The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP), established in 2017, provides federal support through the U.S. Department of Justice to tribal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutors to help reduce violent crime. PSP sites participate in a three-year program and receive tailored support and training and technical assistance opportunities. PSP recently released their annual report highlighting 21 sites participating in the program, 5 of which graduated from the program and 10 of which were added to the program in 2019.
As part of National Native American Heritage month, we’re highlighting the work of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), who provides training and technical assistance to tribal communities. One of their grant programs, under the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is to provide training and technical assistance to Tribal Healing to Wellness (Drug) Courts.
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, issued a solicitation to support state, local, and tribal governments in buying equipment necessary for drug take backs and disposals of unused drugs from law enforcement, first responders, and/or citizens. To complement National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, this funding opportunity allows communities to expand this initiative all year round.
Join the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) for their Expert Q&A discussion “Supporting Indigenous Victims of Violence” on November 20, 2020 at 3:30–4:45 p.m. ET. OVC TTAC’s Expert Q&A series brings together victim service providers with national experts and colleagues to discuss best practices for assisting victims of crime. When you register for a session, you can submit questions related to the topic for the experts to address.
Join Justice Clearinghouse for their webinar “Life-Saving Partners: 9-1-1 and Suicide Lifelines Working Together” on November 17 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET. Presenters will discuss the relationship between 9-1-1 dispatch and suicide lifelines, including outlining their different roles, the steps that each should take, and ways they can collaborate to respond more quickly and save callers’ lives.
Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) for their free, virtual “Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference” on November 10, 2020 at 11:00–4:00 p.m. ET. The conference gathers law enforcement officials seeking to enhance their employees’ safety and wellness and will feature the following five sessions: