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November 15, 2012 •  Volume 18, Number 22 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Advisory Provides Information on Flood-Damaged Vehicles (BJA)
 Google Joins AMBER Alert Network (OJJDP)
 NIC Announces New Deputy Director (NIC)
 OJJDP Seeks Qualified Peer Reviewers (OJJDP)
 OVC Announces 2013 NCVRW Theme and Colors (OVC)
 OVC TTAC Spotlights Consultant Pamela Moore (OVC)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
Publications
 Latest Issue of BJA Newsletter Released (BJA)
 Newsletter Discusses Trafficking in Persons Symposium (OJP)
 Report Details Firearms Stolen During Property Crimes (BJS)
Online Resources
 Articles Address Women and Girls in Corrections (NIC)
 Multiagency Partnership Helps Native American Youth (NIC)
 New Multimedia Resource Available (NIJ)
 NIJ-Funded Projects Database Launched (NIJ)
 Participate in Inmate Education Webinar (BJA)
 Participate in Webinars About Identity Theft (OVC)
 Tribal Justice Resource Available (NCJRS)
 Watch Videos From NIJ Symposium (NIJ)
 Web Forum Discusses Indian Country Crime Victims (OVC)
 Webinar Explores Juvenile Justice Mentoring Referrals (OJJDP)
Conferences and Trainings
 Neurobiology of Sexual Assault Seminar Rescheduled (NIJ)

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Announcements
 
Advisory Provides Information on Flood-Damaged Vehicles
Buyer Beware: Safety Hazards of Flood-Damaged Vehicles is a National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) advisory that provides information and guidelines to help individuals who are preparing to purchase previously owned vehicles. NMVTIS is designed to protect prospective buyers of used vehicles from concealed vehicle histories. (BJA)
 
Google Joins AMBER Alert Network

OJP and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children recently announced a new partnership with Google that will allow users to receive AMBER Alerts (urgent child-abduction bulletins) through Google Maps and Google Search features. (OJJDP)

 
NIC Announces New Deputy Director

NIC welcomed a new Deputy Director on November 4, 2012. Robert Brown, former Academy Division Chief, has contributed to the direction of NIC and worked with both the NIC Advisory Board and executive team to shape NIC's programs, services, and engagement with the field of corrections. (NIC)

 
OJJDP Seeks Qualified Peer Reviewers
Application deadline: November 30, 2012
OJJDP invites practitioners with expertise in juvenile mentoring programs, youth-focused policing, and the implementation and evaluation of tribal youth initiatives to apply to serve as peer reviewers for its fiscal year 2013 discretionary grant applications. To apply, send a résumé or curriculum vitae to OJJDPConsultantPool@usdoj.gov. (OJJDP)
 
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 Spotlights Consultant Pamela Moore

Pamela Moore has 32 years of experience assisting crime victims in rural, tribal communities in Oklahoma. She implemented a homicide response team and a crime victims' clinic for responding to multiple victimization incidents and has trained law enforcement in crime victim response. She is the Director of the Institute for Native Justice. (OVC)

 
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)
 
Publications
 
Latest Issue of BJA Newsletter Released

The October issue of "Justice Today" features an article about BJA's FY 2012 Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program grant award recipients. It also includes articles about a Webcast on officer safety and wellness/police suicide, a new law enforcement leadership training program, and a publication addressing adults with behavioral health needs under correctional supervision. (BJA)

 
Newsletter Discusses Trafficking in Persons Symposium

The latest issue of "The AMBER Advocate" (NCJ 240102) reports on the connection between child abductions and human trafficking, including solutions for getting trafficked victims off the streets. Other articles discuss how South Dakota officers risked their lives to save an abducted child, AMBER Alert in Indian Country, and international AMBER Alerts. (OJP)

 
Report Details Firearms Stolen During Property Crimes

"Firearms Stolen during Household Burglaries and Other Property Crimes, 2005-2010" (NCJ 239436, 15 pp.) presents findings on the number of property crime victimizations involving the theft of one or more firearms, the number of firearms stolen each year, and the characteristics of property crimes involving stolen firearms. (BJS)

 
Online Resources
 
Articles Address Women and Girls in Corrections

NIC's Corrections and Mental Health blog offers a series of articles that focus on women and girls in the corrections system. The articles discuss ways in which the criminal justice system responds to gender, how aftercare can help women adjust to community life and avoid recidivism, and more. (NIC)

 
Multiagency Partnership Helps Native American Youth

"From Cell Block to Clubhouse" is an article that discusses a partnership between the Salt River Department of Corrections and the Greater Scottsdale (Arizona) Boys & Girls Clubs to provide the first fully functional Boys & Girls Club program in a correctional facility in Indian Country. (NIC)

 
New Multimedia Resource Available

NIJ has added "Reforming New Orleans' Criminal Justice System: The Role of Data and Research" to its list of available multimedia resources. In this presentation, Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice, discusses the process of reforming the New Orleans justice system following Hurricane Katrina. (NIJ)

 
NIJ-Funded Projects Database Launched

NIJ has launched a new database of NIJ-funded projects. The database can sort awards by fiscal year, originating solicitation, awardee organization, state, county, and congressional district. It also provides other detailed information, including a description of each funded project. (NIJ)

 
Participate in Inmate Education Webinar

On November 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET, the BJA-supported PREA Resource Center will hold "Laying the Groundwork: PREA and Inmate Education in Prisons, Part I." This Webinar, the first of a two-part series on inmate education, will provide an overview of the different methods and formats for implementing inmate education programs that are compliant with Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. (BJA)

 
Participate in Webinars About Identity Theft

The National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) will host OVC-funded Webinars on November 20, 2012 and December 17, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. ET on the topic of identity theft. Registration is required to attend the Webinars. Visit the NITVAN Web site for more information about both Webinars. (OVC)

 
Tribal Justice Resource Available
During National American Indian Heritage Month (November 2012), NCJRS invites you to 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)
 
Watch Videos From NIJ Symposium
Recorded sessions, workshops, and presentations from NIJ's 2012 Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium are now available online. The symposium brought together practitioners and researchers to enhance information sharing and promote collaboration among the impression and pattern evidence, law enforcement, and legal communities. The symposium also provided unique educational opportunities for impression and pattern evidence examiners. (NIJ)
 
Web Forum Discusses Indian Country Crime Victims
On November 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session in commemoration of National American Indian Heritage Month; it will focus on crime victims in Indian Country. Join Leslie A. Hagen, National Indian Country Coordinator at DOJ, for the discussion. Submit questions online. (OVC)
 
Webinar Explores Juvenile Justice Mentoring Referrals

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership will host a Webinar on November 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET. Participants will learn how youth in the juvenile justice system are referred to mentoring services. Presenters will share findings from the OJJDP-funded study "Researching the Referral Stage of Youth Mentoring in Six Juvenile Justice Settings: An Exploratory Analysis." Registration is available online. (OJJDP)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Neurobiology of Sexual Assault Seminar Rescheduled
NIJ has rescheduled its seminar "The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Implications for First Responders in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Victim Advocacy." It will now be held on December 3, 2012. This free presentation by Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., is designed for law enforcement, nurses, prosecutors, and advocates. For more information or to RSVP, contact Yolanda Curtis at 202-305-2554 or Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov. (NIJ)
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