Internet Resources

The following links provide additional sources of information relating to the criminal justice system.

Grants.gov: Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.

The U.S. Department of Justice:  Provides funding opportunities to conduct research, to support law enforcement activities in state and local jurisdictions, to provide training and technical assistance, and to implement programs that improve the criminal justice system.

The U.S. Office of Justice Programs: Provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist crime victims.

National Criminal Justice Association:  Provides information on emerging trends in criminal and juvenile justice, as well as federal fiscal and policy information and the latest on federal and private funding information.

National Archives of Criminal Justice Data: A branch of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan.  NACJD acquires, archives, processes, and provides access to computer-readable criminal justice data collections for research and instruction. The NACJD website provides downloadable access to over 550 criminal justice data collections free of charge.

The Library of Congress: Preserves a collection of more than 119 million items, more than two-thirds of which are in media other than books.  These include the largest map, film and television collections in the world.

United States Department of Homeland Security: Leading the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms.

United States Senate: The bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election.

United States Supreme Court: The highest judicial body in the United States, and leads the federal judiciary. It consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed with the "advice and consent" (majority vote) of the Senate.

United States House of Representatives: Commonly referred to as the "House," is the lower house of the bicameral United States Congress, the upper house being the United States Senate. The composition and powers of the House and the Senate are established in Article One of the Constitution (which does not use the terms "upper" and "lower"). Each state receives representation in the House in proportion to its population but is entitled to at least one Representative.

Crime Solutions.gov: CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.

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