TTA News & Information

Please join the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) webinar Crime Analysis on Tuesday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will discuss various crime prevention and crime analysis strategies that have been and still are being used in crime prevention. Participants will be introduced to crime analysis as a means of predictive policing and also as a resourceful tool for community members to identify and address known crimes in targeted areas.

BJA NTTAC is offering resources to the Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner of Probation to facilitate training and technical assistance in the delivery of the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement, or HOPE model, in Worcester County. The HOPE model of probation expedites and alters the judicial process for people who have been released from prison and are on parole establishing swift, certain, and measured sanctions for probation violations.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Director Denise O’Donnell discusses cybercrime in the February 2014 issue of The Police Chief, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) monthly magazine. In the issue, which focuses on homeland security and cybercrime, Director O’Donnell highlights challenges in addressing cybercrime and BJA’s efforts to provide resources and training to law enforcement to the combat cyber threats.

Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their February Final Fridays webinar, Prosecuting Hate Crimes, which will be held on Friday, February 28, from 3 – 4 p.m. EST. This free webinar will provide an opportunity for new and experienced prosecutors, law enforcement officers, criminal justice professionals, and community members to learn ways to end the violence in their area.

BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the BJA Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Collaboration Portal – a new interactive web-based system that facilitates collaboration among BJA staff and BJA TTA grantees. The TTA Collaboration Portal will enhance information sharing capabilities and make it easier for BJA staff and TTA grantees to work together in the provision of TTA services.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, Innovations in Substance Abuse Treatment and Abstinence Reinforcement. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 25 at 3 p.m. and will examine the research and the science behind two innovations in substance abuse treatment that can improve treatment effectiveness and enhance the number of people who receive services. Specifically, this webinar will look at CBT4CBT, a computer based cognitive behavioral intervention designed for substance treatment.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, Beginning the Conversation: The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion and Your Justice Agency. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 19 at 3 p.m. EST and is the first in a series of webinars that will highlight how the expansion of health coverage can be leveraged to enhance public safety.

As part of our commitment to increase collaboration amongst BJA staff and BJA’s training and technical assistance (TTA) providers, BJA NTTAC will release a collaboration portal in the coming weeks. The collaboration portal is a web-based system that will allow BJA providers to view up-to-date information on TTA activity trends, search directories to identify relevant BJA criminal justice partners, and utilize a geographic information system to visually see the distribution of BJA NTTAC TTA activity across the United States.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Director Denise O’Donnell recently spoke with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in an interview on pretrial justice and BJA’s efforts to address pretrial issues. The interview included topics such as evidence-based practices, assistance to state and local leaders on improving their pretrial policies, and BJA’s new Smart Pretrial Demonstration Project.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) webinar, Tribal-State Corrections Collaboration Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Native Inmates. The webinar will take place on Monday, February 3 at 3 p.m. EST. During the webinar, participants will discuss the development and implementation of culturally-sensitive services targeted towards tribal members in state correctional programs.