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2014-10-07 12:26:15

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced the release of a new policy brief, "Improving Recidivism as a Performance Measure." The brief is a collaboration between BJA and the Urban Institute. Improving recidivism data collection and reporting is a critical first step to advancing knowledge about what works in sentencing and corrections policy. The brief outlines the necessary elements...

2014-09-23 12:27:19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today released Managing the Boundary between Public and Private Policing, the latest addition to the New Perspectives in Policing Series, a new paper in the series from the Harvard Executive Sessions on Policing and Public Safety. Initiated in the 1980s by Harvard's Kennedy School and OJP's National Institute of Justice, the Executive Sessions are an opportunity for...

2014-09-23 08:31:53

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a renewed private-public partnership, the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are jointly providing $2 million to advance juvenile justice reform. "Every youth who enters the juvenile justice system deserves to be treated fairly and to receive the help he or she needs," said OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee....

2014-09-03 16:32:05

Company enhances local and statewide efforts to help criminal justice agencies at a national level for another term. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appriss Inc., the nationwide provider of VINE®, has been named Project Performance Company, LLC's (PPC) official partner in a follow-on contract by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to support the enhancement, operation, and maintenance of the federal Victim Notification System (VNS). According to the Justice...

2014-08-18 12:25:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 1997 and 2011, the number of youth held in residential placement facilities declined by 42 percent for juvenile offenders and 64 percent for status offenders to the lowest levels since the first census was conducted, according to a bulletin released today by the Justice Department. The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) bulletin, Juveniles in Residential Placement,...

2014-08-12 12:25:14

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014, which describes steps used in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula calculation process to determine award amounts for states, local governments, and territories. It presents summary results of the FY 2014 allocation amounts. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 merged the...

2014-08-05 23:09:52

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that they were selected by the State of Illinois to provide project management and information exchange services for the child support Court Order Interface Project. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that they were selected by the State of Illinois to provide project management and information...

2014-07-31 12:26:22

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Jails in Indian Country, 2013, which presents findings from the 2013 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 79 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report examines trends from 2000 to 2013 in the number of adults and juveniles held,...

2014-06-30 12:21:33

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) today announced a significant milestone for the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). With today's announcement, Illinois, Michigan, and Texas are joining 41 states in submitting title and brand data to the system, which now includes 96 percent of the U.S. vehicle population. Overseen by OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), NMVTIS provides...

2014-06-17 12:25:19

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends, which uses data from the National Crime Victimization Survey to examine the seasonal patterns in violent and property crime victimization in the United States from 1993 to 2010. Seasonal patterns are periodic fluctuations in the victimization rates that tend to occur at the...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.