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2011-07-25 12:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the release of "Strategic Cutback Management: Law Enforcement Leadership for Lean Times." This Research for Practice report presents lessons learned in law enforcement agencies from previous periods of economic decline and suggests approaches for addressing the current financial crisis. As the United States grapples with the 10th economic decline since...

2011-06-22 11:00:00

A One-Stop Shop for Programs that Work in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Crime Victim Services WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today launched www.crimesolutions.gov. This new website is a central, credible resource to inform practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. The site includes information on more than 150 justice-related...

2011-06-15 10:32:00

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today published the ninth publication from the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety, a roundtable managed by Harvard Kennedy School's Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management and funded by NIJ. The Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety brought together police chiefs, union leaders, academics and criminal justice...

2011-04-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2010. This report describes the formulas used to allocate state and local JAG awards. The Bureau of Justice Assistance administers the JAG program, and BJS calculates the JAG formulas. The JAG program was created when Congress merged the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant (Byrne) program with the Local Law...

2011-02-10 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the release of Making Sense of DNA Backlogs, 2010 - Myths vs. Reality. The NIJ "Special Report" is an update to the original 2009 report and presents the latest data from state and local crime laboratories on DNA backlogs. Due in large part to federal funding, the capacity of laboratories to analyze DNA casework has steadily increased. DNA backlogs in...

2011-01-11 13:12:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of an Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide. The e-guide provides resources and guidance to support effective Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force operations, including task force formulation and structuring, and strategies and lessons learned from the anti-trafficking field. It also provides a centralized link to trainings and...

2010-12-21 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program, a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Researchers from the Urban Institute conducted an independent evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program (GRP), a $10 million, multiyear initiative to reduce crime associated with youth street gangs in Los...

2010-12-16 11:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs, a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The bulletin presents a compilation of current research on gangs, including research findings on the state of gang problems in the United States today, why youth join gangs, the risk factors and attractions that increase...

2010-12-09 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 730,000 nonfatal violent crimes and about 1.8 million property crimes were experienced by people age 12 or older with a disability in 2008, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. The violent crimes against people with disabilities included 40,000 rapes or sexual assaults, 116,000 robberies, 115,000 aggravated assaults and nearly 459,000 simple assaults. The rate of nonfatal violent crime against people with...

2010-12-02 15:29:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the FBI recently launched an online data tool www.ucrdatatool.gov to make it easier to research and analyze crime data. According to the FBI, "The [Uniform Crime Data (UCR)] Data Tool lets users perform queries on custom variables like year, agency, and type of offense. Until now, making comparisons of the [UCR] crime data required searching the annual reports and then...