TTA News & Information

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, through its technical assistance provider Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), is seeking applications from organizations, including, but not limited to, nonprofits and universities, to develop evidence-based clinical guidelines and protocols to help jail administrators, correctional officers, and jail-based clinicians identify and safely manage substance withdrawal management in a jail-based setting. One applicant will be selected to undertake this effort.

Due to the complexity of prosecuting sexual violence, a startlingly low number of cases ever make it to court let alone result in conviction. This disappointing reality can be self-perpetuating—victims do not bring charges, and law enforcement and prosecution do not pursue cases, especially if they do not seem winnable.

Join the Justice Clearinghouse for their upcoming webinar “Using Social Media for Recruiting: Targeted Messaging in Law Enforcement” on October 1, 2020 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on helping law enforcement agencies create a social media strategy to define their public image and recruit qualified potential employees. 

In August 2020, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) released the report “How Local Police Can Combat the Global Problem of Human Trafficking: Collaboration, Training, Support for Victims, and Technology Are Keys to Success.” The report was developed from PERF’s Critical Issues in Policing conference held on August 5, 2019, where approximately 200 individuals from diverse backgrounds in anti-trafficking participated in dynamic discussions on the issue.

Join AEquitas and the Denver, Colorado District Attorney’s Office for a two-part webinar series on effectively collecting and using digital evidence. “Part I: The Investigative Stage—Recognition, Collection, Search” will take place on September 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET and will focus on properly obtaining digital evidence.

Join TA2TA for their “Police Report Writing in Tribal Domestic and Sexual Assault Cases” webinar on September 21, 2020 at 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn “practical tips on documenting witness and suspect statements, overcoming hearsay, and diagramming the crime scene to increase successful prosecution and conviction rates.”  

This webinar is intended for individuals serving American Indian/Alaska Native survivors of sexual violence.

Join the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) for their free 2020 virtual conference. To replace their in-person conference, IACA is hosting a series of virtual workshops focused on crime analysis in August–October 2020. Many of the past sessions are also recorded and available for viewing. Certificates are available to those who attend the event live.

Register for the conference today!

Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police for their 2020 Virtual Training Event and Expo on October 21–23, 2020. The IACP is still finalizing the details of the conference, but it will include over 175 educational workshops, access to workshops and presentations for 12 months, a virtual exhibit hall with vendors and sponsors, and a platform to interact and network online with fellow participants and presenters. Pricing for the conference varies based on membership, and group pricing is available until October 23.

Join the Justice Clearinghouse for their upcoming "Using Data and Performance Measurement to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes" webinar on September 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn about the importance of using data to identify problematic patterns that need correction, as well as best practices that could be implemented. Speaker Dr.