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October 01, 2012 •  Volume 18, Number 19 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Nationwide Event To Promote Afterschool Programs (OJJDP)
 OVC Announces 2013 NCVRW Theme and Colors (OVC)
 OVC Implements 135-Day TTA Application Deadline (OVC)
 Participate in Challenge To Improve Body Armor (NIJ)
 Sign Up for NCVRW Guide and Poster (OVC)
 Stop Bullying Challenge Available for Youth (OJJDP)
Publications
 Crime Victims With Disabilities Replication Guides Released (OVC)
 Inmates in Indian Country Jails Increased (BJS)
 NIJ Waives Ordering Limits for Select Resources (NIJ)
 Publication Assists in Implementing Justice Reinvestment (BJA)
 Report Discusses Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery (BJA and NIC)
 Report Summarizes Crime Among Households With Children (BJS)
 Research Briefs Examine Interventions for Girls/Boys (OJJDP)
 Resource Assists Criminal Defense Attorneys (NIJ)
 "The Municipal" Article Discusses Body Armor (NIJ)
Online Resources
 Collateral Consequences of Conviction Web Site Launched (NIJ)
 Join BJA on Twitter (BJA)
 New Multimedia Resource Available From NIC (NIC)
 Subscribe To Receive NIC's E-Newsletter (NIC)
 Web Forum Discusses Collaborative Educational Models (OVC)
 Web Page Addresses Cost Containment in Corrections (NIC)
 Web Page Discusses Gangs in Corrections (NIC)
 Webinar Addresses Behavioral Health Needs in Corrections (BJA and NIC)
Conferences and Trainings
 Bullying Prevention Training Modules Available Online (OJJDP)
 OVC Offers Training by Request (OVC)
 Register for National Symposium on Juvenile Services (OJJDP)
 Seminar Discusses the Neurobiology of Sexual Assault (NIJ)

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Announcements
 
Nationwide Event To Promote Afterschool Programs

OJJDP invites communities to participate in the annual Lights on Afterschool on October 18. The nationwide event emphasizes the value of afterschool programs, which keep kids safe, help working families, and inspire learning. These programs provide opportunities to help young people develop into successful adults. (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 Implements 135-Day TTA Application Deadline

Customized TTA applications must be submitted 135 days prior to an event in order to comply with new DOJ preapproval requirements applicable to all conferences, trainings, and meetings. Visit OVC TTAC as part of your TTA goal planning for 2013. (OVC)

 
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)

 
Stop Bullying Challenge Available for Youth

OJJDP, in conjunction with the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention, invites youth ages 13 to 18 to participate in the Stop Bullying Video Challenge. OJJDP encourages young people to submit videos (by October 14, 2012) demonstrating how they are taking a stand against bullying and promoting kindness and respect within their communities. The grand prize is $2,000. (OJJDP)

 
Publications
 
Crime Victims With Disabilities Replication Guides Released
"Multidisciplinary Response to Crime Victims With Disabilities" is a set of statewide (NCJ 239107) and community-based (NCJ 239108) replication guides. The guides discuss how adult protective services, human services agencies, law enforcement, disability and Deaf advocates, self-advocates, and others can work together to ensure equal and effective access to the criminal justice system for persons with disabilities. (OVC)
 
Inmates in Indian Country Jails Increased

"Jails in Indian Country, 2011" (NCJ 238978, 40 pp.) presents findings from the 2011 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 80 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. (BJS)

 
NIJ Waives Ordering Limits for Select Resources

NIJ is waiving ordering limits on select titles from its collection of publications, including a number of investigative guides. Publications are available for every field - law enforcement, forensics, courts, corrections, and victim service providers. All materials are free but standard shipping charges will apply. (NIJ)

 
Publication Assists in Implementing Justice Reinvestment

"Data-Driven Decisionmaking for Strategic Justice Reinvestment" (NCJ 239676, 10 pp.) is a BJA-sponsored policy brief that addresses the value and use of data to identify population drivers, quantify cost drivers, guide reinvestment efforts, and ensure sustainability. (BJA)

 
Report Discusses Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery

"Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery" (NCJ 239596, 82 pp.) introduces an evidence-based framework for prioritizing scarce resources based on assessments of individuals' risk of committing a future crime and their treatment and support needs. (BJA and NIC) order print copy

 
Report Summarizes Crime Among Households With Children

BJS has released "Prevalence of Violent Crime among Households with Children, 1993-2010" (NCJ 238799, 18 pp.). The report describes nonfatal violent crime involving members of a household as victims and the annual prevalence of that violent crime among U.S. households with children from 1993 to 2010. (BJS)

 
Research Briefs Examine Interventions for Girls/Boys

Child Trends has released two fact sheets: "What Works for Female Children and Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions" and "What Works for Male Children and Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions." Each research brief synthesizes findings from more than 100 evaluations of interventions to reduce risk factors for children and youth, presenting what works - and what doesn't - for girls and boys. (OJJDP)

 
Resource Assists Criminal Defense Attorneys
"DNA for the Defense Bar" (NCJ 237975, 192 pp.) aims to improve the use of forensic DNA in the criminal justice system. This report, designed for criminal defense attorneys, offers an overview of the science of DNA, discusses working with a criminal defense client and preparing a defense, and provides information on postconviction DNA testing. (NIJ) order print copy
 
"The Municipal" Article Discusses Body Armor

"Body armor: Past, present and future" has been published in "The Municipal" magazine. In this article, George C. Tillery of NIJ's Office of Science and Technology discusses body armor improvements, federal funding available to law enforcement to offset the cost of bullet-resistant body armor, and the revision of body armor standards. (NIJ)

 
Online Resources
 
Collateral Consequences of Conviction Web Site Launched
The "National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction" Web site is now available. Users can click on an interactive map to search (by jurisdiction) for restrictions by the triggering offense or by the type of consequence (such as employment, education, or housing). The site currently contains data for nine states and the federal government. (NIJ)
 
Join BJA on Twitter

BJA now has a Twitter account where you can receive up-to-the-minute information on funding, training and technical assistance, and critical criminal justice events. Follow BJA on Twitter. (BJA)

 
New Multimedia Resource Available From NIC
On August 15, 2012, NIC held a 3-hour satellite/Internet broadcast titled "Health, Justice, Women: Transforming Systems - Changing Lives" (ACCN 026332). During this discussion, participants explored research, strategies, and resources designed to effect health care practices used with justice-involved women. (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)
 
Web Forum Discusses Collaborative Educational Models

On October 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on collaborative educational models benefiting victims and providers. Join Casey Gwinn, Maureen Lowell, and Linda Williams for the discussion. View their biographies and submit questions for discussion. (OVC)

 
Web Page Addresses Cost Containment in Corrections

NIC's Cost Containment in Corrections Web page provides a framework that helps analyze cost containment in specific areas. The site provides tools and strategies that can be used to identify opportunities and solutions to fiscal challenges, facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and provide mutual aid between corrections professionals and fiscal managers. (NIC)

 
Web Page Discusses Gangs in Corrections

NIC's new Gangs (Security Threat Groups) Web page provides information and resources on prison gangs, youth gangs, and gangs and reentry. It also offers basic information about slang words, clothing, tattoos, and more. (NIC)

 
Webinar Addresses Behavioral Health Needs in Corrections

On October 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, BJA and NIC will cosponsor the Webinar "A New Collaborative Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Behavioral Health." The Webinar will provide an overview of the report “Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery” and will discuss the principles that serve as the foundation for the framework. (BJA and NIC)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Bullying Prevention Training Modules Available Online
Free, online bullying prevention training modules are now available on StopBullying.gov. The training modules offer a PowerPoint presentation for community events, speaker notes with suggested talking points, a Community Action Toolkit, and a video for use in bullying prevention efforts in communities. (OJJDP)
 
OVC Offers Training by Request

Gather a group of allied professionals serving crime victims in your area, arrange a meeting space, and select a training of your choice from a wide array of topics. The trainers and materials come directly to you at no cost. Learn more about Training by Request. (OVC)

 
Register for National Symposium on Juvenile Services

On October 14-18, 2012, the National Partnership for Juvenile Services will host its 18th National Symposium on Juvenile Services in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Merging Juvenile Justice and Youth Development: Responding to the Changing Needs of the Field" will address topics of importance to juvenile justice practitioners. (OJJDP)

 
Seminar Discusses the Neurobiology of Sexual Assault
On October 29, 2012, NIJ will host "The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Implications for First Responders in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Victim Advocacy." 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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