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November 01, 2012 •  Volume 18, Number 21 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 NCJRS Provides Access to Program Effectiveness Ratings (NCJRS)
 OVC Announces 2013 NCVRW Theme and Colors (OVC)
 OVC TTAC Polls Victim Service Providers (OVC)
 Papers Requested on Youth Gangs/Adolescent Development (OJJDP)
 Participate in Challenge To Improve Body Armor (NIJ)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Funds Available for Postconviction DNA Testing Program (NIJ)
 Transition from Jail to Community Grant Available (NIC)
Publications
 Arrest Trends Nationwide Detailed (BJS)
 Bulletin Addresses Community Supervision of Underage Drinkers (OJJDP)
 Criminal Victimization in U.S. Reported (BJS)
 Fact Sheet Discusses Delinquency Cases Waived (OJJDP)
 Fact Sheet Summarizes Delinquency Probation Caseload (OJJDP)
 Juvenile Delinquency Cases Detailed in Fact Sheet (OJJDP)
 Paper Summarizes New Media Impact on Jurors (BJA)
 Proceedings of Large Jail Network Meeting Available (NIC)
 Publication Discusses Social Media and Courts (BJA)
 Results Detail Law Enforcement Hiring and Retention (BJS)
 September/October News @ a Glance Released (OJJDP)
Online Resources
 Access Updated NVAA Resource Papers (OVC)
 Juvenile Justice Reform Briefs Released (OJJDP)
 New Interactive Data Analysis Tool Developed (BJS)
 New Multimedia Resource Available From OJP (OJP)
 Save the Date for LGBTI Populations Broadcast (NIC)
 Sheriff's Office Embraces Social Media Outreach (NIC)
 Subscribe To Receive NIC's E-Newsletter (NIC)
 Weblet Highlights AI/AN SANE-SART Initiative (OVC)

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Announcements
 
NCJRS Provides Access to Program Effectiveness Ratings

In an effort to provide NCJRS.gov visitors with useful information about justice programs and their effectiveness, the NCJRS topical pages now feature information about programs rated as part of OJP's CrimeSolutions.gov. If you conduct a search, you will now see a section dedicated to CrimeSolutions.gov program results. (NCJRS)

 
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 Polls Victim Service Providers

What issues are the most pressing for victim service providers today? Visit the OVC TTAC Web site to cast your vote. (OVC)

 
Papers Requested on Youth Gangs/Adolescent Development

Application deadline: January 31, 2013
The Journal of Research on Adolescence is seeking submissions for a special section dedicated to youth gangs and adolescent development. This section will incorporate five to six papers. Papers may be submitted through the JRA submission site. (OJJDP)

 
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 November 30, 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)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Funds Available for Postconviction DNA Testing Program

The Kirk Bloodsworth Postconviction DNA Testing Grant Program, funded by NIJ, provides funding to states to help defray the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing. States may use funds in cases that involve violent felony offenses (as defined by state law) in which actual innocence might be demonstrated. (NIJ)

 
Transition from Jail to Community Grant Available
Application deadline: November 8, 2012
The National Institute of Corrections and the Urban Institute are seeking applications from California counties for the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative. The initiative will provide technical assistance to facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive approach to jail-to-community transition in order to meet the unique challenges resulting from California's criminal justice realignment. (NIC)
 
Publications
 
Arrest Trends Nationwide Detailed

"Arrest in the United States, 1990-2010" (NCJ 239423, 26 pp.) provides national estimates and trends of arrests on data collected by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. This report expands upon the estimates of total arrests published by the FBI in its Crime in the U.S. series to provide separate estimates by sex, age group, and race with 11 offense categories. (BJS)

 
Bulletin Addresses Community Supervision of Underage Drinkers

OJJDP has released "Community Supervision of Underage Drinkers" (NCJ 237147, 12 pp.). This bulletin provides a theoretical overview on which to base policies, procedures, and practices that will help professionals supervise underage drinkers in the community. (OJJDP)

 
Criminal Victimization in U.S. Reported
"Criminal Victimization, 2011" (NCJ 239437, 20 pp.) presents 2011 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the U.S., including violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault), property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft), and personal theft (pocket picking and purse snatching). (BJS)
 
Fact Sheet Discusses Delinquency Cases Waived

"Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2009" (NCJ 239080, 4 pp.) presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2009. In 2009, juvenile courts waived an estimated 7,600 delinquency cases, 45 percent fewer than in 1994. (OJJDP)

 
Fact Sheet Summarizes Delinquency Probation Caseload

"Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2009" (NCJ 239082, 2 pp.) presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation between 1985 and 2009. Between 1985 and 2009, the number of cases placed on probation increased 29 percent. During that time, the overall delinquency caseload increased 30 percent. (OJJDP)

 
Juvenile Delinquency Cases Detailed in Fact Sheet

"Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009" (NCJ 239081, 4 pp.) presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2009 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases climbed steadily (63 percent) and, from 1997 through 2009, the delinquency caseload dropped 20 percent. (OJJDP)

 
Paper Summarizes New Media Impact on Jurors
"Juror and Jury Use of New Media: A Baseline Exploration" (NCJ 240001, 16 pp.) offers insights into the current and likely future use of new media by jurors. The paper was designed as a research project that explores the impact of the new media on juries and recommends potential ways to reconcile its use with the dynamics of the adversarial system. (BJA)
 
Proceedings of Large Jail Network Meeting Available

"Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting: September 24-25, 2012" (ACCN 026712) provides information about discussions held by a group of 61 detention agency staff. Topics included media relations, crisis communications, social media, using volunteers in jails, outsourcing services, and mental illness in jail populations. (NIC)

 
Publication Discusses Social Media and Courts

In "Courts Are Conversations: An Argument for Increased Engagement by Court Leaders" (NCJ 240002, 12 pp.), social media expert Garrett Graff explains the significance of social media as it alters the expectations and habits of American society. He advises court leaders to learn how to communicate with and engage the public through new social media that can further advance the legitimacy of courts. (BJA)

 
Results Detail Law Enforcement Hiring and Retention

"Hiring and Retention of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers, 2008 - Statistical Tables" (NCJ 238251, 26 pp.) presents the results of a special survey administered to a nationally representative sample of agencies that participated in the 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. (BJS)

 
September/October News @ a Glance Released

This issue of "OJJDP News @ a Glance" (NCJ 238981) features an article about the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's fall 2012 meeting, which focused on girls and the juvenile justice system. Other articles discuss fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, OJJDP's green reentry program for tribal youth, and more. (OJJDP)

 
Online Resources
 
Access Updated NVAA Resource Papers

National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) resource papers have been updated and include statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information. The resource papers cover eight topics, including elder abuse, homicide, and human trafficking. Download the resource papers for your own knowledge or to use as part of your training. (OVC)

 
Juvenile Justice Reform Briefs Released

Models for Change, a national juvenile justice reform initiative funded by the MacArthur Foundation, has made available a series of online Knowledge Briefs. Each brief provides juvenile justice professionals with knowledge on juvenile justice reform emerging from the Models for Change initiative. (OJJDP)

 
New Interactive Data Analysis Tool Developed

The dynamic Arrest Data Analysis Tool allows you to generate graphs and tables of arrest trends over the 30-year period from 1980 through 2010. You can view national arrest estimates, customized either by age and sex or by age group and race, for many different offenses. (BJS)

 
New Multimedia Resource Available From OJP
On October 10, 2012, OJP, the COPS Office, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police held the joint Webcast "Officer Safety and Wellness: Police Suicide." During this discussion, participants explored ways to raise awareness among law enforcement about the issue of police suicide and to provide practical information and resources on prevention. (OJP)
 
Save the Date for LGBTI Populations Broadcast

On November 7, 2012, NIC will host "LGBTI Populations - Their Safety, Your Responsibility." This live, 3-hour satellite/Internet broadcast is designed to increase awareness of strategies for developing policies and procedures for LGBTI populations. The broadcast will highlight promising practices by providing resources and examples of agencies that are responding to the needs of their LGBTI population. (NIC)

 
Sheriff's Office Embraces Social Media Outreach

In this article, Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff Frank Denning discusses his department's use of online social media as a way to inform the public and to educate them about the jail and other sheriff's office operations. The article also discusses the benefits of online community outreach and how to get started. (NIC)

 
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)
 
Weblet Highlights AI/AN SANE-SART Initiative

The American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative released a new Weblet offering information covering the foundation, goals, demonstration sites, federal advisory committee, and training and technical assistance. Visit the AI/AN SANE-SART Weblet periodically to stay informed as updates are posted. (OVC)

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