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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...

2012-09-27 06:30:48

CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- State, local and federal justice organizations must track the status and progress of each of their cases, but many are doing so with outdated technology. Existing systems often don't provide the ability to share information among the involved parties, creating inefficiencies in case management and potential public safety issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090902/CL69632LOGO) To help these organizations manage caseloads...

2012-09-25 06:24:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The overall number of crimes in Pennsylvania reported to the Pennsylvania State Police through the Uniform Crime Reporting System decreased .7 percent in 2011, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Violent crimes declined .9 percent during 2011, the lowest total since 2003, Noonan said. The statistics are included in the 2011 Uniform Crime Report available online through the Public Services link at...

2012-09-24 10:24:38

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Director Denise E. O'Donnell will announce more than $11 million in funding to address neighborhood-level crime in fifteen communities nationwide. The announcement will take place at the Stone Avenue Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012, at 11:45 a.m. The event will include remarks from DOJ officials and local...

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...

2012-09-18 06:24:49

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Melodee Hanes and U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger will join Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at City Hall to announce the city's participation in two comprehensive initiatives to prevent youth and community violence. WHO: Melodee Hanes, Acting Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency PreventionZane David Memeger, U.S. Attorney, Eastern...

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...

2012-08-31 10:22:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OJP Leadership to Speak at Subcommittee Meeting - Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary will deliver remarks and meet with tribal leaders at the Native American Issues Subcommittee Meeting on Thursday, September 6, at 10:45 a.m. in Bismarck, N.D. The event is open to the press and public. Nominations for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Are Due September 5 - Each April since 1981, the Office for Victims of Crime has...