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December 01, 2012 •  Volume 18, Number 23 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 CBOB Nomination Period To Open in December (BJA)
 OVC Announces 2013 NCVRW Theme and Colors (OVC)
 Participate in Challenge To Improve Body Armor (NIJ)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
Publications
 Adults Under Correctional Supervision Detailed (BJS)
 BJS Releases Study on Intimate Partner Violence (BJS)
 Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released (BJA)
 Developing Policy for Confined LGBTI Youth (NIC)
 Fact Sheet Addresses Cyberbullying (BJA)
 Implementing Policy for Adult LGBTI Inmates (NIC)
 Journal of Juvenile Justice Fall Issue Released (OJJDP)
 Newsletter Addresses Mortgage Fraud (BJA)
 Newsletter Examines Court Preparation for Children (OJJDP)
 Newsletter Focuses on Closing Gaps in Services (OVC)
 Report Details Pretrial Release and Misconduct (BJS)
Online Resources
 Drug Court Evaluation Dataset Now Available (NIJ)
 Greening Corrections Resources Available (NIC)
 New LGBTI Multimedia Resource Available (NIC)
 New Multimedia Resource Available (NIJ)
 Participate in Webinar About Identity Theft (OVC)
 Resource Offers Online Drug Court Training (BJA)
 Watch Videos From Annual Conference (NIJ)
 Web Forum Discusses Victims of Gang Violence (OVC)
 Web Site Provides Training and Technical Assistance (BJA)
 Webcast Offers Training Resources for Bullying Prevention (OJJDP)
 Webinar To Discuss Transitional Employment Programs (OJP)
Conferences and Trainings
 Participate in NIC Learning Opportunities (NIC)
 Register for At-Risk Children and Youth Conference (OJJDP)
 Seminar Discusses Drug-Involved Offender Supervision (NIJ)
 Stay Current With Your Training (OVC)
 Training Provides Necessary Skills for Expert Witnesses (NIJ)
 Violence Interdiction Training Available (BJA)

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Announcements
 
CBOB Nomination Period To Open in December

The Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) nomination period will open on December 14, 2012. CBOB honors exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. The badges are awarded annually by the U.S. Attorney General and are presented by the recipients' congressional representatives. (BJA)

 
OVC Announces 2013 NCVRW Theme and Colors

"New Challenges. New Solutions." is the theme for next year's National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), which will be observed April 21-27, 2013. Download the color palette to view the poster artwork and theme colors (midnight blue and orange). (OVC)

 
Participate in Challenge To Improve Body Armor

NIJ is conducting a Challenge to find new and innovative ways to test the usability of body armor without destroying it. The total prize for this Challenge is $50,000. Visit challenge.gov to learn more and to enter. (NIJ)

 
Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster

National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 21-27, 2013. Sign up by December 14, 2012, to receive a free copy of the 2013 NCVRW Resource Guide and theme poster. Subscribers will also receive announcements and updates regarding the 2013 NCVRW. (OVC)

 
Publications
 
Adults Under Correctional Supervision Detailed
BJS has released "Correctional Populations in the United States, 2011" (NCJ 239972, 10 pp.) and "Probation and Parole in the United States, 2011" (NCJ 239686, 21 pp.). These reports present data on adult offenders under supervision in adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2011. (BJS)
 
BJS Releases Study on Intimate Partner Violence

"Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010" (NCJ 239203, 17 pp.) presents data on nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2010. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend. (BJS)

 
Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released
The November issue of "Justice Today" features an article about Virginia's compliance strategy for migrating its agencies toward conformance with the National Information Exchange Model. It also includes articles about the launch of BJA's National Training and Technical Assistance Center Web site and the release of BJA's strategic plan for fiscal years 2013 to 2016. (BJA)
 
Developing Policy for Confined LGBTI Youth
"A Quick Guide for LGBTI Policy Development for Youth Confinement Facilities" (ACCN 026701) helps agencies and facilities develop a comprehensive response to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) youth. The guide addresses issues that agencies should consider when working to house and treat LGBTI youth in a way that is consistent with an agency’s mission, values, and security guidelines. (NIC)
 
Fact Sheet Addresses Cyberbullying

The "Law Enforcement and Cyberbullying Fact Sheet" (NCJ 240322, 1 pp.) describes various types of cyberbullying and discusses the ways in which law enforcement can take a proactive approach to cyberbullying through training; collaborating with school administrators, parents, teachers, and student associations; and by providing community outreach to teach communities how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying. (BJA)

 
Implementing Policy for Adult LGBTI Inmates

"A Quick Guide for LGBTI Policy Development for Adult Prisons and Jails" (ACCN 026702) helps agencies and facilities develop a comprehensive response to working with adult lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates. The guide addresses issues that agencies should consider when working to house and treat LGBTI adults in a way that is consistent with an agency's mission, values, and security guidelines. (NIC)

 
Journal of Juvenile Justice Fall Issue Released

OJJDP has released the fall 2012 issue of the online "Journal of Juvenile Justice," a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal that addresses a variety of issues in juvenile justice. (OJJDP)

 
Newsletter Addresses Mortgage Fraud

"Mortgage Fraud" (FS 000387, 4 pp.) highlights activities conducted by state and local site-based grantees. Activities discussed include assessing risk factors for mortgage fraud, investigating reports of mortgage fraud, issuing search warrants and subpoenas, assisting with indictment of defendants, securing restitution for victims, and identifying new techniques for preventing mortgage fraud. (BJA)

 
Newsletter Examines Court Preparation for Children

The National Child Protection Training Center has released a previous issue of its newsletter, "CenterPiece." This issue explores the effectiveness of preparation programs for children in dependency court. The newsletter was funded through an OJJDP grant. (OJJDP)

 
Newsletter Focuses on Closing Gaps in Services

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 issue focuses on closing gaps in victim services; it includes profiles that underscore how a victim's steps toward recovery may take unexpected turns, with inspiring results. (OVC)

 
Report Details Pretrial Release and Misconduct

BJS has released "Pretrial Release and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, 2008-2010" (NCJ 239243, 20 pp.). The report presents findings on pretrial release and misconduct among defendants in federal district courts for the combined fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010. (BJS)

 
Online Resources
 
Drug Court Evaluation Dataset Now Available
"Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE), 2003-2009" provides findings from a study of 23 drug courts and 6 comparison sites. The research comprises three major components: a process evaluation, an impact evaluation, and a cost-benefit analysis. (NIJ)
 
Greening Corrections Resources Available
NIC is offering two greening corrections resources. "The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System" (ACCN 024914) is a print publication and "Greening Corrections: People, Programs, and Practices" (ACCN 024388) is a previously recorded broadcast. (NIC)
 
New LGBTI Multimedia Resource Available

On November 7, 2012, NIC held a 3-hour satellite/Internet broadcast titled "LGBTI Populations - Their Safety, Your Responsibility" (ACCN 026763). During the discussion, participants explored promising practices, resources, and examples of agencies that are responding to the needs of their LGBTI population. (NIC)

 
New Multimedia Resource Available

NIJ has added "Reforming New Orleans' Criminal Justice System: The Role of Data and Research" to its list of available multimedia resources. In this interview, Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., discusses the successes and continuing challenges of replacing a jurisdiction's existing data systems. (NIJ)

 
Participate in Webinar About Identity Theft

On December 17, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. ET, the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) will host an OVC-funded Webinar on the use of identity theft by domestic violence perpetrators as a method of power and control. Visit the NITVAN Web site for more information about the Webinar and to register. (OVC)

 
Resource Offers Online Drug Court Training

The Center for Court Innovation, with BJA support, has launched the National Drug Court Online Learning System. This resource offers free access to cutting-edge training on a wide array of subjects, including the psychopharmacology of addiction, sanctions and incentives, trauma-informed care, and methamphetamine addiction. (BJA)

 
Watch Videos From Annual Conference
New video interviews from the 2012 NIJ Conference are available on NIJ's Multimedia Web page. Interviews recently posted include "Game Change: How Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Are Redefining How We Study Crime" and "Protecting our Protectors: Using Science to Improve Officer Safety and Wellness." (NIJ)
 
Web Forum Discusses Victims of Gang Violence
On December 5, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on working with victims of gang violence. Join Regina Sobieski and Christopher Grant for the discussion. View their biographies and submit questions online. (OVC)
 
Web Site Provides Training and Technical Assistance
BJA's National Training and Technical Assistance Center has launched a new Web site. This Web site shares information and tools to assist criminal justice professionals in their effort to enhance the nation's state, local, and tribal justice systems. (BJA)
 
Webcast Offers Training Resources for Bullying Prevention
On December 5, 2012, at 3 p.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration will present a free 1-hour Webcast, "Moving from Awareness to Action in Bullying Prevention: Training Resources for the Field." (OJJDP)
 
Webinar To Discuss Transitional Employment Programs
On December 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, DOJ's Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships will host the Webinar "Faith & Community Based Approaches to Transitional Employment Programs for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals." Participants will learn about the importance of transitional employment programs and how these programs impact returning offenders, their families, and the community. (OJP)
 
Conferences and Trainings
 
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)

 
Register for At-Risk Children and Youth Conference

On January 24-25, 2013, Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute and Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) will present "Positive Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth: Improving Lives Through Practice and System Reform." The conference, to be held in Washington, DC, will highlight the work of CJJR and explore issues, policies, and practices related to improving the outcomes of at-risk children and youth. (OJJDP)

 
Seminar Discusses Drug-Involved Offender Supervision

On December 18, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. ET, NIJ will host "Changing the Behavior of Drug-Involved Offenders: Supervision That Works." In this presentation, Angela Hawken, Ph.D., and Mark Kleiman, Ph.D., will discuss their evaluation of Hawaii's swift and certain supervision program and how the principles used in this program are being applied elsewhere. For more information or to RSVP, contact Yolanda Curtis at 202-305-2554 or Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov. (NIJ)

 
Stay Current With Your Training

Get e-mail updates from OVC TTAC about professional development opportunities so you can better serve victims of crime. Sign up today to receive the quarterly e-Brief, information about available training and technical assistance opportunities, and upcoming Webinars. (OVC)

 
Training Provides Necessary Skills for Expert Witnesses

NIJ has added "How to Be a Good Expert Witness" to its list of available multimedia resources. In this recorded training, panel members discuss the skills and practices necessary to be an effective expert witness. This course explains the role of the expert witness and lists the steps that an expert witness should take to prepare for court. (NIJ)

 
Violence Interdiction Training Available
The Virginia Center for Policing Innovation, with support from BJA, is offering "Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict." Training sessions will be held March 13-14, 2013, at the Lafayette Police Training Center in Lafayette, Indiana, and April 23-24, 2013, at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville, Texas. (BJA)
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