Office of Justice Programs

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Office of Justice Programs (DOJ)
US-OfficeOfJusticePrograms-Seal.svg
Seal of the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Department overview
Formed 1984; 34 years ago (1984)
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters
810 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C., United States
Department executives
Parent department U.S. Department of Justice
Website www.ojp.gov

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that focuses on crime prevention through research and development, assistance to state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies, including law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile justice through grants and assistance to crime victims.

The Office of Justice Programs is headed by an Assistant Attorney General.[2] Alan Hanson is the Acting Assistant Attorney General effective January 30, 2017.[3] OJP's Assistant Attorney General is responsible for the overall management and oversight of the office.

History[edit]

In 1968, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) was established and later abolished in 1982. Its predecessor agency was the Office of Law Enforcement Assistance (1965–1968). The LEAA was succeeded by the Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics (1982–1984).[4] In 1984, the Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics became the Office of Justice Programs with the enactment of the Justice Assistance Act of 1984.[5]

Organization[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Bureaus[edit]

Support offices[edit]

  • Office of Administration (OA)
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  • Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Office of General Counsel (OGC)
  • Office of Communications (OCOM)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO)
  • Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management (OAAM)[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beth McGarry, ojp.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  2. ^ "Leadership". Office of Justice Programs. United States Department of Justice. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Office of Justice Programs - Office of Assistant Attorney General". ojp.gov. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. January 30, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Records of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration". National Archives. Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  5. ^ "The Office of Justice Programs". National Criminal Justice Association Center for Justice Planning. Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  6. ^ "About the Office of Justice Programs". ojp.gov. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. 

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