Government Agencies

Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
The BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ — the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC is dedicated to a constant improvement in the national response to crime victims by:
•    Identifying emerging needs and gaps in existing services.
•    Enhancing the skill sets of service providers to better meet these needs.
•    Promoting greater public awareness of the issues that crime victims face.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART)
The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, and providing technical assistance to the states, territories, Indian tribes, local governments, and to public and private organizations.