Posts Tagged ‘department’

Strengthening Indigent Defense: Understanding State and Federal Resources

  • December 31, 2012
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The following post appears courtesy of the Access to Justice Initiative. On January 22, 2013,  the Department of Justice and the National Criminal Justice Association will host a webinar focused on understanding state and federal resources. During the webinar, we will highlight some of the state and federal resources available to the public defense community,

Recognizing World AIDS Day

  • November 30, 2012
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On World AIDS Day 2012, the Department of Justice is proud to reaffirm its ongoing commitment to protect – and advance – the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.  And – in accordance with the objectives outlined by President Obama in the landmark National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we are working harder than ever to

The Fight to End to Human Trafficking Continues

  • November 21, 2012
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    Deputy Attorney General James Cole met with Jada Pinkett Smith last week to discuss the department’s extensive efforts to end human trafficking.  Ms. Pinkett Smith founded the organization, Don’t Sell Bodies, to raise awareness about this global epidemic and advocate for victims of trafficking.

Asset Forfeiture Notifications: More Efficient and Cost-Effective Than Ever

  • October 12, 2012
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Today, the Department of Justice announced a change to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA), effective immediately, which will allow federal law enforcement agencies to advertise certain public forfeiture notices online, at a reduced cost, at www.forfeiture.gov. This will save approximately $6.2 million each year in administrative costs

U.S. Attorneys Host Investor Fraud Summits to Educate Consumers

  • October 2, 2012
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In recent years, the Department of Justice has made the fight against financial fraud – particularly fraud targeting consumers and investors – a top priority.  That’s why, starting this week and continuing over the next two weeks, the department – in conjunction with a number of United States Attorneys – will convene a series of

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