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2014-09-23 08:31:53

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a renewed private-public partnership, the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are jointly providing $2 million to advance juvenile justice reform. "Every youth who enters the juvenile justice system deserves to be treated fairly and to receive the help he or she needs," said OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee....

2014-09-16 12:25:17

Federal prison population declined for first time since 1980 WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. state and federal prisons held an estimated 1,574,700 inmates on December 31, 2013, an increase of 4,300 prisoners over yearend 2012, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was the first increase in the state prison population reported since 2009. While the state prison population increased by about 6,300 during 2013, the...

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,...

2014-08-14 12:24:19

Young Hispanics accounted for the higher rates of violent victimization in new Hispanic areas WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 2007 to 2010, Hispanics experienced higher rates of violent victimization in new Hispanic metropolitan areas (26 per 1,000) than in other areas (16 to 20 per 1,000), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. The difference was primarily due to higher rates of violent victimization of younger Hispanics in these new areas. Areas...

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...

2014-05-08 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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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