skip navigation
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
 Site Search 
A-Z Topics | About NCJRS | A-Z Publications/Products | Library/Abstracts | Search Q & A | Grants & Funding | Justice Events
November 1, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 20 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Attorney General Speaks at IACP Conference (BJA)
 BJA Awards $5.1 Million in PSN Grants (BJA)
 Jurisdictions Receive Funds Through SCAAP Awards (BJA)
 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest Announced (OJJDP)
 New Resources Raise Awareness of Bullying Prevention (OJJDP)
 OJJDP Administrator Discusses Juvenile Justice Reform Efforts (OJJDP)
 OJJDP Award Supports National Girls Institute (OJJDP)
 OVC Announces 2014 NCVRW Theme and Colors (OVC)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
 SORNA Challenge: Deadline Extended (NIJ)
Funding Opportunities
 Partnership for Freedom Issues Innovation Challenge (OVC)
Publications
 Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released (BJA)
 Examining Violent and Property Crime Rate Increases (BJS)
 Guide Provides Resources To Keep Schools Safe (NIJ)
 Improving Homicide Investigation Outcomes (BJA)
 Latest OJJDP News @ a Glance Released (OJJDP)
 Latest TECHBeat Now Available (NIJ)
 Promising Tribal Programs Highlighted in Report (BJA)
 Publication Discusses Children's Exposure to Violence (OJJDP)
 Report Discusses Homicide Process Mapping Best Practices (BJA)
 Study on Reducing Officer Injuries Released (BJA)
Online Resources
 Coordinating SANEs-SARTs in Indian Country (OVC)
  Experts To Discuss Pathways to Desistance Study (NIJ)
 Justice Resources Available for Tribal Communities (NCJRS)
 Victimization Data Analysis Tool Available (BJS)
 Watch Video of Next Generation Technologies Workshop (NIJ)
 Web Forum Discusses Victim Assistance and Compensation (OVC)
Conferences and Trainings
 Apply for Customized Training and Technical Assistance (OVC)
 Attend Truancy Reduction Program Evaluation Training (OJJDP)
 Training Addresses Forensic Interviews at Child Abuse Trials (OJJDP)
 Virtual Workshop To Address Fingerprint Exclusions (NIJ)

Ordering Instructions
  Some resources are available for online ordering. Click on order print copy to add items to your Shopping Cart. View our rates and policies. Learn more about NCJRS Photocopy Services.

NCJRS Online Resources
  View the NCJRS Web site.
  Have a question? Search our database of Questions and Answers.
  Can't find an answer? E-mail us.
  Have a comment or suggestion? Tell us.

Subscription Details
 
Subscribe to this newsletter

Unsubscribe from this newsletter

If you have any questions about JUSTINFO, need to change your e-mail address, or experience technical difficulties in receiving or unsubscribing to the newsletter, Contact Us.

Email a ColleagueE-mail this issue
of JUSTINFO to a colleague
.

JUSTINFO, published the 1st and 15th of each month, highlights information from the NCJRS sponsoring agencies.
 
Announcements
 
Attorney General Speaks at IACP Conference

On October 21, 2013, Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference. (BJA)

 
BJA Awards $5.1 Million in PSN Grants

Under the FY 2013 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, BJA has awarded $5.1 million to 16 communities to create safer neighborhoods through the reduction of crime associated with gang and gun violence. (BJA)

 
Jurisdictions Receive Funds Through SCAAP Awards

BJA is pleased to announce that $213 million has been awarded to 894 jurisdictions through the FY 2013 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP). (BJA)

 
National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest Announced

OJJDP invites fifth grade students to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The annual contest creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and other child advocates to discuss missing and/or exploited children with children, parents, and guardians and to promote child safety. Submissions are due by February 28, 2014. (OJJDP)

 
New Resources Raise Awareness of Bullying Prevention

Nearly 30 percent of adolescents in the United States report some experience with bullying, whether as the victim, the bully, or both. The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention recently launched activities and initiatives to help individuals, families, schools, and communities raise awareness about bullying prevention. (OJJDP)

 
OJJDP Administrator Discusses Juvenile Justice Reform Efforts

In an interview with National Public Radio, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee discussed priorities for the Office, which include supporting research and programs that promote children’s safety and well-being, adopting a trauma-informed approach to treating children exposed to violence, and federal efforts to staunch the school-to-prison pipeline. (OJJDP)

 
OJJDP Award Supports National Girls Institute

OJJDP awarded $400,000 to the American Institutes for Research and the National Crittenton Foundation to support the National Girls Institute (NGI). NGI works to reduce the number of girls in the juvenile justice system and improve the treatment of girls in detention. (OJJDP)

 
OVC Announces 2014 NCVRW Theme and Colors

The theme for next year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.” NCVRW will be observed April 6-12, 2014. Next year’s color palette is cornflower blue (PMS 285) and black. (OVC)

 
Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 6-12, 2014. Sign up to receive a free copy of the 2014 NCVRW Resource Guide and theme poster. Subscribers will also receive announcements and updates regarding the 2014 NCVRW. (OVC)

 
SORNA Challenge: Deadline Extended

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 has been extended to November 18, 2013. (NIJ)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Partnership for Freedom Issues Innovation Challenge

Application deadline: November 17, 2013
The Partnership for Freedom, which was launched September 16, 2013, is seeking solutions for its first innovation competition, Reimagine: Opportunity. This competition is dedicated to improving the infrastructure of support for survivors of modern-day slavery. You can participate in this competition by putting together your team, formulating your idea, and submitting your application. (OVC)

 
Publications
 
Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released

The October issue of “Justice Today” features an article about the newly created National Center for Campus Public Safety. Other articles discuss the National Computer Forensics Institute, a recently released Reentry and Employment Strategies White Paper, and the Reducing Officer Injuries final report. (BJA)

 
Examining Violent and Property Crime Rate Increases

Criminal Victimization, 2012” (NCJ 243389, 17 pp.) examines rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States, including violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft). (BJS)

 
Guide Provides Resources To Keep Schools Safe

Sharing Ideas & Resources to Keep Our Nation's Schools Safe” (NCJ 243910, 82 pp.) presents uses for familiar standard-bearing technologies such as Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training and the “It Can Happen Here” video. It also provides information on new products such as Real Time Location Systems and Tucson’s Mass Casualty Trauma Kits. (NIJ)

 
Improving Homicide Investigation Outcomes

10 Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do To Positively Impact Homicide Investigation Outcomes” (NCJ 243971, 41 pp.) offers a starting point for law enforcement executives and highlights 10 recommendations that will help them support homicide investigations, investigators, and the communities they serve. (BJA)

 
Latest OJJDP News @ a Glance Released

OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013” (NCJ 243534) highlights a recently held listening session on how to improve or enhance mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents. Other articles discuss the Third Annual Summit on Preventing Youth Violence and an OJJDP-funded report on the commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of minors. (OJJDP)

 
Latest TECHBeat Now Available

"TECHBeat Fall 2013" (NCJ 243895, 20 pp.) features an article about ways to reduce graffiti and the fear that is associated with it. Other articles discuss using a new approach with AMBER Alerts, the use of body-worn cameras for law enforcement, and an evaluation of fingerprint technology. (NIJ)

 
Promising Tribal Programs Highlighted in Report

Promising Strategies: Public Law 280” (NCJ 243782, 54 pp.) features 10 promising programs in which confrontation between tribal and state governments has given way to enhanced understanding, negotiation, and cooperative action. (BJA)

 
Publication Discusses Children’s Exposure to Violence

Children’s Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization” (NCJ 240555, 12 pp.) presents results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence regarding the co-occurrence of victimization and delinquency among children who are exposed to violence. The survey confirms findings of earlier studies that identified three groups of youth: delinquent-victims, primarily delinquent youth, and primarily victim youth. (OJJDP)

 
Report Discusses Homicide Process Mapping Best Practices

Homicide Process Mapping: Best Practices for Increasing Homicide Clearances” (NCJ 243969, 67 pp.), sponsored in part by BJA, provides insight into what works in homicide investigations and identifies effective approaches and key elements of practice for managing these investigations. (BJA)

 
Study on Reducing Officer Injuries Released

The International Association of Chiefs of Police, in partnership with BJA, has released “Reducing Officer Injuries: Developing a Policy Response (final report and toolkit). The report summarizes the findings and recommendations from data collected from 18 participating agencies in 5 different states. (BJA)

 
Online Resources
 
Coordinating SANEs-SARTs in Indian Country

In commemoration of Native American Heritage Month, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on coordinating Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners-Sexual Assault Response Teams (SANEs-SARTs) in Indian Country. Sign up to receive the Web Forum E-alert to be notified as details become available. (OVC)

 
Experts To Discuss Pathways to Desistance Study

On November 6, 2013, at 1 p.m. ET, the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, with support from NIJ, will host "Working with Data from the Pathways to Desistance Study." The Webinar will discuss the study methods and sample, describe the measures used over time, and discuss possible areas of investigation that the Pathways study might be useful for addressing. (NIJ)

 
Justice Resources Available for Tribal Communities

In commemoration of National American Indian Heritage Month (November), view the Justice in Indian Country Special Feature. This resource includes information about and links to publications and related Web sites focusing on courts, law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, and victim services in tribal communities. (NCJRS)

 
Victimization Data Analysis Tool Available

The National Crime Victimization Survey Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT) allows users to examine data from 1993 through 2012 on violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault), property victimization (household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and theft), and personal theft (pocket picking and completed and attempted purse snatching). (BJS)

 
Watch Video of Next Generation Technologies Workshop

A video of “Technology Transition Workshop: A DNA Revolution - Next Generation Technologies” is now available. The workshop, presented by RTI International and the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, with funding from NIJ, focused on scientific advancements in DNA analysis methodologies and discussed potential applications in forensic identification. (NIJ)

 
Web Forum Discusses Victim Assistance and Compensation

On November 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on innovative practices in victim assistance and compensation. Join Laura Banks Reed and Shontel Wright for the live discussion. View their biographies before the discussion. (OVC)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Apply for Customized Training and Technical Assistance

OVC offers customized training and technical assistance (TTA) to help organizations build their capacity to serve victims of crime. As you are considering your specific TTA needs, visit the OVC TTAC Web site to learn more about the application process. (OVC)

 
Attend Truancy Reduction Program Evaluation Training

On November 14-15, 2013, the National Center for School Engagement, an initiative of The Partnership for Families and Children, will offer “Evaluating Your Truancy Reduction Program” in Denver, Colorado. This interactive training is designed for those who want to measure the effectiveness of their truancy reduction programs. (OJJDP)

 
Training Addresses Forensic Interviews at Child Abuse Trials

On November 19-20, 2013, the National Children's Advocacy Center and the National District Attorneys Association will present “Forensic Interviews at Trial: Preparation and Presentation Training” in Huntsville, Alabama. This training teaches skills in trial advocacy to teams of prosecutors and forensic interviewers who testify during child abuse trials. Team registration - a forensic interviewer and a prosecutor - is required. (OJJDP)

 
Virtual Workshop To Address Fingerprint Exclusions

On November 20 and 21, 2013, at 1 p.m. ET, RTI International, with support from NIJ, will host “Latent Fingerprints: Reducing Erroneous Exclusions.” This virtual workshop will review the policy changes that Arizona’s Department of Public Safety has implemented in its latent print unit to reduce erroneous exclusions. Comparison exercises will demonstrate a practical approach to exclusion decisions. (NIJ)

View Past Issues of JUSTINFO