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About the Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA provides leadership and assistance to local criminal justice programs that improve and reinforce the nation’s criminal justice system. BJA’s goals are to reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug abuse, and to improve the way in which the criminal justice system functions.

About the Bureau of Justice Statistics

BJS is the primary statistical agency of the Department of Justice. BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, crime victims, and criminal justice operations. BJS also provides financial and technical support to state, local, and tribal governments.

About the Community Capacity Development Office

The mission of CCDO is to work with local communities to design strategies for deterring crime, promoting economic growth, and enhancing quality of life. CCDO, under the leadership of Director Dennis E. Greenhouse, helps communities help themselves, enabling them to develop solutions to public safety problems.

About the National Institute of Justice

NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of DOJ and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenge of criminal justice, particularly at local and state levels. NIJ funds research, development, and technology assistance.

About the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

OJJDP assists local community endeavors to effectively avert and react to juvenile delinquency and victimization. Through partnerships with experts from various disciplines, OJJDP aims to improve the juvenile justice system and its policies so that the public is better protected.

About the Office for Victims of Crime

OVC provides leadership and funding for victims of crime. OVC distributes federal funds to victim assistance programs across the country. OVC offers training programs for professionals and their agencies that specialize in helping victims. OVC circulates publications and hosts various programs to help develop awareness about victims’ rights and services to the public.

About the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking

The SMART Office was authorized by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The SMART Office is responsible for establishing and maintaining the standards of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act as defined by the Adam Walsh Act.