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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...

2010-10-27 00:00:00

Today, BeenVerified.com (http://www.beenverified.com) launched the first ever mobile application that uses the power of augmented reality to help protect themselves and their families in any location. The Sex Offender Tracker App (http://www.sexoffendertrackerapp.com) uses standard smart phone features like display and GPS "overlaid" with a publicly available database of registered sex offenders. This combination results in a live visual representation of the exact location of sex offenders...

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...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

Innocence Lost For All Time has reached #1 bestseller in the Child Advocacy subcategory of Amazon's Kindle. This short story takes a reader through an experience of a child, a victim who was abducted and became a sex slave. It sheds light on a dark, criminal subculture and addresses points that aid in understanding this childhood danger. The story helps to empower parents by providing safety tips that enable them to protect their children. A section of this short story is dedicated to...

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...

2010-10-13 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The violent crime rate declined from 19.3 to 17.1 victimizations per 1,000 persons during 2009, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today. This decline continued a longer-run decline from 51.2 victimizations per 1,000 persons in 1994 and brought violent crime rates to their lowest levels since 1973, the first year that BJS collected data from crime victims through its...

2010-09-13 11:36:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Wexford Health Sources is pleased to announce that it has signed a 3-year statewide contract with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide Sex Offender Evaluation Services throughout the Department's correctional facilities. Under this contract, Wexford Health will complete evaluations on IDOC sex offenders prior to their release from prison, and identify individuals eligible to be civilly committed as sexually violent under Illinois...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

On Wednesday, September 1, Elizabeth Barnhill was presented with the first annual Gail Burns-Smith Award in honor of her contributions to the sexual violence prevention field. ENOLA, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) are pleased to present Elizabeth Barnhill, Executive Director of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA), with the first annual Gail...

2010-08-26 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 88,500 inmates--64,500 in prison and 24,000 in jails--reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another inmate or facility staff during 2008-09, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs announced today. The findings are based on a survey of prison and jail inmates about incidents occurring in the last 12 months or since their admission to the...

2010-08-12 07:20:00

BOSTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent analysis conducted by the Associated Press revealed that the 20 states with civil commitment laws will spend nearly $500 million in 2010 to incarcerate only 5,000 offenders. According to experts at the Boston-based Institute for Sexual Wellness (ISW), states concerned with how to pay for these programs over the long term should investigate community-based programs. Not only are such programs available at a fraction of the cost of civil commitment,...