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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is the primary source for criminal justice statistics in the United States. Its mission is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. This data is critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.

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National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

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The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) guides national efforts to reduce the incidence, severity and adverse outcomes of intentional and unintentional injury in the United States. As the lead federal agency for injury prevention, NCIPC works closely with other federal agencies and national, state and local organizations to reduce injury, disability, and premature death caused by motor-vehicle crashes, fires, drownings, poisonings, homicides and suicides, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child maltreatment and other violent acts and preventable injuries.

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Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC)

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301-230-7199
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The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) is a national resource center and referral service on minority health. Established in 1987 by the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OMHRC collects and distributes information on a variety of health topics. These include cardiovascular disease, substance abuse, cancer, violence, diabetes, infant mortality, and HIV/AIDS.

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Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

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800-638-8736
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The Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP accomplishes this by supporting states and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects the public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of families and each individual juvenile.

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Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

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800-627-6872
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is the federal focal point for crime victims’ issues. It also administers the Crime Victims Fund deposits authorized under the Victims of Crime Act. These funds support a variety of activities including the victim assistance and victim compensation grants, training and technical assistance to victim service and criminal justice system professionals, and services for federal crime victims and Native American organizations. OVC works with national, international, state, military, tribal victim assistance, and criminal justice agencies, as well as other professional organizations, to promote fundamental rights and comprehensive services for crime victims.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse: Club Drugs

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to support and conduct research on drug abuse and addiction and to get research findings to the appropriate audiences to help in prevention, treatment, and policy-making decisions. As part of a broad-based public initiative to inform and educate teens, young adults, parents and communities about the dangers of drugs such as "ecstasy,"" roofies" and GHB, NIDA has created as website to provide science-based information about club drugs to help combat the increasing use of these harmful drugs.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

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800-851-3420
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877-712-9279
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NCJRS is a federally sponsored information clearinghouse for people around the country and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. NCJRS cooperates with many federal agencies including the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Clearinghouses, and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Resource Center.

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Child Welfare Information Gateway

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800-394-3366
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Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the general public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we provide access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.

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