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September 15, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 18 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Coming Soon to NCJRS.gov (NCJRS)
 BJS Waives Shipping Costs for Select Items (BJS)
 Comments Sought for Grant Program Proposed Regulation (OVC)
 Connect With OVC TTAC Everywhere You Go (OVC)
 OVC Announces 2014 NCVRW Theme and Colors (OVC)
 OVC Spotlights Consultant Laura Zárate (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 2014 NCVRW Community Awareness Project Funding Available (OVC)
Publications
 Fact Sheet Highlights Youth Gang Survey Findings (OJJDP)
 Findings From Teen Dating Study Available (NIJ)
 Report Discusses Child Welfare Outcomes (OJJDP)
 Report Identifies High-Risk Repeat Victimization Groups (BJS)
 Tribal Program Participants Share Personal Stories (OJJDP)
Online Resources
 Documents Discuss Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System (OJJDP)
  Forum Discusses Standards for Serving Crime Victims (OVC)
 OJJDP Updates Statistical Briefing Book (OJJDP)
 Participate in SAVIN Webinar (NIJ)
 Participate in Webinar on Mortgage Fraud Victimization (OVC)
 Register for Justice Information Sharing Webinar (BJA)
Conferences and Trainings
 Attend Latent Fingerprint Methods and Technology Workshop (NIJ)
 Training Session To Discuss Fingerprint Identification (NIJ)

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Announcements
 
Coming Soon to NCJRS.gov

The NCJRS Web site will soon have a new look. Take a tour of the home page to learn about the enhancements that will be launched in October 2013. (NCJRS)

 
BJS Waives Shipping Costs for Select Items

For a limited time, the Bureau of Justice Statistics is waiving shipping costs for select publications in its inventory. Browse the collection and take advantage of this special offer. Quantities are limited, and free shipping ends September 20, 2013. (BJS)

 
Comments Sought for Grant Program Proposed Regulation

OVC is seeking comments on a proposed regulation for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program. The proposed regulation is posted to Regulations.gov for a 60-day comment period, ending October 28, 2013. Your comments will help ensure that VOCA-funded services are high quality and are accessible to every crime victim. (OVC)

 
Connect With OVC TTAC Everywhere You Go

Connect anywhere, at any time, with OVC TTAC’s new mobile site. With this new site, you can access all of OVC’s training and technical assistance resources from your mobile device. (OVC)

 
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)

 
OVC Spotlights Consultant Laura Zárate

Laura Zárate is Founding Executive Director of Arte Sana (art heals), which is recognized as a model program for underserved survivors of sexual violence. She developed the first national online directory of victim services in Spanish and was project director for the Existe Ayuda Toolkit, used nationally by rape crisis centers. (OVC)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
2014 NCVRW Community Awareness Project Funding Available

Application deadline: October 16, 2013
The National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, through a grant from OVC, is seeking proposals for projects to raise public awareness of victims' rights and services in communities during National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 6-12, 2014. For more information and an application, visit the NCVRW Community Awareness Projects Web site. (OVC)

 
Publications
 
Fact Sheet Highlights Youth Gang Survey Findings

Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey” (NCJ 242884, 4 pp.) presents findings from the National Gang Center’s National Youth Gang Survey, which collects data to track the activity of youth gangs. The fact sheet discusses trends in gang activity, factors influencing local gang violence, and anti-gang measures. (OJJDP)

 
Findings From Teen Dating Study Available

Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying” (NCJ 243296, 198 pp.) presents findings showing that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teenagers are at much greater risk of dating abuse than their heterosexual counterparts. It also reports that transgender teens are especially vulnerable to abuse. (NIJ)

 
Report Discusses Child Welfare Outcomes

The Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families has released “Child Welfare Outcomes 2008-2011: Report to Congress.” This report informs Congress and child welfare professionals about state and national performance on outcome measures for children served by child welfare systems. (OJJDP)

 
Report Identifies High-Risk Repeat Victimization Groups

Measuring the Prevalence of Crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey” (NCJ 241656, 27 pp.) presents comparisons of victimization rates and prevalence rates of nonfatal violent crime and household property crime from 1993 to 2010. The report uses prevalence rates to describe patterns of repeat victimization for violent and property crime and to identify specific population subgroups at the highest risk for repeat victimization. (BJS)

 
Tribal Program Participants Share Personal Stories

Stories of Change Among Justice-Involved American Indian Youth (From the Cross-Site Evaluation of OJJDP’s Tribal Green Reentry Program)” highlights risk and protective factors for system-involved tribal youth. Youth, parents, and program staff who participated in the OJJDP-sponsored Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Demonstration Program share their perspectives. (OJJDP)

 
Online Resources
 
Documents Discuss Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services, has released six online briefs that discuss the key elements of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system. (OJJDP)

 
OJJDP Updates Statistical Briefing Book

The National Center for Juvenile Justice has updated OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book (SBB). SBB provides timely and reliable answers to questions that OJJDP most frequently receives from the media, policymakers, and the general public. (OJJDP)

 
Participate in SAVIN Webinar

During the Webinar “Automated Victim Notification: The Landscape in the U.S.,” evaluators of the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) program will discuss their findings. The Webinar will be hosted by NIJ and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. It will be held October 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET. (NIJ)

 
Participate in Webinar on Mortgage Fraud Victimization

On September 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, the National Crime Prevention Council, with funding from OVC, will conduct a Webinar on loan modification scams. The Webinar will discuss resources to empower homeowners to protect themselves against loan modification scams, find trusted help, and report illegal activity to authorities. Registration is available online. (OVC)

 
Register for Justice Information Sharing Webinar

On September 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. ET, the National Criminal Justice Association and the National Congress of American Indians, with support from BJA, will host “Collaborative Approaches to Justice Information Sharing among Tribal, State and Local Justice Agencies.” This Webinar will highlight collaborative approaches to justice information sharing that respect tribal sovereignty and traditions while providing public safety to all citizens. (BJA)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Attend Latent Fingerprint Methods and Technology Workshop

RTI International, with funding from NIJ, is offering “Latent Fingerprints: Developing Methods and New Technology.” This training will discuss developing methods to improve the quality and efficiency of latent fingermark development through superglue fuming and will address other aspects of latent fingerprint examinations. Sessions will be held September 16, 2013, and October 1, 2013, at 9 a.m. ET. (NIJ)

 
Training Session To Discuss Fingerprint Identification

RTI International, with funding from NIJ, is offering “Fingerprint Identification: Reliability and Accuracy.” This training will help participants understand the concept of "sufficiency" in friction ridge examination and will discuss extraction and temporal analysis for partial fingerprint identification. Sessions will be held September 24, 2013, and October 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. ET. (NIJ)

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