Justice Agencies

Bureau of Justice Assistance    Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) supports the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of demonstration programs to test a broad range of alternatives to traditional modes of incarceration.

Bureau of Justice Statistics    Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice, is the United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics.

Death Penalty Information Center    Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) contains some excellent sources available for those interested in the history of capital punishment.

Division of Violence Prevention    Division of Violence Prevention in CDC's, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has four priority areas for violence prevention: youth violence, family and intimate violence, suicide and firearm injuries.

Environmental Protection Agency    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment - air, water and land - upon which life depends.

Federal Bureau of Investigation    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was created in 1908 and has been upholding the laws of the land through the gangster era, the New Deal, World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Terrorism and Computer/Internet Crimes.

Federal Bureau of Prisons    Federal Bureau of Prisons' primary business is to operate correctional facilities, and make certain administrative, support and policy functions are carried out by the central office, six regional offices and two training centers.

Federal Judicial Center    Federal Judicial Center (FJC) is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system. It was established by Congress in 1967, on the recommendation of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Federal Register    Federal Register (FR) is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is composed of four extramural divisions: the Division of AIDS; the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation; the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; and the Division of Extramural Activities.

National Institute of Corrections    National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

National Institute on Drug Abuse    National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

National Institute of Justice    National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research and development agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is the only federal agency solely dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues.

National Institute on Mental Health    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Security Agency    National Security Agency (NSA) is the Nation's cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. information systems and produce foreign intelligence information.

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention    Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) helps prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Office of Victims of Crime    Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) is intended to help researchers, victim advocates, and allied professionals. OVC can better inform the development of such material as grant proposals where current research and statistics on victims of crime is needed.

United Nations    United Nations (UN) is central to global efforts to solve problems which challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system.

U.S. Bureau of the Census    U.S. Bureau of the Census’ mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) houses a wide-range of data and information related to labor statistics.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees lawful immigration to the United States of America. They establish immigration services, policies and priorities to preserve America's legacy as a nation of immigrants while ensuring that no one is admitted who is a threat to public safety.

U.S. Code    U.S. Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

U.S. Courts    U.S. Courts is to function as a clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest components. CBP’s mission is keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also is responsible for securing and facilitating trade and travel.

U.S. Department of Justice    U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; administer and enforce the Nation's immigration laws fairly and effectively; and ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

U.S. Department of State    U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency.

U.S. General Accountability Office    U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) is the investigative arm of Congress.

U.S. House of Representatives    U.S. House of Representatives provides the latest congressional news and important links to congressional information.

U.S. Marshals Service    U.S. Marshals Service’s mission is to protect the federal courts and ensure the effective operation of the judicial system.

U.S. Parole Commission    U.S. Parole Commission’s mission is to ensure public safety by exercising its authority regarding the release and supervision of criminal offenders under its jurisdiction in a way that promotes justice.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service    U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s mission is to protect the U.S. Postal Service, its employees and its customers from criminal attack and protect the nation’s mail system from criminal misuse.

U.S. Secret Service    U.S. Secret Service, one of the nation's oldest federal investigative law enforcement agencies, was founded in 1865 as a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department.

U.S. Sentencing Commission    U.S. Sentencing Commission provides federal judges clear direction for sentencing defendants in their courts. The guidelines take into account the seriousness of the criminal behavior and the defendant’s criminal record.

U.S. Supreme Court    U.S. Supreme Court is the highest judicial body in the United States.