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2012-04-02 06:23:21

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Department of Justice: National Youth Violence Summit Draws High-Level Officials - The National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence will be held on Monday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 3, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Mayors, police chiefs, school officials and youth, among other local representatives, will report on their youth violence prevention efforts as part of National...

2012-03-07 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is aware, through recent media reports, that a used Custom Armor Technologies (CAT) model QVA-3A-1 ballistic vest was recently independently tested and was reportedly penetrated by a .44 caliber round that model of vest was designed to stop. NIJ is also aware the same model ballistic vest was worn during an officer involved shooting in November 2011. The round fired by the...

2012-02-08 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announces a new resource--the National Girls Institute website--to better meet the needs of at-risk and delinquent girls, their families and the agencies and organizations that serve them. The institute is supported by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) through a grant from the Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). "We have a responsibility to educate...

2012-01-26 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new private-public partnership, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are jointly providing $2 million to support innovative and effective reforms in treatment and services for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. "We need to do what's right for America's children," said...

2011-12-28 11:31:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of recent violent attacks against law enforcement professionals, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that since January 1, 2011 nearly 30 law enforcement and corrections officers have been saved by protective vests. Of these saves, 16 officers were wearing life-saving vests purchased, in part, with funds awarded through the DOJ's Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program. Administered by DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance...

2011-12-21 09:13:00

Justice Department bulletin examines the latest juvenile arrest data WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs released Juvenile Arrests 2009, a bulletin analyzing data from the FBI's annual Crime in the United States report to characterize the extent and nature of juvenile crime. According to the 2009 data, U.S. law enforcement agencies made an estimated 1.9 million arrests of persons younger than 18 years old, nine...

2011-12-16 16:02:00

In the news release, Department of Justice Examines Impact of Bullying in Schools, issued 16-Dec-2011 by U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the link in the third paragraph below the bullet points should read www.ncjrs.gov/app/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=256074 rather than www.ncjrs.gov/app/publications/abstract.aspx?ID-256074 as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Department...

2011-12-16 13:00:00

New study recommends strategies to address bullying and support victims WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released Bullying in Schools: An Overview, the first of five bulletins examining bullying in schools and support schools can provide bullying victims. Bullying is a complex social and emotional problem impacting children and schools. In extreme cases, victims face shooting, physical...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Justice Expenditures and Employment, 1982-2007 - Statistical Tables (NCJ 236218). These tables present data on justice expenditures and employment in 5-year increments from 1982 to 2007. Data tables show federal, state, and local government expenditures and employment for three major criminal justice functions: corrections, police protection, and judicial and legal...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Department of Justice: OJP Leadership Addresses Violence Against Native Americans - In remarks at the Task Force on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women, held in conjunction with the fourteenth Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety, & Wellness Session, December 14, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Principal Deputy AAG Mary Lou Leary said, "We are working hard to forge strong...