TTA News & Information

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.

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.