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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all
Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. 
HHS is the largest grant-making agency in the federal government, providing some 60,000 grants per year.

Department of Education

The Department of Education's priorities include national efforts to improve reading and math, reduce class size, strengthen school construction, and promote major new 2000 initiatives, including the Safe and Drug Free Schools Initiative. Through this effort, the DOE helps school districts identify effective procedures, policies, and programs that serve to discipline students without suspending or expelling them. It's support of video and cyber conferences is an example of this effort. 

Department of Justice

The federal government's law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice is the home of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshals Service and the federal Bureau of Prisons. It is also concerned with matters relating to civil rights, crime prevention and most recently has focused on crime prevention and issues relating to youth and children. The DOJ's has focused its efforts by producing a Justice for Kids and Youth weblink and by funding youth crime prevention-related video conferences and the Internet cybercasts.

The Mission of is to be a part of the solution to today's problems in education, social development and youth violence. It is intended to encourage discussion among professionals in education, the justice system, parents, students and the community to stimulate new approaches to these issues nationwide and initiate reform. 

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