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2012-10-05 06:23:13

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2012 which describes BJS's 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 the comprehensive BJS outreach and collaboration strategy to implement a census of courts operating in Indian country. It presents data from the 2010...

2012-10-02 06:28:02

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections. The new bulletin provides 10 evidence-based practice recommendations for professionals who regularly work with youth who are referred to community corrections for underage drinking and related offenses. OJJDP developed this bulletin to help with plan design for...

2012-09-19 06:27:15

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Mary Lou Leary today announced nearly $5.5 million in funding to advance and improve victim services at the National Center for Victims of Crime's (NCVC) 2012 National Conference. Leary announced nearly $3.5 million in OJP funding to create the first ever National Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Telemedicine Center, which will provide live, 24/7, access to expert...

2012-09-17 06:26:19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OJP Acting Assistant Attorney General spoke at Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, September 14 - Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary delivered remarks at the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention on Friday, September 14, at 10 a.m. EDT. The meeting was held at 810 7th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. For information on press logistics, please contact Starr Stepp at...

2012-09-14 10:25:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) issued the first Department of Justice Challenge for scientists, inventors and innovators during the Safety Datapalooza at the White House earlier today. The event is part of the Safety Data Initiative, a collaborative effort encouraging participants to build a range of innovative digital tools and mobile applications to enhance public and product safety. Through it, NIJ is asking for...

2012-09-10 06:29:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released the bulletin Effects and Consequences of Underage Drinking. It presents findings on the potential neurological damage, social and emotional consequences, health and safety risks and academic problems the underage drinker may experience. OJJDP works with states to eliminate underage consumption of alcohol and created the new...

2012-08-20 14:20:44

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs: National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies 40th Conference and Training Institute, August 21-Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary delivers remarks emphasizing the Department of Justice's and OJP's efforts to improve pretrial services. In addition to highlighting OJP's historical involvement in expanding pretrial services,...

2012-08-03 02:23:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Office of Justice Programs: OJP's Leadership Speaks at Tribal Summit - In remarks at the National Intertribal Youth Summit, on Monday, July 30, Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary said, "I find it remarkable and commendable that so many young tribal members are so strongly invested in the future of their communities. The pride you show in your heritage and the concern you display for...

2012-08-02 10:20:20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced new partnerships formed to fight consumer fraud and reduce the number of unsafe or stolen vehicles being retitled or sold. Data provider companies, Auto Data Direct, Inc., Carco Group, Inc., CARFAX, CVR, Experian Automotive, Mobiletrac, LLC., Motor Vehicle Software Corporation, RigDig, VINAudit.com, LLC., and VINSmart, have joined BJA's effort to...

2012-08-02 06:22:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the end of 2009, the nation's publicly funded crime labs had an estimated backlog of 1.2 million requests for forensic services, relatively unchanged from the backlog at yearend 2008, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. A request was defined as backlogged if it had not been completed within 30 days. In 2009, the 411 federal, state, county and municipal labs began the year with more than 1.0 million backlogged...