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Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies webinar series

The Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies webinar series will highlight a wide range of issues important to successfully implementing Community Violence Intervention (CVI) strategies. Using the BJA CVI Checklist as a framework, the series will walk through the stages of planning and implementation of CVI strategies and take a deeper dive into opportunities and challenges that jurisdictions face as they implement these strategies in their communities.

Latest News

Last month, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) published a legal guide describing the significance of substance withdrawal supervision in jails and the laws protecting people in jails. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 63 percent of incarcerated adults have substance use disorders, compared to 5 percent of adults who are not incarcerated.

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Last month, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in Partnership with the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics (SEARCH), published a brief on the Death in Custody Reporting Act (DCRA). Congress originally passed the DCRA in 2000 in an effort to collect data on deaths involving law enforcement.

In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently published a literature review on national dating violence research in adolescent relationships. Teen dating violence is a complex issue that can include varying layers of abusive behavior. In the past, dating violence research was limited to college-age or young adult victims.

In 2020, to address increasing health and safety concerns within prison populations through the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous prison and parole authorities were directed by their states to reduce population sizes and perform intensive policy restructuring.

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TTA Catalog

BJA NTTAC's TTA Catalog is a feature that promotes upcoming events and trainings; TTA resources offered by BJA TTA providers; and a list of current BJA TTA grantees. The TTA Catalog aims to share information on available trainings and technical assistance that may be of interest to the justice community.