Office of Justice Programs Weekly News Brief

Jul 20, 2012, 09:00 ET from Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Office of Justice Programs:

Federal Apprehensions for Immigration Violations Declined While Arrests Tripled, BJS Report Finds — The Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released the Immigration Offenders in the Federal Justice System, 2010 report, finding that apprehensions for immigration violations dropped to 516,992 in 2010, the lowest level since 1972, from a peak of 1.8 million violations in 2000.

Congressional Briefing on Children Exposed to Violence Task Force, July 25The Department of Justice will hold a briefing from the Attorney General's Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (Task Force) on Wednesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. EDT in the Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237.  The briefing features task force co-chairs Joe Torre, former major league baseball player and manager and founder of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, and Robert Listenbee, Chief of the Juvenile Unit of the Defender Associations of Philadelphia.  Task force members will highlight lessons learned from experts and community members during four public hearings held in Baltimore, Md., Albuquerque, N.M., Miami, Fla. and Detroit, Mich.   NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as driver's license) as well as valid media credentials.  Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Starr Stepp at 202-307-0703 or

NCVRW Nomination Period Opens — Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 National Crime Victims' Service Awards.  Each year, OVC recognizes extraordinary individuals, organizations, teams, and programs demonstrating outstanding achievement in supporting victims and victim services. The recipients are honored at the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC, in the week prior to National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW).  In 2013, NCVRW will be observed April 21–27. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, September 5, 2012.


SOURCE Office of Justice Programs