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2011-12-02 13:53:00

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced the availability of the NIJ Journal #268. The cover story discusses the important role of research in the United States' response to the challenges of transnational organized crime. The Journal also includes: an overview of NIJ's new peer review process, the final results from an expert panel on the safety of conducted energy...

2011-11-21 13:25:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Office of Justice Programs: AAG Robinson Speaks at Criminology Conference - In remarks Thursday, November 17 at the American Society of Criminology Conference: Breaking the Mold: Innovations and Bold Ventures in Criminology, in Washington, D.C., Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, Office of Justice Programs, said, "My goal is to try to institutionalize a scientific mindset throughout...

2011-11-17 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 2003 to 2009, a reported 4,813 persons died during or shortly after law enforcement personnel attempted to arrest or restrain them, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. About 60 percent of arrest-related deaths (2,931) were classified as homicides by law enforcement personnel and 40 percent (1,882) were attributed to other manners of death. Suicide and death by intoxication each accounted for about 11 percent of all...

2011-11-16 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's homicide rate fell to 4.8 homicides per 100,000 U.S. residents in 2010, its lowest level in four decades, the Bureau of Justice Statistics announced today. Much of the decline was in the nation's largest cities, those with a population of one million or more, where the homicide rate dropped dramatically from 35.5 homicides per 100,000 U.S. residents in 1991 to a low of 11.9 per 100,000 in 2008. The sharp increase in homicides...

2011-11-10 12:04:00

Substance Abuse, Mental Health Programs Made More Available to Returning Soldiers WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced that it will support four drug courts designed to meet veterans' needs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 under the Adult Discretionary Drug Court Program. Veteran...

2011-11-03 13:22:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced the availability of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Annual Report, Mapping a Course. The Annual Report covers OJP's progress in advancing the Administration's public safety goals in FY 2010. Chapters focus on Outreach, Collaboration, Innovation, and Accountability and provide specific examples of accomplishments. The report contains stories and quotes that offer...

2011-10-20 12:47:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced nearly $2.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2011 funding to advance the criminal and juvenile justice fields and to assist victims of crime. Over 3,500 grants were awarded this fiscal year to the criminal justice field, including federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, and community organizations. The funding will support a wide range of...

2011-10-18 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced four communities received funding to create court-based programs to prevent probationers from re-offending. The four communities - Clackamas County, Ore; Essex County, Mass; Saline County, Ark; and Tarrant County, Texas - are part of the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) project and funded through the...

2011-10-14 08:43:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Office of Justice Programs: BJS Releases New Data on Crimes Against People with Disabilities -The Bureau of Justice Statistics released Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables, presenting estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities, from 2008 to 2010....

2011-10-13 09:00:00

******Publication Advisory****** WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables. This report presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities, from 2008 to 2010. Findings are based on the National Crime Victimization Survey...