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November 01, 2011 •  Volume 17, Number 21 https://www.ncjrs.gov
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Announcements
 Call for Papers on School-Justice Partnerships (OJJDP)
 Family Court Review Calls for Papers (OJJDP)
 International Services Available From NCJRS (NCJRS)
 OJJDP FY 2011 Award Information Now Available (OJJDP)
 Share Your JAG Success Stories (BJA)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
 Survey on Substance Abuse Prevention Seeks Participants (OJJDP)
 View List of Awarded NIJ Grants (NIJ)
Funding Opportunities
 New NIJ Solicitations Coming Soon (NIJ)
Publications
 Document Provides Findings on Law Enforcement Roundtable (NIJ)
 Keep Informed About New BJA Resources (BJA)
 Newsletter Highlights Training and Technical Assistance (BJA)
 Quarterly Newsletter Examines Crime Geography (NIJ)
 Report Provides Insight on International Indigent Defense (NIJ)
 Teen Alcohol Risk Screening Guide Available Online (OJJDP)
 Victim and Witness Assistance Guidelines Now Available (OVC)
 Victimization Against Disabled Persons Detailed (BJS)
Online Resources
 Access Vehicle History Information Online (BJA)
 Learn About Justice in Indian Country (NCJRS)
 New Search Tool Helps Find Federal Grants (OJJDP)
 NIJ Seminar Series Available Online (NIJ)
 OJJDP, IACP Launch Youth-Focused Policing Resource Center (OJJDP)
 Participate in Tribal Offender Reentry Webinar (BJA)
 Podcast Celebrates Safe Communities (BJA)
 Stay Connected With OJP (OJP)
 Watch Videos From NIJ Annual Conference (NIJ)
Conferences and Trainings
 Attend Crime Victims With Disabilities Conference (OVC)
 Attend Offender Employment Retention Specialist Training (NIC)
 Courses Available for Criminal Justice Professionals (NIJ)
 Free Training Available for Rural Law Enforcement (BJA)
 NIC Offers E-Courses for Corrections Professionals (NIC)
 Register for Drug Court Planning Initiative Trainings (BJA)
 Register for Mass Violence/Emergency National Training Conference (OVC)
 Registration Open for 2011 Instructor-Led Trainings (OVC)
 Training Addresses Mental Illness in Corrections (NIC)
 Training Available for Jail Administrators (NIC)

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Announcements
 
Call for Papers on School-Justice Partnerships

The New York State Permanent Judicial Division on Justice for Children has issued a call for papers for its National Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships, "Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court." The Summit will take place on March 11-13, 2012, in New York, New York. (OJJDP)

 
Family Court Review Calls for Papers

"Family Court Review" is seeking submissions for a special issue dedicated to immigration issues and the family court's obligation to serve families and children. Scholars, practitioners, judges, policymakers, and family and child experts are encouraged to contribute. The deadline to submit papers is June 1, 2012. (OJJDP)

 
International Services Available From NCJRS

NCJRS is offering the International Document Exchange (IDE) program, which is designed to meet the needs of non-U.S. organizations. Composed of members from 55 countries, IDE serves as a worldwide network for information exchange in the criminal justice field. Find out more about the IDE program at the NCJRS International Document Exchange Web page. (NCJRS)

 
OJJDP FY 2011 Award Information Now Available

OJJDP has posted data on its fiscal year (FY) 2011 awards on its Web site. This information, which includes the names of the grantees and the amounts of their awards, covers discretionary grants, formula grants, and block grants. In FY 2011, OJJDP awarded more than $393 million in grants in support of its mission. (OJJDP)

 
Share Your JAG Success Stories

BJA's Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Success Web page was designed to identify and highlight subgrantee and/or statewide projects that have demonstrated success or have shown promise in meeting the objectives and goals of JAG while positively impacting communities. Submit your JAG success story. (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)

 
Survey on Substance Abuse Prevention Seeks Participants

The Partnership at Drugfree.org is seeking participants to respond to a survey designed to increase understanding of the best way to develop collaborations between law enforcement, substance abuse prevention agencies, and educators to prevent teens and young adults from engaging in substance abuse. The survey is funded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. (OJJDP)

 
View List of Awarded NIJ Grants

NIJ's Fiscal Year 2011 Awards are now available. NIJ awarded 387 grants and cooperative agreements, for a total of approximately $207 million. Awards were made in response to 32 solicitations. (NIJ)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
New NIJ Solicitations Coming Soon

During the coming days and weeks, NIJ will begin releasing solicitations for fiscal year 2012. To find out more about these upcoming solicitations and to subscribe so that you can be notified when new solicitations are released, visit NIJ's Forthcoming Funding Opportunities Web page. (NIJ)

 
Publications
 
Document Provides Findings on Law Enforcement Roundtable

"Taking Stock: Report From the 2010 Roundtable on the State and Local Law Enforcement Police Pattern or Practice Program (42 USC § 14141)" (NCJ 234458, 20 pp.) summarizes findings of the 1-day roundtable, which provided a forum for law enforcement officials, researchers, and consultants to review and discuss DOJ’s Police Pattern or Practice Program. The roundtable’s mission was to assist in reforming police agencies, providing resources, and making changes to police policy and practice. (NIJ)

 
Keep Informed About New BJA Resources

The October issue of "Justice Today" features an article on PACT360, a law enforcement-led community education prevention initiative that addresses existing drug issues and responds to emerging drug threats. This issue also discusses BJA's Grant Writing and Management Academy and the new Pretrial Justice Working Group. (BJA)

 
Newsletter Highlights Training and Technical Assistance

Sign up for BJA's National Training and Technical Assistance Center monthly Training and Technical Assistance Newsletter, which highlights BJA training news, upcoming events, and more. (BJA)

 
Quarterly Newsletter Examines Crime Geography

This issue of "Geography & Public Safety" (NCJ 236143, 20 pp.) highlights ways in which community policing, problem solving, community outreach, and partnerships can be enhanced by geographic information systems (GIS). Articles discuss the full spectrum use of GIS by police and how the Dallas Police Department used GIS to define Targeted Area Action Grids. (NIJ)

 
Report Provides Insight on International Indigent Defense
"Expert Working Group Report: International Perspectives on Indigent Defense" (NCJ 236022, 60 pp.) provides an overview of the group's discussions and conclusions on international indigent defense issues. The report provides recommendations that the federal government and the indigent defense community can use to positively steer future indigent defense research and potential reform strategies. (NIJ)
 
Teen Alcohol Risk Screening Guide Available Online

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has released "Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide." The guide helps healthcare professionals identify youth who are at risk for alcohol problems, provide counseling, and connect these youth to external sources of treatment. It contains a risk assessment survey and links to motivational interviewing resources. (OJJDP)

 
Victim and Witness Assistance Guidelines Now Available

The "Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance" establish policy and provide guidance to be followed by U.S. Department of Justice personnel in their interactions with crime victims and witnesses. The revised guidelines have been updated to reflect best practices and integrate new case law. (OVC)

 
Victimization Against Disabled Persons Detailed

"Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables" (NCJ 235777, 20 pp.) presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities, from 2008 to 2010. Findings are based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). (BJS)

 
Online Resources
 
Access Vehicle History Information Online

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System Web site helps protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and keep stolen vehicles from being resold. This site allows consumers to access vehicle condition and history information, including title data, brand history, odometer reading, total loss history, and salvage history. (BJA)

 
Learn About Justice in Indian Country

During National American Indian Heritage Month (November), we invite you to view the Justice in Indian Country Special Feature. This resource includes information about and links to publications and related Web sites focusing on courts, law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, and victim services in tribal communities. It also discusses recent tribal initiatives from the Department of Justice. (NCJRS)

 
New Search Tool Helps Find Federal Grants

The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs has created an online Web tool that allows users to search for federal grant opportunities by youth topic or federal agency on Grants.gov. The tool uses a filter to search for grants that are likely to fund youth programs. (OJJDP)

 
NIJ Seminar Series Available Online

NIJ's in-person seminar series, "Research for the Real World," is held periodically in Washington, DC, and features research that is changing our thinking about policies and practices. The seminars are recorded before a live audience and published on the NIJ Web site about 10 days after the event. (NIJ)

 
OJJDP, IACP Launch Youth-Focused Policing Resource Center

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and OJJDP have launched the Youth Focused Policing Resource Center. This Web site provides a directory of law enforcement programs and services for youth, a secure discussion forum for law enforcement officials, and comprehensive information and resources relating to youth crime, delinquency, and victimization. (OJJDP)

 
Participate in Tribal Offender Reentry Webinar

On November 8, 2011, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, BJA will host "Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Police Research into Practice." This Webinar will discuss definitions, justifications, and alternatives to evidence-based policing. Attendees will learn about the types of changes that are needed to be more receptive to information, analysis, and research. (BJA)

 
Podcast Celebrates Safe Communities

BJA's latest podcast, Celebrating Safe Communities, is now available. In this podcast, BJA Senior Policy Advisor Rebecca Rose interviews Ann Harkins, President and CEO of the National Crime Prevention Council, about the Celebrate Safe Communities Initiative and National Crime Prevention Month. (BJA)

 
Stay Connected With OJP

The Office of Justice Programs publishes a "Weekly News Brief" every Wednesday. This news brief keeps constituents informed about upcoming events, funding opportunities, and other items of interest within OJP and its Bureaus and Offices. (OJP)

 
Watch Videos From NIJ Annual Conference

NIJ has added "The Stockholm Prize in Criminology" to its list of video interviews available from the 2011 NIJ Conference. View this interview and more at NIJ's Multimedia Web page. (NIJ)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Attend Crime Victims With Disabilities Conference

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)

 
Attend Offender Employment Retention Specialist Training

NIC is offering Offender Employment Retention Specialist Training, to be held May 7-11, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado. This training program will provide practitioners with the skills and abilities necessary to develop specialized services and programming for offenders who are at high risk for job loss. (NIC)

 
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 fingerprints, laboratory management and administration, and communications technology. View the full list of available courses at NIJ's Training Web page. (NIJ)

 
Free Training Available for Rural Law Enforcement

With funding provided by BJA, SEARCH is offering free assistance to rural law enforcement agencies nationwide. This award allows SEARCH to provide rural jurisdictions with the targeted training and technical assistance they need to meet their specific information-sharing challenges. (BJA)

 
NIC Offers E-Courses for Corrections Professionals

The National Institute of Corrections is offering more than 200 self-paced e-courses in various subject areas related to the corrections field. These courses are available at no charge to eligible corrections professionals. Visit NIC's Learning Center for more information and to view the catalog of courses. (NIC)

 
Register for Drug Court Planning Initiative Trainings

Applications are being accepted for the 2012 Drug Court Planning Initiative training programs. These training programs are designed for communities that are interested in developing an Adult Drug Court, Veterans Treatment Court, or Tribal Healing to Wellness Court program. Applications must be received by November 7, 2011. (BJA)

 
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)

 
Registration Open for 2011 Instructor-Led Trainings

Register for upcoming instructor-led trainings, Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims, November 15-16, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities, December 6-8, 2011, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Visit the OVC TTAC Web site to view the full schedule and descriptions of upcoming trainings. (OVC)

 
Training Addresses Mental Illness in Corrections

Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): A Frontline Response to Mental Illness in Corrections, a training program offered by NIC, will be held March 12-15, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado. This program focuses on building an agency's capacity to implement a locally owned and administered CIT program and the training required for that program. (NIC)

 
Training Available for Jail Administrators

NIC is offering a training program on Jail Administration, to be held January 23-27, 2012, in Huntsville, Texas. This 36-hour program focuses on the basic skills and competencies that jail administrators need to ensure that jail operations are conducted safely, securely, legally, and humanely. (NIC)

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