Category: violent crime

16th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will host the 16th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime. The theme of the conference is “Braiding Strength, Hope, and Healing for the Path Forward.” The purpose of the conference is to bring together Native American victims, victim advocates, tribal leaders, victim …

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Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide

In an effort to address ways in which law enforcement can successfully combat violent crime, the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) have released the Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide. The guide “offers a unique ‘for the field, by the field’ perspective” focusing on research-based best …

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Apply Now: Gang Suppression Planning Grants Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking grants for the FY 2018 Gang Suppression Planning Grants Program. It is designed to reduce violent crime, gangs, and victimization as well as to promote public safety in communities through planning support to eligible localities and building capacity for a …

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In Rural America, Violent Crime Reaches Highest Level in a Decade

Governing By Alan Greenblatt When you think about crime, what do you picture? Probably the dark and scary streets of a crowded city. After all, cop shows always seem to be set in big cities. But while violent crime is still a problem in urban areas, many of them are in fact safer now than they’ve been in …

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Apply Now: Project Safe Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding under the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, also known as Project Safe Neighborhoods. This program provides support to state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce violent crime—including felonious firearm crimes and criminal gang violence—through a comprehensive approach that combines …

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2018 Update on Prisoner Recidivism: A 9-Year Follow-Up Period (2005-2014)

This report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) examines the post-release recidivism patterns of formerly incarcerated people and their involvement in criminal activity, both within and outside of the state where they were imprisoned. In 2005, BJS began tracking the recidivism patterns of 67,966 people in prison who were randomly sampled to represent …

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Apply Now: Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives program, which seeks to build knowledge on best practices in reentry initiatives. Specifically, this NIJ solicitation requests proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. For …

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Apply Now: Initiative to Develop a Research-Based Practice Guide to Prevent and Reduce Youth Violence in Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Initiative to Develop a Research-Based Practice Guide to Prevent and Reduce Youth Violence in Communities. The purpose of the initiative is to support the development of a practice guide to prevent and reduce youth-perpetrated gun and gang violence. …

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Apply Now: Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program. Funding will support methodologically rigorous research and evaluations, ideally using an experimental research design, with practical implications for federally funded juvenile reentry efforts, including in areas such as screening and assessment, behavioral …

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Apply Now: Strategies for Policing Innovation

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) program. SPI enables police agencies to identify and define their most pressing crime problems as well as institute lasting operational and organizational changes that foster reliance on—and effective use of—evidence-based practices, data, and technology to …

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