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2011-10-13 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced more than $600 million in formula grants to support crime victims. This funding from the Crime Victims Fund, created by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) supports state and local victim assistance and compensation programs administered by OJP's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). The Crime Victims Fund is unique in that it is comprised of fines, penalty...

2011-10-12 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released five publications at its national conference this week, including two updates to the research related to the Attorney General's Defending Childhood initiative to address children's exposure to violence. The publications include: Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence Authors: Sherry Hamby, David...

2011-10-12 07:30:00

2,500 people attend Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's national conference WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2,500 people will gather this week to discuss juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and victimization at the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) conference, Children's Justice and Safety: Unite, Build, Lead, from October 12-14, 2011, in National Harbor, Md. "This conference...

2011-10-04 12:15:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Appeals of Civil Trials Concluded in 2005, which presents information on civil trials concluded in state trial courts in 2005 with judgments or verdicts later appealed to an intermediate appellate court or court of last resort. The cases were tracked through the appellate process from 2005 to 2010. Tables detail the characteristics of general civil bench and jury...

2011-09-09 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Department of Justice: Remembering 9/11 -The Department of Justice, along with the Office of Justice Programs, remember and honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. http://www.justice.gov/ http://www.ojp.gov/ PDAAG Leary Delivers Reentry Remarks - In remarks at the Vermont Reentry Summit in Montpelier, Vt., on Friday, September 9, Mary Lou Leary, OJP's Principal Deputy Assistant...

2011-08-29 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by the Office of Justice Programs: New DAAG Named for Operations and Management--Jim Burch, Principal Deputy Director in OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and previously Acting Director for BJA, will become OJP's Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Operations and Management on September 6. BJS Director Discusses "Crime in America" on C-SPAN's Washington Journal--Bureau of Justice...

2011-08-25 10:11:00

******MEDIA ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Bureau of Justice Statistics: What: James P. Lynch, Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will discuss Crime in America on C-Span's "Washington Journal," a television call-in and interview program. When: Friday, August 26, 2011, 9 -10 a.m. Who: James P. Lynch, Ph.D., Director Details: Topics will include trends in violent crime, how they vary across social groups...

2011-08-18 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today published The Fingerprint Sourcebook, a comprehensive examination of the science behind fingerprint identification that will serve as a definitive resource for experts in the field. Written by more than 50 law enforcement and forensic experts worldwide, The Fingerprint Sourcebook consists of 15 chapters covering: the anatomy and physiology of friction ridge skin (the...

2011-08-10 09:56:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new bulletin released by the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) discusses the evaluation of five community programs to curb underage drinking by Air Force personnel. Reducing Drinking Among Underage Air Force Members in Five Communities highlights findings from an evaluation of five communities' efforts to reduce drinking and associated alcohol-related misconduct among active-duty Air...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 1993 to 2009, about nine percent of victims of serious violent crime?rape or other sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated assault?received direct assistance from a victim service agency, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Victim service agencies are publicly or privately funded organizations that provide victims with support and services to aid their physical and emotional recovery, offer protection from...