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December 15, 2011 •  Volume 17, Number 24 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 NIJ Seeks To Fill Deputy Director Position (NIJ)
 OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Janice Withers (OVC)
 Participants Sought for Survey on Mentoring Services (OJJDP)
 Program Recognizes Exceptional Law Enforcement Officers (BJA)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Applications Sought for Prisoner Reentry Grant (BJA)
 BJA Seeks Training and Technical Assistance Provider (BJA)
 Funding Available for Second Chance Act Solicitation (BJA)
Publications
 Data Tables Detail Arrest-Related Deaths (BJS)
 Identity Theft Victimization Data Available (BJS)
 Newsletter Focuses on Children Exposed to Violence (OVC)
 Publication Provides Data on Deaths in Custody (BJS)
 Publication Reports Detailed Findings on Homicides (BJS)
 Report Provides Statistics on Probation and Parole (BJS)
 Survey of Jails in Indian Country Detailed (BJS)
Online Resources
 Coping With the Holidays (OVC)
 December Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month (NCJRS)
 New Discussion Posted to "Director's Corner" Site (NIJ)
 Presentation Addresses Lessons of Economical Crime Control (NIJ)
 Resources Help Parents Find Better Schools (OJJDP)
 Responding to Victims of Property Crimes (OVC)
 Subscribe To Receive NIC's E-Newsletter (NIC)
 Watch Videos From Annual Conference (NIJ)
Conferences and Trainings
 Mass Violence/Emergency National Training Conference Registration Open (OVC)
 OJJDP To Sponsor Substance Abuse Prevention Forum (OJJDP)
 Register for Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness Conference (OJJDP)

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Announcements
 
NIJ Seeks To Fill Deputy Director Position

NIJ is conducting a nationwide search for candidates for a newly created position - Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice - to help oversee and lead the activities, programs, and operations of NIJ's three science offices: Science and Technology, Research and Evaluation, and Investigative and Forensic Sciences. For more information and to apply, visit the USAJOBS Web site. (NIJ)

 
OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Janice Withers

Janice Withers is President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and has served on its National Board of Directors since 2005. She is currently the chairperson for the National Board Victim Services Committee, which oversees all aspects of MADD victim services nationwide. Visit the OVC TTAC Web site to read the full biography. (OVC)

 
Participants Sought for Survey on Mentoring Services

The National Mentoring Partnership, Global Youth Justice, and the National Partnership for Juvenile Services are conducting a survey to improve the design and delivery of mentoring services for youth at risk for delinquency, alcohol and drug abuse, truancy, and other problem behaviors. The results will be published in a research report that will be available online. (OJJDP)

 
Program Recognizes Exceptional Law Enforcement Officers

The nomination period for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery is now open. Nominations will be accepted from December 15, 2011, through February 15, 2012, and are limited to acts of bravery that occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2011. Applications must be submitted using the online application. (BJA)

 
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)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Applications Sought for Prisoner Reentry Grant

Application deadline: February 23, 2012
The Second Chance Act Demonstration Field Experiment: Fostering Desistance through Effective Supervision grant seeks proposals to implement and test important criminal justice interventions and programs as part of a multisite demonstration field experiment on prisoner reentry. (BJA)

 
BJA Seeks Training and Technical Assistance Provider

Application deadline: February 2, 2012
Funding for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program is now available. The program seeks to increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system. (BJA)

 
Funding Available for Second Chance Act Solicitation

Application deadline: March 2, 2012
The Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Demonstration Projects for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles grant will provide funds to increase the postrelease employability of offenders in related technology-based jobs and career fields. The program is designed to establish and provide technology career training programs for incarcerated adults and juveniles during the 3-year period before release from a prison, jail, or juvenile facility. (BJA)

 
Publications
 
Data Tables Detail Arrest-Related Deaths

"Arrest-Related Deaths, 2003-2009 - Statistical Tables" (NCJ 235385, 16 pp.) provides data on the circumstances of deaths that occur during, or shortly after, state or local law enforcement officers engage in an arrest or restraint process. (BJS)

 
Identity Theft Victimization Data Available

"Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2005-2010" (NCJ 236245, 11 pp.) presents data on the nature of and trends in identity theft victimization among U.S. households from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). This Crime Data Brief also presents estimates of the monetary losses attributed to household victims of identity theft. (BJS)

 
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)

 
Publication Provides Data on Deaths in Custody

"Prison and Jail Deaths in Custody, 2000-2009 - Statistical Tables" (NCJ 236219, 34 pp.) provides data on the number and causes of deaths that occurred in state prison or local jail custody. Data from the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) show national and state-level counts of persons who have died in prisons (2001-2009) or jails (2000-2009). (BJS)

 
Publication Reports Detailed Findings on Homicides

"Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008" (NCJ 236018, 36 pp.) presents detailed findings on homicides that occurred in the United States from 1980 through 2008. This patterns and trends release details homicide trends by age, sex, and race, including homicides of children under age 5 and of persons age 65 or older. (BJS)

 
Report Provides Statistics on Probation and Parole

"Probation and Parole in the United States, 2010" (NCJ 236019, 52 pp.) presents statistics about adult offenders under community supervision while on probation or parole during 2010. It examines changes in community supervision populations during 2010 and prior years. The report documents a slowing of growth in these populations over time and declines in recent years. (BJS)

 
Survey of Jails in Indian Country Detailed

"Jails in Indian Country, 2010" (NCJ 236073, 18 pp.) presents findings from the 2010 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of all jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on June 30, 2010. (BJS)

 
Online Resources
 
Coping With the Holidays

The anticipation of a holiday after the death of a family member or friend can be harder than the actual holiday itself. December's Featured Resources on the OVC Web site include Coping With the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One or When You Are a Victim/Crime Survivor, which provides suggestions from families who have made this difficult journey to help those who may be just starting down this path. (OVC)

 
December Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

President Obama has proclaimed December 2011 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. NCJRS's Impaired Driving Special Feature contains information and resources designed to educate the public about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. This Web page also includes materials on enforcement efforts related to stopping impaired driving. (NCJRS)

 
New Discussion Posted to "Director's Corner" Site

The latest conversation with Dr. John Laub, Director of NIJ, is now available on The Director's Corner Web page. This discussion, "NIJ and the Dutch Agree to Work Together to Improve the Use of Forensic Sciences," highlights a new partnership with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Netherlands Forensics Institute. (NIJ)

 
Presentation Addresses Lessons of Economical Crime Control

Philip J. Cook is ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Sociology at Duke University. An interview with Dr. Cook and his presentation, "Economical Crime Control: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Ledger," are available online. Dr. Cook's presentation includes examples of effective programs and policies drawn from a multifaceted approach to crime control. (NIJ)

 
Resources Help Parents Find Better Schools

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has partnered with GreatSchools, a national nonprofit educational resource for parents, to provide an online database that describes more than 200,000 public, charter, magnet, and private schools across the United States for students in kindergarten through grade 12. (OJJDP)

 
Responding to Victims of Property Crimes

On December 28, 2011, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on best practices for responding to victims of property crimes. Dr. Lamm Weisel, an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at North Carolina Central University, will lead the discussion. Her experience includes research on police responses to crime problems and repeat victimization from burglary and robbery. (OVC)

 
Subscribe To Receive NIC's E-Newsletter

NIC's monthly e-newsletter includes articles about new publications, upcoming conferences, technology in corrections, corrections news and updates, and more. Click "Subscribe to Newsletters & Alerts" in the NIC Action Center to register. (NIC)

 
Watch Videos From Annual Conference

New video interviews from the 2011 NIJ Conference are available on NIJ's Multimedia Web page. Interviews recently posted include "The Importance of Research on Race, Crime and Punishment," "The Evaluation of NIJ by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences: NIJ's Response," and "Human Factors in Latent Print Examination." (NIJ)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Mass Violence/Emergency National Training Conference Registration Open

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)

 
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)

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