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Topic - Office Of Justice Programs
The Department of Justice announced that a furloughed employee returned to work Monday morning to reopen the Amber Alert website, which had been shut down since late Sunday night.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's oversight of millions of dollars in Justice Department grant money was "inadequate," according to an audit released Monday, and the organization failed to adequately oversee funding it provided to local affiliate agencies.
Sex trafficking is a big moneymaker for criminals and a scourge to society, a top Justice Department official said Thursday, adding that traffickers callously seek to furnish their market with "women, girls and boys who have been cast out by society and whose options are few."
The Justice Department and several of its agencies engaged in "extravagant and wasteful" spending on food, beverages and event planning for law enforcement conferences, including paying $16 each for muffins, $76 per person for lunch and more than $8 for a cup of coffee, according to an audit released Tuesday by the department's Office of Inspector General.
The number of violent and property crimes reported continued to drop last year despite significant declines in the nation's economy, according to a Justice Department report Wednesday, which put the numbers at their lowest levels since the survey began in 1973.