National Institute of Justice
Press Releases and media advisories from the Office of Justice Programs
Updated: 41 weeks 6 days ago
The Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the release of two papers resulting from the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety, a roundtable managed by Harvard Kennedy School's Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, and funded by NIJ.
Mary Lou Leary, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, announced more than $18.8 million in FY 2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funding is available to Illinois to prevent and control crime.
Attorney General Eric Holder today officially unveiled Defending Childhood, a new Department of Justice initiative focused on addressing children's exposure to violence.
Vice President Biden and Attorney General Holder Honor 14 Public Safety Officers with Medal of Valor
Vice President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder today awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 14 police officers, firefighters and paramedics who exhibited exceptional courage in saving and protecting others and whose heroic actions were above and beyond the call of duty.
Justice Department Announces $13.1 Million in Awards, Supports Adam Walsh Act, Sex Offender Management
The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced more than $13.1 million in Fiscal Year 2010 grant assistance for state, local, and tribal governments for use in implementing, training, and maintaining and enhancing sex offender programming throughout the United States.
Recovery Act Project Improves Crime Data Reporting, Access to Law Enforcement Resources in Indian Country
Tribal governments are better able to collect crime data and apply for law enforcement resources due to an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program, the Department of Justice announced today.
Weekly News Brief - September 16, 2010
About 1,000 public defender offices in 49 states and the District of Columbia received nearly 5.6 million cases and employed over 15,000 litigating attorneys in 2007, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today.
Hundreds of American Indian and Alaskan Native communities will receive almost $127 million to enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, prevent youth substance abuse, serve sexual assault and elder victims, and support other efforts to combat crime.
The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced $60 million in discretionary awards to leading national organizations to strengthen, expand and implement youth mentoring activities and youth development programming throughout the nation.
The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced more than $610 million in formula grants to support crime victims.
Weekly News Brief - September 9, 2010
Weekly News Brief - September 2, 2010
Weekly News Brief - August 26, 2010
Weekly News Brief - August 19, 2010
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced the award of four grants totaling $1.2 million to support the development of strategies that protect children from commercial and sexual exploitation.
Weekly News Brief - July 29, 2010
Weekly News Brief - July 15, 2010
Weekly News Brief - July 8, 2010
Weekly News Brief - June 24, 2010