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August 01, 2012 •  Volume 18, Number 15 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Council Honors Pioneering Research (NIJ)
 NIJ Announces New Deputy Director (NIJ)
 Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Apply To Develop Workplace Learning Competency Model (NIC)
 Apply To Evaluate Reform/Reinvestment Initiative (OJJDP)
 Cooperative Agreement on Dosage-Based Probation Available (NIC)
 Cooperative Agreement Provides Funds for Resource Development (NIC)
 Funding Available To Evaluate Mentoring Enhancement Program (OJJDP)
 Solicitation Available for System Reform/Reinvestment Initiative (OJJDP)
 Solicitation Available To Develop Corrections Materials (NIC)
Publications
 Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released (BJA)
 DNA Backlog Reduction Report Released (NIJ)
 New Issue of Research Report Digest Available (NIJ)
 Popular NIJ Publication Now Available for E-Readers (NIJ)
 Report Provides Statistics on Child, Family Issues (OJJDP)
 SAMHSA Releases High School Suicide Prevention Toolkit (OJJDP)
Online Resources
 NIC Offers Correctional Industries Resource (NIC)
 PSA Highlights Public Officer Safety (NIJ)
 Resource Provides Information About Victims' Rights (OVC)
 Subscribe To Receive Corrections E-Newsletter (NIC)
 Watch Video on Drugs, Violence, and Cartels (NIJ)
 Web Forum Discusses Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (OVC)
Conferences and Trainings
 Disabilities Curriculum Available in English and Spanish (OVC)
 Global Youth Justice To Host Training Institute (OJJDP)
 Training Available for Rural Law Enforcement Officers (NIJ)

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Announcements
 
Council Honors Pioneering Research
NIJ grantee Michael Myrick, professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina, will be honored for his research using optical spectroscopy to detect biological fluids at crime scenes. The Council for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy will honor Dr. Myrick with its Gerald S. Birth Award for his pioneering work applying optical spectroscopy to forensics. (NIJ)
 
NIJ Announces New Deputy Director

NIJ welcomed a new Deputy Director on July 9, 2012. Greg Ridgeway has been selected as manager of NIJ’s three science offices: forensic sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and physical sciences. He will lead the strategic planning and integration of the three offices and their translational criminology efforts. (NIJ)

 
Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 National Crime Victims' Service Awards. Help ensure that outstanding service providers and programs are given the recognition they deserve by submitting your nomination now. Updated award categories are: Volunteer for Victims Award and Federal Service Award. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, September 5, 2012. (OVC)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Apply To Develop Workplace Learning Competency Model

Application deadline: August 9, 2012
NIC seeks proposals for Development of a 21st Century Corrections Learning Professional Competency Model. This project will identify the workplace learning competencies needed by correctional learning/training professionals at different organizational levels. The competency model will provide the foundation and focus for the future development and delivery of corrections learning work within the NIC Academy and the field of corrections. (NIC)

 
Apply To Evaluate Reform/Reinvestment Initiative

Application deadline: August 23, 2012
Funding is available for the Evaluation of the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative. This program will fund a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation of the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative. (OJJDP)

 
Cooperative Agreement on Dosage-Based Probation Available

Application deadline: August 6, 2012
NIC’s Community Services Division is seeking proposals for Dosage-Based Probation as an Effective Intervention. Among other deliverables, the awardee will develop a monograph that will review all of the current research and publications on the use of a dosage-based probation approach and its effectiveness as an intervention within a criminal justice system. (NIC)

 
Cooperative Agreement Provides Funds for Resource Development

Application deadline: August 10, 2012
NIC's Community Services Division is seeking proposals for Development of a Series of Publications for the Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems Initiative. These publications will serve the broader criminal justice field, which is increasingly seeking guidance and wants to learn from jurisdictions that have been successful in implementing systemwide criminal justice change. (NIC)

 
Funding Available To Evaluate Mentoring Enhancement Program

Application deadline: August 16, 2012
OJJDP is seeking applicants to conduct a multisite process and outcome evaluation of its Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration program. This program aims to improve the effectiveness of mentoring by supporting collaborations of qualified, established mentoring program sites through the implementation of an advocacy component into mentors' roles. (OJJDP)

 
Solicitation Available for System Reform/Reinvestment Initiative
Application deadline: August 23, 2012
OJJDP is seeking applications for the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Demonstration Program. Funding is available for three state or local juvenile justice administering agencies to implement a systematic protocol of evidence-based decision tools and measures to determine whether their use can result in better juvenile justice outcomes, while also saving money at the local level. (OJJDP)
 
Solicitation Available To Develop Corrections Materials

Application deadline: August 17, 2012
NIC seeks proposals for Development of Materials Specific to Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma in Corrections. Applications are sought from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for an 18-month period to develop a series of products to define, identify, and address compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma within the corrections profession. (NIC)

 
Publications
 
Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released

The July issue of "Justice Today" announces the appointment of Kristen Mahoney as BJA’s new Deputy Director for Policy. It also includes articles about the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment national conference, Delaware’s justice reinvestment legislation, and a success story on the National White Collar Crime Center’s training held in Puerto Rico. (BJA)

 
DNA Backlog Reduction Report Released
"DNA Backlog Reduction Report to Congress FY 2011" (NCJ 239014, 399 pp.) provides information about solicitations for proposals, grantees who are competitively selected to receive awards, amount of each award, and abstracts for each award. Major activities include DNA backlog reduction, solving cold cases, research and development, training and technical assistance, and dissemination and outreach. (NIJ)
 
New Issue of Research Report Digest Available

NIJ has released the sixth issue of its "Research Report Digest." This is an online publication that provides brief descriptions of studies in various criminal justice disciplines (such as courts, crime, forensic sciences, and violence) along with evaluations of technologies that are used in the law enforcement and corrections fields. (NIJ)

 
Popular NIJ Publication Now Available for E-Readers
"Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: An On-the-Scene Reference for First Responders" (NCJ 227050) is a quick reference for first responders who may be responsible for identifying, preserving, collecting, and securing evidence at an electronic crime scene. You can now download this reference on most e-readers. (NIJ)
 
Report Provides Statistics on Child, Family Issues
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released "America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012" (NCJ 238797). The Forum has published this annual report since 1997; the report provides detailed information about the welfare of children and families. (OJJDP) order print copy
 
SAMHSA Releases High School Suicide Prevention Toolkit

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released "Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools." The toolkit provides strategies to help high schools, school districts, and their partners design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among their students. (OJJDP)

 
Online Resources
 
NIC Offers Correctional Industries Resource

NIC announces its new Correctional Industries Initiative. This initiative serves as a catalyst to provide industries staff and their stakeholders with the information, expertise, and capacity needed to identify organizational priorities, establish strategic objectives, identify measurable goals and objectives, create partnerships, and respond to the reentry needs of the offender population. (NIC)

 
PSA Highlights Public Officer Safety

"Slow Down, Move Over" is a public service announcement (PSA) that was used in a research project to test the effectiveness of such announcements on changing driver behavior. The video encourages drivers to slow down and move over when they see lights, vests, or reflectors on the road. (NIJ)

 
Resource Provides Information About Victims' Rights
VictimLaw, a popular online legal resource on crime victims' rights, can be accessed through the OVC TTAC Web site. VictimLaw is a comprehensive, user-friendly database of victims' rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions. (OVC)
 
Subscribe To Receive Corrections E-Newsletter

NIC's monthly e-newsletter, "Corrections from the Field," is a resource for updating the field on news, information, and current topics in corrections. Each newsletter includes information from NIC staff, federal partners, and criminal justice colleagues. To learn more, to subscribe, and to view previous issues, visit NIC's Newsletter Web page. (NIC)

 
Watch Video on Drugs, Violence, and Cartels
NIJ has added "Mark Kleiman Comments on Drugs, Violence and Putting Cartels Out of Business" to its list of available multimedia resources. In this video, NIJ Visiting Fellow Mark Kleiman explains the relationship between drug enforcement and violent crime and discusses various research theories. (NIJ)
 
Web Forum Discusses Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force

On August 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on Implementing the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Model. Ari Redbord, of the Washington, DC, Human Trafficking Task Force, and Derek Marsh, of the Orange County, California, Human Trafficking Task Force, will lead the discussion. View their biographies and submit questions for discussion. (OVC)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Disabilities Curriculum Available in English and Spanish

Crime victims with disabilities may face challenges that other victims do not face, such as the ability to access services or communicate with advocates. Supporting Crime Victims With Disabilities, a new OVC instructor-led training, focuses on recognizing and addressing these challenges so that all victims with disabilities receive the support and assistance they need. (OVC)

 
Global Youth Justice To Host Training Institute

On December 4-6, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Global Youth Justice will host its annual International Training Institute, "Establish/Enhance/Expand a Local Teen Court/Youth Court Diversion Program." Topics will include training adult and youth volunteers, holding mock family intake meetings, offering quality community service programs, implementing operational and administrative procedures, and more. (OJJDP)

 
Training Available for Rural Law Enforcement Officers

The Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute will be held October 28 to November 2, 2012, in Annapolis, Maryland. The institute provides an opportunity for rural law enforcement officers to learn about and discuss technology initiatives and issues affecting the rural law enforcement community. Applications must be received by August 28, 2012. (NIJ)

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