National Institute of Justice

Highlights

Individuals with disabilities may be one of the highest-risk adult populations for sexual assault and victimization in the U.S. Researchers spoke to survivors and service providers to study help-seeking patterns and criminal justice response and found that few, if any, providers are knowledgeable in both sexual assault and disability.

Read The Many Challenges Facing Sexual Assault Survivors With Disabilities .

NIJ recently won an award from the National Association of Government Communicators for our report, “ Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men 2010: Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey ." This report raised awareness of the high rate of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men.

NIJ also won an Award of Excellence for our book, “ Restrictive Housing in the U.S.: Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions ,” which is the most comprehensive review to date of restrictive housing practices.

Learn about these awards.

Download NIJ Journal Issue 278

Prisoner looking out from behind bars at a child.

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NIJ Directors and staff of our Office of Research and Evaluation and Office of Science and Technology have partnered to share some of the latest evidence and thinking about issues within institutional corrections.

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Encouraging Officer Safety

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Watch a brief video to learn how law enforcement agencies can support a culture of officer safety through training, improved policy and accountability, organizational justice, and safety message reinforcement.

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