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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 The Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs is pleased to participate in open, un-moderated forums offered by commercial social networks sites in order to increase government transparency, promote public participation and encourage collaboration with the department. DOJ does not collect comments or messages through this account. Learn more at: http://www.justice.gov/privacy-file.htm

Mission: OJP’s mission is to increase public safety and improve the fair administration of justice across America through innovative leadership and programs.

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DOJ SMART
10/09/2020

DOJ SMART

The SMART Office mourns the loss of and memorializes the lives, careers and presences of two SORNA officers: Elmer Lamson at White Mountain Apache Tribe and Michael Lee at Navajo Nation. Both were key figures in implementing SORNA on #tribal lands: smart.ojp.gov/blog/smart-remembers-mourns-loss-tribal-sorna-officers-covid

Pastor Lowden, Executive Director of the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry, is in Mi...
10/08/2020

Pastor Lowden, Executive Director of the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry, is in Missouri meeting with state leaders about their collaboration with community partners to help ex-offenders successfully reenter society through mentoring, case management, education, and employment services.

Office for Victims of Crime
10/05/2020

Office for Victims of Crime

Meet the 2020 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards recipients recently honored by Office for Victims of Crime Director Hart and Office of Justice Programs and The United States Department of Justice leadership during a private, virtual event. They were selected from nominations in a variety of categories for their vision, action, and leadership in seeking justice, ensuring victims’ rights, and inspiring hope. Read the announcement to learn more. https://ovc.ojp.gov/announcement/meet-2020-national-crime-victims-service-awards-recipients?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=award_recipients&utm_campaign=ncvsa2021

Office for Victims of Crime
10/01/2020

Office for Victims of Crime

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart participated in a roundtable discussion about the importance of public/private partnerships on identifying and bringing perpetrators of human trafficking to justice and on the provision of services to survivors. https://ovc.ojp.gov/announcement/director-hart-underscores-impact-public-private-partnerships-human-trafficking-efforts?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=director_site_visit_ATL&utm_campaign=news

Office for Victims of Crime
10/01/2020

Office for Victims of Crime

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month. In her video message, Director Jessica E. Hart reaffirms the Office for Victims of Crime’s commitment to support campus safety for college and university students. Watch to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIO0pqhds9U

The United States Department of Justice
09/30/2020

The United States Department of Justice

The U.S. Marshals Service, the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the United States, was formed by the Judiciary Act of 1789.

Learn more: https://www.usmarshals.gov/history/index.html

Be sure to listen to PDAAG Katie Sullivan discuss Operation Lady Justice on the newly launched DOJ Podcast!
09/29/2020

Be sure to listen to PDAAG Katie Sullivan discuss Operation Lady Justice on the newly launched DOJ Podcast!

PODCAST: New episode of The Justice Beat is here. Hear from the head of DOJ's Office of Justice Programs about Operation Lady Justice, the Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Listen at https://www.justice.gov/podcasts/office-justice-programs-discusses-operation-lady-justice

#DOJPodcast #Podcast

The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims is an important way to promote public awareness of the impact of viol...
09/25/2020

The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims is an important way to promote public awareness of the impact of violent crime, to remember loved ones, and to acknowledge the resulting long-term trauma for families, communities, and the nation.

Read the statement from PDAAG Katie Sullivan:https://www.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh241/files/media/document/day-of-remembrance.pdf

Office for Victims of Crime
09/21/2020

Office for Victims of Crime

Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced that the Office for Victims of Crime has awarded $97.4 million to state, local and tribal jurisdictions, service providers and task forces all over the country to combat human trafficking and provide vital services to trafficking victims throughout the United States. Read the press release to learn more about the programs being funded. https://ovc.ojp.gov/attorney-general-barr-announces-nearly-100-million-in-ovc-funding-to-fight-human-trafficking?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=OJP_HT_awards&utm_campaign=news

The current OJP grant and payment management systems, GMS and GPRS, will no longer be available to external users after ...
09/21/2020

The current OJP grant and payment management systems, GMS and GPRS, will no longer be available to external users after September 22, 2020, as we transition to the new grants management system, Justice Grants (JustGrants). All award management activities will take place in JustGrants starting October 15, 2020. All users must complete any necessary actions in GMS and GPRS by September 22.

Follow this step-by-step checklist to ensure that your entity has completed all of the necessary steps in the transition to JustGrants. https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh296/files/media/document/are-you-ready-checklist-9-2-2020.pdf?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=justgrants

On this day in 1787, thirty-nine brave delegates signed the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia. Today we observe Constitu...
09/17/2020

On this day in 1787, thirty-nine brave delegates signed the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia. Today we observe Constitution Day, and pledge our dedication at The United States Department of Justice to securing justice and liberty for all.

Today, the Office for Victims of Crime announced over $2.8 million in Antiterrorism & Emergency Assistance Program grant...
09/17/2020

Today, the Office for Victims of Crime announced over $2.8 million in Antiterrorism & Emergency Assistance Program grant funds to the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice to assist victims of the 2019 shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Learn more:https://www.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh241/files/media/document/ojp-news-09172020.pdf

Office for Victims of Crime
09/15/2020

Office for Victims of Crime

Today, Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica Hart and Office of Justice Programs Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katie Sullivan met with Regina Thompson, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Assistant Director of their Victim Services Division. The Office for Victims of Crime partners with FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation in serving victims of federal crimes in various ways, including funding for victim specialists who are experts in victim assistance, crisis intervention, and social services. https://www.fbi.gov/resources/victim-services

PDAAG Katie Sullivan delivered a virtual message yesterday during the opening plenary of the 20th Annual International F...
09/10/2020

PDAAG Katie Sullivan delivered a virtual message yesterday during the opening plenary of the 20th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference. The conference, hosted by the Alliance for HOPE, convenes professionals in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and elder abuse.

Office for Victims of Crime
09/03/2020

Office for Victims of Crime

At the 2020 Victims of Crime Act Administrators National Training Conference, Director Jessica E. Hart from the Office for Victims of Crime spoke about the importance of developing productive relationships with Administrators and thanked them for their dedication to victims.

PDAAG Katie Sullivan and @OJPOVC Director Jessica E. Hart addressed over 800 state-level administrators, board members a...
09/01/2020

PDAAG Katie Sullivan and @OJPOVC Director Jessica E. Hart addressed over 800 state-level administrators, board members and staff during the Victims of Crime Act Annual Training Conference. Learn more:https://www.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh241/files/media/document/ojp-news-08312020.pdf

PDAAG Katie Sullivan spoke at the Office for Victims of Crime hosted virtual Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to ...
08/28/2020

PDAAG Katie Sullivan spoke at the Office for Victims of Crime hosted virtual Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Grantee Orientation about the Justice Department's commitment to eradicating human trafficking and helping its victims. Readout of meeting:https://www.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh241/files/media/document/ojp-news-08282020.pdf

Office for Victims of Crime
08/26/2020

Office for Victims of Crime

Today, Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart spoke at the FY 2019 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Grantee Orientation.

In her remarks, Director Hart addresses the challenges faced by human trafficking task forces to identify and serve victims during the pandemic and highlights the commitment by the Trump Administration and the Department of Justice to combat human trafficking. Read more. https://ovc.ojp.gov/announcement/director-hart-discusses-services-victims-human-trafficking-grantee-orientation?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=HT_ECM_grantee_meeting&utm_campaign=news

Office for Victims of Crime
08/21/2020

Office for Victims of Crime

Yesterday, Director Jessica Hart visited Samaritan House to learn more about services they provide to victims of human trafficking with funding from OVC and how the recent pandemic has impacted survivors.

Office for Victims of Crime
08/21/2020

Office for Victims of Crime

Yesterday, Director Jessica Hart visited Survivor Ventures, an Office for Victims of Crime grantee, and held a roundtable with survivors. Survivor Ventures was awarded funding through the recently announced Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking.

Learn more: https://ovc.ojp.gov/announcement/white-house-announces-more-35-million-office-victims-crime-funding-provide-housing?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=director_site_visit_HT_housing&utm_campaign=news

PDAAG Katie Sullivan: “Operation Legend has paid huge dividends in a remarkably short period of time. OJP is proud to su...
08/20/2020

PDAAG Katie Sullivan: “Operation Legend has paid huge dividends in a remarkably short period of time. OJP is proud to support our federal, state and local law enforcement partners as they work together to restore peace and order to America’s cities.”

Attorney General Barr announced updates today on one of the Department of Justice’s most significant law-enforcement operations: #OperationLegend

Read more: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-william-p-barr-announces-updates-operation-legend-press-conference-kansas

08/19/2020
The United States Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice

#ThisWeekAtJustice
• Operation Legend expanded into Indianapolis; Man arrested & charged with the 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro’s murder
• The dismantling of three terrorist financing cyber-enable campaigns was announced • Justice Department released a report on modernizing The Administrative Procedure Act
• Attorney General William Barr led a roundtable in Cheyenne, Wyoming with members of State and Local Law Enforcement
• Justice Department finds Yale illegally discriminated against Asians and Whites in undergraduate admissions in violation of Federal Civil Rights Law
• Largest U.S. seizure of Iranian fuel from four tankers

At a law enforcement roundtable discussion in Wyoming today, AG Barr announced over $1 million in forensic grants from O...
08/13/2020

At a law enforcement roundtable discussion in Wyoming today, AG Barr announced over $1 million in forensic grants from OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance and DOJ SMART to help Wyoming officials protect citizens from dangerous drugs, sexual perpetrators and violent criminals. Learn more: https://twitter.com/TheJusticeDept/status/1294000474908250113

Beginning on October 15, 2020, OJP will launch the new grants management and payment management systems. The Justice Gra...
08/13/2020

Beginning on October 15, 2020, OJP will launch the new grants management and payment management systems. The Justice Grants System (JustGrants) will replace the current Grants Management System (GMS) and the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) will replace the Grants Payment Request System (GPRS). JustGrants presents a unified grants management approach that will ease burdens on award recipients. Learn more about the benefits of JustGrants and how to prepare: https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=justgrants

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices, and providing grants to implement crime fighting strategies. OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.

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