Administration of Department of Justice Grants Awarded to
Native American and Alaska Native Tribal Governments

Audit Report 05-18
March 2005
Office of the Inspector General

Appendix III

Office of Justice Programs
Bureaus, Program Offices, and
Agency-wide Support Offices

OJP consists of the following five bureaus, two program offices, and seven offices that provide agency wide support.

OJP Bureaus

  • Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) provides funding, training, and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal governments to reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug abuse and to improve the function of the criminal justice system.

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is responsible for the collection, analysis, publication, and dissemination of statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of justice systems at all levels of government.

  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ) supports scientific research, development, and evaluation to enhance the administration of justice and public safety.

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The OJJDP also strives to enable the juvenile justice system to better protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services tailored to the needs of youth and their families.

  • Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) works to enhance the capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.

OJP Program Offices

  • Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO) assists communities around the United States as they seek to prevent crime, increase community safety, and revitalize neighborhoods. The CCDO includes the American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Desk, and Weed and Seed.

  • Office of the Police Corps and Law Enforcement Education (OPCLEE) addresses violent crime by helping state and local law enforcement agencies increase the number of officers with advanced education and training assigned to community patrol.

OJP Agency-wide Support Offices

  • Office of Communications (OCOM) is responsible for working with congressional members, committees, and staff on legislation, policies, and issues affecting OJP, its bureaus and program offices, as well as keeping Congress, the criminal justice community, the news media and the public informed.

  • Office of Administration (OA) is responsible for matters involving human resources recruitment and management; labor relations; contracting and procurement; property and space management; and the maintenance, safety, and security of facilities.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO) promotes full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative employment program that aims to eliminate discrimination based on factors irrelevant to job performance.

  • Office of Civil Rights (OCR) ensures that recipients of financial assistance from OJP, its component organizations, or the COPS Office are not engaged in prohibited discrimination.

  • Office of Budget and Management Services (OBMS) manages a wide variety of budget execution, formulation, and presentation activities, as well as management and planning, correspondence analysis, and coordination activities within OJP.

  • Office of the Comptroller (OC) is responsible for matters involving fiscal policy guidance and control, and supports accounting, financial and grants management, and claims collection services. The OC oversees: (1) the Financial Management Division, (2) the Accounting Division, (3) the Monitoring Division, and (4) the Training and Policy Division, which are responsible for assessing grantee and OJP financial management policies, procedures, and practices; and contributes to overall financial integrity and achievement of goals and objectives of OJP and its bureaus and program offices.

  • Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides legal advice and guidance to the Office of Justice Programs and its components.

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