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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...

2013-10-28 12:24:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is introducing new enhancements to the evidence-based information dissemination tool, CrimeSolutions.gov. With over 270 program profiles, CrimeSolutions.gov provides users the ability to quickly assess program effectiveness based on rigorous social science evaluations. "CrimeSolutions.gov is our primary resource for information about the effectiveness of...

2013-09-16 16:23:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that Philadelphia has received two grants from the Department of Justice (DOJ), totaling more than $1.2 million in funds that will go towards supporting programs and services that benefit the city's youth. The Philadelphia Children's Alliance (PCA) and the City of Philadelphia's Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative (PYVPC) are recipients of the DOJ funding issued by its Office of...

2013-09-09 08:32:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In keeping with President Obama's Digital Government Strategy, the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently published an application programming interface (API) that provides access to twenty years of OJP Grant Awards Data (1993 - 2013) in open, machine-readable formats, including current-year grant awards data that is updated daily. "With OJP's second API release this year, we are re-affirming our commitment...

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...

2013-07-18 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2013, which describes the formulas used to allocate state and local JAG awards in FY 2013. The JAG program was created in 2005 when Congress merged the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant (Byrne) program with the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) program. The JAG program provides funding for law...

2013-06-04 12:25:05

In the news release, Study Finds Trauma Common Among Detained Youth, issued 04-Jun-2013 by Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the last paragraph, first sentence, the head of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) should be "Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason" rather than "Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Study Finds Trauma...

2013-06-04 12:25:03

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trauma resulting from past exposure to violence is common among youth in detention, according to a new bulletin released today by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth found a majority of youth in detention previously experienced one or more traumatic events. The bulletin is the second in OJJDP's series on the findings of the...

2012-12-10 12:22:21

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released State Corrections Expenditures, FY 1982-2010, which examines trends in state spending for building and operating correctional institutions and other corrections functions. It compares trends in state corrections expenditures with state spending for public welfare, education, health and hospitals, and highways. Data are drawn from...

2012-12-04 12:22:46

New Bulletin in the Pathways to Desistance Series WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released the bulletin Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Effects of a Broad Policy in One Court, part of its Pathways to Desistance series. The authors found that the majority of youth transferred to adult court who return to their community resume some level of antisocial activity and...