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NCJ Number: 184875 Find in a Library
Title: Linking Community-Based Initiatives and Community Justice: The Office of Justice Programs
Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:231  Dated:August 1996  Pages:4-7
Series: NIJ Journal
Author(s): Laurie Robinson
Date Published: August 1996
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since its creation in 1984, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has worked to build partnerships with States and local communities to reduce crime and to improve the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Over the past 3 years, the OJP has funded a wide range of new initiatives to help local communities take a more coordinated and comprehensive approach to crime control and prevention. Specifically, the OJP is supporting many community-based crime prevention initiatives, including Weed and Seed programs, Project PACT (Pulling America's Communities Together), the Safe Futures Program of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to revitalize communities designated as Empowerment Zones or Enterprise Communities. The OJP has created a Community-Based Initiatives Working Group to consider ways in which the Federal Government can further help communities attack crime. In addition, the OJP is working through the OJJDP to train community teams in implementing youth-focused community policing. Other activities of the OJP are described that focus on improving the delivery of criminal justice services, community-based justice options such as restitution and community service, and the use of new information technology in the fight against crime. 2 photographs
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community policing; Community service programs; Crime prevention measures; Federal programs; Office of Justice Programs (OJP); Police community relations; Police crime-prevention; Police juvenile relations; Restitution programs; Science and Technology; Weed & Seed Programs
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