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2012-05-23 14:20:50

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole today presented Detective Randall Abbott of the Hartford, Wis., Police Department with the Missing Children's Law Enforcement Award for his successful investigation of a child neglect case. Deputy Attorney General Cole recognized Abbott at the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration honoring missing children, their families, child advocates and others who protect children, held in the...

2012-05-23 14:20:49

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole today presented H. Keith Ray, a postal service letter carrier, with the Missing Children's Day Citizen Award for his efforts to locate a missing autistic child in Oakville, Mo. Deputy Attorney General Cole recognized Ray at the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration honoring missing children, their families, child advocates and others who protect children, held in the Justice...

2012-05-23 14:20:44

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole today presented Tim Erickson, special agent with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, with the Attorney General's Special Commendation for his successful investigation of online sexual predators that led to six arrests and the rescue of eight children from physical and sexual abuse. Deputy Attorney General Cole recognized Erickson at the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration...

2012-05-23 10:24:26

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melodee Hanes, Acting Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, today announced the release of a new guide, AMBER Alert Best Practices, to enhance the ability of law enforcement, child protection officials and other partners to safely recover missing and abducted children. Ms. Hanes announced the guide at the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration held in the Department's Great Hall. Through...

2012-05-23 06:24:22

Justice Reinvestment Initiative Receives Public Safety Proposals HARRISBURG, Pa., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's communities can be safer and its criminal justice system better under a proposed plan that could save taxpayers approximately $351 million while reinvesting nearly $88 million in public safety over a five-year period. Results of a five-month analysis, as well as key policy suggestions for improving the state's criminal justice system, were...

2012-05-22 06:23:24

Three Day Conference begins Tuesday, May 22 WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder today opened the first of the three-day Second Chances and Safer Communities Conference meeting, held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel to engage experts, researchers, federal officials and grantees on the topic of reentry programs, policies, technical assistance and best practices. "The Department of Justice's commitment to being not just smart, but also...

2012-05-19 23:12:10

The latest HomeSecurityGuru.com report provides statistics on property and violent crime in Portland. The report utilizes various resources to detail Portland crime rates as well as trends for 2012. (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 The latest report from HomeSecurityGuru.com details Q1 Portland crime statistics. The information was compiled utilizing both local data provided by the Portland Police Department and federal resources such as the FBI Uniform Crime Report. The 2012 Q1 Portland crime...

2012-05-18 06:23:37

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole will recognize law enforcement officers, a prosecutor and a concerned citizen for their efforts to recover missing children, rescue children from abuse and prosecute sexual predators at the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration at the Justice Department's Great Hall, on WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Yvonne Pointer, a renowned anti-violence activist, philanthropist and author whose...

2012-05-17 06:22:58

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released new results from data collected from a multi-site evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI). SVORI is a federal initiative that funds a number of locally-designed juvenile and adult reentry programs throughout the United States. Reentry programming and services are designed to facilitate offenders' transition from...

2012-05-14 14:21:51

The following post appears courtesy of Mary Lou Leary, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, as we honor those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are reminded that last year was one of the deadliest years for law enforcement in recent memory. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 177 officers died in the line of duty. For the first time ever,...