TTA News & Information

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:

Join the Zero Abuse Project and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center for their upcoming webinar

In July 2020, RTI International released the report “Enacting an Improved Response to Sexual Assault: A Criminal Justice Practitioner’s Guide” by Patricia A. Melton. Outlining various studies, Melton writes that improving criminal justice agencies’ responses to sexual assault strengthens community safety and builds better relationships between community members and criminal justice agencies.

In June 2020, the Center for Court Innovation released the report “Reducing Pretrial Detention in New York City: Data-Driven Strategies for Decarceration” by Michael Rempel and Tia Pooler. The report notes that 65 percent of arrested individuals in the United States and 75 percent of arrested individuals in New York City (as of 2019) are held in local jails pretrial and prior to conviction.