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January 15, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 2 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Jim Lynch Departs BJS (BJS)
 John Laub Retires as NIJ Director (NIJ)
 NIJ Is On YouTube (NIJ)
 OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Michael Proctor (OVC)
 Visit BJA's Facebook Page (BJA)
Funding Opportunities
 Applicants Sought for Capital Litigation Funding (BJA)
 Apply for Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant (BJA)
 Apply for Scientific Research Grant (NIJ)
 Criminal Justice Innovation Program Grant Available (BJA)
 Funding Addresses Sexual Abuse in Detention Facilities (OJJDP)
 Funding Available To Advance Forensic Science Research (NIJ)
 Funding Available To Enhance Mentoring Best Practices (OJJDP)
 Funds Provide Training to State Advisory Groups (OJJDP)
Publications
 Program Offers Support for Justice-Involved Families (OJJDP)
 Publication Addresses Educational Needs of System-Involved Youth (OJJDP)
 Report Examines Encounters With Police (BJA)
 Study Details Mental Illness in Incarcerated Women (BJA)
Online Resources
 Attend Webinar on Medicolegal Death Investigation (NIJ)
 Complying With PREA Standards (NIC)
 E-Learning Available for Correctional Professionals (NIC)
 January Is National Stalking Awareness Month (NCJRS)
 National Mentoring Month Observed in January (NCJRS)
 Subscribe To Receive NIC's E-Newsletter (NIC)
 Web Forum Focuses on Human Trafficking Services (OVC)
 Webinar Discusses Learning and Performance (NIC)
Conferences and Trainings
 ABA Seeks Conference Workshop Proposals (OJJDP)
 NCJFCJ To Host Family Law Conference (OJJDP)
 Training Available for Juvenile Court Officials (OJJDP)

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Announcements
 
Jim Lynch Departs BJS

On December 31, 2012, after serving 2-1/2 years as director of BJS, James P. Lynch left to become Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. As director, he led efforts to increase funding that improved data collections. William J. Sabol, principal deputy director, is serving as acting director. (BJS)

 
John Laub Retires as NIJ Director

After serving as director of NIJ for 2-1/2 years, John Laub recently returned to the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. Greg Ridgeway, Ph.D., deputy director at NIJ, is serving as acting director. (NIJ)

 
NIJ Is On YouTube

Subscribe to the NIJ YouTube channel for all of the latest interviews, expert panels, and informational videos. Stay up to date on the most current research with subject-matter experts from across the field of criminal justice. (NIJ)

 
OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Michael Proctor

Michael Proctor developed a stalking protocol that is used by law enforcement in the United States and abroad. He currently conducts training sessions and assists states and other countries in amending stalking laws. Mr. Proctor served the Westminster (California) Police Department for 33 years, primarily as a robbery/homicide and predator crimes detective. (OVC)

 
Visit BJA's Facebook Page

BJA is pleased to announce the launch of its Facebook account. Like the page today and be the first to hear about new resources, funding opportunities, upcoming events, and other recent information from experts in the field. (BJA)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Applicants Sought for Capital Litigation Funding

Application deadline: March 28, 2013
The Capital Case Litigation Initiative provides high-quality training on death penalty issues to improve legal representation provided to indigent defendants charged with committing capital crimes and to enhance the ability of prosecutors to effectively represent the public in state capital cases. (BJA)

 
Apply for Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant

Application deadline: February 21, 2013
BJA is seeking applicants for its Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders. (BJA)

 
Apply for Scientific Research Grant

Application deadline: April 1, 2013
Funding is available for the Basic Scientific Research to Support Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes solicitation. NIJ is seeking proposals for funding basic scientific research in the physical, life, and cognitive sciences that is designed to increase the knowledge underlying forensic science disciplines intended for use in the criminal justice system. (NIJ)

 
Criminal Justice Innovation Program Grant Available

Application deadline: March 4, 2013
Through the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program, BJA is seeking applications from local and tribal partners to plan, implement, and enhance place-based, community-oriented strategies to address neighborhood-level crime issues as a component of or a foundation to a broader neighborhood revitalization or redevelopment initiative. (BJA)

 
Funding Addresses Sexual Abuse in Detention Facilities

Application deadline: February 1, 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 Advance Forensic Science Research

Application deadline: April 1, 2013
Through the Applied Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes solicitation, NIJ is seeking applications for funding to support applied research and development projects that will increase knowledge and understanding necessary to guide forensic science policy and practice or result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. (NIJ)

 
Funding Available To Enhance Mentoring Best Practices

Application deadline: February 19, 2013
OJJDP is requesting applications for the Mentoring Best Practices Research program. This program seeks to enhance what is understood about mentoring as a prevention and intervention strategy for youth who are at risk of involvement or who are already involved in the juvenile justice system. (OJJDP)

 
Funds Provide Training to State Advisory Groups

Application deadline: February 25, 2013
Funding is available for the State Advisory Group Training and Technical Assistance Project. The project will provide training and technical assistance to state advisory groups appointed under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended. (OJJDP)

 
Publications
 
Program Offers Support for Justice-Involved Families

Juvenile Justice 101 helps parents and guardians of justice system-involved youth understand the juvenile court process. "A Guidebook for Implementing Juvenile Justice 101" provides more information about this family engagement program, a 6-month plan for implementing the program in local courts, and training materials for partners. (OJJDP)

 
Publication Addresses Educational Needs of System-Involved Youth

Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform has released the second edition of "Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems." This paper outlines strategies for meeting the complex educational needs of children and youth involved with the juvenile justice and foster care systems. (OJJDP)

 
Report Examines Encounters With Police

The Council of State Governments Justice Center has released "Statewide Law Enforcement/Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives." This BJA-supported report examines how states have developed structures and standards to make encounters between police and people with mental illnesses safer for all involved and to produce better mental health and criminal justice system outcomes. (BJA)

 
Study Details Mental Illness in Incarcerated Women

"Women's Pathways to Jail: The Roles & Intersections of Serious Mental Illness & Trauma" (NCJ 240558, 91 pp.) is a multisite study that addressed critical gaps in the literature by assessing the prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI), posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders in women in jail and pathways to offending for women with and without SMI. (BJA)

 
Online Resources
 
Attend Webinar on Medicolegal Death Investigation

On January 29, 2013, at 1 p.m. ET, RTI International and NIJ will host "Advanced Medical Imaging in Medicolegal Death Investigation (Live)." This live online course will discuss the use of advanced medical imaging in medicolegal death investigation, imaging forensics history, the current state of imaging in forensics, and future uses in medicolegal death investigations. (NIJ)

 
Complying With PREA Standards

What to do About PREA suggests ways that correctional agencies can make progress toward achieving compliance with Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The approaches described will help correctional agencies prepare for the first audits on their compliance with the PREA standards released by the U.S. Attorney General in August 2012. (NIC)

 
E-Learning Available for Correctional Professionals

NIC's Frontline Learning Center is a free, online learning resource for frontline staff, such as correctional and detention officers, probation and parole officers, reentry specialists, and correctional health professionals. The center offers more than 90 e-courses on a variety of topics, including computer technology, personal development, leadership, and more. (NIC)

 
January Is National Stalking Awareness Month

In recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month (January 2013), NCJRS offers the Stalking Awareness Special Feature. This resource provides links to materials and Web sites that address the prevention of and law enforcement efforts targeted to stalking offenses. Resources developed for and about victims of such offenses are also provided. (NCJRS)

 
National Mentoring Month Observed in January

President Obama has proclaimed January 2013 as National Mentoring Month. In observation, NCJRS invites you to view the Mentoring Special Feature, a resource that contains links to publications, funding resources, and related Web sites focusing on juvenile mentoring programs. (NCJRS)

 
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)

 
Web Forum Focuses on Human Trafficking Services

In commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, OVC and OJJDP will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on providing services to runaway youth and victims of human trafficking on January 22, 2013, at 12 p.m. ET. The session will be hosted by Danny Stewart and Fiona Mason of Safe Horizon. (OVC)

 
Webinar Discusses Learning and Performance

On January 16-17, 2013, NIC will host "From Research to Application: The Case for Learning and Performance." This interactive satellite/Internet broadcast can assist with a transformation of your training department/unit into a center of learning and performance that can directly impact employee on-the-job performance. (NIC)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
ABA Seeks Conference Workshop Proposals

The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law is seeking workshop proposals for its national conference, "Raising the Bar: Lawyers as Partners for Family Well-Being," to be held July 12-13, 2013, in Washington, DC. Submit workshop proposals by January 25, 2013. (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. Registration is available online. (OJJDP)

 
Training Available for Juvenile Court Officials

On April 8-12, 2013, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will host an Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Reno, Nevada. The Institute is designed for state and tribal judicial officers who are new to the juvenile and family court bench, or who are returning to this bench after other assignments and desire a refresher course. (OJJDP)

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