"OJP's [Office of Justice Programs] research and statistical programs help provide insight to the criminal and juvenile justice communities in addressing public safety issues from grassroots to national levels. Sharing information on innovative programs is a priority along with identifying which innovations are the most effective and which are the most needed. OJP places a strong emphasis on the importance of science in mapping a course for ourselves and our partners in the field toward a safer and brighter future. From ongoing collaborations and outreach efforts to evidence-based initiatives and innovative new programs, OJP is helping to pave the way for lasting change in America's response to the threats posed by those who have lost their way. Efforts to provide new direction for reentering offenders and to help at-risk youth on the path to success will impact families for years to come. Programs to address human trafficking, identity theft, and children's exposure to violence are responsible for putting countless lives back on track. Initiatives to improve officer safety, indigent defense, and suspicious activity reporting are all vital components of a course of action leading to greater justice and safety for all. OJP is honored to count so many agencies and organizations as instrumental partners in making possible the accomplishments detailed in the following pages."
United States. Office of Justice Programs: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/