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Title: Office of Justice Programs Annual Report: Fiscal Year 1996
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 56
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fiscal year 1996 annual report of the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) describes its major achievements along with those of its bureaus: the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Office for Victims of Crime.
Abstract: With $2.7 billion, OJP's fiscal year 1996 budget was larger than at any time in its history. This enabled OJP to fund 15 new or expanded Crime Act Programs, including the Bureau of Justice Assistance's new Local Law Enforcement Block Grants, the greatly expanded Violence Against Women Grants program, and the new prison construction and drug treatment in prisons programs. Through the National Institute of Justice, OJP solicited millions of dollars of new research using Crime Act authorized dollars in such areas as sentencing, corrections, community policing, and family violence. OJP hired and trained over 150 new employees to implement these new initiatives and to ensure that the grant programs would be administered as quickly and efficiently as possible. OJP is implementing further changes in the way grants are processed by adopting the most advanced technology available and streamlining the reviews undertaken. OJP has also taken on some new difficult issues, such as how to better manage sex offenders in the community; how to better respond to youth violence from both enforcement and early intervention perspectives; how to use the coercive intervention of the criminal justice system to stop recurring criminal behaviors; and how to help Federal, State, and local government rethink how to deliver justice in this Nation.
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Community involvement ; Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; Drug Related Crime ; Victim services ; Violent juvenile offenders ; Corrections research ; Female victims ; Violence prevention ; Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
   
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