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December 01, 2011 •  Volume 17, Number 23 https://www.ncjrs.gov
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Announcements
 "60 Minutes" Features NIJ-Funded Study (NIJ)
 Grant Report Receives National News Coverage (NIJ)
 Materials From OJJDP National Conference Available (OJJDP)
 NamUs Team Honored at White House Reception (NIJ)
 Public Service Announcement on Tribal Youth Released (OJJDP)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
Publications
 Annotated Bibliography Available for Corrections Staff (NIC)
 Keep Informed About New BJA Resources (BJA)
 Newsletter Focuses on Children Exposed to Violence (OVC)
 OJP Annual Report Released (OJP)
Online Resources
 DMC Virtual Resource Center Launched (OJJDP)
 Participate in Tribal Offender Reentry Webinar (BJA)
 Resource Offers Strategies for Offender Employment (NIC)
 Watch Videos From Annual Conference (NIJ)
 Webinar To Discuss Training and Technical Assistance (BJA)
 Web Site To Facilitate Tribal Justice Collaborations (BJA)
Conferences and Trainings
 Attend Tribal Justice Conference (BJA)
 Courses Available for Criminal Justice Professionals (NIJ)
 Crime Victims With Disabilities Conference Registration Open (OVC)
 Forensic Microscopy Training Courses Available (NIJ)
 New Online Training Center Announced (BJA)
 OJJDP To Sponsor Substance Abuse Prevention Forum (OJJDP)
 Register for Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness Conference (OJJDP)
 Register for Mass Violence/Emergency National Training Conference (OVC)
 Victims With Disabilities Training Available in Spanish (OVC)

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Announcements
 
"60 Minutes" Features NIJ-Funded Study

On November 13, 2011, "60 Minutes" aired a segment featuring Geoffrey Alpert, one of the authors of a recent NIJ-funded study, "Police Use of Force, Tasers and Other Less-Lethal Weapons." This study discusses law enforcement's use of conducted energy devices. The segment cited the NIJ report as "the definitive study of Taser use" to date. (NIJ)

 
Grant Report Receives National News Coverage

Over 150 news outlets, including "The Wall Street Journal," "NBC New York," and "The Sacramento Bee," reported on a newly released NIJ-funded study, "Shifting Boundaries: Final Report on an Experimental Evaluation of a Youth Dating Violence Prevention Program in New York City Middle Schools." The report found that school-level interventions can reduce dating violence among middle school students by up to 50 percent. (NIJ)

 
Materials From OJJDP National Conference Available
The conference program, grantee meeting materials, and learning lab materials from OJJDP's 2011 National Conference, "Children's Justice & Safety: Unite, Build, Lead," are now available online. You can also request other conference session materials from this Web site. (OJJDP)
 
NamUs Team Honored at White House Reception

Charles Heurich and the NamUs team were awarded the 2011 Justice and Law Enforcement Medal for the creation of NamUs.gov. NamUs is the nation’s first free, online database that allows the public to search for missing loved ones and connects medical examiners, coroners, and law enforcement in their efforts to solve cases of unidentified human remains. (NIJ)

 
Public Service Announcement on Tribal Youth Released

The U.S. Department of Justice has released a public service announcement on the issues that tribal youth identified as important to address in their communities. The announcement, called "That's My People," was developed and filmed at the 2011 National Intertribal Youth Summit at the Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (OJJDP)

 
Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster

National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 22-28, 2012. "Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim" is the theme. Sign up by December 16, 2011, to receive a free copy of the 2012 NCVRW Resource Guide and theme poster. Subscribers will also receive announcements and updates regarding the 2012 NCVRW. (OVC)

 
Publications
 
Annotated Bibliography Available for Corrections Staff

"Motivational Interviewing (with a Criminal Justice Focus)" (ACCN 025355) is an annotated bibliography that contains written resources to help those in the criminal justice field learn when and how to implement motivational interviewing. (NIC)

 
Keep Informed About New BJA Resources

The November issue of "Justice Today" features an article on the congressionally mandated "Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems," which addresses incarceration and alternatives to incarceration in Indian Country. This issue also discusses other tribal resources and the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. (BJA)

 
Newsletter Focuses on Children Exposed to Violence

OVC announced the release of the November issue of "OVC News & Program Updates," a valuable tool for sharing information about OVC's initiatives, events, and other items of special interest. This edition highlights the impact of child identity theft, child exploitation, the provision of services to drug-endangered children, and more. (OVC)

 
OJP Annual Report Released

"2010 OJP Annual Report: Mapping A Course" (NCJ 235246, 92 pp.) discusses the Office of Justice Programs' commitment to outreach and collaboration with the criminal and juvenile justice fields, innovative programs and technology, evidence-based programs and practices, and management of funds. Each chapter includes real-world examples that show positive effects of OJP programs. (OJP)

 
Online Resources
 
DMC Virtual Resource Center Launched

OJJDP has launched the Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Virtual Resource Center. This online center provides DMC coordinators, state advisory group members, and other juvenile justice professionals with tools and resources to support their state and local DMC efforts. Regular Web site spotlights will feature state and local DMC delinquency prevention and systems improvement activities. (OJJDP)

 
Participate in Tribal Offender Reentry Webinar

On December 6, 2011, from 3 to 4 p.m. ET, BJA and the International Association of Chiefs of Police's Indian Country Law Enforcement Section will host "The Role of Law Enforcement in Offender Reentry." This Webinar will discuss the multijurisdictional challenges facing tribal law enforcement, courts, and corrections, and the important role federal, state, local, and tribal partnerships play in successful offender reentry. (BJA)

 
Resource Offers Strategies for Offender Employment

"Offender Employment Retention: Worth the Work" (ACCN 024978) discusses the need to target individuals at high risk for recidivism, address the dynamic influences that predict crime, and provide interventions specific to the needs of offenders. During this previously recorded video, participants will explore evidence-based practices that increase public safety while helping to reduce recidivism. (NIC)

 
Watch Videos From Annual Conference

New video interviews from the 2011 NIJ Conference are available at NIJ's Multimedia Web page. Interviews recently posted include "Collaboration Between Researchers and Law Enforcement Agencies," "Beyond Community Policing: The Importance of Community Building," "Diminishing Resources & Gang Prevention," and "Preventing Kids From Gang-Joining: Collaboration Matters." (NIJ)

 
Webinar To Discuss Training and Technical Assistance

On December 13, 2011, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, BJA will host "An Introduction to Training & Technical Assistance." This Webinar will provide an overview of the types of training and technical assistance available from BJA. Attendees will learn how to request assistance and will receive an introduction to a select group of BJA service providers. (BJA)

 
Web Site To Facilitate Tribal Justice Collaborations

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute has launched "Walking on Common Ground." This Web site provides resources for promoting and facilitating tribal-state-federal collaborations, including an interactive, searchable map with links to cooperative agreements, tribal state forums, and relevant legislation. (BJA)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Attend Tribal Justice Conference

Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety, & Wellness Session 14 will be held December 13-16, 2011, in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Presentations will teach tribal participants about alternatives to incarceration, detention, offender reentry, and other public safety-related issues. (BJA)

 
Courses Available for Criminal Justice Professionals

The National Institute of Justice sponsors a variety of courses (both online and in a classroom) for criminal justice professionals. Topics include crime scene investigation, forensic DNA/biology, and toxicology and controlled substance. View the full list of available courses at NIJ's Training Web page. (NIJ)

 
Crime Victims With Disabilities Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities National Training Conference, to be held December 13-15, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. This unique training opportunity will enhance your skills and competencies to effectively serve people with disabilities who are victims of crime, abuse, and neglect. Registration is available online. (OVC)

 
Forensic Microscopy Training Courses Available

NIJ is sponsoring a number of new forensic microscopy training courses for forensic trace evidence examiners who are employed in state or local crime laboratories. The courses, offered by Hooke College of Applied Sciences, will be held in Westmont, Illinois. More information is available on NIJ's Training Web page. (NIJ)

 
New Online Training Center Announced

BJA's NTTAC Online Training Center allows users to download supporting materials, rate training videos, discuss content, and view a growing archive of on-demand training videos. A calendar showing upcoming events is also provided. (BJA)

 
OJJDP To Sponsor Substance Abuse Prevention Forum

On February 6-9, 2012, OJJDP will sponsor the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference will provide the latest strategies for substance abuse prevention and will include presentations by nationally recognized drug abuse prevention experts and policymakers. (OJJDP)

 
Register for Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness Conference

On April 10-12, 2012, OJJDP will cosponsor the Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness in Washington, DC. Conference sessions will include presentations on juvenile justice, school-based services, recovery services, treatment and recovery systems collaboration and integration, youth and families, evidence-based practices, and special topics. (OJJDP)

 
Register for Mass Violence/Emergency National Training Conference

On January 31 to February 2, 2012, OVC will sponsor the Mass Violence and Emergency National Training Conference - Improving Readiness to Assist Victims in Jacksonville, Florida. The conference brings together victim service providers and allied professionals to share experiences and knowledge about responding to victims, survivors, and communities. Team scholarships are available. (OVC)

 
Victims With Disabilities Training Available in Spanish

Registration is open for Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities, to be held December 6-8, 2011, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This training session explores how collaboration between professionals in the victim services and disabilities fields strengthens services and support for crime victims who have disabilities. This session will be delivered in Spanish only. (OVC)

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