About the Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) sponsors as a resource to help justice practitioners determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.

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 and evidence-based strategies and approaches for addressing the challenges.

Content included on covers topics addressed and supported across all of OJP’s offices and bureaus. These include: the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART).

For more information, see the OJP Web site.

OJP Funding

OJP’s bureaus and offices provide a variety of funding opportunities to state, local, and tribal communities and organizations. For more information about funding resources and opportunities through OJP bureaus and offices, see OJP’s Funding Resources page.