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November 15, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 21 https://www.ncjrs.gov
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Announcements
 BJS Acting Director Presents at Statistical Symposium (BJS)
 CBOB Nomination Period To Open in December (BJA)
 OVC Spotlights Consultant Diana Faugno (OVC)
 Sex Trafficking Survivor Testifies Before Congress (OJJDP)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
 Submit Nominations for National Missing Children's Day (OJJDP)
 Treasury Department Releases Request for Information (BJA)
Funding Opportunities
 Partnership for Freedom Issues Innovation Challenge (OVC)
Publications
 BJS Correction Notice Released (BJS)
 BJS Correction Notice Released (BJS)
 Newsletter Focuses on Global Victimization (OVC)
 Paper Discusses Violence Prevention Programs (NIJ)
 Resources Help Drivers With Alzheimer's Disease (BJA)
 Using Predictive Policing To Forecast Crime (NIJ)
Online Resources
 Coordinating SANEs-SARTs in Indian Country (OVC)
  Participate in Webinar on Recovering After Foreclosure (OVC)
 Watch Video From Investigating Sexual Violence Forum (NIJ)
 Web Forum Discusses Victim Assistance and Compensation (OVC)
 Webinar Features Juvenile Justice Reform (OJJDP)
 Webinars Explore Responses to Drug-Involved Individuals (BJA)
Conferences and Trainings
 Attend Strengthening Court Systems Webinar (BJA)
 BJA NTTAC Offers Crime Analysis Resources (BJA)
 Curriculum Provides Training About Active Shooters (BJA)
 Registration Open for National Mentoring Summit (OJJDP)
 Seminar Discusses Homicide in the United States (NIJ)

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Announcements
 
BJS Acting Director Presents at Statistical Symposium

On November 13-14, 2013, at the Symposium of the U.S. Statistical Agencies, BJS Acting Director William Sabol presented "Statistics for Journalists,” which discussed ways for journalists to use official statistics in their reporting. (BJS)

 
CBOB Nomination Period To Open in December

The Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) nomination period will open on December 13, 2013. CBOB honors exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. The badges are awarded annually by the U.S. Attorney General and are presented by the recipients' congressional representatives. (BJA)

 
OVC Spotlights Consultant Diana Faugno

Diana Faugno provides trainings and presentations to Sexual Assault Response Teams across the country and has coauthored two books on sexual assault. She is a founding board director of End Violence Against Women International and a board member of the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. (OVC)

 
Sex Trafficking Survivor Testifies Before Congress

Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, board member of Rights4Girls, recently testified before Congress, sharing her story of abuse and neglect in foster care and her eventual introduction into sex trafficking. She called on the government to improve the child welfare system, enact safeguards to protect children, and provide trauma-informed services. (OJJDP)

 
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)

 
Submit Nominations for National Missing Children's Day

OJJDP is accepting nominations for the 2014 National Missing Children's Day awards ceremony, to be held in Washington, DC, in May. Submit your nomination now to help ensure that the extraordinary efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies are given the recognition they deserve. The deadline to submit nominations is January 17, 2014. (OJJDP)

 
Treasury Department Releases Request for Information

A request for information has been issued on the Pay for Success projects to inform the Administration's development of this legislative initiative. Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Responses must be submitted by December 2, 2013. (BJA)

 
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
 
BJS Correction Notice Released

Immigration Offenders in the Federal Justice System, 2010” (NCJ 238581, 44 pp.). For 2002 and 2003 data, age was computed incorrectly as age at commitment instead of age at fiscal yearend. After 2004, age was computed correctly as age at fiscal yearend. To ensure consistency for all years, table 13 and associated text were corrected to display all years as age at fiscal yearend. (BJS)

 
BJS Correction Notice Released

State Corrections Expenditures, FY 1982-2010” (NCJ 239672, 14 pp.). In table 4, Florida's 2001 medical expenditures were not originally calculated in 2010 real dollars. The changes, percentages, and per capita medical expenditures for Florida were recalculated to reflect inflation-adjusted 2010 real dollars. (BJS)

 
Newsletter Focuses on Global Victimization

OVC has released the latest issue of "OVC News & Program Updates," a valuable tool for sharing information about OVC's initiatives, events, and other items of special interest. This issue focuses on ensuring that international victims of crime are afforded their rights and that they receive appropriate services. (OVC)

 
Paper Discusses Violence Prevention Programs

Violence Prevention: Moving From Evidence to Implementationidentifies progress in the use of evidence-based violence prevention programs and selected resources. The report also discusses the gap between the evidence and its translation into demonstrably effective community-based programs. (NIJ)

 
Resources Help Drivers With Alzheimer’s Disease

The International Association of Chiefs of Police’s BJA-funded Alzheimer’s Initiatives has developed two new resources to help law enforcement identify, interact with, and help drivers who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia: 10 Warning Signs a Driver May Have Alzheimer’s Disease and Identifying and Helping a Driver with Alzheimer’s Disease: Tips for Law Enforcement and Motorist Assist Workers. (BJA)

 
Using Predictive Policing To Forecast Crime

Through a grant from NIJ, the RAND Corporation has released “Predictive Policing: The Role of Crime Forecasting in Law Enforcement Operations,” a practical guide for departments interested in using predictive policing. The report assesses the most promising technical tools for making predictions and the most promising tactical approaches to act on them. (NIJ)

 
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. Join Janine Ferris, Charity White, and Gwynetha Parrish for the live discussion. Sign up for the Web Forum E-alert to be notified of the date. (OVC)

 
Participate in Webinar on Recovering After Foreclosure

On November 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, the National Crime Prevention Council, with funding from OVC, will conduct a Webinar on best practices for recovering from a foreclosure. It will help mortgage fraud victims improve credit ratings; teach them how to manage, track, and protect their credit; and help with overall recovery efforts. Registration is available online. (OVC)

 
Watch Video From Investigating Sexual Violence Forum

NIJ has added "Investigating Sexual Violence: Emerging Solutions and Best Practices" to its list of available multimedia resources. This recording features experts in various fields as they discuss the investigation and processing of sexual violence cases. The presenters also address the complex relationship among law enforcement, science, medicine, and the judicial system. (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 and submit questions before the discussion. (OVC)

 
Webinar Features Juvenile Justice Reform

On November 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. ET, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host the Webinar “Recruitment, Re-engagement & Re-entry: Incorporating the Youth Voice into Juvenile Justice Reform.” This Webinar will feature system reform efforts from Models for Change core state Washington, which emphasizes the inclusion of young people in advocacy efforts. (OJJDP)

 
Webinars Explore Responses to Drug-Involved Individuals

BJA will sponsor the Webinar "Principles of an Effective Criminal Justice Response to the Challenges and Needs of Drug-Involved Individuals" on December 9, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. ET and December 10, 2013, at 12 p.m. ET. The Webinars will showcase the Principles and Criminal Justice System Matrix and will demonstrate how these tools can be used in practice. Contact Joy Lyngar at 800-255-8343 or lyngar@judges.org for more information. (BJA)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Attend Strengthening Court Systems Webinar

On November 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. ET, the National Criminal Justice Association, with support from BJA, will host “Strengthening Court Systems: Understanding State and Federal Resources.” This Webinar will highlight two statewide initiatives that successfully used grant funds to seed, expand, and evaluate programs that have transitioned to state funding. (BJA)

 
BJA NTTAC Offers Crime Analysis Resources

BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is providing new training and technical assistance (TTA) resources that can be tailored to address the most critical needs of state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies. One of these new TTA resources is the Crime Analysis on Demand TTA program. (BJA)

 
Curriculum Provides Training About Active Shooters

At the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center, officers are trained to effectively and safely respond to an active shooter event. The curriculum, sponsored in part by BJA, has been adopted by the FBI as the national training standard for active shooter response. Read more and watch a video about ALERRT. (BJA)

 
Registration Open for National Mentoring Summit

The 2014 National Mentoring Summit will be held January 30-31, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia. The event will focus on evidence-based mentoring practices that provide support and opportunities for youth. Workshops will highlight innovative program models, emerging research, and professional development. (OJJDP)

 
Seminar Discusses Homicide in the United States

On December 2, 2013, at 10 a.m. ET, NIJ will host “Why Is the United States the Most Homicidal Nation in the Affluent World?” In this presentation, Randolph Roth will discuss how and why rates of different kinds of homicide have varied over time. For more information or to RSVP, contact Ted Robinson at Theodore.D.Robinson@ojp.usdoj.gov or 202-616-1739. (NIJ)

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