TTA News & Information

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.

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.