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2014-08-18 12:25:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 1997 and 2011, the number of youth held in residential placement facilities declined by 42 percent for juvenile offenders and 64 percent for status offenders to the lowest levels since the first census was conducted, according to a bulletin released today by the Justice Department. The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) bulletin, Juveniles in Residential Placement,...

2014-08-12 12:25:14

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014, which describes steps used in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula calculation process to determine award amounts for states, local governments, and territories. It presents summary results of the FY 2014 allocation amounts. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 merged the...

2014-07-31 12:26:22

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Jails in Indian Country, 2013, which presents findings from the 2013 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 79 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report examines trends from 2000 to 2013 in the number of adults and juveniles held,...

2014-06-30 12:21:33

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) today announced a significant milestone for the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). With today's announcement, Illinois, Michigan, and Texas are joining 41 states in submitting title and brand data to the system, which now includes 96 percent of the U.S. vehicle population. Overseen by OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), NMVTIS provides...

2014-06-17 12:25:19

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends, which uses data from the National Crime Victimization Survey to examine the seasonal patterns in violent and property crime victimization in the United States from 1993 to 2010. Seasonal patterns are periodic fluctuations in the victimization rates that tend to occur at the...

2014-05-08 12:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2014, which fulfills the requirement under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-79) for the Attorney General to submit to Congress, not later than June 30 of each year, a report on the activities of BJS for the preceding calendar year. During 2013 and the first four months of 2014, BJS issued four reports: 1....

2014-01-10 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting an open session Jan. 14 to encourage the innovation of software applications that employ freely available government data to advance public safety. Following the Safety Datapalooza, the open session encourages innovators from the private, nonprofit and academic sectors to discuss the development of ultra-high-speed software applications to be used to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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