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December 15, 2012 •  Volume 18, Number 24 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Follow JUSTNET Through Social Media (NIJ)
 Join NIJ on Facebook and Twitter (NIJ)
 OVC Announces 2013 NCVRW Theme and Colors (OVC)
 OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant David Vincent (OVC)
 Program Recognizes Exceptional Law Enforcement Officers (BJA)
Funding Opportunities
 Funding Addresses Sexual Abuse in Detention Facilities (OJJDP)
 Funding Available To Review Potential Wrongful Convictions (BJA)
Publications
 Bulletin Examines State Corrections Expenditures (BJS)
 Newsletter Examines Crime Geography (NIJ)
 Report Discusses Drop in Inmate Deaths (BJS)
 Report Summarizes Sheriffs' Offices in the U.S. (BJS)
 Report Supports Developmental Approach to Juvenile Justice (OJJDP)
 Research Addresses Trafficking of Migrant Laborers (NIJ)
 Study Finds Violence Committed by Strangers Declined (BJS)
 Subscribe To Receive NIC's E-Newsletter (NIC)
 Task Force Presents Final Recommendations (OJJDP)
Online Resources
 Attend Webinar on "Fast GC" Technologies (NIJ)
 December Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month (NCJRS)
 DOJ Blog Challenges Bullying Perceptions (OJJDP)
 Participate in Webinar About Identity Theft (OVC)
 Webinar Addresses Missing Children With Special Needs (OJJDP)
Conferences and Trainings
 Information Sharing Certificate Program Announced (OJJDP)
 NCJFCJ To Host Family Law Conference (OJJDP)
 Register for At-Risk Children and Youth Conference (OJJDP)
 Seminar Discusses Drug-Involved Offender Supervision (NIJ)

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Announcements
 
Follow JUSTNET Through Social Media

JUSTNET provides the latest news about law enforcement and corrections technology, updates on research from NIJ and NLECTC, funding information, and training opportunities. "Like" JUSTNET on Facebook, follow on Twitter, subscribe on YouTube, and then share with your colleagues so they can gain access to this information also. (NIJ)

 
Join NIJ on Facebook and Twitter

It is now easier to stay current with the latest news and announcements from NIJ, including funding opportunities, new releases, and upcoming events. You can "like" NIJ on Facebook and follow NIJ on Twitter, and then share with your colleagues so they can gain access to this information also. (NIJ)

 
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)

 
OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant David Vincent

David Vincent is the founding Executive Director of U.S. Crisis Care, which provides nationally standardized protocols for crisis care programs, volunteer training, and an online volunteer scheduling system. He began his career in victim services with Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (Sacramento, California), responding to hundreds of critical incidents to support surviving victims. (OVC)

 
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 14, 2012, through February 15, 2013, and are limited to acts of bravery that occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2012. Applications must be submitted using the online application. (BJA)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Funding Addresses Sexual Abuse in Detention Facilities

Application deadline: January 15, 2013
The PREA Resource Center has announced grant opportunities for locally and tribally operated adult and juvenile detention facilities to establish zero tolerance cultures for sexual abuse. The funding will provide resources to meet PREA standards. Agencies of all sizes are eligible to apply. (OJJDP)

 
Funding Available To Review Potential Wrongful Convictions

Application deadline: February 6, 2013
BJA is seeking applicants under the Wrongful Conviction Review Program grant to provide high-quality and efficient representation for potentially wrongfully convicted defendants in cases of postconviction claims of innocence. (BJA)

 
Publications
 
Bulletin Examines State Corrections Expenditures
"State Corrections Expenditures, FY 1982-2010" (NCJ 239672, 14 pp.) presents data on state corrections expenditures from fiscal years 1982 to 2010. This bulletin examines trends in state corrections spending for building and operating institutions and for other corrections functions. (BJS)
 
Newsletter Examines Crime Geography
The latest issue of "Geography & Public Safety" (NCJ 240297, 19 pp.) features an article about criminal justice and public health approaches to violent crime. Other articles discuss the Cardiff model for integrating emergency department and police data to locate and prevent violence, and reducing violence in hot spots in one California city. (NIJ)
 
Report Discusses Drop in Inmate Deaths

"Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2010 - Statistical Tables" (NCJ 239911, 28 pp.) presents national and state-level data on the number of inmate deaths that occurred in local jails and state prisons, and includes aggregated data on deaths in federal prisons. (BJS)

 
Report Summarizes Sheriffs' Offices in the U.S.
BJS has released "Sheriffs' Offices, 2007 - Statistical Tables" (NCJ 238558, 25 pp.). The report presents data on staffing; operating costs; race, ethnicity, and sex of deputies; deputy salaries; screening methods for hiring; and training requirements for new deputies. (BJS)
 
Report Supports Developmental Approach to Juvenile Justice

The National Academies' National Research Council has released "Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach." Researchers examined recent advances in behavioral and neuroscience research with regard to adolescent development and offending; they recommend that this scientific knowledge be incorporated into juvenile justice reform efforts nationwide. (OJJDP)

 
Research Addresses Trafficking of Migrant Laborers

"Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County" (NCJ 240223, 155 pp.) discusses the reality of human trafficking in San Diego, California. Approximately 38,000 unauthorized Spanish-speaking workers in San Diego County have experienced an incident that meets the official definition of human trafficking. (NIJ)

 
Study Finds Violence Committed by Strangers Declined

"Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010" (NCJ 239424, 19 pp.) presents findings on the rates and levels of violent victimization committed by offenders who were strangers to the victims, including homicide, rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. (BJS)

 
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)

 
Task Force Presents Final Recommendations

The Attorney General's Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence has released its final recommendations for a national response to address children's exposure to violence. The report emphasizes prevention and intervention and underscores the importance of trauma-informed care and victim-tailored services. (OJJDP)

 
Online Resources
 
Attend Webinar on "Fast GC" Technologies
On December 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET, RTI International and NIJ will host "Gaining Speed with 'Fast GC’: A Practitioner's Perspective." This Webinar includes presentations by a panel of forensic practitioners who have adopted and implemented various components of "fast GC" technologies. Panelists will provide their perspectives and real world implementation strategies for these technologies. (NIJ)
 
December Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
President Obama has proclaimed December 2012 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)
 
DOJ Blog Challenges Bullying Perceptions

A recent blog post on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' stopbullying.gov Web site encourages communities to change their perceptions of bullying, access resources, and implement bullying prevention strategies through the U.S. Department of Justice's Defending Childhood Initiative. (OJJDP)

 
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)

 
Webinar Addresses Missing Children With Special Needs

On December 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, OJJDP's Missing and Exploited Children's Program, in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, will present "Missing Children with Special Needs." This Webinar will explore the challenges faced when a child with special needs is missing and will provide strategies for search efforts for these children. (OJJDP)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Information Sharing Certificate Program Announced

Application deadline: December 20, 2012
On March 17-20, 2013, in Washington, DC, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute will hold its Information Sharing Certificate Program. This program will teach leaders in the juvenile justice, child welfare, education, behavioral health, and other child-serving fields how to overcome information sharing challenges. (OJJDP)

 
NCJFCJ To Host Family Law Conference
On February 24-27, 2013, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will host its annual national conference, "Judicial Institute: Family Law" in San Antonio, Texas. Experts will discuss topics such as property distribution and finance; military service and families; the role of technology and social media; and issues in divorce, custody, and visitation. Register online. (OJJDP)
 
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)

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