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2010-12-16 11:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs, a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The bulletin presents a compilation of current research on gangs, including research findings on the state of gang problems in the United States today, why youth join gangs, the risk factors and attractions that increase...

2010-12-07 00:00:44

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a US Department of Justice agency, has entered into a cooperative agreement with Hooke College of Applied Sciences (HCAS) to train 232 trace evidence examiners in 16 forensic science related courses over the next two years, starting in February 2011. Westmont, IL. (PRWEB) December 6, 2010 The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a US Department of Justice agency, has entered into a cooperative agreement with Hooke College of Applied Sciences (HCAS)...

2010-12-02 15:29:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the FBI recently launched an online data tool www.ucrdatatool.gov to make it easier to research and analyze crime data. According to the FBI, "The [Uniform Crime Data (UCR)] Data Tool lets users perform queries on custom variables like year, agency, and type of offense. Until now, making comparisons of the [UCR] crime data required searching the annual reports and then...

2010-11-17 17:34:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn Roberts, Deputy Administrator for the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), presented Dennis Lyle with the AMBER Alert Broadcaster/Media Person of the Year Award during the National AMBER Alert Symposium in Phoenix, AZ. Dennis Lyle is the CEO/President of the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) and has been a partner with the Illinois AMBER Alert program since its...

2010-10-29 14:44:00

The Office for Victims of Crime Highlights Domestic Violence Assistance Efforts in Recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in the Department of Justice's Office for Justice Programs, plans to award up to $750,000 over three years in funding dedicated to helping American victims of domestic violence overseas. This is the first year OVC awarded the funding. The funding will be awarded to...

2010-10-28 21:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has revised Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-07 (NCJ 222988) to exclude duplicate death records identified in the data after release and to include new data recently reported. Thirteen death records were determined to be duplicates, reducing the total number of deaths in local jails during 2000 through 2007 to 8,097 from 8,110. In addition, two jails provided updated cause of death...

2010-10-25 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded nearly $76 million in Fiscal Year 2010 grants to enhance the court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment capacity of adult and juvenile drug...

2010-10-19 10:47:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new publication, Strategies for Creating Offender Reentry Programs in Indian Country, highlights promising practices and strategies for adults and juveniles transitioning from incarceration back into tribal communities. The publication, from the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), provides a historical overview and reference material for tribal justice practitioners, administrators, and policymakers. It encourages tribes...

2010-10-18 12:20:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice today announced that nearly $6.3 million in Fiscal Year 2010 funding was awarded to six jurisdictions and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) for the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). The District of Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, and Oregon will receive up to $100,000 each to assist with their participation in NMVTIS. AAMVA will receive $5.7...

2010-10-07 15:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today released the second edition of Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems. This second edition updates the original report released in 2008 and was written to provide communities that are considering implementing the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Comprehensive Gang Model (model) with critical information to inform and guide their efforts....


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