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Press Room: 2011-2012

2012: Press releases and blog posts

December 7, 2012: Justice Department Supports Week of Public Safety Events in Indian Country. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

December 7, 2012: Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West Speaks at the National Indian Nations Conference. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

December 6, 2012: Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary Speaks at the National Indian Nations Conference. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

October 5, 2012: Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary Speaks at the Clery Center for Security on Campus. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

September 26, 2012: The Justice Blog posted Helping the Victims of Human Trafficking. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

September 25, 2012: Fact Sheet: the Obama Administration Announces Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad. (White House Statement & Releases)

September 25, 2012: Fact Sheet: Executive Order Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts. (White House Statement & Releases)

September 19, 2012: Justice Department Announces Nearly $5.5M to Advance and Improve Victim Services. (OJP Newsroom)

September 19, 2012: Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary Speaks at the National Center for Victims of Crime Annual Conference. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

September 13, 2012: Statement from Attorney General Eric Holder on the 18th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

September 10, 2012: Statement on the Final Rule by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to Include Certain Cancers into the World Trade Center Health Program released by Sheila Birnbaum, Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).(U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

August 30, 2012: Men Stand Up to Stop Rape. “This is the second post in a “Campus Spotlight” series that shares what extraordinary teens and young adults have been doing to help end dating violence across the country,” editor’s note. (The White House Blog)

August 10, 2012: Executive Order -- Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally. (White House Briefing Room)

August 10, 2012: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Oak Creek Memorial Service for the victims of the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

August 10, 2012: Progress Toward a World Without Violence Against Women and Girls. (The White House Blog)

August 9, 2012: The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced that Nearly 3.4 Million Violent Crimes Per Year Went Unreported to Police From 2006 to 2010 (PDF 290 kb), citing findings from a new report based on BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). (OJP Newsroom)

August 6, 2012: The Justice Blog posted Attorney General Eric Holder’s Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence Briefs Congress. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

June 14, 2012: The Justice Blog posted. Fighting Back Against the Hidden Epidemic of Elder Abuse. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

June 6, 2012: Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West and U.S. Attorney Michael W. Cotter Announce Pilot Initiative to Address Sexual Assault on Montana Reservations. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

May 3, 2012: Justice Department Returns $44 Million to Victims of Qwest Communications Fraud. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

May 3, 2012: Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary Speaks at Arresting Demand: a National Colloquium [in the fight against sex trafficking]. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 25, 2012: The Justice Blog posted Fighting for the Crime Victims Who Don’t Make Headlines, courtesy of Stuart Delery, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 24, 2012: Attorney General Eric Holder’s Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence Holds Final Public Hearing in Detroit. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 20, 2012: Attorney General Eric Holder Honors Individuals and Organizations for Service to Crime Victims. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 20, 2012: The Justice Blog posted Reaching Every Victim, Extending the Vision of Service, courtesy of Mary Lou Leary, Acting Assistant Attorney of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 20, 2012: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 20, 2012: Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary Speaks at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 18, 2012: The Justice Blog posted New York-Area Law School Clinics Assist Individuals Filing Claims under 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 6, 2012: White House Releases Report on Women and the Economy. (White House Briefing Room)

March 27, 2012: The Justice Blog posted Safe Schools for All Students. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

March 8, 2012: Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary Testifies Before the Indian Law and Order Commission

January 31, 2012: Attorney General Eric Holder’s Task Force Examines Children’s Exposure to Violence in Rural and Tribal Communities. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

January 6, 2012: Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Revisions to the Uniform Crime Report’s Definition of Rape. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

January 6, 2012: The Justice Blog posted An Updated Definition of Rape. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

January 4, 2012: The Justice Blog posted Understanding the Serious Crime of Stalking. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

2011: Press releases and blog posts

December 21, 2011: The Justice Blog posted Victims of Financial Fraud Deserve Justice. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

December 14, 2011: Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Widespread in the US (CDC Newsroom)

October 24, 2011: The Justice Blog posted Serving Victims of Domestic Violence Homicides (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

October 13, 2011: Justice Department Awards More Than $600 Million, Help Crime Victims (PDF 73 kb). (OJP Newsroom)

October 3, 2011: Special Master Sheila L. Birnbaum Announces Opening of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

September 21, 2011: The Justice Blog posted Fighting Human Trafficking Requires A Coordinated Effort. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

August 29, 2011: Special Master Sheila L. Birnbaum Announces Final Rule to Govern 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

July 21, 2011: The Justice Blog posted Town Halls Scheduled for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

July 13, 2011: The Justice Blog posted In Kindergarten and in Debt: The Problem of Child Identity Theft. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

June 21, 2011: The Justice Blog posted A Message from the Special Master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

June 21, 2011: Special Master Sheila L. Birnbaum Announces Draft Regulations to Govern 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

May 26, 2011: The Justice Blog posted Defending the Rights of the LGBTQ Community (White House Statement & Releases)

May 24, 2011: Justice Department Sponsors National Sexual Assault Response Team Conference. (OJP Newsroom)

May 18, 2011: Attorney General Holder Names Sheila L. Birnbaum as Special Master of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 15, 2011: The Justice Blog posted Defending America’s Youngest Crime Victims. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 14, 2011: Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli Speaks at the D.C. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 13, 2011: The Justice Blog posted Celebrating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, courtesy of OVC Acting Director, Joye E. Frost. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 8, 2011: The Justice Blog posted Recognizing Those Who Help Reshape the Futures of Crime Victims, courtesy of Susan B. Carbon, Director, Office on Violence Against Women. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 8, 2011: Remarks of Laurie Robinson, Assistant Attorney General, at the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week - Awards Ceremony. (OJP Newsroom)

April 8, 2011: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 8, 2011: Attorney General Holder Recognizes Seven Individuals, Three Organizations for Outstanding Service to Crime Victims. (U.S. Department of Justice Briefing Room)

April 8, 2011: Presidential Proclamation--National Crime Victims' Rights Week. (White House Briefing Room)

April 7, 2011: Remarks of Laurie Robinson, Assistant Attorney General, at the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week - National Observance and Candlelight Ceremony. (OJP Newsroom)

April 4, 2011: The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced that the U.S. Attorney General is to host National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Prelude Events in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8, 2011. (OJP Newsroom)

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