More than $2 billion was allocated to 3,500 criminal and juvenile justice grants in fiscal year 2011.

Author:Ferguson, Paige
Position:Inter Alia
 
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More than $2 billion was allocated to 3,500 criminal and juvenile justice grants in fiscal year 2011, according to a report by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). The largest portion of OJP's appropriation in fiscal year 2011 went to state and local law enforcement (44 percent); followed by the Crime Victims Fund (28 percent); juvenile justice programs (11 percent): justice assistance and research (9 percent); salaries and expenses (5 percent); and public safety officers' benefits (3 percent). The grants focused on five areas: scientific research to further the criminal justice field; protecting against and preventing youth violence; strengthening offender reentry and reducing recidivism: officer safety; and continuing program development and improvement. One of the major scientific research achievements to come from OJP's Evidence Integration Initiative is www.CrimeSolutions.gov, launched in June 2011 as a collection of information on effective programs and practices. Work...

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