In this presentation, District Attorney George Brauchler, widely known as the prosecutor of James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado gunman, discusses issues district attorneys face while prosecuting mass shootings cases. He provides anecdotal insights and lessons learned along the way.
This webinar provides participants with strategies to improve the behavioral health crisis response for individuals with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It presents models of mental health crisis response, including Crisis Intervention Teams, mobile crisis, co-responder, and stand-alone mental health response training. It also discusses how research addresses the effectiveness of models for responding to individuals with I/DD and directions for future research.
People living with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately represented in contacts with police. These interactions can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. This webinar provides an in-depth look at the challenges many communities face and shares real-world experiences in developing Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) programs to address them.
This webinar provides 10 practical tips law enforcement officers can use to effectively serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, the webinar presenters share information about how officers can seek further training through the "Pathways to Justice" law enforcement module.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are over-represented in every part of the criminal justice system, including as victims and suspects or defendants. Prosecutors, who may encounter individuals with I/DD in a variety of ways, do not always have a full understanding of these types of disabilities or their potential impact on resolving cases. This webinar provides an overview of I/DD, prosecutors’ legal obligations when interacting with the disability community, and concrete strategies to effectively serve this population using real-life case scenarios.
On November 28, 2018, the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center hosted the “Changing Nature of Crime and Criminal Investigations” webinar in partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). During the webinar, researchers from PERF discussed the impact of computers and other technologies on the nature of crime and explained how technology changes investigations for law enforcement.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in the United States at the local level. The core of PSN involves the funding of local programs coupled with increased federal prosecution of illegal gun use and possession. Since its inception in 2001, the U.S. Department of Justice has committed more than $2 billion to this initiative.
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys has partnered with AEquitas and the Office on Violence Against Women to create the Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women to encourage prosecutors throughout the country to build strong partnerships with their law enforcement, medical, and victim advocacy organizations to achieve justice for victims within the communities they serve.
On July 19, 2018, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department (PD), presented the "Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Webinar." The webinar outlined Milwaukee PD’s Networks of Criminals approach – a novel, integrated analytic approach that integrates criminal history data, threat intelligence, and social network analysis to identify youth offenders who are most responsible for impacting the city’s motor vehicle and robbery trends.
On August 23, 2017, the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center hosted the "Focused Deterrence Strategies to Address Violent Offenders in Madison, Wisconsin" webinar in partnership with Captain Cory Nelson of the Madison, Wisconsin Police Department. During this webinar, Captain Nelson highlighted focused deterrence programs that have successfully and drastically reduced the violence associated with the targeted group of high-risk offenders.
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