First National Summit on “Justice Reinvestment” Held on Capitol Hill

A bipartisan group of congressional and state leaders and experts on criminal justice policy came together yesterday to examine how states are changing their crime and corrections policies through “justice reinvestment”—an approach that uses data-driven, fiscally responsible policies and practices to increase public safety and reduce recidivism and corrections spending.

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OVC biennial report to Congress…

This biennial report to Congress (NCJ 226030) outlines the activities and accomplishments of the Office for Victims of Crime during Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008. Each section summarizes victims’ needs in a particular area, such as terrorism, identity theft, or domestic violence, and illustrates how funding from OVC makes a crucial difference in the lives of crime victims. In addition to administering the Crime Victims Fund, which channels funds for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, OVC raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance to service providers and victim assistance professionals.

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