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August 15, 2012 •  Volume 18, Number 16 https://www.ncjrs.gov
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Announcements
 Corrections Hearing Open to the Public (NIC)
 OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Nicholas Sensley (OVC)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
 Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Funding Available for Substance Use Interventions (OJJDP)
Publications
 Addressing Homelessness in the Criminal Justice System (OJP)
 Latest TECHBeat Now Available (NIJ)
 New Publication Discusses Juvenile Court Statistics (OJJDP)
 Report Summarizes Crime Laboratories in United States (BJS)
 Report Summarizes Victimizations Not Reported to Police (BJS)
 Sex Offender Case Law Resource Available (SMART)
Online Resources
 New Discussion Posted to "Director's Corner" Site (NIJ)
 Site Provides Cost-Benefit Analysis Resources (BJA)
 View Recent Consensus Project Webinars (BJA)
 Watch NIJ Conference 2012 Keynote Address (NIJ)
 Web Forum Discusses Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (OVC)
 Web Forum Discusses Implementing Trauma-Informed Care (OVC)
 Webinar Focuses on Foundations as Sustainability Partners (OJJDP)
 Working Effectively With Justice-Involved Women (BJA and NIC)
Conferences and Trainings
 Participate in NIC Learning Opportunities (NIC)

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Announcements
 
Corrections Hearing Open to the Public

On August 22-23, 2012, NIC will hold a public hearing at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Balancing Fiscal Challenges, Performance-Based Budgeting, and Public Safety will address ways that corrections can improve its stewardship with taxpayer funds and apply its resources in smarter ways. Contact Donna Deutsch at 202-510-9681 or ddeutsch@mossgroup.us to RSVP. (NIC)

 
OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Nicholas Sensley
Nicholas Sensley has been facilitating training, education, and effective counter human trafficking initiatives internationally since 1998. Mr. Sensley partnered with OVC and BJA in creating the "Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide." He is a former Chief of Police in Truckee, California, and has 24 years of policing experience. (OVC)
 
Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster

National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 21-27, 2013. Sign up by November 30, 2012, to receive a free copy of the 2013 NCVRW Resource Guide and theme poster. Subscribers will also receive announcements and updates regarding the 2013 NCVRW. (OVC)

 
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
 
Funding Available for Substance Use Interventions

Application deadline: November 28, 2012
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is seeking applications for Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System. Research centers and coordinating centers are invited to develop and field test strategies that enhance substance abuse treatment and prevention services for youth under community-based supervision. (OJJDP)

 
Publications
 
Addressing Homelessness in the Criminal Justice System

"Reducing Homeless Populations' Involvement in the Criminal Justice System: Resource Guide" (NCJ 239213, 21 pp.) is designed to generate awareness in the field among law enforcement, courts, prosecutors, defenders, state and local legislators, advocates, social service providers, and the homeless about DOJ resources available to serve homeless people, and those at risk of homelessness, who are involved in the criminal justice system. (OJP)

 
Latest TECHBeat Now Available

"TECHBeat Summer 2012" (NCJ 239212, 16 pp.) features an article about the use of datacasting in policing. Other articles discuss the availability of Web site development assistance for small law enforcement agencies, the use of portable radiation detectors for first responders, and how to manage the use of televisions in jails. (NIJ)

 
New Publication Discusses Juvenile Court Statistics

The National Center for Juvenile Justice has released "Juvenile Court Statistics 2009" (NCJ 239114, 152 pp.). The report profiles more than 1.5 million delinquency cases and more than 140,000 status offense cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction processed in 2009. The report also tracks trends in delinquency and petitioned status offense cases over several decades. (OJJDP)

 
Report Summarizes Crime Laboratories in United States

BJS has released "Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories, 2009" (NCJ 238252, 14 pp.). This report examines crime lab personnel, budgets, workloads, and other administrative information, including backlogs in requests for forensic services. (BJS)

 
Report Summarizes Victimizations Not Reported to Police

BJS has released "Victimizations Not Reported to the Police, 2006-2010" (NCJ 238536, 18 pp.). This report presents findings, for a 5-year period from 2006 to 2010, on the characteristics of crime victimizations that went unreported to police, according to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey. (BJS)

 
Sex Offender Case Law Resource Available

The statutes, regulations, and laws addressing sex offender registration and notification in the United States are varied and complex. "Sex Offender Registration and Notification in the United States: Current Case Law and Issues" (NCJ 239231, 17 pp.) provides the most current and accurate information about this topic; however, practitioners are advised to conduct their own research to confirm that they are using the latest information available. (SMART)

 
Online Resources
 
New Discussion Posted to "Director's Corner" Site

The latest conversation with Dr. John Laub is available on The Director's Corner Web page. In this discussion, "A Post-NIJ Conference Recap...and Moving Forward," Dr. Laub discusses the grant review process, the NIJ 2012 conference, a partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, and the appointment of Dr. Greg Ridgeway as NIJ’s deputy director. (NIJ)

 
Site Provides Cost-Benefit Analysis Resources

Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice helps to broaden the knowledge base of practitioners and policymakers about criminal justice cost-benefit analysis, deepen the knowledge and practice in this area, and support practitioners in building their capacity to promote, use, and interpret cost-benefit analysis in criminal justice settings. (BJA)

 
View Recent Consensus Project Webinars

The Council of State Governments Justice Center has added some Webinars to its Web site. Webinars include "Innovative Law Enforcement Strategies for Interacting with People that Frequently Require Emergency and Crisis Services" and "Fostering Criminal Justice/Mental Health Collaboration: Building Lasting Partnerships." (BJA)

 
Watch NIJ Conference 2012 Keynote Address

NIJ has added "Looking Back to See the Future of Prison Downsizing in America" to its list of available multimedia resources. In this video, Dr. Joan Petersilia summarizes lessons learned from the intermediate sanctions movement of the 1990s and discusses why we must consider these lessons if we want to reverse four decades of prison expansion. (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)

 
Web Forum Discusses Implementing Trauma-Informed Care

On August 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Victim Services Settings. Join Dr. Vivian Brown, founder and former CEO of Prototypes, and Amy Fleischauer, LMSW, Director of Victim Services at the International Institute of Buffalo, for the discussion. (OVC)

 
Webinar Focuses on Foundations as Sustainability Partners

On August 29, 2012, at 4 p.m. ET, OJJDP will present the Webinar "Foundations and Grant Making as Strategic Partners in Sustainability Efforts." Presenters will introduce participants to the concept of philanthropic organizations as strategic partners and will teach participants how to engage foundations as sources of sustainability funding. (OJJDP)

 
Working Effectively With Justice-Involved Women

On August 21, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET, BJA and NIC will cosponsor the Webinar "Collaborative Case Work: Strategies and Approaches to Work Effectively with Justice Involved Women." The Webinar will focus on gender-informed approaches to case management for justice-involved women. Presenters will share their strategies and skill sets for effectively working with this population. (BJA and NIC)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Participate in NIC Learning Opportunities

NIC currently offers learning opportunities that include traditional in-person classroom training, E-courses you can access online at any time, and real-time virtual instructor led training. The full list of courses is available on NIC's Training Web page. (NIC)

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