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NCJ Number: 141241 Find in a Library
Title: Office of Justice Programs: Helping Law Enforcement Combat Crime
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:62  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1993)  Pages:12-18
Author(s): J Gurule
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 7
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), has five bureaus -- the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime -- to carry out its role in helping law enforcement to combat crime and to improve the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Another major focus of OJP is Operation Weed and Seed, a strategy based on the premise that law enforcement, communities, government, and the private sector must cooperate to drive crime out of neighborhoods and to create environments in which crime cannot flourish. The four components of the strategy include weeding out violent offenders by integrating the efforts of Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; implementing community policing programs in each targeted site; organizing a neighborhood revitalization steering committee; and revitalizing areas through economic development. OJP has also been involved in efforts to prevent and suppress illegal gang activity, to promote community policing, to encourage crime and drug prevention programs, and to implement a criminal history record improvement programs. OJP provides leadership, funding, and training to improve victim services; supports the Drug Use Forecasting program; tests and evaluates a range of intermediate sanctions; assists State and local agencies financially; and supports a wide variety of training and technical assistance programs.
Main Term(s): Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Drug law enforcement; Funding sources; Training evaluation; Victims rights
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