Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

  • Fifth National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence Livestream Archive:

On June 27-29, 2016, the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention and My Brother’s Keeper Task Force will sponsor the Fifth National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence in Baltimore, MD. This national event, "A Hopeful Future: Sustaining Our Work To End Youth Violence,” will bring together youth and young adults, public and private organizations, federal and local government officials, and stakeholders from more than 30 cities to share strategies to address youth violence. Attendees will include representatives from OJJDP’s Youth Violence Prevention initiatives and communities that have accepted President Obama's My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Community Challenge.


  •  (formerly was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 19 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth.


  • 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. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. Therefore, OJP does not directly carry out law enforcement and justice activities. Instead, OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.


  • OJP Diagnostic Center:  

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center is a technical assistance resource designed to help state, city, county and tribal policymakers and community leaders use data to make decisions about criminal justice programming. The Diagnostic Center invests in what works by bridging the gap between data and criminal justice policy at the state, local and tribal levels. Diagnostic Center engagements are intended to build community capacity to use data to make short-and long-term evidence-based decisions about criminal justice and public safety. Specifically, Diagnostic Center engagements enhance the ability of public safety executives to collect and use local data to understand the jurisdiction's issues, make decisions about programs and practices and support efforts to integrate data and evidence into policies that address a variety of topics within the criminal justice, juvenile justice and victim services arena.