The Office of Justice Programs, part of the DOJ, is one of the best places to start with any criminal justice research. These bureaus and offices are the places where you'll find statistics, programs, and state-of-the art knowledge and practices.
Components of the OJJDP
* Sponsors research, program, and training initiatives;
* Develops priorities and goals;
* Sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues;
* Disseminates information about juvenile justice issues;
* Awards funds to states to support local programming.
* Administers state victim assistance and compensation programs;
* Assists victims in tribal communities;
* Sets aside up to $50 million for victims of terrorism;
* Provides program development, education, and outreach for victims;
* Training and technical assistance;
* Produce and disseminate information resources for key victim services and criminal justice audiences.
* Administers the standards for the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Program set forth in Title 1 of the Adam Walsh Act;
* Administers grant programs relating to sex offender registration and notification;
* Cooperates with and provides technical assistance to public and private entities involved in activities related to sex offender registration or notification.