TTA News & Information

Please join the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) webinar, Protecting Children of Arrested Parents: Using a Trauma-Informed Approach, on Tuesday, December 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST. The interactive webinar will discuss the negative impacts of parental arrest on a child’s well-being, and how law enforcement can apply a trauma-informed approach to safeguard children before, during, and after the arrest of a parent.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is excited to present the BJA Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Provider Directory. This new resource will be accessible to practitioners in the field, TTA Providers, and BJA staff in order to foster collaboration.

Please join the webinar Pay for Success: New Capital for Evidence-Based Programming hosted by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Reentry Resource Center and the Urban Institute. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

Effective law enforcement requires trust and mutual respect between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Building strong police-community relations necessitates a sustained effort over time, yet maintaining these relationships is exceedingly difficult during and after a high-profile incident or civil unrest. In order to preserve the peace and maintain the public’s trust during these tumultuous times, law enforcement must plan and prepare by closely examining police practices, policies, and operations. 

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, Procurement with Federal Grants: Understanding and Applying the Rules for Success, on Thursday, November 20 at 2 p.m. EDT. The webinar will discuss the requirements for federal grant procurement, contracting, vendor selection, internal controls and conflicts of interests, and will review changes to these areas contained in the new Omni Circular 2 CFR Part 200 which will take effect on December 26, 2014.

The Urban Institute and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) have released a policy brief titled The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Experiences from the Local Sites. The brief summarizes an interim assessment of the progress and activities of the 17 local sites currently engaged in justice reinvestment. The sites include counties in California, Oregon, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Texas, Kansas, Indiana, Florida, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, The Evidence Behind Swift and Certain Sanctions, on Monday, November 10 at 3 p.m. EDT. The webinar will explore the effects of swift and certain sanctions and highlight one local and one statewide project that have substantially implemented the model as part of their community supervision strategies.

Please join the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) webinar, Protecting Children of Arrested Parents: Using a Trauma-Informed Approach, on Wednesday, November 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST. The interactive webinar will discuss the negative impacts of parental arrest on a child’s well-being, and how law enforcement can apply a trauma-informed approach to safeguard children before, during, and after the arrest of a parent.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is releasing a solicitation with opportunities for fellowships among the following BJA Policy teams: Justice Systems, Law Enforcement and Adjudication, and Strategic Initiatives, with varying focus areas. BJA’s fiscal year 2015 Visiting Fellows Program supports collaborations between BJA staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers to develop strategies and tools to address gaps in priority and emerging issues.

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