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Rewards for Justice Program

The Rewards for Justice Program is one of the most valuable assets the U.S. Government has in the fight against international terrorism. Established by the 1984 Act to Combat International Terrorism, P.L. 98-533, the program is administered by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
Under this program, the Secretary of State may offer rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of anyone who plans, commits, or attempts international terrorist acts against U.S. persons or property, that prevents such acts from occurring in the first place, that leads to the location of a key terrorist leader, or that disrupts terrorism financing.
The Rewards for Justice Program has been effective. Since the inception of the Rewards for Justice program in 1984, the United States has paid more than $125 million to over 80 people who provided credible information that put terrorists behind bars or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide. The program played a significant role in the arrest of international terrorist Ramzi Yousef, who was convicted in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Today, the Rewards for Justice Program plays a critical role in the 2014 Afghanistan Transition Plan.
People with information on any past or planned act of international terrorism against the United States anywhere in the world are urged to contact the the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. military, or Rewards for Justice. Rewards for Justice can be contacted directly via any one of the following avenues:
1-800-877-3927 (works from some overseas locations)
Rewards for Justice
Washington, D.C. 20522-0303 USA

Information on reward offers may be found at:
Terrorism threatens the security of all people, and our determination to fight it is greater than ever. The United States has tracked terrorists aggressively and made them pay for their crimes. Through the Rewards for Justice Program, thousands of innocent lives around the world have been saved by preventing terrorist attacks. Without question, the Rewards for Justice Program is a formidable U.S. government tool to combat the threat of international terrorism.


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