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July 15, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 14 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Measuring Costs and Benefits of SORNA (NIJ)
 OVC Spotlights Consultant Russell Butler (OVC)
 Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Assessing the Oil Industry's Impact on Violence (NIJ)
 Program Supports Youth With Sexual Behavior Problems (OJJDP)
 Solicitation Available To Develop Mentoring Resource Center (OJJDP)
Publications
 Article Describes Cost-Benefit Analysis (NIJ)
 Justice Expenditure and Employment Data Available (BJS)
 Juvenile Justice Reform Briefs Released (OJJDP)
 KIDS COUNT Data Book Addresses Child Well-Being (OJJDP)
 Latest TECHBeat Now Available (NIJ)
 Measuring the Effects of SANE Programs (NIJ)
 New Resource Available for Faith/Community Organizations (BJA)
 Report Summarizes AI/AN SANE-SART Committee Meeting (OVC)
Online Resources
 Finding Missing Persons Who Have Alzheimer's (BJA)
 Forum Discusses Identity Theft With Multiple Victims (BJA)
 Register for Facilitating Organizational Change Webinar (BJA)
 Watch Videos From Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference (NIJ)
 Web Site Supports Health and Justice Systems (BJA)
 Webinar Series Discusses Child Protective Services (OJJDP)
 Webinar To Examine Youth's Access to Counsel (OJJDP)
Conferences and Trainings
 Attend Global Youth Justice Training Institute (OJJDP)
 Attend National Community Prosecution Summit (BJA)
 Register for Juvenile Justice Youth Summit (OJJDP)
 Registration Open for Crimes Against Children Conference (OJJDP)

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Announcements
 
Measuring Costs and Benefits of SORNA

NIJ is conducting a challenge that seeks creative and innovative research strategies for future researchers to use when studying (1) the implementation costs associated with complying with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) and/or (2) SORNA's public safety benefits. The application deadline is October 31, 2013. (NIJ)

 
OVC Spotlights Consultant Russell Butler

Russell Butler is Executive Director for the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center and an expert in crime victims’ rights and identity theft. He has drafted statutes and court rules related to victims’ rights, restitution, and compensation and serves on the Victim Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission. (OVC)

 
Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 National Crime Victims' Service Awards. Help ensure that outstanding service providers and programs are given the recognition they deserve by submitting your nomination now. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, September 4, 2013. (OVC)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Assessing the Oil Industry's Impact on Violence

Application deadline: August 5, 2013
The Exploratory Research on the Impact of the Growing Oil Industry in the Dakotas and Montana on Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking solicitation seeks proposals to conduct exploratory, mixed-methods research related to the impact (if any) of the oil industry on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the Dakotas and Montana. (NIJ)

 
Program Supports Youth With Sexual Behavior Problems

Application deadline: July 25, 2013
OJJDP is seeking applications for funding under the Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Program. This program will fund agencies that use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to providing intervention and supervision services for youth with sexual behavior problems and treatment services for their child victims and families. (OJJDP)

 
Solicitation Available To Develop Mentoring Resource Center

Application deadline: July 23, 2013
OJJDP seeks applicants to develop the National Mentoring Resource Center to provide mentoring resources, references, and training materials to support implementation of mentoring practices that are evidence and research based. (OJJDP)

 
Publications
 
Article Describes Cost-Benefit Analysis

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Criminal Justice Reforms" (NCJ 241929) describes the key factors to consider when applying cost-benefit analysis to criminal justice projects and programs. The article includes recommendations for improving cost-benefit analysis of criminal justice reforms and making public policy more effective. (NIJ)

 
Justice Expenditure and Employment Data Available

BJS has released “Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts, 2010 - Preliminary” (NCJ 242544). This series includes national, federal, and state-level estimates of government expenditures and employment for the following justice categories: police protection, all judicial and legal functions (including prosecution, courts, and public defense), and corrections. (BJS)

 
Juvenile Justice Reform Briefs Released

The Pew Charitable Trusts has released two Web briefs: “State-Local Partnership in Ohio Cuts Juvenile Recidivism, Costs” and “Bending the Curve: Juvenile Corrections Reform in Texas.” The briefs highlight the public safety impacts and cost savings of juvenile corrections reforms in Ohio and Texas, respectively. (OJJDP)

 
KIDS COUNT Data Book Addresses Child Well-Being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book. This publication provides state and national data on 16 key indicators of child well-being across four domains (economics, education, health, and family and community) along with state rankings. (OJJDP)

 
Latest TECHBeat Now Available

TECHBeat Summer 2013” (NCJ 242754, 16 pp.) features an article about through-the-wall sensors that use radar to detect motions through building walls, which can increase awareness in tactical and rescue situations. Other articles discuss the use of Twitter to improve law enforcement/community relations, less-lethal technologies, and the use of a mobile application to track probation officers. (NIJ)

 
Measuring the Effects of SANE Programs

Evaluating Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs” (NCJ 241930) explains how to use a toolkit that SANE program staff developed to evaluate how their program affects the prosecution of sexual assault cases in their community. It also offers ideas for using the findings to improve practice and enhance a program's positive impact on the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault cases. (NIJ)

 
New Resource Available for Faith/Community Organizations

BJA partnered with DOJ’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships to develop “Faith and Communities in Action: A Resource Guide for Increasing Partnership Opportunities to Prevent Crime and Violence.” This guide is designed to provide useful information to faith and community-based organizations working on building capacity, improving partnerships, and effectively applying for and managing grants. (BJA)

 
Report Summarizes AI/AN SANE-SART Committee Meeting

On April 17, 2013, members of the National Coordination Committee met to discuss and develop formal recommendations to present to the Attorney General. Read the summary and visit the American Indian/Alaska Native Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative Web pages for more information about this project and the committee. (OVC)

 
Online Resources
 
Finding Missing Persons Who Have Alzheimer's

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Alzheimer's Association, in partnership with BJA, have released a series of four free training videos to help law enforcement find and help missing persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. (BJA)

 
Forum Discusses Identity Theft With Multiple Victims

On July 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session that will address identity theft cases with large numbers of victims. Join Theresa Ronnebaum and Debbie Deem for the live discussion. View their biographies and submit questions for discussion. (OVC)

 
Register for Facilitating Organizational Change Webinar

On July 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, the Smart Policing Initiative, with support from BJA, is hosting “Facilitating Organizational Change: Tools for Introducing and Implementing Change in Today’s Law Enforcement Organizations.” This Webinar offers the opportunity to discuss the real and complex obstacles to change, focusing primarily on ways to avoid these obstacles. Practical examples from law enforcement and other sectors will be presented. (BJA)

 
Watch Videos From Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference

Multimedia resources from the “Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference” are now available. The conference discussed the state of forensic handwriting analysis through the use of advancements in measurement science and the latest research investments in quantitative analysis capabilities. View presentation slides or videos from the conference. (NIJ)

 
Web Site Supports Health and Justice Systems

The Vera Institute of Justice, with support from BJA, has launched the Justice and Health Connect Web site. The site provides resources that will increase the ability of government agencies and community organizations to share information across health and justice systems. (BJA)

 
Webinar Series Discusses Child Protective Services

On July 16 and August 20, 2013, the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services will host the Webinar series “Safety Organized, Trauma-informed, Solution-focused Approaches to Domestic Violence Cases in Child Protection.” Presenters will share current knowledge for child protection professionals, including strategies for family engagement and family-centered safety and case planning. (OJJDP)

 
Webinar To Examine Youth's Access to Counsel

On July 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, OJJDP's National Center for Youth in Custody will present “Providing Access to Counsel to Improve Facility Conditions.” This Webinar will explore how access to counsel for youth in confinement can result in safer detention and correctional facilities, enhanced operations, and improved staff-resident relationships. (OJJDP)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Attend Global Youth Justice Training Institute

On December 3-5, 2013, Global Youth Justice will host its 8th Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. Participants will learn how to establish or enhance local juvenile justice diversion programs - teen, peer, youth, and student courts; and peer juries. (OJJDP)

 
Attend National Community Prosecution Summit

On September 25-27, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, in partnership with BJA and the Center for Court Innovation, will host the 8th National Community Prosecution Summit. Registration is free and scholarships are available. (BJA)

 
Register for Juvenile Justice Youth Summit

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host its 2013 Youth Summit on August 2-3, 2013, in Washington, DC. In accordance with the summit theme, Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform, sessions will provide youth leaders with information on juvenile justice basics, disproportionate minority contact, the school-to-prison pipeline, and leadership development. (OJJDP)

 
Registration Open for Crimes Against Children Conference

On August 12-15, 2013, the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department will host their annual Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, Texas. Training workshops will be offered for professionals who combat crimes against children. (OJJDP)

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