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April 15, 2012 •  Volume 18, Number 8 https://www.ncjrs.gov
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Announcements
 "DC Public Safety" Features NIC Study (NIC)
 Notice of Grants.gov Scheduled System Outage (OJP)
 Observe National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (OJJDP)
 OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Tamara Fulwyler (OVC)
 Register for Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony (OVC)
 Safe Start Center's Antibullying Blog Receives Award (OJJDP)
Funding Opportunities
 Applicants Sought for Mentoring Coordinator Program (OJJDP)
 Apply for Financial Fraud and Abuse Fellowship (OVC)
 Apply for SOTIPS Evaluation Grant (NIJ)
 Apply To Develop Juvenile Drug Courts (OJJDP)
 Fellowship Focuses on Services for Trafficking Victims (OVC)
 Funding Available for National Telemedicine Center (OVC)
 Funding Available for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (BJA)
 Funding Available To Improve Mentoring Programs (OJJDP)
 Funding Available To Reintegrate Juvenile Offenders (OJJDP)
 Funding Supports Human Trafficking Victim Service Organizations (OVC)
 Funding Supports Initiative To Reduce Underage Drinking (OJJDP)
 Funds Available To Examine Culturally Responsive Strategies (OVC)
 Grant Available for Desistance From Crime Research (NIJ)
 Grant Available for Du Bois Fellowship Program (NIJ)
 Grant Funds Services to Adults/Children Experiencing Polyvictimization (OVC)
 Grant Promotes Law Enforcement and Community Safety (NIJ)
 Grant Provides Funding To Examine Indigent Defense (NIJ)
 Grant Supports Multi-State Mentoring Initiative (OJJDP)
 Helping Children Exposed to Family Violence (NIJ)
 Improving Forensic Science and Medical Examiner Services (NIJ)
 Program Helps Identify Missing Persons (NIJ)
 Solicitation Available for Victim Legal Assistance Networks (OVC)
 Solicitation Seeks To Improve Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships (NIJ)
 Solicitation To Review Victim Legal Assistance Networks (NIJ)
 Solving Cold Cases With DNA (NIJ)
 Victim Services Research and Evaluation Grant Announced (OVC)
Publications
 Counting Methods in the NCVS Summarized (BJS)
 Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook Released (NIJ)
 Journal of Juvenile Justice Released (OJJDP)
 NIJ Journal Discusses Effects of Solitary Confinement (NIJ)
Online Resources
 Access Child Abuse Resources (NCJRS)
 BJS/FBI Update Uniform Crime Reporting Data Tool (BJS)
 DOJ Releases Tribal Youth Summit Video (OJJDP)
 Subscribe To Receive Corrections E-Newsletter (NIC)
 View Telemedicine Center Webinar (NIJ)
Conferences and Trainings
 Participate in Corrections Certification Training (NIC)
 Program Addresses the Needs of Female Offenders (BJA and NIC)
 Save the Date for Upcoming Symposium (SMART)
 Training Courses Available From NIJ (NIJ)

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Announcements
 
"DC Public Safety" Features NIC Study

On March 22, 2012, "DC Public Safety" aired a segment featuring Bradford Bogue and Anjali Nandi, co-authors of the NIC publication "Motivational Interviewing in Corrections: A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing MI in Corrections" (ACCN 025556). This study discusses the positive effects of using motivational interviewing with offenders. Listen to the broadcast or download a copy of the transcript. (NIC)

 
Notice of Grants.gov Scheduled System Outage

Grants.gov will be undergoing scheduled system maintenance on April 28-29, 2012. No application submissions or activity will be able to take place during this maintenance period. The system will be back online Monday, April 30, 2012. (OJP)

 
Observe National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

On May 9, 2012, OJJDP, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and other agencies will observe National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health needs. This year's observance focuses on promoting recovery and resilience for children and youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. (OJJDP)

 
OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Tamara Fulwyler

Tamara Fulwyler is an advocate for healthy communities. She works for a tribal consortium nonprofit agency where she oversees a $17 million budget that funds health and human service programs for small tribes in southwest Washington. Read the full biography. (OVC)

 
Register for Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony

As a prelude to National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 22-28, 2012, register to attend the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony on April 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET in Washington, DC. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Consult the 2012 NCVRW Resource Guide for additional information on how to plan your own NCVRW events. (OVC)

 
Safe Start Center's Antibullying Blog Receives Award

OJJDP's Safe Start National Resource Center works to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in preventing and reducing the impact of children's exposure to violence. The center's National Bullying Prevention Month blog series was honored as a 2011 AVA Gold Winner. The AVA awards are sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. (OJJDP)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Applicants Sought for Mentoring Coordinator Program

Application deadline: May 14, 2012
OJJDP is accepting applications for the Local Mentoring Coordinator Program. This grant opportunity provides funding to support the coordination and enhancement of existing mentoring programs through a mentoring coordinator staff position. (OJJDP)

 
Apply for Financial Fraud and Abuse Fellowship

Application deadline: May 1, 2012
OVC's Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program - Financial Fraud and Abuse Fellowship is seeking applicants to undertake activities related to financial fraud and abuse, with a specific focus on elder financial exploitation and the relationship between financial abuse and other types of victimization. This competitive program will award up to $135,000. (OVC)

 
Apply for SOTIPS Evaluation Grant

Application deadline: May 31, 2012
Apply for the Evaluation of the Implementation of the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS) grant. Developed by the state of Vermont, SOTIPS combines static and dynamic risk measures into an assessment tool to predict sexual recidivism. It includes an implementation and process evaluation and an assessment of relevant outcome measures such as treatment efficacy and recidivism. (NIJ)

 
Apply To Develop Juvenile Drug Courts

Application deadline: May 16, 2012
OJJDP is seeking applicants for its Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures solicitation. This grant provides funds for building the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and establish juvenile drug courts for substance-abusing juvenile offenders. (OJJDP)

 
Fellowship Focuses on Services for Trafficking Victims

Application deadline: May 10, 2012
OVC's Victims of Human Trafficking Fellowship Program is seeking applicants to support the expansion and effectiveness of services for victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking within the United States. This competitive program will award one individual up to $135,000 for a 12-month project period. (OVC)

 
Funding Available for National Telemedicine Center

Application deadline: May 8, 2012
Apply for the Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Examination Telemedicine Center: An Innovative Pilot Project to develop a national telemedicine center to administer sexual assault forensic medical exam services at four pilot sites. The sites will be selected through a separate solicitation issued by the recipient of this award in partnership with OVC. OVC will make one award of up to $3.5 million. (OVC)

 
Funding Available for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Application deadline: May 8, 2012
Applications are sought for the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program solicitation. This program seeks to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials in the collection and analysis of controlled substance prescription data and other chemical products through a centralized database. (BJA)

 
Funding Available To Improve Mentoring Programs

Application deadline: May 14, 2012
OJJDP is seeking applicants for its Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Program solicitation. This program will support evidence-based enhancements to improve the effectiveness of mentoring programs and reduce risk factors for juvenile delinquency. (OJJDP)

 
Funding Available To Reintegrate Juvenile Offenders

Application deadline: May 14, 2012
Applications are requested for the Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Program for Demonstration Projects solicitation. Funding is available to provide services and programs to successfully reintegrate juvenile offenders as they return to their communities, families, schools, and the workforce. (OJJDP)

 
Funding Supports Human Trafficking Victim Service Organizations

Application deadline: April 17, 2012
The Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation provides funds to support comprehensive services for trafficking victims or specialized mental health or legal services, and to support efforts to increase community capacity to respond to victims. Multiple cooperative agreements of $200,000 to $400,000 will be awarded to victim service organizations to provide services to victims. (OVC)

 
Funding Supports Initiative To Reduce Underage Drinking

Application deadline: May 16, 2012
Applications are requested for the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Discretionary Program: Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking in the Military. OJJDP is seeking applicants for this funding opportunity to reduce the consumption of alcoholic beverages by underage enlisted personnel serving in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps. (OJJDP)

 
Funds Available To Examine Culturally Responsive Strategies

Application deadline: May 8, 2012
Funding is available for the Identifying Culturally Responsive Victim-Centered Restorative Justice Strategies solicitation. OVC will award up to $250,000 to document the characteristics of existing programs, with an emphasis on practices implemented in tribal communities and urban inner-city communities and practices involving youth. (OVC)

 
Grant Available for Desistance From Crime Research

Application deadline: May 23, 2012
The objective of the Desistance From Crime Over the Life Course grant is to conduct research that enhances knowledge of the process of desistance from crime. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that demonstrate innovative approaches to expanding the understanding of the processes underlying desistance from crime. (NIJ)

 
Grant Available for Du Bois Fellowship Program

Application deadline: May 2, 2012
The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research in Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts within the United States. NIJ seeks up to two fellows whose research emphasizes crime, violence, and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts. (NIJ)

 
Grant Funds Services to Adults/Children Experiencing Polyvictimization

Application deadline: May 15, 2012
OVC invites applications for the National Field-Generated Demonstration Projects solicitation to develop or enhance promising practices, models, and programs that build the capacity of the crime victims' field to provide comprehensive services and support to both adult and child crime victims who experience polyvictimization. Two discretionary grants of up to $750,000 each will be awarded. (OVC)

 
Grant Promotes Law Enforcement and Community Safety

Application deadline: May 31, 2012
Applications are sought for the Research and Evaluation on Metropolitan Crime grant. The goal of this research is to improve law enforcement policies and operations, municipal service delivery targeting quality-of-life issues, and overall public safety. (NIJ)

 
Grant Provides Funding To Examine Indigent Defense

Application deadline: May 23, 2012
NIJ is seeking applications for the Social Science Research on Indigent Defense solicitation. Funding is available to research issues relevant to state and/or local indigent criminal defense services, policies, and practices for juvenile and adult defendants. (NIJ)

 
Grant Supports Multi-State Mentoring Initiative

Application deadline: May 16, 2012
OJJDP invites applications for its Multi-State Mentoring Initiative solicitation. This program will fund efforts to build the capacity of organizations to implement mentoring programs across multiple states. Applicants must propose that they will develop or implement mentoring programs in at least five states. (OJJDP)

 
Helping Children Exposed to Family Violence

Application deadline: May 22, 2012
Funding is available for the Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence solicitation. NIJ is seeking proposals that address resilience, polyvictimization, electronic aggression, or justice system responses to children identified as being exposed to violence. (NIJ)

 
Improving Forensic Science and Medical Examiner Services

Application deadline: May 4, 2012
The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program awards grants to states and units of local government to help improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services. Funds may be used to eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to hire and train laboratory personnel in this effort. (NIJ)

 
Program Helps Identify Missing Persons

Application deadline: May 29, 2012
The Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing solicitation will help eligible entities perform DNA analysis on unidentified human remains and/or reference samples to support efforts to identify missing persons, enter resulting DNA profiles into the FBI’s National DNA Index System, and enter relevant case information on unidentified remains into NamUs. (NIJ)

 
Solicitation Available for Victim Legal Assistance Networks

Application deadline: April 19, 2012
OVC invites applications for the Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project to develop collaborative models for comprehensive, wraparound, pro bono, legal assistance networks to meet a wide range of crime victim legal needs that can be replicated in other jurisdictions. This is a 4-year project, with up to $400,000 available for the first 15-month phase. (OVC)

 
Solicitation Seeks To Improve Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

Application deadline: May 30, 2012
The Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships solicitation supports criminal justice research and evaluation activities that include a researcher-practitioner partnership component. Results from these projects should lead to better criminal justice policy, practice, and research, especially for the practitioner partners. (NIJ)

 
Solicitation To Review Victim Legal Assistance Networks

Application deadline: May 29, 2012
The Evaluation of the Office for Victims of Crime Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project will evaluate the first phase of the OVC demonstration project, which spans 15 months. (NIJ)

 
Solving Cold Cases With DNA

Application deadline: May 21, 2012
Funding for the Solving Cold Cases With DNA grant is available for states and units of local government to identify, review, and investigate cold cases involving violent crime that have the potential to be solved using DNA analysis. (NIJ)

 
Victim Services Research and Evaluation Grant Announced

Application deadline: April 25, 2012
Funding is available for Training and Technical Assistance To Improve Understanding and Application of Research and Evaluation in Victim Services. OVC will award one cooperative agreement of up to $250,000 for the first 12-month project period to develop and implement national-scope training and technical assistance that can be delivered through interactive online access. (OVC)

 
Publications
 
Counting Methods in the NCVS Summarized

"Methods for Counting High-Frequency Repeat Victimizations in the National Crime Victimization Survey" (NCJ 237308, 40 pp.) examines the nature and extent of series victimization in the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). BJS has investigated ways to include high-frequency repeat victimizations, or series victimizations, in estimates of criminal victimization and intends to change its counting practices for estimating annual victimization rates in future reports. (BJS)

 
Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook Released

"Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook" (NCJ 238046, 59 pp.) provides corrections administrators with a comprehensive view of sustainability-oriented green technologies. It reviews green technologies' evolving role in correctional institutions and presents issues to consider when acquiring and implementing green technologies to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of resources. (NIJ)

 
Journal of Juvenile Justice Released

OJJDP has published the second issue of its online "Journal of Juvenile Justice." This issue features articles that address truancy intervention, polygraph testing for juveniles, homeless youth and arrest history, education in juvenile detention facilities, and juvenile reentry. Manuscripts for the third and fourth issues are currently being accepted. (OJJDP)

 
NIJ Journal Discusses Effects of Solitary Confinement

The lead article in "NIJ Journal Issue No. 269" (NCJ 237720, 32 pp.) examines the psychological effects of solitary confinement. Additional articles discuss the use of carbon-14 dating on unidentified human remains, the benefits of implementing evidence-based policing practices, and how improving reentry services for female offenders leads to reduced recidivism. (NIJ) order print copy

 
Online Resources
 
Access Child Abuse Resources

April 2012 has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In recognition, NCJRS invites you to view the Child Abuse Special Feature. This online resource contains links to publications and Web sites that focus on the prevalence and prevention of child abuse as well as responses to cases of child abuse. (NCJRS)

 
BJS/FBI Update Uniform Crime Reporting Data Tool

The 2010 Uniform Crime Reporting Program data have been added to ucrdatatool.gov. The tool includes data for law enforcement agencies serving cities with populations of 10,000 or more and county law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction over populations of 25,000 or more. (BJS)

 
DOJ Releases Tribal Youth Summit Video

DOJ has released a video highlighting the 2011 National Intertribal Youth Summit, which was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The video covers activities from the week-long event that more than 160 youth representing nearly 50 tribes attended. (OJJDP)

 
Subscribe To Receive Corrections E-Newsletter

NIC's monthly e-newsletter, "Corrections from the Field," is a resource for updating the field on news, information, and current topics in corrections. Each newsletter includes information from NIC staff, federal partners, and criminal justice colleagues. To learn more, to subscribe, and to view previous issues, visit NIC's Newsletter Web page. (NIC)

 
View Telemedicine Center Webinar

"Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telemedicine Center: An Innovative Pilot Project" is a previously recorded Webinar. It outlines the goal of the project, which is to develop a live 24-hour telemedicine center to help sexual assault nurse examiners and other forensic medical examiners collect evidence from victims of sexual assault. (NIJ)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Participate in Corrections Certification Training

NIC and the Center for Credentialing and Education have partnered to develop the Thinking for a Change Certified Facilitator corrections certification training. This credential is available only to correctional professionals and those who implement the Thinking for a Change program with offender groups or other appropriate audiences. (NIC)

 
Program Addresses the Needs of Female Offenders

The National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW) is a joint effort by NIC and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. It was established to address the needs of adult women involved in the criminal justice system. NRCJIW is now accepting applications for technical assistance in targeted practice areas. (BJA and NIC)

 
Save the Date for Upcoming Symposium

The 2012 National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability will be held August 7-9, 2012, in New Orleans, Louisiana. More details about the event will be posted as they become available. (SMART)

 
Training Courses Available From NIJ

NIJ's Electronic Crime Technology Center of Excellence (ECTCoE) is sponsoring a number of new computer forensic investigative and digital evidence collection training courses. Learn more about the trainings on the ECTCoE Training Web page. (NIJ)

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