Justice Today

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Justice Today is the official podcast of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, where we discuss the most pressing criminal justice issues and explore efforts to prevent crime, assist victims, and strengthen the criminal and juvenile justice systems by providing vital research, data and best practices. We do not collect comments or messages. Learn more at: https://www.justice.gov/doj/privacy-policy

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Karhlton Moore and the Future of the Bureau of Justice Assistance
2399

During this episode, Karhlton Moore, who took over as director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in February, explains what attracted him to BJA and where he sees the agency going in the future. Read the transcript.

This podcast episode was produced by and discusses the work of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Jun 28, 2022
Community Violence Intervention
1718

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy Solomon and Senior Advisor Eddie Bocanegra team up in this Justice Today podcast episode to discuss community violence intervention. Bocanegra discusses his own experience with gang violence and incarceration and his work in OJP to help the Biden Administration tackle community-based violence. This episode was recorded before the FY 2022 Office of Justice Programs Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative grant solicitation closed. 

Jun 22, 2022
Tribal Crime, Justice, and Safety (Part One)
1312

Research indicates that Native American persons experience crime victimization at higher rates than non-Native people. Furthermore, the unique position of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes as both sovereign nations and domestic dependents of the U.S. creates jurisdictional complexities in responding to crime, justice, and safety. Senior social and behavioral scientist Christine (Tina) Crossland discusses NIJ’s research on these topics, especially on the prevention of violence towards American Indians and Alaska Natives. Communications Assistant Stacy Lee Reynolds hosts. Read the transcript.

This podcast episode was produced by and discusses the work of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Find more information on the research and programs referenced in this episode. 

Jun 21, 2022
The Evidence We Leave Behind (Part Two)
1041

Gregory Dutton, a physical scientist at NIJ, and science writer Jim Dawson continue their conversation on the microbiome: what it is, how it applies to forensics, and the evolution of its role in forensic science. Read the transcript.
Listen to the first half of Jim and Greg’s microbiome discussion. 

This podcast episode was produced by and discusses the work of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Reading and Resources from the National Institute of Justice

Jun 06, 2022
National Drug Court Month
1891

A nationally recognized expert discusses America’s 3,800 drug and treatment courts, which are transforming the way the justice system addresses people with substance abuse and addiction issues. Read the transcript.

This podcast episode was produced by and discusses the work of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Jun 01, 2022
The Evidence We Leave Behind (Part One)
888

Gregory Dutton, a physical scientist at NIJ, joins science writer Jim Dawson to discuss the microbiome: what it is, how it applies to forensics, and the evolution of its role in forensic science. Read the transcript.
Listen to the second half of Jim and Greg's conversation.

This podcast episode was produced by and discusses the work of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Reading and Resources from the National Institute of Justice

May 23, 2022
From Successful Reentry to Stronger Communities
1652

What is reentry? Why is it important? And what research is being done in this field? National Institute of Justice Journal Editor Beth Pearsall hosts a conversation on reentry with NIJ staff  Senior Science Advisor Angela Moore, Senior Social Science Analyst Marie Garcia, and Social Science Analyst Eric Martin. Read the transcript.

This podcast episode was produced by and discusses the work of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Reading and Resources from the National Institute of Justice

May 10, 2022
Chris Poulos: Making the Most of Second Chances
2286

Chris Poulos shares lessons learned during his remarkable personal journey from incarceration to lawyer and White House Fellow to senior corrections policymaker in the State of Washington.

Episode speaker:

  • Chris Poulos, Director of Person-Centered Services, Washington State Department of Corrections

This podcast episode was produced by and discusses the work of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Apr 28, 2022
Making Second Chances Work: Reentry from Incarceration
2419

During this episode, two people who not only have studied reentry from incarceration but experienced it themselves offer their unique perspectives.

Episode speaker:

  • Angel Sanchez, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Visiting Fellow
  • John Bae, BJA Visiting Fellow


This podcast episode was produced by and discusses the work of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Apr 27, 2022
Desistance: It's a Process, Not an Event
1870

Desistance is the process of individuals ceasing engagement in criminal activity. It may sound simple but it is quite complex, and the more we understand it, the better equipped we are to help accelerate the process before people are incarcerated or once they leave prison or jail. National Institute of Justice Journal Editor Beth Pearsall hosts a conversation on this topic with Senior Social Science Analyst Marie Garcia, Senior Advisor Ben Adams, and Social Science Research Analyst Kaitlyn Sill. Read the transcript.

This podcast episode was was produced by and discusses the work of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Reading and Resources from NIJ:

Apr 25, 2022
An Introduction to Justice Today
226

Speaker: Amy L. Solomon, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General

In this episode, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon introduces the Office of Justice Programs Justice Today podcast series.

 

Apr 22, 2022