TTA News & Information

The Global Strategic Solutions Working Group (GSSWG) recently released Video Evidence: A Law Enforcement Guide to Resources and Best Practices, which is designed for police chiefs, sheriffs, and line officers to provide answers to straightforward questions they may have regarding properly securing, collecting, storing, and analyzing video, and to provide sources for training.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, Workforce Development within Reentry: Enhancing Public Safety through Employment. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 15 at 3 p.m. EST and will highlight multiple strategies for building workforce development and job readiness into reentry service models.

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Awards. These awards honor successful criminal justice programs that use promising practices to address important crime and justice issues in communities. NCJA will honor these winning programs at the 2014 National Forum on Criminal Justice, which takes place August 10-13, 2014 in Breckenridge, Colorado.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the National Training and Technical Assistance: Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement Prosecutors Program. The purpose of this competitive funding announcement is to select a provider to deliver nationwide, anti-human trafficking training and technical assistance (TTA) services to law enforcement agencies as well as state prosecutors who are increasingly seeing human trafficking cases but are unprepared to work with victims and/or prosecute the crime.

The Vera Institute of Justice recently released a paper titled Putting a Value on Crime Analysts: Considerations for Law Enforcement. The paper offers guidance for police executives on how to explain the value of crime analysts and whether cost-benefit analysis (CBA) can help demonstrate a return on investment for these positions.

Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their March Final Fridays webinar, Smart Strategies to Prioritize Resources & Public Safety: Prosecution Led Diversion & Deferred Prosecution Programs. The webinar will be held on Friday, March 28 from 3 – 4 p.m. EST. Participants will learn how diverting or deferring prosecution of criminal offenders can be a smart strategy for prioritizing prosecution resources, improving public safety, and giving qualified candidates an important second chance.

Please join the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) webinar Use of Incident-Based Data as an Analytical Tool to Address Policy. The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. EST and will discuss the utility of incident-based data as an analytical tool to address matters relevant to policy.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is seeking responses to a request for proposal (RFP) to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Lee County Probation Department (LCPD). The objectives of the TA are to assess the current state of LCPD protocols, caseloads, reporting procedures, and technology resources and provide recommendations that will result in more efficient and effective operations.

The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released a new publication, Implementing the Recommendations of the National Symposium on Pretrial Justice: The 2013 Progress Report, which outlines the specific recommendations given during the 2011 National Symposium and the previous year’s progress towards adoption of these recommendations.