TTA News & Information

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program. This solicitation seeks to support the efforts of state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies to adopt innovative justice information sharing solutions through the provision of training and technical assistance services.

Learn about Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) resources available to tribes interested in planning or implementing a tribal reentry program in BJA NTTAC’s recently released fact sheet, BJA Strategies to Support Tribal Reentry.

Are you participating in the Smart Policing Initiatives 2014 National Conference from April 29 – May 1 in Alexandria, Va.? If so, be sure to stop by the BJA NTTAC table during the networking session from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for Maximizing the Affordable Care Act: Improving Recidivism and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population. This solicitation seeks a national training and technical assistance (TTA) provider to assist designated state and local criminal justice systems in maximizing the opportunities for expanded health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as well as develop resources to assist the broader criminal justice field nationwide.

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.