What is Office of Justice Programs (OJP)?

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. Therefore, OJP does not directly carry out law enforcement and justice activities. Instead, OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.


The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) aids the member organizations of Global Advisory Commitee (GAC), and the people they serve, through a series of important initiatives. These include the facilitation of the GAC Working Groups. The Global Infrastructure/Standards Working Group (GISWG) recommended that OJP form the Global XML Structure Task Force (GXSTF) to identify data requirements, explore XML concepts, and apply XML best practices to the design and implement of the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM). This recommendation was accepted and today, the GXSTF is composed of government and industry domain experts (law enforcement, courts, and corrections), technical managers, and engineers.