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2012-08-20 14:20:44

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs: National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies 40th Conference and Training Institute, August 21-Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary delivers remarks emphasizing the Department of Justice's and OJP's efforts to improve pretrial services. In addition to highlighting OJP's historical involvement in expanding pretrial services,...

2012-08-09 06:24:10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of the nation's violent crimes, or nearly 3.4 million violent victimizations per year, went unreported to the police between 2006 and 2010, according to a new report published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Using data from BJS's National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), this new report examines characteristics of unreported victimizations, the reasons victims did not report crimes and trends from 1994 to 2010...

2012-08-03 02:23:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Office of Justice Programs: OJP's Leadership Speaks at Tribal Summit - In remarks at the National Intertribal Youth Summit, on Monday, July 30, Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary said, "I find it remarkable and commendable that so many young tribal members are so strongly invested in the future of their communities. The pride you show in your heritage and the concern you display for...

2012-08-02 23:00:53

A new crime report from HomeSecurityGuru.com details the latest statistics on violent and property crime in Lincoln, NE. The report utilizes a number of resources to provide details Lincoln crime rates as well as trends for 2012. (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 A new HomeSecurityGuru.com crime report provides details on the most recent Lincoln crime statistics. The statistics were compiled using local information from the Lincoln Police Department as well as federal resources such as the FBI...

2012-08-02 10:20:20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced new partnerships formed to fight consumer fraud and reduce the number of unsafe or stolen vehicles being retitled or sold. Data provider companies, Auto Data Direct, Inc., Carco Group, Inc., CARFAX, CVR, Experian Automotive, Mobiletrac, LLC., Motor Vehicle Software Corporation, RigDig, VINAudit.com, LLC., and VINSmart, have joined BJA's effort to...

2012-07-25 10:22:43

Yankee Legend Joe Torre Describes Impact of Witnessing Violence as a Child WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a briefing with Congress on Attorney General Eric Holder's Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence today, Justice Department officials and task force co-chairs Joe Torre and Robert Listenbee, Jr. described their comprehensive work since the task force launch in October 2011 and discussed lessons learned through four public hearings held across the...

2012-07-20 02:21:48

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Office of Justice Programs: Federal Apprehensions for Immigration Violations Declined While Arrests Tripled, BJS Report Finds -- The Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released the Immigration Offenders in the Federal Justice System, 2010 report, finding that apprehensions for immigration violations dropped to 516,992 in 2010, the lowest level since 1972, from a peak of 1.8 million violations in...

2012-07-14 23:02:42

The most recent HomeSecurityGuru.com crime report analyzes the latest statistics on violent and property crime in St. Louis. The report uses a number of resources to gather and highlight St. Louis crime rates as well as trends for 2012. (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 A new crime report from HomeSecurityGuru.com details on the latest St. Louis crime statistics. The statistics were accumulated using data supplied by the local St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as well as official federal...

2012-07-05 10:23:38

New Resource Provides an Overview on Using the Science of DNA in the Courtroom. WASHINGTON, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs has announced the availability of DNA for the Defense Bar. Specifically designed as a resource for criminal defense attorneys, DNA for the Defense Bar offers a primer on using the science of DNA, from collection at a crime scene to laboratory analysis and findings. It provides general discussions on...

2012-07-02 06:23:05

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs: NIJ Studies Examine Preventing and Prosecuting Human Trafficking - Two recent studies sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice explore the prevention and successful prosecution of human trafficking cases centered on prostitution. The first, A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction...