WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today published an article online describing how agencies can work together to test sexual assault kits and reduce their numbers of untested kits. The article examines a coordinated effort among NIJ, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the state of Nevada to use a variety of funding streams to test sexual assault kits and provide justice to victims.
More information about today's publication and other NIJ programs is available here: www.nij.gov.
TITLE: "Uniting to Solve Sexual Assault Crimes"
AUTHORS: National Institute of Justice
The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan R. Hanson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
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SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs