Congress Decisions that Affect the DOJ

DID YOU KNOW?   Congress passed the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 which directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs mental health practices and services that could be adopted by law enforcement agencies. Additionally, DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services must report on programs to …

DOJ Awards $9.4 Million to Identify and Prevent Gender Bias in Policing

October 5, 2016 The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) have awarded a total of nine grants worth $9.4 million to various national and local organizations that will use the funding to implement the department’s Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. The …