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The National Institute of Justice, a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), announced a new resource for medical examiners, coroners, and death investigators. A product of a Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services working group launched in March 2018, the resource page serves as a single source for information regarding current federal programs and grant-funding opportunities that support Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) activities to advance both public safety and public health initiatives. Go to: https://ojp.gov/resources/ojp-hhs-mdi-wg.htm to access the Federal Interagency Medicolegal Death Investigation Working Group Resource page.
The OJP, headed by Laura L. Rogers, provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. The OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.