TTA News & Information Archive

The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has recently updated its toolkit resources to include the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Portal. The SAFER Portal is a collection of best practices and protocols that provide guidance on using a multidisciplinary approach that ensures effective communication and offers policy considerations.

The National Law Enforcement Applied Research & Data Platform is an effort facilitated by the National Police Foundation and funded by the National Institute of Justice. This new data-driven platform provides survey data to police agencies at no cost. The data may be used to drive policy decisions, as well as gauge the community’s perspectives on law enforcement.

Join the American Society of Criminology (ASC) for their annual meeting “Criminology in the New Era: Confronting Injustice and Inequalities” on November 13 – 16, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. ASC is an international organization made up of students, practitioners, and scholars from various criminal justice fields who pursue criminological study in order to better measure, prevent, and control crime and delinquency.

Join the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center for the webinar, “Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: Why Can’t We Be More Like CSI?” on Thursday, October 10 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CT. This presentation is designed for both medical and non-medical child abuse professionals. During the presentation, participants will explore the following topics:

Next Wednesday, October 2, law enforcement agencies nationwide will recognize the fourth annual National Coffee with a Cop Day. Launched by officers from the Hawthorne, California Police Department in 2011, the mission of National Coffee with a Cop Day is to reduce barriers between police and the public and to increase public safety. This effort provides a framework for officers to establish trust and build bridges with the communities they serve.