CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $9.8 million grant to National 4-H Council in support of the 4-H National Mentoring Program. The grant comes as a part of the OJJDP's national effort to strengthen, expand and implement y
A 90-year-old woman died in Pennsylvania last weekend after a 10-year-old boy named Tristen Kurilla allegedly punched her and pushed a cane against her throat. He was visiting his grandfather, who was the woman’s caretaker.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal apologized Thursday for a "lapse in judgment" but said he believes the court's chief justice is out to get him.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced the release of a new policy brief, "Improving Recidivism as a Performance Measure." The brief is a collaboration between BJA and the Urban Institute.Improving recidivism data collection and reporting is a critical first step to advancing knowl
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials plan to beef up security at a juvenile detention center where three major escape attempts in less than a month have worried the facility's neighbors, but they also want to keep the it from becoming too much like an adult prison.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2009–12, more than two-thirds (68 percent) of serious violent crime victims experienced socio-emotional problems as a result of the victimization, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Serious violent crime includes rape or sexual assault, robbery and aggra
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a renewed private-public partnership, the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are jointly providing $2 million to advance juvenile justice reform."Every youth who enters the juvenile ju
PENDLETON, Ore., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice today announced the awarding of 169 grants to American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal consortia and tribal designees. The grants will provide more than $87 million to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in ni