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Welcome to the official Office of Justice Programs page. If you are looking for the official source of information about the Office of Justice Programs, please visit ojp.gov

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PUBLISHED: A summarization of a National Institute of Justice-funded study that measures the ability of bloodstain patte...
12/20/2022
Study Assesses the Accuracy and Reproducibility of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

PUBLISHED: A summarization of a National Institute of Justice-funded study that measures the ability of bloodstain pattern analysts to provide valid and consistent conclusions.

This research is part of a broader portfolio of impression & pattern evidence projects managed by NIJ Physical Scientist, Gregory Dutton, Ph.D. Find more information about impression & pattern evidence research at NIJ. Find more on bloodstain pattern analysis.

Photos from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's post
12/20/2022

Photos from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's post

Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2020
12/16/2022
Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2020

Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2020

This report summarizes the results from the 16th survey of criminal history information systems conducted for BJS by SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, since 1989. It presents data on the functions and status of state criminal history files as of December 31, 202...

Photos from OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance's post
12/16/2022

Photos from OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance's post

Need something to listen to on the way to work? Or out for a walk? Check out the Justice Today podcast, where we explore...
12/15/2022
Justice Today | Office of Justice Programs

Need something to listen to on the way to work? Or out for a walk? Check out the Justice Today podcast, where we explore cutting edge research and practices and offer an in-depth look at what we’re doing to meet the biggest public safety challenges of our time. https://www.ojp.gov/news/podcast

Podcast episodes are available on ojp.gov and wherever you may listen to and download podcasts.

OJP's Justice Today podcast explores cutting edge research and practices and offers an in-depth look at what we’re doing to meet public safety challenges.

12/15/2022

In her latest video message, Administrator Liz Ryan explains how our Office’s grant programs help us achieve our priorities for transforming the system.

Learn more about our grantees and the work they’re doing to support : https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/newsletter/ojjdp-news-glance-novemberdecember-2022/message-administrator-funding-programs-see-value-all-children#message-from-the-administrator-funding-programs-that-see-the-val?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=newsataglance

Photos from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's post
12/15/2022

Photos from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's post

12/14/2022

Just released: Female Murder Victims and Victim-Offender Relationship, 2021

This two-page Just the Stats report presents findings on murder victims by victim s*x and the relationship of the victim to the alleged offender. Estimates in this report are derived from data submitted by law enforcement agencies to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System in 2021.

Read the full report at
https://bjs.ojp.gov/female-murder-victims-and-victim-offender-relationship-2021

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2018 – Statistical Tables
12/14/2022
Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2018 – Statistical Tables

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2018 – Statistical Tables

This report presents data on law enforcement agencies that employ at least one full-time equivalent sworn officer with general arrest powers and are operated by state and local governments. The report provides the number of law enforcement officers and the size of the populations they serve. It also...

Chapter 4: Internet-Facilitated S*xual Offending
12/14/2022
Chapter 4: Internet-Facilitated S*xual Offending

Chapter 4: Internet-Facilitated S*xual Offending

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Do you work on public safety issues in your community? If so, OJP invites you to join a virtual discussion titled Advanc...
12/13/2022

Do you work on public safety issues in your community? If so, OJP invites you to join a virtual discussion titled Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through OJP Grantmaking, on Friday December 16, 2022, from 1:00-4:00 PM ET. Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_gjMW3_77Rp-VdiopuqbudQ

Read PDAAG Amy Solomon's remarks from the 2022 National Public Safety Partnership Violent Crime Reduction Summit. https:...
12/12/2022

Read PDAAG Amy Solomon's remarks from the 2022 National Public Safety Partnership Violent Crime Reduction Summit. https://www.ojp.gov/news/speech/pdaag-amy-l-solomon-remarks-2022-national-public-safety-partnership-violent-crime-reduction

"I'm pleased that components across The United States Department of Justice, including the Office of Justice Programs, are supporting strategies designed to strengthen communities, build bonds of trust, and deliver on the promise of public safety and equal justice that are among the first responsibilities of government." -PDAAG Amy Solomon

12/09/2022

Through humor and inspired words, the emcees of the conference, Elsie Boudreau and Kevin Poleyumptewa, reminded attendees of the impact of their work, navigated the unexpected, and kept the flow of the conference steady and uplifting. Thank you!

Photos from DOJ SMART's post
12/09/2022

Photos from DOJ SMART's post

Facility Characteristics of S*xual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018 – Statistical Tables
12/09/2022
Facility Characteristics of S*xual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018 – Statistical Tables

Facility Characteristics of S*xual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018 – Statistical Tables

This report describes characteristics of juvenile justice facilities related to youth-reported s*xual victimization. The report presents s*xual victimization rates reported by youth in juvenile facilities by topics such as facility organizational structure, staff, and atmosphere. It also provides fa...

12/09/2022

OVC staff participated in the conference this week, building their capacity to better support their grantees in Tribal communities.

SORNA
12/08/2022
SORNA

SORNA

SORNA (S*x Offender Registration and Notification Act) is Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA), which authorized the SMART Office.

12/08/2022

During the plenary on Wednesday morning, staff from the Office on Violence Against Women briefed attendees on enhanced jurisdiction provisions of 2022 at the conference.

12/08/2022

Are you interested in live updates from the ? If so, you’ll want to join OVC’s “From the Director’s Desk” call on Thursday, December 8, at 3 PM ET.

12/08/2022

Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell gave the keynote address at the about healing historical trauma to build resiliency, unity, and empowerment in the field of victim services.

12/07/2022

Sandra Bercier, Director of the First Nations Women’s Alliance, narrated the Shawl Ceremony, honoring victims and survivors. The shawls will stay in place for the duration of the conference, serving as a reminder to all those in attendance.

Photos from Office for Victims of Crime's post
12/07/2022

Photos from Office for Victims of Crime's post

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OJP’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer is hiring for a Supervisory Budget Analyst. Find all of our current career opportunities here: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/Results?a=DJ07
January is National Mentoring Month. A relationship with a mentor can be a valuable resource for young people as they seek guidance during critical moments in their life. Many people have access to mentors, either through their family or community organizations; however, many more do not. https://www.ojp.gov/feature/mentoring/overview
OJP’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is hiring for a Grants Management Specialist. Find all of our current career opportunities here: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/Results?a=DJ07
Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which raises awareness of the persistent issue of human trafficking. The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has awarded almost $87 million in funding to combat human trafficking, provide supportive services to trafficking victims throughout the United States and conduct research into the nature and causes of labor and s*x trafficking. Read more about how OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) continues to manage the largest amount of federal funding dedicated to providing services to victims of human trafficking: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-awards-nearly-87-million-combat-human-trafficking-and-help-victims
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Here is a special Office of Justice Programs feature on human trafficking prevention efforts: https://www.ojp.gov/feature/human-trafficking/overview
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