TTA News & Information

Join the Justice Clearinghouse and the National Sheriffs’ Association for their webinar “The Future of the Dark Web” on October 20, 2020 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn about “big business” and how people make money from it in relation to the dark web.

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.

As part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) for their webinar “Understanding the Dynamics and Tactics of Intimate Partner Violence through the Lens of Indigenous Survivors” on October 21, 2020 at 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will explore the root causes of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Indigenous communities through the lens of a survivor’s perspective.

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 the Justice Clearinghouse for their upcoming webinar “Using Social Media for Recruiting: Targeted Messaging in Law Enforcement” on October 1, 2020 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on helping law enforcement agencies create a social media strategy to define their public image and recruit qualified potential employees. 

In August 2020, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) released the report “How Local Police Can Combat the Global Problem of Human Trafficking: Collaboration, Training, Support for Victims, and Technology Are Keys to Success.” The report was developed from PERF’s Critical Issues in Policing conference held on August 5, 2019, where approximately 200 individuals from diverse backgrounds in anti-trafficking participated in dynamic discussions on the issue.

Join AEquitas and the Denver, Colorado District Attorney’s Office for a two-part webinar series on effectively collecting and using digital evidence. “Part I: The Investigative Stage—Recognition, Collection, Search” will take place on September 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET and will focus on properly obtaining digital evidence.

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.

Register for the conference today!