Success in the Media

Kids Are Drinking Less-Alcohol Consumption Down Significantly

  A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows a significant decline in the level of past month (current) underage alcohol consumption, as well as a drop in underage binge drinking. The report shows that level of current underage drinking among those aged 12 to 20 decreased from 28.8 […]

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Final Report on the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Now Available-Next Steps

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing final report is now available.

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DOJ Will Announce a $20 Million Body Police Camera Program in May

As part of President Obama’s commitment to expand funding and training to law enforcement agencies through community policing initiatives, the Department of Justice through its Office of Justice Programs will announce a $20 million Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Partnership Program in May to respond to the immediate needs of  law enforcement organizations. The investment includes a $19 […]

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The Best Resource for Crime-Related Research-CrimeSolutions.Gov

Requesters repeatedly ask for the best source of criminological evaluations on a variety of crime-related issues and the answer is CrimeSolutions.Gov. Please watch the attached YouTube video for an overview, then proceed to https://www.crimesolutions.gov/ and read the “About” section before proceeding. CrimeSolutions.Gov is the best methodologically correct (well done) compilation of crime-related research with easy to read […]

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New White House Policy on Substance Abuse: Crime News

Demand reduction policies in the past have focused primarily on prevention, intervention, and treatment. All remain key elements of the anti-drug effort. However, under the Obama Administration, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has redefined demand reduction to include a more intense concentration on recovery from addiction. Guided by an evidence-based approach to […]

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Prison Capacity–Is it Time to Cut Prison Beds? Crime News

Gentlereaders: Approximately 35 of the 50 states are experiencing severe fiscal problems. Many are doing what was considered unthinkable just a couple of years ago; they are cutting the budgets of criminal justice agencies. The discussion in California has included a possible release of up to 40,000 prison inmates. Some states are adding rehabilitative services […]

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Fiscal Crisis in Corrections, VERA Institite of Justice-Pew Center for the States

States across the United States are facing the worst fiscal crisis in years. All but two states are dealing with budget deficits, and spending is being cut across the board. Second only to Medicaid, corrections has become the fastest growing general fund expenditure in the United States. Considered off limits for many years, corrections budgets […]

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Free Resources from the US Department of Justice

Justice Resource Update Available The current issue of “Justice Resource Update” (NCJ 227541) announces the appointment of a new Deputy Assistant Attorney General. It also includes articles about tools for public health emergencies, victim services in rural law enforcement, 2007 youth gang survey results, and an online program handbook and training guide on using volunteers […]

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The White House And Justice Department Announce $1 Billion In Grants To Add Officers To America’s Streets

The White House And Justice Department Announce $1 Billion In Grants To Add Officers To America’s Streets Vice President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced $1 billion in grants to fund the hiring or rehiring of 4,699 law enforcement officers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will […]

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Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder on Crime and Crime Prevention

Thursday, July 9, 2009 Laurie, thank you for that wonderful introduction. When I asked Laurie to come back to the Justice Department to lead our Office of Justice Programs, I was keenly aware of how much she would have to give up to join us. Not only did she take leave from the University of […]

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