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U.S. Department of Justice
The Department of Justice encompasses a number of other offices, bureaus and centers that provide information on selected topics, including statistics, reports and other valuable facts. See the Statistics tab for more information.
Other Government Resources
In addition to the Department of Justice, a number of other federal offices and divisions possess information and resources related to criminal justice.
New Jersey Resources
The following links provide access to information about the justice system in New Jersey.
New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
The NJ Office of the Attorney General provides links to a number of divisions and commissions under its control, including: Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, Gaming Enforcement, Highway Traffic Safety, Juvenile Justice, State Police, and the Victims of Crime Compensation Office (see below).
Division of Criminal Justice
Deals with the issues of crime and corruption, gang awareness and enforcement, bias crimes and bullying, firearms and violent crimes, and victim witness assistance.
Juvenile Justice Commission
"The Commission emphasizes accountability and offers programming that afford young people the opportunity to become independent, productive and law abiding citizens."
Victims of Crime Compensation Office
Assists victims ff violent crimes through compensation for expenses incurred as a result of violence.
New Jersey State Police
“The New Jersey State Police is committed to protect, preserve, and safeguard the constitutional and civil rights of all citizens through impartial and courteous law enforcement with integrity and professionalism. We shall ensure public safety and provide quality service in partnership with our communities.”
New York Resources
The following links provide information about New York and New York City.
New York Division of Criminal Justice Services
"The Division of Criminal Justice Services is a multi-function criminal justice support agency with a variety of responsibilities, including collection and analysis of statewide crime data; operation of the DNA databank and criminal fingerprint files; administration of federal and state criminal justice funds; support of criminal justice-related agencies across the state; and administration of the state’s Sex Offender Registry that allows anyone to research the status of an offender."
New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
"The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision... is responsible for the confinement and habilitation of approximately 57,000 offenders held at 67 state facilities including the 915 bed Willard Drug Treatment Campus."
New York City Department of Corrections History
While somewhat busy, this page provides links and resources related to the history of corrections in NYC.
Home Office (United Kingdom)
"The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and police."
"The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. "