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Sep 30, 2015, 12:30 ET Justice Department Examines Suicide In Nation's Criminal Justice System

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced its latest efforts to raise public awareness and build knowledge...


Sep 30, 2015, 01:00 ET National Institute of Justice Advances Cost-Effective Aviation Technology for Law Enforcement

The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced that it has awarded a grant of more than $900,000 to...


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 brief...


Aug 02, 2013, 12:50 ET Office for Victims of Crime Announces $512,730 Grant to Support Victims of the Sikh Temple Attack in Oak Creek, Wis.

The Office of Justice Programs' Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) awarded a $512,730 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) grant to...


Oct 04, 2012, 01:08 ET Bureau of Justice Assistance Provides $27 million to Drug Courts and Mental Health Programs

The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced it awarded $27 million under the Drug Court Program and the...


Sep 24, 2012, 03:00 ET Justice Department To Announce Awards To Improve Public Safety In Distressed Neighborhoods

The United States Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Director Denise E. O'Donnell will announce more than $11 million...


Sep 14, 2012, 04:27 ET Department of Justice Announces Body Armor Challenge

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) issued the first Department of Justice Challenge for scientists, inventors and innovators during the Safety...


Sep 13, 2012, 10:43 ET Coordinating Council On Juvenile Justice And Delinquency Prevention To Address Girls' Delinquency

The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, September 14, at 10 a.m. ...


Aug 20, 2012, 05:21 ET Office of Justice Programs Weekly News Brief

The following is being released by the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs: National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies...


Aug 09, 2012, 10:00 ET Nearly 3.4 Million Violent Crimes Per Year Went Unreported To Police From 2006 To 2010

More than half of the nation's violent crimes, or nearly 3.4 million violent victimizations per year, went unreported to the police between 2006 and...


Aug 03, 2012, 09:00 ET Office of Justice Programs Weekly News Brief

The following is being released by the Office of Justice Programs: OJP's Leadership Speaks at Tribal Summit – In remarks at the National Intertribal...


Aug 02, 2012, 02:04 ET Private Sector Joins Justice Department In Protecting Consumers From Vehicle Fraud And Unsafe Vehicles

The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced new partnerships formed to fight consumer fraud and reduce...


Jul 18, 2012, 10:00 ET Between 2000 And 2010, Federal Apprehensions For Immigration Violations Declined While Arrests Tripled

Apprehensions for immigration violations peaked at 1.8 million in 2000 but dropped to 516,992 in 2010—the lowest level since 1972, according to a...


Jul 05, 2012, 01:52 ET Justice Department Releases New DNA Training Guide for Defense Attorneys

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs has announced the availability of DNA for the Defense Bar. Specifically designed as a resource ...


May 25, 2012, 12:30 ET The Justice Department and the President's Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative Honor Local Fatherhood Heroes in Tarrant County, Texas

As part of President Obama's Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative, the Justice Department today honored eight "Fatherhood Heroes" from Tarrant County,...


May 23, 2012, 05:27 ET Justice Department Honors North Dakota Investigator for Rescuing Eight Children From Physical and Sexual Abuse

Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole today presented Tim Erickson, special agent with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, with the...


May 22, 2012, 10:58 ET Justice Department To Honor Four Individuals At National Missing Children's Day Ceremony

Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole will recognize law enforcement officers, a prosecutor and a concerned citizen from Florida, Missouri, North...


May 18, 2012, 10:45 ET Office of Justice Programs Weekly News Brief

The following news brief was issued today by the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs: BJS Releases Sexual Victimization Report -- ...


May 14, 2012, 05:59 ET National Police Week: Honoring Our Public Safety Officers through Increased Support and Safety

This week, as we honor those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are reminded that last year was one of the deadliest years for law...


Apr 20, 2012, 05:47 ET Attorney General Eric Holder Honors Commissioner Of New York City Department Of Correction For Service To Crime Victims

Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Commissioner Dora Schriro, from the New York City Department of Correction, with the Allied Professional...


Apr 20, 2012, 05:33 ET Attorney General Eric Holder Honors Pioneer In Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Attorney General Eric Holder recognized a Sexual Assault Resource Service (SARS) director with the National Crime Victim Service Award today at the...


Apr 20, 2012, 05:31 ET Attorney General Eric Holder Honors Victim- Witness Coordinator for National and International Work

Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Michelle Scott with the Federal Service Award today at the 2012 annual victims' service awards ceremony, a...


Apr 20, 2012, 05:25 ET Attorney General Eric Holder Honors Arizona Financial Compliance Program With Award, Provides Restitutions To Victims Of Crime

Attorney General Eric Holder recognized the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department's Financial Compliance Program with the Crime Victims...


Apr 20, 2012, 05:24 ET Attorney General Eric Holder Honors Hollywood Legend For Bringing National Attention To Elder Abuse

Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney with the Special Courage Award today at the 2012 annual victims' service...


Apr 20, 2012, 05:23 ET Attorney General Eric Holder Honors Common Justice For Its Innovative Approach To Promoting Equity In Services To Victims

Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Common Justice with the Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services today at the 2012 annual...