Government: US Department of Justice
FBI - FBI has investigative jurisdiction over more than 200 categories of federal crimes. Top priority is assigned to: counterterrorism, drugs/organized crime, foreign counterintelligence, violent crimes, and white-collar crimes.
Office of Justice Programs - OJP's mission is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist crime victims.
Bureau of Justice Statistics - Provides leadership and assistance in support of local criminal justice strategies to achieve safe communities. BJA programs emphasize enhanced coordination and cooperation of federal, state, and local efforts. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice.
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) The NACJD founded in 1978 as part of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), is Supported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in the US Department of Justice. NACJD distributes crime and justice data from Federal agencies, state agencies, and research projects for secondary statistical analysis.
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Under the Freedom of Information Act - FOIA the Department of Justice is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person. The FOIA applies only to federal agencies. Department of Justice
National Institute of Justice - NIJ is the research and development agency of the US Department of Justice and is the only Federal agency solely dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. NIJ's principal authorities are derived from the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (42 USC 3721-3722). The NIJ Director is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Office for Victims of Crime - (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act, within the US Department of Justice,. to oversee programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs. The agency Supports training to educate criminal justice and allied professionals on the rights and needs of crime victims.
OVC sponsors National Crime Victims Rights Week - Honoring Those Who Bring Honor to Victims
Federal Judicial Center - Research and education agency of the federal judicial system, established by Congress in 1967. The statutory duties of the Center and its Board: By statute, the Chief Justice of the United States chairs the Center's Board, which includes the director of the Administrative Office of the US Courts and seven judges elected by the Judicial Conference.
US Federal Judiciary - Based on a 3 tiered hierarchy of courts. On the bottom are 94 US District Courts in 50 states and US dependent territories. These courts hear only those cases allowed under the Constitution and by federal law. These include cases where crimes have been committed that violate federal laws and disputes between citizens of different states. Above the district courts are 13 Circuit Courts of Appeal. These courts hear cases only if a district court ruling has been appealed. The circuit courts only questions of law and legal interpretation. The United States Supreme Court is the highest court. Rulings of the circuit courts may be appealed to the Supreme Court, but only hears cases of constitutional significance. Congress is responsible for the federal courts. Federal judges serve for life, unless removed by congressional impeachment. "United States (Government)," Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2001Office of Tribal Justice - Established to provide a single point of contact within the Justice Department for meeting the federal responsibilities owed to Indian tribes. The Office provides a permanent channel of communication for Indian tribal governments with the Department of Justice. Because Indian issues cut across so many entities within the Executive Branch, OTJ, in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, serves to unify the federal response.
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