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Jan 29, 2016, 10:20 ET

NIJ Journal Examines Research Advancing Forensic Science

 The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced the availability of NIJ Journal, Issue no. 276.  The cover...

Jan 28, 2016, 10:00 ET

Allegations Of Sexual Victimization At Juvenile Correctional Facilities Rose Between 2011 And 2012

 Juvenile correctional administrators reported 865 allegations of sexual victimization in state facilities and 613 in local and private...

Jan 18, 2016, 10:00 ET

New Science-Based Brochure Provides Practical Guidance for Notifying Victims of Sex Assault After their Kit is Tested

The National Institute of Justice and Office for Victims of Crime today announced the release of the first brochure in a series guiding...

Jan 05, 2016, 10:00 ET

OCR Issues Report, Finds Alabama Agency Failed to Properly Recruit, Hire and Retain Female Troopers

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has issued a compliance review report finding that the Alabama Law...

Dec 21, 2015, 16:42 ET

Justice Department and The Council of State Governments Justice Center host national conference on reducing recidivism among adults and youth

 The Justice Department welcomed more than 1,400 state and local government officials and their community-based partners to the 2015 Second...

Dec 15, 2015, 17:04 ET

Call For Nominations: 2015 Law Enforcement Congressional Badge Of Bravery

The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance is accepting nominations beginning today for the Federal Law Enforcement...

Dec 14, 2015, 10:00 ET

About A Third Of Prison And Jail Inmates Reported A Disability In 2011-12

An estimated 32 percent of state and federal prisoners and 40 percent of local jail inmates reported having at least one disability in the...

Dec 07, 2015, 11:13 ET

Bureau of Justice Assistance highlights Arkansas' efforts with the Justice Reinvestment Initiative

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Director Denise E. O'Donnell recognized today Arkansas state policymakers and stakeholder's commitment to...

Nov 23, 2015, 10:00 ET

OJJDP Expands Smart on Juvenile Justice Program to Two New States

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded $2.2 million in funding to expand Smart on Juvenile Justice: A Comprehensive...

Nov 19, 2015, 10:23 ET

Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities For Federally-Recognized Tribes And Tribal Consortia

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to American Indian and...

Nov 05, 2015, 11:13 ET

National Institute of Justice Releases "Paving the Way: Lessons Learned in Sentinel Event Reviews"

The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today published the agency's latest research on the viability of using sentinel...

Nov 04, 2015, 13:26 ET

National Institute of Justice to Release "Paving the Way: Lessons Learned in Sentinel Event Reviews"

The U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will issue the publication EMBARGOED until 11:00 A.M. EST, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER...

Nov 02, 2015, 10:00 ET

National Institute of Justice Releases Outcome Evaluation of Defending Childhood Program Sites

The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ), today released the outcome evaluation of six sites participating in the...

Oct 27, 2015, 10:00 ET

More Than Half Of Drug Offenders In Federal Prison Were Serving Sentences For Powder Or Crack Cocaine

 More than half (54 percent) of drug offenders in federal custody at yearend 2012 were serving sentences for powder or crack cocaine, the...

Oct 25, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Indian Country Jail Population Increased 4 Percent Between 2013 And 2014

 An estimated 2,380 inmates were confined in Indian country jails at midyear 2014, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This...

Oct 23, 2015, 16:26 ET

The Office for Victims of Crime Awards $2.1 Million to Support Victims of the Marysville-Pilchuck School Shooting in Marysville, Washington

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) announced a $2,145,327 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)...

Oct 20, 2015, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Report On Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2015

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2015, which describes steps...

Oct 09, 2015, 14:16 ET

BJS Releases Assessment Of Coverage In The Arrest-Related Deaths Program

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Assessment of Coverage in the Arrest-Related Deaths Program, which provides...

Oct 06, 2015, 12:23 ET

Justice Department Awards More Than $29 Million To Forensic Science Research And Development

 The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced that it has awarded more than $29 million in research and...

Oct 06, 2015, 10:00 ET

OJJDP Releases Best Practices for Forensic Interviews of Children in Cases of Alleged Abuse

 The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released Child Forensic Interviewing: Best Practices. This bulletin...