Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP's) mission is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist crime victims. Created in 1984 by the Justice Assistance Act, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) works with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies and national and community-based organizations to develop, operate, and evaluate a wide range of criminal and juvenile justice programs. The Agency strives to make the nation's criminal and juvenile justice systems more efficient and effective.
See the Office of Justice Programs website for more details about its programs.
Office of Justice Programs Major Functions
- Implement national programs to assist in: reducing crime, enforcing state and local drug laws, and improving the function of the criminal justice system
- Collect information on crime
- Provide national leadership to prevent and control juvenile violence
- Enhance the nation's capacity to assist crime victims
- Support the implementation of effective drug control
- Operation Weed and Seed, a community-based approach to combating crime
- Provide college level educational assistance to students in law enforcement.
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