Department of Justice Drug Demand Reduction Activities

Report No. 03-12
February 2003
Office of the Inspector General




At the time of our audit, OJP consisted of the following five bureaus, six program offices, and seven offices that provide agency?wide support.

OJP Bureaus

  • The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) provides funding, training, and technical assistance to state and local governments to combat violent and drug-related crime and to help improve the criminal justice system.
  • The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collects and analyzes statistical data on crime, criminal offenders, crime victims, and the operations of justice systems at all level of government.
  • The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) supports research and development programs, conducts demonstrations of innovative approaches to improve criminal justice, tests new criminal justice technologies, provides technology assistance, evaluates the effectiveness of justice, and disseminates research findings to practitioners and policymakers.
  • The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling juvenile crime and improving the juvenile justice system at the state and local levels.
  • The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) works to enhance the Nation's 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

  • The Corrections Program Office (CPO) administers two major formula grant programs and provides technical assistance to state and local governments to help them with the implementation of the 1994 Crime Act's corrections related programs.
  • The Drug Courts Program Office (DCPO) administers the 1994 Crime Act's Drug Courts Program which provides support for the development, implementation and improvement of state, local and tribal drug courts.
  • The Violence Against Women Office (VAWO) administers programs designed to help prevent and respond to violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • The Office for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support (OSLDPS) is responsible for enhancing the capability of state and local jurisdictions to prepare for and respond to incidents of domestic terrorism involving chemical and biological agents, radiological and explosive devices, and other weapons of mass destruction.
  • The Office of the Police Corps and Law Enforcement Education (OPCLEE) provides college educational assistance to students who commit to public service in law enforcement, and scholarships to students with no service commitment, who are dependents of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
  • The Executive Office for Weed and Seed (EOWS) coordinates the Weed and Seed Program strategy, a community-based, multi-disciplinary approach to combating crime.

OJP Agency-wide Support Offices

Seven offices within OJP provide agency-wide support. They are the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs (OCPA), the Office of General Counsel (OGC), the Office of Administration (OA), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Office of Budget and Management Services (OBMS), the Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO), and the Office of the Comptroller (OC).