TTA News & Information

Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their January Final Fridays webinar, Community Prosecution: Advanced Problem-Solving, which will be held on Friday, January 31, from 3-4 p.m. EST. This free webinar will provide an opportunity for new and experienced prosecutors, police officers, criminal justice professionals, and community members who are interested working on problem-solving teams to improve their neighborhoods.

The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) will hold its 2014 Winter Conference from January 22-25 in Washington, DC. The conference provides networking and professional development opportunities for the NSA’s membership and includes exhibits from vendors offering services and trainings for sheriffs and law enforcement across the country. Keynote speakers for the conference’s two plenary sessions are John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, and James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute will host its three-day National Symposium, formerly known as the IJIS Institute Industry Briefing, from January 15-17 in Arlington, Va. The name change reflects the expansion of audience to include not only industry outside of IJIS membership, but government practitioners, educators, and non-profit organizations.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released a policy brief, Medicaid and Financing Health Care for Individuals Involved with the Criminal Justice System, which provides an overview of federal Medicaid law as it relates to justice-involved populations. The policy brief also covers policy options available to improve continuity of coverage while ensuring federal funds are spent appropriately, provides examples of best practices from various states, and offers recommendations for state and local governments.

Don’t forget to register for the National Judicial College (NJC) webinar Considerations for Implementing Enhanced Sentencing Authority. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 18 at 3 p.m. EST. During the webinar, participants will discuss various aspects of implementing the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) including enhanced sentencing.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released a new publication, 10 Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do to Positively Impact Homicide Investigation Outcomes, which offers ten recommendations that will help executives support homicide investigations, investigators, and the communities they serve.

Through NTTAC, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will offer new training and technical assistance (TTA) resources to support communities through the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) TTA Program. CPTED is a problem solving approach that considers a broad array of factors, not just crime. It requires a systematic analysis of crime events and the conditions and factors that contribute to opportunities for crime. As a result of using this approach, a set of proactive programs or strategies are tailored to the problem and the location.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released a new publication, Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States, that highlights the positive impacts reentry initiatives can have on programs and communities. Officials at all levels of government recognize the need for initiatives to support the successful reentry of people in the nation’s state prisons to their communities.

Remember to register for the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)/Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) webinar, Strengthening Court Systems: Understanding State and Federal Resources, which will take place on Thursday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will highlight multiple grant opportunities available through State Administering Agencies (SAAs) and federally funded training and technical assistance opportunities offered to court systems.