Every year, thousands of people die from drug overdose. According to data collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System, there were over 67,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2018. Part of combatting this issue involves studying the factors that go into opioid-related deaths.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, through its technical assistance provider Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), is seeking applications from organizations, including, but not limited to, nonprofits and universities, to develop evidence-based clinical guidelines and protocols to help jail administrators, correctional officers, and jail-based clinicians identify and safely manage substance withdrawal management in a jail-based setting. One applicant will be selected to undertake this effort.
Due to the complexity of prosecuting sexual violence, a startlingly low number of cases ever make it to court let alone result in conviction. This disappointing reality can be self-perpetuating—victims do not bring charges, and law enforcement and prosecution do not pursue cases, especially if they do not seem winnable.
Join TA2TA for their “Police Report Writing in Tribal Domestic and Sexual Assault Cases” webinar on September 21, 2020 at 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn “practical tips on documenting witness and suspect statements, overcoming hearsay, and diagramming the crime scene to increase successful prosecution and conviction rates.”
This webinar is intended for individuals serving American Indian/Alaska Native survivors of sexual violence.
Join the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) for their free 2020 virtual conference. To replace their in-person conference, IACA is hosting a series of virtual workshops focused on crime analysis in August–October 2020. Many of the past sessions are also recorded and available for viewing. Certificates are available to those who attend the event live.