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  • Where can I locate information about wrongful convictions?
    Access the Postconviction Testing and Wrongful Convictions section of the National Institute of Just... Read More
    Last Updated: October 31, 2016

  • What types of juvenile court cases have been waived to criminal court?
    Information on the types of juvenile court cases that have been waived to criminal court is availabl... Read More
    Last Updated: July 16, 2019

  • How can restorative justice be more victim-friendly?
    Please see the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) publication, Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Victim... Read More
    Last Updated: October 15, 2010

  • Aside from compensation, how can I recover financial loss due to a violent crime?
    Some victims of crime file a civil suit against their offender or a third party to try to recover fi... Read More
    Last Updated: September 3, 2019

  • How do I start a teen court?
    Information detailing how to begin a teen court can be found in the Office of Juvenile Justice and D... Read More
    Last Updated: October 31, 2016

  • Where can I learn more about addressing the issues of justice-involved individuals with mental illness?
    The Mental Health section of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) website provides access to infor... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • Is there a resource to help locate information about evidence-based programs in the justice field?
    The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website provides results of rigorous research... Read More
    Last Updated: January 26, 2017

  • How can I learn about effective drug and alcohol prevention and treatment programs?
    Created by the Office of Justice Programs and operated by OJP's National Institute of Justice, the C... Read More
    Last Updated: June 4, 2019

  • How can I learn about effective court programs?
    Created by the Office of Justice Programs and operated by OJP's National Institute of Justice, the C... Read More
    Last Updated: October 4, 2013

  • What proportion of individuals who commit federal drug offenses are sentenced to prison?
    Data on Federal drug offenders sentenced to prison are available in Compendium of Federal Justice St... Read More
    Last Updated: June 27, 2013

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