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June 1, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 11 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 BJA Initiative Cited in Police Magazine Article (BJA)
 Dates Released for NCVRW 2014 (OVC)
 MOV Nomination Period Now Open (BJA)
 SAMHSA Launches Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign (OJJDP)
Funding Opportunities
 Applications Sought for Geospatial Predictive Policing Grant (NIJ)
 Apply for Adult Drug Courts Grant (BJA)
 Apply for PREA Grant (BJA)
 Assessing Youth With Sexual Offending Behavior (NIJ and SMART)
 Campus Safety Center Solicitation Released (BJA)
 Enhancing Fusion Centers’ Capabilities (BJA)
 Enhancing Procedural Fairness: New Judicial Training (BJA)
 Funding Available To Develop Trauma Response Toolkit (OVC)
 Funding Improves Collaboration Between Researchers and Practitioners (OVC)
 Funding Provides Services for Human Trafficking Victims (OVC)
 Justice Reinvestment Solicitation Released (BJA)
 Juvenile Justice Capacity Building Funds Available (OJJDP)
 OJJDP Seeks Juvenile Justice Data Fellow (OJJDP)
 Research Needed on White Collar Crime (NIJ)
 Solicitation Funds Two Vision 21 Fellowships (OVC)
 Studying Offender Decision-Making (NIJ)
Publications
 Digital Data Device Test Results Available (NIJ)
 Report Discusses Justice-System Marginal Costs (BJA)
 Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Detailed (BJS)
Online Resources
 Attend Tribal Defender Initiatives Webinar (BJA)
 Court Diversion Video Available Online (OJJDP)
 Download Free Recovered Firearms Guide App (BJA)
 Experts Talk About Domestic Radicalization (NIJ)
 NCVS Dataset Available in Open Data Format (BJS)
 OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book Updated (OJJDP)
 OVC TTAC Web Site Offers Improved Features (OVC)
 Toolkit Provides Resources for Combatting Elder Abuse (BJA)
 Web Forum Discusses LGBTQ Victims’ Needs (OVC)
Conferences and Trainings
 Applications for Multi-System Integration Certificate Program Are Being Accepted (OJJDP)
 Attend Corrections Technology Institute (NIJ)
 Attend Handwriting Analysis Conference (NIJ)
 Attend Visual Documentation of Crime Scenes Workshop (NIJ)
 Courses Available for Criminal Justice Professionals (NIJ)
 Forensic Science Training Available for Legal Professionals (Exact Reprint) (NIJ)
 OVC Offers New Training (OVC)
 Registration Open for Crimes Against Children Conference (OJJDP)
 Registration Open for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Workshop (NIJ)
 Training for Law Enforcement and Corrections Available (BJA)

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Announcements
 
BJA Initiative Cited in Police Magazine Article

"The DOJ’s VALOR Training Initiative," an article published in the May 2013 issue of Police magazine, discusses the VALOR (Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability) Initiative which offers free officer safety training. (BJA)

 
Dates Released for NCVRW 2014

Each April, OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. In 2014, NCVRW will be observed April 6-12. (OVC)

 
MOV Nomination Period Now Open

The nomination period for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV) is open. Nominations will be accepted from May 31 to July 31, 2013. The medal is awarded annually by the President to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, without concern for personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life. (BJA)

 
SAMHSA Launches Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched "Talk. They Hear You," a national campaign to increase awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking. The campaign provides information, resources, and public service announcements to help parents, guardians, and communities address the issue of alcohol with youth. (OJJDP)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Applications Sought for Geospatial Predictive Policing Grant

Application deadline: June 17, 2013
Through the Testing Geospatial Predictive Policing Strategies solicitation, NIJ is seeking research that explores the relationships and disconnects between current geospatial predictive policing strategies and scientific theory. The goal of the proposed research is to demonstrate how empirical results can be used to improve upon or change current theory and practice. (NIJ)

 
Apply for Adult Drug Courts Grant

Application deadline: June 13, 2013
Through the Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment, BJA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are seeking to enhance the court services, coordination, and evidence-based substance abuse treatment and recovery support services of adult drug courts. (BJA)

 
Apply for PREA Grant

Application deadline: July 5, 2013
The PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish "Zero Tolerance" Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities solicitation seeks applicants to assist facilities in implementing prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that will reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in confinement facilities. (BJA)

 
Assessing Youth With Sexual Offending Behavior

Application deadline: June 24, 2013
The Basic Scientific Research to Assess Youth With Sexual Offending Behavior solicitation seeks applications for basic scientific research in the development and validation of a risk assessment tool designed for use in criminal and juvenile justice systems to estimate the short-term risk that juveniles with a history of sex offenses may recommit such offenses. (NIJ and SMART)

 
Campus Safety Center Solicitation Released

Application deadline: June 27, 2013
BJA is seeking the creation and management of a National Center for Campus Public Safety. The Center will identify and examine emerging risks to campus safety and security and develop resources to combat those risks and facilitate the transfer of research to practice. (BJA)

 
Enhancing Fusion Centers’ Capabilities

Application deadline: July 1, 2013
The National Network of Fusion Centers Capability and Capacity Enhancement solicitation will enhance the capability and capacity of fusion centers, which serve as focal points within the state and local environment for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners. (BJA)

 
Enhancing Procedural Fairness: New Judicial Training

Application deadline: June 14, 2013
BJA seeks proposals from courts interested in having personnel receive the one-day Enhancing Procedural Fairness training. The curriculum, developed as part of BJA’s Improving Courtroom Communication Project, helps judges and other court personnel improve communication practices in an effort to promote perceptions of fairness in the courtroom and compliance with judicial directives. (BJA)

 
Funding Available To Develop Trauma Response Toolkit

Application deadline: June 13, 2013
OVC is seeking applications for funding of An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma in Victim Assistance Professionals, Law Enforcement Officers, and Other First Responders. The goal of the program is to identify and test the effectiveness of state-of-the-art training and technical assistance to the victim assistance, law enforcement, and other first responder fields. Up to $1,250,000 may be awarded for a 24-month project period. (OVC)

 
Funding Improves Collaboration Between Researchers and Practitioners

Application deadline: June 10, 2013
OVC is seeking applications for its Bridging the Gap in Victim-Related Research to Practice solicitation. One cooperative agreement of $750,000 will be awarded to conduct an assessment of victim service providers to ascertain their level of awareness and knowledge about the benefits of social science research and program evaluation in their work with victims of crime. (OVC)

 
Funding Provides Services for Human Trafficking Victims

Application deadline: June 10, 2013
OVC is seeking applications for its Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation. This program will provide funding to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing trauma-informed, culturally competent services to victims of human trafficking. (OVC)

 
Justice Reinvestment Solicitation Released

Application deadline: June 27, 2013
The Criminal Justice Improvement and Recidivism Reduction through the State-Level Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) solicitation will have two phases. Phase I activities will involve data analysis and policy development. Phase II activities will involve policy/program implementation and assessment of data-driven results. (BJA)

 
Juvenile Justice Capacity Building Funds Available

Application deadline: July 9, 2013
OJJDP is seeking applications for its National Juvenile Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance Program. Through this program, OJJDP will build the capacity of juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, and education systems and use existing information-sharing standards, procedures, tools, and practices across agencies to improve services and outcomes for youth, families, and communities. (OJJDP)

 
OJJDP Seeks Juvenile Justice Data Fellow

Application deadline: July 15, 2013
OJJDP is seeking applications for its Division of Innovation and Research Fellowship Program on Juvenile Justice Data. The fellowship will provide an opportunity for researchers with experience and expertise in juvenile justice, survey methodology, and statistics to help implement collaborative cross-agency strategies, policies, and programs to enhance and improve data for use by policymakers and practitioners nationwide. (OJJDP)

 
Research Needed on White Collar Crime

Application deadline: June 19, 2013
Proposals are sought for Research and Evaluation on White Collar Crime (WCC) to improve public safety and advance the administration of criminal justice. Applicants must justify the merit of their proposal by describing how it will enhance the WCC knowledge base, address existing research gaps, or contribute to promising prevention or intervention practices in the area of WCC. (NIJ)

 
Solicitation Funds Two Vision 21 Fellowships

Application deadline: June 10, 2013
OVC is seeking applications for the Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program - Vision 21 Fellowships. This announcement is for two distinct fellowships: the Legal Assistance Fellowship and the Strategic Engagement Fellowship. Up to $135,000 is available for each fellowship, with no more than $95,000 to be allocated for salary. The Legal Assistance Fellowship is open only to attorneys. (OVC)

 
Studying Offender Decision-Making

Application deadline: June 17, 2013
Through the Research on Offender Decision-Making solicitation, NIJ seeks to expand existing research by examining the process of adult offender decision-making with respect to the decision to offend. NIJ requests proposals that either expand the rational choice model or use other theories (e.g., behavioral economics, business models, psychology, or cognitive models) or both. (NIJ)

 
Publications
 
Digital Data Device Test Results Available

"Test Results for Digital Data Acquisition Tool: FTK Imager CLI 2.9.0_Debian" (NCJ 242138, 128 pp.) reports the results from testing FTK Imager CLI 2.9.0_Debian against the Digital Data Acquisition Tool Assertions and Test Plan Version 1.0. (NIJ)

 
Report Discusses Justice-System Marginal Costs

"A Guide to Calculating Justice-System Marginal Costs" (NCJ 242291, 28 pp.) helps technical users and general readers understand marginal cost—the amount of change in total cost when a unit of output changes. (BJA)

 
Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Detailed

"Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011-12" (NCJ 241399, 108 pages) presents data from BJS’s third National Inmate Survey (NIS-3). Between February 2011 and May 2012, 233 state and federal prisons, 358 local jails, and 15 special correctional facilities were surveyed. Inmates with mental health problems reported higher rates of sexual victimization. (BJS)

 
Online Resources
 
Attend Tribal Defender Initiatives Webinar

On June 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. ET, the National Criminal Justice Association and BJA will host "Defender Initiatives in Indian Country." This Webinar will examine how two tribal defender initiatives are enhancing the provision of justice and improving perceptions of procedural fairness. The Webinar will also discuss the state and federal resources available to support indigent defense in tribal courts. (BJA)

 
Court Diversion Video Available Online

The Vermont Association of Court Diversion Programs has posted a new online video that explains how Vermont’s court diversion program (an alternative to the traditional court system) works. The 9-minute video highlights how the program’s restorative justice approach benefits participants and the community. (OJJDP)

 
Download Free Recovered Firearms Guide App

The Police Officer’s Guide to Recovered Firearms app is designed specifically for law enforcement officers to aid with processing recovered firearms while in the field and can be downloaded for free. The mobile app and mobile Web site are provided through a partnership among BJA, ATF, and IACP and is a product of Project Safe Neighborhoods. (BJA)

 
Experts Talk About Domestic Radicalization

NIJ has added "Lone Wolf Terrorism in America," "Domestic Radicalization: An Empirical Assessment" and "Countering Violent Extremism: Community Policing Strategies" to its list of available multimedia resources. These interviews discuss the causes, effects, and prevalence of domestic radicalization. (NIJ)

 
NCVS Dataset Available in Open Data Format

BJS has published an application programming interface (API) that provides access to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) dataset in open, machine-readable formats. The NCVS API is a dynamic feed that allows developers and researchers to retrieve up-to-date information efficiently, in the manner that best suits their needs. (BJS)

 
OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book Updated

OJJDP has released the first in a series of national overviews that describe where states stand on a variety of juvenile justice issues, including how they classify status offenses, extensions of age of jurisdiction, and the administration of community supervision and aftercare services. The overviews are available via the Juvenile Justice System, Structure, and Process FAQ section of OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book. (OJJDP)

 
OVC TTAC Web Site Offers Improved Features

OVC’s Training and Technical Assistance Center Web site has a new look. It has been updated and reorganized so you can easily navigate and find training and technical assistance resources and professional development opportunities. Visit the OVC TTAC Web site today. (OVC)

 
Toolkit Provides Resources for Combatting Elder Abuse

The Elder Abuse Toolkits for Prosecutors and Courts were designed to promote the effective prosecution of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation cases. The toolkits provide general guidance on how to effectively prosecute cases and improve court responses. (BJA)

 
Web Forum Discusses LGBTQ Victims’ Needs

On June 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, in commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, OVC will present a Web Forum discussion with Robin Parker and Sharon Stapel on best practices for incorporating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) victims’ needs into mainstream victim services. View their biographies and submit questions for discussion. (OVC)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Applications for Multi-System Integration Certificate Program Are Being Accepted

Application deadline: June 20, 2013
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute is accepting applications for its Multi-System Integration Certificate Program to be held October 23-30, 2013, in Washington, DC. The program will highlight multisystem reform efforts related to at-risk or system-involved youth, with a focus on crossover youth. (OJJDP)

 
Attend Corrections Technology Institute

The 2013 National Institute of Justice Technology Institute for Corrections will be held August 27-29, 2013, in Annapolis, Maryland. This year’s institute will focus solely on contraband cell phones in correctional facilities. Applications must be received by June 30, 2013. (NIJ)

 
Attend Handwriting Analysis Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, with NIJ support, is hosting "Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference." This conference, to be held June 4-5, 2013, will discuss the state of forensic handwriting analysis through the use of advancements in measurement science and the latest research investments in quantitative analysis capabilities. Participate via the live Webcast. (NIJ)

 
Attend Visual Documentation of Crime Scenes Workshop

RTI International, with funding from NIJ, is offering "Technology Transition Workshop: Technical Advances in the Visual Documentation of Crime Scenes." This workshop will provide the attendee with theory and foundational knowledge as well as hands-on learning with the most prominent instruments being marketed: the PanoScan, the 3D Leica Scanner, and SceneVision. The workshop will take place June 11-12, 2013, in Richmond, Virginia. (NIJ)

 
Courses Available for Criminal Justice Professionals

The National Institute of Justice sponsors a variety of courses (both online and in a classroom) for criminal justice professionals. Topics include crime scene investigation, toxicology, fingerprint fundamentals, and trace evidence. View the full list of available courses at NIJ’s Training Web page. (NIJ)

 
Forensic Science Training Available for Legal Professionals (Exact Reprint)

West Virginia University, with support from NIJ, is offering "Basic Crime Scene Investigation for Legal Professionals." This course will give legal professionals an opportunity to practice the skills necessary to properly recognize, document, collect, and preserve evidence. It will be held July 29 to August 1, 2013, in Morgantown, West Virginia. (NIJ)

 
OVC Offers New Training

"Increasing Effectiveness of Providers for Child Victims of Violence" is now available through OVC’s Training by Request program. This 1-day training enhances the capacity and ability of mental health professionals to assist children and adolescents victimized by violence. Visit the OVC TTAC Web site to learn more and view other trainings available in the Training Catalog. (OVC)

 
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, TX. Training workshops will be offered for professionals who combat crimes against children. (OJJDP)

 
Registration Open for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Workshop

The "Pre-Flight Briefing: Public Safety Guidance on UAS Operations" workshop will be held June 11-13, 2013, in Annapolis, Maryland. The workshop will discuss rules and regulations pertaining to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), operational considerations, and lessons learned and best practices. (NIJ)

 
Training for Law Enforcement and Corrections Available

The Community Corrections Institute, in partnership with BJA through the Project Safe Neighborhoods program, is offering training for law enforcement and corrections professionals. Training topics include Managing Gang Members: Arrest to Reentry; Issues in Working with Native Gangs; Natural Response Control Tactics; and Safety in Search and Seizure. (BJA)

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