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2013-08-22 12:25:18

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2013, which describes BJS activities to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian country, as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act, 2010. The report summarizes BJS's efforts in 2013 to implement an Indian Country Justice Statistics Task Force, develop a survey of all...

2013-04-23 20:22:01

BALTIMORE, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice will honor Northwest Hospital's Domestic Violence program, "DOVE", for its 24/7 crisis intervention that aids more than 800 domestic violence victims annually in Baltimore County. Attorney General Eric Holder will present DOVE with an award during the National Crime Victims' Rights Week awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. "These committed individuals are being honored for their...

2013-04-23 20:21:29

PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department will honor the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), the only national organization focusing on enforcing victims' rights in criminal courts.  Attorney General Eric Holder will present NCVLI with the award during the National Crime Victims' Rights Week awards ceremony on April 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. "These committed individuals are being honored for their dedication to assisting and supporting...

2012-09-19 06:27:15

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Mary Lou Leary today announced nearly $5.5 million in funding to advance and improve victim services at the National Center for Victims of Crime's (NCVC) 2012 National Conference. Leary announced nearly $3.5 million in OJP funding to create the first ever National Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Telemedicine Center, which will provide live, 24/7, access to expert...

2012-08-31 10:22:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OJP Leadership to Speak at Subcommittee Meeting - Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary will deliver remarks and meet with tribal leaders at the Native American Issues Subcommittee Meeting on Thursday, September 6, at 10:45 a.m. in Bismarck, N.D. The event is open to the press and public. Nominations for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Are Due September 5 - Each April since 1981, the Office for Victims of Crime has...

2012-08-20 14:20:44

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs: National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies 40th Conference and Training Institute, August 21-Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary delivers remarks emphasizing the Department of Justice's and OJP's efforts to improve pretrial services. In addition to highlighting OJP's historical involvement in expanding pretrial services,...

2012-07-05 10:23:38

New Resource Provides an Overview on Using the Science of DNA in the Courtroom. WASHINGTON, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs has announced the availability of DNA for the Defense Bar. Specifically designed as a resource for criminal defense attorneys, DNA for the Defense Bar offers a primer on using the science of DNA, from collection at a crime scene to laboratory analysis and findings. It provides general discussions on...

2012-06-15 06:23:33

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released a pamphlet that summarizes the science behind actions law enforcement agencies can take to improve officer safety and wellness. The pamphlet provides specific life-saving, evidence-based tips for the people who need it most: police officers on the street. Each year, nearly 200 officers are killed in the line of duty. Last year, 177 officers lost their lives...

2012-06-08 10:22:39

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released a final report demonstrating that a statistical forecasting model may help probation departments predict which offenders are most likely to reoffend. Researchers from the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania collaborated with the Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole Department in the demonstration project. The researchers...

2012-05-17 06:22:58

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released new results from data collected from a multi-site evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI). SVORI is a federal initiative that funds a number of locally-designed juvenile and adult reentry programs throughout the United States. Reentry programming and services are designed to facilitate offenders' transition from...