OUR FEDERAL SPONSORS

The NCJRS federal sponsors (partner agencies) include:

U.S. Department of Justice

Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Created in 1984 by the Justice Assistance Act, provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of crime fighting strategies.

Office of the Assistant Attorney General (OAAG)
Responsible for the overall management and oversight of OJP. This includes setting policy; ensuring that OJP policies and programs reflect the priorities of the President, the Attorney General, and the Congress; and promoting coordination among the OJP offices and bureaus.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Provides funding, training, technical assistance, and information to states and communities in support of innovative programs to improve and strengthen the Nation's criminal justice system.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
The principal federal agency responsible for measuring crime, criminal victimization, criminal offenders, victims of crime, correlates of crime, and the operation of criminal and civil justice systems at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
The research, evaluation, and development bureau whose mission is to develop knowledge that can help prevent and reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Committed to enhancing the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency; improve the effectiveness and fairness of the juvenile justice system; and address the needs of missing, exploited, and victimized children.

Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
Provides jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, and also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification, and management of sex offenders.