TTA News & Information

Don’t forget to stop by exhibit booth #305 at the American Probation and Parole Association Conference today! Representatives from the BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) will be there to share information about the types of TTA services that NTTAC can offer, as well as the funding opportunities that are available to enhance the work of community corrections agencies.

Are you participating in the American Probation and Parole Association’s Conference from July 28-30? If so, be sure to stop by exhibit booth #305 to visit the BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC). NTTAC staff will be available to share information regarding the TTA services offered through NTTAC, as well as the new community corrections funding opportunities that are available. We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to register for the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)/Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) webinar, Expanding Treatment: How the Affordable Care Act Can Impact Criminal Justice Systems. The webinar will take place on Monday, July 29, from 3 – 4 p.m. EST. This webinar will examine how the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of insurance exchanges may impact state and local criminal justice systems.

Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their July Final Fridays webinar, Brady v. Maryland: Meeting Ethical Obligations through Brady Protocols and Brady Lists. The webinar will be held on Friday, July 26 from 3 – 4 p.m. EST. The webinar completes APA’s two part series on issues relating to Brady v. Maryland. The webinar will be led by Robert Hood, APA’s Director of the Community Prosecution and Violent Crime Division, along with perspectives from three prosecuting entities from around the country.

Throughout this spring and early summer, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) team reviewed feedback shared by training and technical assistance (TTA) providers on the new TTA Performance Evaluation System (PES). Using this feedback, the BJA NTTAC team further defined the design and functionality of this system. A webinar discussion on the new TTA PES was held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

The Community Corrections Institute, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the Project Safe Neighborhoods program, is offering training for law enforcement and corrections professionals. This training program is customized to address the needs of the requesting agency and uses “hands-on” scenarios as an instruction method. The training sessions offered cover a broad spectrum of topic areas, including:

While this year marked the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright—the landmark case that secured the right to government-paid counsel in state criminal proceedings—many state, local, and tribal justice officials are unaware that the right to free defense council does not apply in Indian Country.

Every day, public safety officers risk their lives to protect America’s citizens and communities. To honor that commitment, Congress passed the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001, creating the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor. This award is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer.

To commemorate the memory of Etan Patz, a six-year old boy who disappeared from a New York City street corner on May 25, 1979, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25, 1983 to be the first National Missing Children’s Day. Since its inauguration in 1983, National Missing Children’s Day has continued to be celebrated on May 25 to honor the memory of Etan Patz and all those children still missing.

Don’t forget to participate in the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)/Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) webinar, “Expanding Stakeholder Involvement: Promoting Inclusive System Planning.” The webinar will take place this afternoon, May 22, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. EST. This webinar will explore how different levels of government have looked to improve their justice systems by engaging with non-traditional system partners.

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