Injury Focus

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Youth violence

Department of Justice


Office of Justice Programs

Crime, violence, and justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics


National Institute of Justice


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Juvenile crime and justice

Department of Labor


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational safety statistics

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Occupational safety

Department of Transportation


Federal Aviation Administration

Aviation safety

Federal Highway Administration

Highway safety

Federal Railroad Administration

Railroad safety

Federal Transit Administration

Public transportation safety

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration U.S. Coast Guard

Highway and traffic safety Boating safety

Department of the Treasury


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

Alcohol and firearms

Department of Veterans Affairs

Rehabilitation, treatment of injury

Federal Emergency Management Agency


U.S. Fire Administration

Fire safety

National Science Foundation

Biomechanics, violence, biomedical engineering

National Transportation Safety Board


standard setting to greater reliance on mandatory recalls, a shift paralleled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The impetus for this transformation has been judicial review, among other factors (Mashaw and Harfst, 1990; Dewees et al., 1996).

Resources and Structure

In FY 1997, NHTSA was appropriated $300 million. Its 632 FTEs (full-time equivalents) were divided among seven branches and five offices serving the administrator. A significant portion of NHTSA's budget, about 55 percent in

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