TTA News & Information

Please join the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) webinar, Criminology 101, on Wednesday, September 2 at 2 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Scott Decker, SPI Subject Matter Expert and Foundation Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. During the presentation, Dr. Decker will examine ten basic facts about crime and offer insights into how to reduce crime.

The National Parole Resource Center (NPRC), with support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, recently released the Resource Package for Offenders with Mental Illnesses and/or Substance Use Disorders. This resource provides an introduction to some of the challenges paroling authorities face when serving individuals with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders, along with a summary of the latest research and strategic thinking in the field.

BJA NTTAC is seeking responses to a request for proposal (RFP) to provide technical assistance (TA) for the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (MCLPSCC). The objectives of the TA are to build MCLPSCC’s capacity to design, perform, and employ data-driven decision-making, and to conduct interviews with MCLPSCC staff, analysts, and executives from collaborative agencies to assess challenges and obtain information on expectations for partnering.

The International Association of Crime Analysts’ Advancing Policing Through Innovation & Science: A Crime Analysis Symposium for Law Enforcement Leaders will provide law enforcement executives with the tools to incorporate crime analysis and evidence-based policing into their everyday practices. The symposium is co-sponsored by The Police Foundation and will take place on July 16, 2014 at the Microsoft Conference Facility in Cambridge, Mass.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, A Conversation with Laurie Robinson and Alfred Blumstein. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 15 at 3 p.m. EST. The webinar will feature an interactive conversation with Laurie Robinson, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and Alfred Blumstein, J.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) released a publication titled How Community Advisory Boards Can Assist the Work of the Justice System, which provides guidance to justice practitioners interested in creating advisory boards to develop community engagement.

Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their June Final Fridays webinar, HIV and the Law: How Infectious is the Virus?, which will be held on Friday, June 27, from 3 – 4 p.m. EST. During the webinar, Dr.

BJA NTTAC is offering resources to the Taos, NM Police Department (TPD) to facilitate training and technical assistance (TTA) in the delivery of Crime Analysis on Demand resources. BJA NTTAC has funded the Crime Mapping and Analysis Program at Washington College in Maryland. The program staff at Washington College will perform a needs assessment in the Taos area. As part of the needs assessment, the staff met with Taos law enforcement agencies and local government officials in early June.