TTA News & Information

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) are seeking applications for the Nationwide Crime Analysis Capability Project. This solicitation seeks to develop three different law enforcement agencies as models for a robust crime analysis capability, and to develop a toolkit of resources that will be made available nationally to assist law enforcement agencies in improving their crime analysis proficiency.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in coordination with the Smart Policing Initiative released a publication titled SMART Approaches to Reducing Gun Violence. The publication reviews the common strategies that have been employed across nine of the thirty-five SPI-funded sites nationwide where police agencies have targeted gun violence. The common strategies identified for implementation in the nine SPI sites include: •Targeting persistent gun violence hot spots.

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 Institute of Corrections (NIC) webinar, Health Reform and Public Safety: New Opportunities, Better Outcomes. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. EST and is a three-hour broadcast meant to inform and increase awareness around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to enhance collaboration between the criminal justice and health care systems.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, Taking the First Step: Medicaid Enrollment Strategies within the Criminal Justice System. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 3 at 3:00 p.m. EST and is the third in a series of webinars on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This webinar will highlight the work underway in four states and how multiple state and local justice system partners have sought to use federal Medicaid funds to enhance state and local system outcomes.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, released a publication titled Evidenced-Based Strategies for Working with Offenders. The publication distills a growing body of research about evidence-based strategies in five areas for reducing recidivism among criminal offenders: assessment, treatment, deterrence, procedural justice, and collaboration.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the National Initiative: Reaching Criminal Justice Policymakers. This solicitation seeks to provide: 1) training and technical assistance to State Administering Agencies, 2) training and technical assistance to criminal justice policymakers, 3) training and technical assistance to paroling authorities, and 4) training and technical assistance to state and local departments of corrections.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, The Evidence Behind Pretrial: Enhancing the Use of Data-Driven Decision-Making on Thursday, May 22 at 3:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will feature a high-level discussion with leading experts on research about pretrial detention, risk assessment, and the impact of decision-making on public safety, fairness, and cost-effectiveness. Participants will hear from two pretrial service agencies with experience implementing and using risk assessments to make data-driven decisions related to pretrial release and supervision.

Please join the American Probation and Parole Association webinar, The Impact of Enhanced Sentencing Authority for Tribal Probation on Tuesday, May 20 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST. This webinar will highlight the anticipated impact of enhanced sentencing authority under the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and jurisdiction over non-Indians under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 for tribal probation officers.