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What is the role of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009?
On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1, Recovery Act), which includes more than $4 billion for state and local law enforcement and other criminal and juvenile justice activities. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), which provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims, has been designated as the lead agency in administering $2.76 billion of this funding.

To learn more about the implementation of the Recovery Act and the amounts allocated for specific OJP initiatives, visit the Recovery Act section of the OJP Web site. Also see the Recovery.Gov Web site for further information about the Act.


Last Updated: March 14, 2012

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