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July 15, 2012 •  Volume 18, Number 14 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 MOV Nomination Period Closes July 31 (BJA)
 NIJ Cited in "AMSTATNEWS" Article (NIJ)
 OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Judy Benitez (OVC)
 Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Apply To Review/Revise NIC Trainer Development Series (NIC)
 Cooperative Agreement Establishes Tele-visiting in Correctional Facilities (NIC)
 Cooperative Agreement Provides Training in Curriculum Development (NIC)
 Funding Available for Technical Assistance Site Management (NIC)
 Solicitation Provides Funding for Pretrial Technical Assistance (NIC)
Publications
 Addressing Violent Crime Through Intelligence-Led Policing (BJA)
 Identifying, Investigating, and Prosecuting Trafficking Cases (NIJ)
 Keeping Officers Safe and Healthy (NIJ)
 Newsletter Focuses on Underserved Victims of Crime (OVC)
 Publication Addresses Police Role in Prisoner Reentry (NIJ)
 Publication Discusses Police Leadership Challenges (NIJ)
 Resource Assists Criminal Defense Attorneys (NIJ)
 Study Discusses Human Trafficking Prevention (NIJ)
 Study Discusses Post-Conviction DNA Testing/Wrongful Conviction (NIJ)
Online Resources
 Challenges in Gang Research Meeting Summary Available (NIJ)
 Webinar To Address Role of LGBTQI Families (OJJDP)
 Webinar To Discuss Maltreatment and Delinquency (OJJDP)
Conferences and Trainings
 Certificate Program for Juvenile Reform Announced (OJJDP)
 Disabilities Curriculum Available in English and Spanish (OVC)
 Global Youth Justice To Host Training Institute (OJJDP)
 Participate in NIC Learning Opportunities (NIC)
 Training Available for Rural Law Enforcement Officers (NIJ)

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Announcements
 
MOV Nomination Period Closes July 31

The nomination period for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV) will close on July 31, 2012. Nominations will be accepted from May 31 to July 31, 2012. The medal is awarded annually by the President to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life. (BJA)

 
NIJ Cited in "AMSTATNEWS" Article
"NIJ Looking for a Few Good Statisticians: Forensic science R&D benefits from statistical support," an article published in AMSTATNEWS, discusses NIJ's goal to increase involvement of statisticians in solicitations for research to bolster the scientific foundations of forensic science disciplines. (NIJ)
 
OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Judy Benitez
Judy Benitez, Executive Director of Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, provides training and technical assistance on topics such as advocate interactions with the news media; serving as an expert witness; commercial sexual exploitation; and the intersections of sexual violence with poverty and homelessness, with disability, and with disaster situations. (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
 
Apply To Review/Revise NIC Trainer Development Series

Application deadline: July 20, 2012
NIC's Academy Division is soliciting proposals for Curricula Review and Revision: NIC Trainer Development Series. This cooperative agreement seeks organizations, groups, or individuals to review, revise, and/or develop competency-based, blended modality training curricula with the aim of providing corrections agencies and professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to train and develop their staff. (NIC)

 
Cooperative Agreement Establishes Tele-visiting in Correctional Facilities

Application deadline: August 3, 2012
NIC seeks proposals for Development of a Guide for Correctional Agencies to Establish Tele-visiting Capacity in Correctional Facilities. Applications are sought from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for an 18-month period to develop a guide to establishing tele-visiting capacity in correctional facilities. (NIC)

 
Cooperative Agreement Provides Training in Curriculum Development

Application deadline: July 20, 2012
NIC seeks proposals for Training Curriculum Development for Probation and Parole Supervision Executives. This is a 12-month cooperative agreement to develop and pilot a training curriculum that prepares executives of probation and parole supervision agencies in their new position. Among other requirements, the curriculum should be based on NIC's Instructional Theory Into Practice model. (NIC)

 
Funding Available for Technical Assistance Site Management

Application deadline: July 30, 2012
NIC's Community Services Division is soliciting proposals for Technical Assistance Site Management in NIC's Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems Initiative. Organizations, groups, or individuals are invited to apply to enter into a cooperative agreement with NIC for up to 16 months beginning in August 2012. (NIC)

 
Solicitation Provides Funding for Pretrial Technical Assistance

Application deadline: July 20, 2012
NIC's Community Services Division is seeking proposals for Pretrial Technical Assistance for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems. This 12-month cooperative agreement is part of a larger NIC initiative, Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems. Work under this cooperative agreement will be coordinated with recipients of other cooperative agreements providing services under phase III of this initiative. (NIC)

 
Publications
 
Addressing Violent Crime Through Intelligence-Led Policing

BJA, through a competitive grant program, sought ideas for innovative methods to address violent crime through the use of intelligence-led policing. This report, "Reducing Crime Through Intelligence-Led Policing" (NCJ 238980, 52 pp.), describes some of the initiatives that had demonstrable successes. (BJA)

 
Identifying, Investigating, and Prosecuting Trafficking Cases

"Identifying Challenges to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of State and Local Human Trafficking Cases" (NCJ 238795, 323 pp.) examines practices that improved the ability of local law enforcement agencies to identify, investigate, and prosecute trafficking cases; factors that led to successful prosecution; and factors that were barriers to prosecution. (NIJ)

 
Keeping Officers Safe and Healthy

"Protecting Our Protectors" contains a sampling of how NIJ-funded research can be used to increase officer safety and wellness. This brochure highlights the use of body armor, conducted energy devices, higher intensity lighting on patrol cars, and retroreflective material on emergency vehicles; it also discusses the effectiveness of 10-hour shifts for police officers. (NIJ)

 
Newsletter Focuses on Underserved Victims of Crime

OVC has released the latest 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 improved responses for male crime victims, Americans living overseas who experience domestic violence, sexual assault in the military, and more. (OVC)

 
Publication Addresses Police Role in Prisoner Reentry
"Exploring the Role of the Police in Prisoner Reentry" (NCJ 238337, 24 pp.) examines the intersection of modern American policing and prisoner reentry. This publication also discusses why law enforcement agencies should make involvement in prisoner reentry efforts a priority for public safety and for promoting the legitimacy of the police. (NIJ)
 
Publication Discusses Police Leadership Challenges

"Police Leadership Challenges in a Changing World" (NCJ 238338, 24 pp.) examines the impact of the new generation of police officers and the emerging technology that plays a role in their personal and professional lives and on existing police culture. The paper also examines whether this new generation of police officers presents a crisis for policing or an opportunity for change. (NIJ) order print copy

 
Resource Assists Criminal Defense Attorneys

"DNA for the Defense Bar" (NCJ 237975, 192 pp.) aims to improve the use of forensic DNA in the criminal justice system. This report, designed for criminal defense attorneys, offers an overview of the science of DNA, discusses working with a criminal defense client and preparing a defense, and provides information on postconviction DNA testing. (NIJ)

 
Study Discusses Human Trafficking Prevention

"A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts" (NCJ 238796, 245 pp.) provides an overview of initiatives targeting the demand for commercial sex in the United States. It describes the process of gathering the information in this report, discusses specific initiatives, and highlights selected communities to illustrate how their members have addressed prostitution and sex trafficking by combating demand. (NIJ)

 
Study Discusses Post-Conviction DNA Testing/Wrongful Conviction

"Post-Conviction DNA Testing and Wrongful Conviction" (NCJ 238816, 70 pp.) discusses retrospective DNA testing of physical evidence that had been retained in homicide and sexual assault convictions that occurred during a 15-year pre-DNA time period in Virginia. The goal of the study was to determine if modern DNA testing of probative evidence would confirm the original conviction. (NIJ)

 
Online Resources
 
Challenges in Gang Research Meeting Summary Available

On February 22-23, 2011, NIJ held a Gangs Research Working Group Meeting of expert gang researchers and practitioners. The participants considered the issues and gaps in basic gang research and antigang programs, including intervention, prevention, and deterrence. (NIJ)

 
Webinar To Address Role of LGBTQI Families

On July 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, OJJDP will present the Webinar, "The Critical Role of Families in Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex) Youth." This Webinar will address key research findings; approaches to working with diverse families; and resources, tools, and strategies for family education and intervention. (OJJDP)

 
Webinar To Discuss Maltreatment and Delinquency

On July 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, OJJDP will present the Webinar, "Causes, Correlates, and Pathways of Multi-System Youth: Research, Data, and What We Know." Presenters will discuss current research that links maltreatment and delinquency and will address the implications of this research for policy and practice. (OJJDP)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Certificate Program for Juvenile Reform Announced

On November 7-14, 2012, in Washington, DC, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute will present Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Program for Private Sector Leaders. This program will highlight multi-system reform efforts related to crossover youth and how to improve the ability of private organizations to serve these youth. (OJJDP)

 
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)

 
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)

 
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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