET

The National Institute of Justice Special Report Presents DNA Backlog Updates

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the release of Making Sense of DNA Backlogs, 2012— Myths vs. Reality. The "Special...

Dec 12, 2013, 10:00 ET

16.6 Million People Experienced Identity Theft In 2012

Financial losses totaled $24.7 billion An estimated 16.6 million people, representing 7 percent of all persons age 16 or older in the United...

Dec 11, 2013, 11:17 ET

Study: Functional Impairment Common Among Youth in Detention

Approximately one in five youth in detention had markedly impaired social and emotional functioning, according to a new bulletin from the Office of...

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