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NCJ Number: 234071 Find in a Library
Title: Justice Resource Update, March 2011
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: March 2011
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue describes and discusses issues and events related to the work of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in its efforts to provide financial and technical-assistance resources for the advancement of criminal justice.
Abstract: The featured article describes OJP’s recent efforts to improve offender reentry resources. Earlier in 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder convened the cabinet-level interagency Reentry Council to address the links between reentry success for offenders with issues of housing, health, education, employment, family, faith, and community welfare. In addition to its contributions to the Council, the OJP is leading major initiatives to address reentry. Events related to the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 10-16, 2011) are briefly described. This is followed by an announcement of the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ release of a new Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool that allows users to conduct customized analyses of a large database that describes the recidivism rates of prisoners released in 1994 and followed for 3 years after release. Also described is an effort by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to address gaps in the AMBER Alert system for those missing children whose cases do not meet the strict criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert, but who may still be in danger. OJJDP developed the Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory. This helps States, communities, and law enforcement agencies that want to develop a proactive strategy for finding these missing children. Other events and activities covered are the inmate population in Indian Country, the release of the newest edition of the NIJ Journal, the 2011 National Mentoring Summit, and a podcast on law enforcement and community relations.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): American Indians; Crime laboratories; DNA fingerprinting; Indian justice; Mentoring programs; Missing children; Police community relations programs; Post-release programs; Recidivism; Recidivism prediction; Reentry; Victims rights
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