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September 01, 2010 •  Volume 16, Number 17
 ICJ Invites Comments on Proposed Rules (OJJDP)
 OJJDP Awards Funds To Reduce Underage Drinking (OJJDP)
 Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Apply for Drug Market Intervention Training (BJA)
 Current Edition of ONDCP Update Available (ONDCP)
 Juvenile Transfer Laws Bulletin Available in Print (OJJDP)
 Latest AMBER Advocate Released (OJP)
 Managing Low-Level Sex Offenders (NIC)
 Manuscripts Sought for Journal of Juvenile Justice (OJJDP)
 Publication Highlights Critical Technology Priorities (NIJ)
 Publication Offers Model for New Jails (NIC)
 Sexual Victimization in Correctional Facilities Detailed (BJS)
Online Resources
 Assisting Communities After Incidents of School Violence (OVC)
 Register Now for 2011 NCVRW Resources (OVC)
 View State Administering Agencies Podcast (BJA)
Conferences and Trainings
 Corrections Training Courses Available Online (NIC)
 NCJFCJ Offers Judges' Courses in September (OJJDP)
 Register for 2010 Training Workshops (OVC)
 Training and Technical Assistance Available (BJA)

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JUSTINFO, published the 1st and 15th of each month, highlights information from the NCJRS sponsoring agencies.
ICJ Invites Comments on Proposed Rules

The Interstate Commission for Juveniles (ICJ) is inviting comments on proposed rules regarding the implementation of the Interstate Compact on Juveniles, including rules addressing juvenile sex offenders being transported across state lines. The deadline for sending comments is September 13, 2010. (OJJDP)

OJJDP Awards Funds To Reduce Underage Drinking

OJJDP announced more than $20 million in awards to enforce state and local underage drinking laws. The awards, made through OJJDP’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws program, will support law enforcement, public education, and coalition building activities to address underage access to and consumption of alcohol. (OJJDP)

Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 National Crime Victims' Service Awards. Help ensure that outstanding service providers and programs, and survivors of crime, are given the recognition they deserve by submitting your nomination now. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, September 15, 2010. (OVC)

Funding Opportunities
Apply for Drug Market Intervention Training

Application deadline: September 24, 2010
BJA, in partnership with Michigan State University, is seeking applicants for the Drug Market Intervention (DMI) Initiative. Supported through Project Safe Neighborhoods, the DMI Initiative addresses the challenges communities face when responding to illegal drug markets and their associated crime, violence, and disorder. (BJA)

Current Edition of ONDCP Update Available

The latest issue of "ONDCP Update" announces the appointment of two ONDCP Deputy Directors. Other articles discuss the effectiveness of prescription drug take-back programs, a new law in Delaware that targets prescription drug abuse, findings about a dramatic rise in prescription drug abuse, and the United Nations 2010 World Drug Report. (ONDCP)

Juvenile Transfer Laws Bulletin Available in Print

Released online in 2008, the bulletin "Juvenile Transfer Laws: An Effective Deterrent to Delinquency?" (NCJ 220595, 12 pp.) is now available in print. The bulletin provides an overview of research on the deterrent effects of transferring youth from juvenile to criminal courts, focusing on large-scale, comprehensive, OJJDP-funded studies. (OJJDP)

Latest AMBER Advocate Released

This issue of "The AMBER Advocate" (NCJ 231547, 12 pp.) focuses on Missing Children's Day. It reports on the 2010 Missing Children's Day ceremony held in Washington, DC and describes how this day was recognized in Indian country, across the nation, and around the world. It also discusses how AMBER Alert training helped solve a 1996 child homicide case. (OJP)

Managing Low-Level Sex Offenders

"Supervising Low-Level Sex Offenders in the Community: An Integrated Model" (ACCN 024623) is a curriculum that uses an interactive format to help staff working with sex offenders increase their knowledge of supervising low-level sex offenders, determining sex offender risk and seriousness, identifying principles and barriers to collaboration, and discerning the difference between risk assessments and classification instruments. (NIC)

Manuscripts Sought for Journal of Juvenile Justice

OJJDP's "Journal of Juvenile Justice" will be launched at the annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meeting in March 2011. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration that address an array of juvenile justice-related issues, such as delinquency prevention, intervention and treatment, and juvenile victimization. (OJJDP)

Publication Highlights Critical Technology Priorities

"High-Priority Criminal Justice Technology Needs 2010" (NCJ 230391, 37 pp.) provides an overview of NIJ’s mission and organization; describes how the agency sets its technology research agenda; outlines the agency’s research, development, testing, and evaluation process; describes its standards and compliance testing program; and discusses strategic partnerships with other agencies. (NIJ)

Publication Offers Model for New Jails
"New Jail Planning: Getting It Right" (ACCN 024347) highlights the four major steps of the Facility Developmental Process model: determine the need and feasibility; deciding to build, plan operations; design the jail; and build the jail, plan the transition. (NIC)
Sexual Victimization in Correctional Facilities Detailed

"Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-09" (NCJ 231169, 91 pp.) presents data from the National Inmate Survey, 2008-09, conducted in 167 state and federal prisons, 286 local jails, and 10 special correctional facilities between October 2008 and December 2009, with a sample of 81,566 inmates ages 18 or older. (BJS)

Online Resources
Assisting Communities After Incidents of School Violence

On September 15, 2010, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on assisting communities after incidents of school violence. Scott Newgass, Education Consultant for the Connecticut State Department of Education's School Mental Health Services, School Social Work programs, will be available to answer your questions. (OVC)

Register Now for 2011 NCVRW Resources

Sign up to receive announcements regarding 2011 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) materials and events. All those interested must register to receive a complimentary copy of the Resource Guide and poster, as well as notifications on the electronic availability of the Resource Guide and details about the annual prelude events. (OVC)

View State Administering Agencies Podcast

BJA announces its latest podcast, The Responsibilities of JAG State Administering Agencies series. In this two-part series, BJA Acting Director Jim Burch interviews the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Michael Kane, about PCCD's responsibilities as a Justice Assistance Grant Program State Administering Agency. (BJA)

Conferences and Trainings
Corrections Training Courses Available Online

The National Institute of Corrections is offering a number of online training courses in various subject areas related to corrections. Many of these online trainings are free of charge. Visit NIC's Training Calendar to view available courses and related information. (NIC)

NCJFCJ Offers Judges' Courses in September

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will conduct two key courses for judges in September 2010. "Managing Challenging Family Law Cases" will be held September 27-30 and "Core College: Role of the Juvenile Court Judge" will be held September 27-October 1. The courses will take place in Reno, Nevada. (OJJDP)

Register for 2010 Training Workshops

Register for OVC's upcoming training workshops, DNA Collection and Use in Sexual Assault Cases: The Role of the First Responder, September 21-22, 2010, in Beaverton, Oregon, and Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities, October 5-7, 2010, in Louisville, Kentucky. To view course descriptions and learning objectives or to register, visit the OVC TTAC Web site. (OVC)

Training and Technical Assistance Available

The Bureau of Justice Assistance announces the launch of the National Training and Technical Assistance Center. The center will provide training opportunities, information, and other resources for the criminal justice community. (BJA)

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