Justice News

U.S. Sentencing Commission released its 2023 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics

The Sourcebook presents information on the 64,124 individuals sentenced in fiscal year 2023—a federal caseload that held steady from the previous year. The Sourcebook provides the public with a comprehensive and timely compilation of information received and analyzed by the Commission and collected from the 300,000+ sentencing documents submitted by the federal courts nationwide.  more...

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DOJ – Fiscal Year 2024 DOJ Program Plan

The DOJ Program Plan is a tool to help find potential funding opportunities (solicitations) from DOJ’s grant-making Components, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The Program Plan provides summary details of the current and anticipated funding opportunities each DOJ grant-making Component is...

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USSC Votes to Allow Retroactive Sentence Reductions and Announces Its Next Set of Policy Priorities

Today the Commission, by a majority vote, allowed for delayed retroactive application of Amendment 821 relating to criminal history—meaning that certain currently incarcerated individuals could be eligible for reduced sentences made effective beginning on February 1, 2024. The Commission also adopted its next set of policy priorities that include, among other things, reviewing and potentially...

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BJS – Bureau of Justice Statistics To Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the National Crime Victimization Survey

Join the Bureau of Justice Statistics on September 27, 2023, for the 50th anniversary celebration of the National Crime Victimization Survey, one of the nation’s two sources of crime data. The event will be held in person in Washington, DC, and virtually.   Panelists and speakers will include Department of Justice and Office of Justice Programs leaders, nationally recognized criminal justice...

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NASEM – Committee on Law and Justice Call for Nominations

The Committee on Law and Justice’s (CLAJ) mission is to improve government decision making and public policy and promote the understanding and dissemination of research in matters involving law and justice. CLAJ’s independent, expert reports and other scientific activities identify new areas of research, assist in resolving scientific controversies, extend the research agenda in established...

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OJJDP – New Law Student Volunteer Internship Program

OJJDP has launched a new volunteer internship program for law students interested in the youth justice and child welfare fields. This is an  ongoing  program with semester-long positions available beginning in the spring and summer of 2024. Interns will conduct legal research and analysis; gain insight into federal, state, local and Tribal work across the continuum of care, including prevention,...

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Recent OJP and Other Justice-Related Publications

USSC – Federal Escape Offenses

The report examines five fiscal years of data regularly collected by the Commission (FY17 - FY21) combined with specially collected data to provide a deeper understanding of escape offenses and the...

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Recent JIRN/SAC Publications

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