TTA News & Information

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.

The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) recently released an updated edition of Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement, which was originally released in 2000. The updated version provides law enforcement professionals and first responders step-by-step guidance on a complete range of crime investigation tasks – from securing the scene to submitting the evidence.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is committed to being responsive to the needs of the criminal justice field. Through NTTAC, BJA is excited to announce four new training and technical assistance (TTA) resources that can be tailored to address the critical needs faced by state, local, and tribal agencies.

Are you attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., October 19-23? If so, be sure to stop by one of the thirteen various workshops that highlight the Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) work – through partners and funding – in support of law enforcement.

In an effort to implement President Obama’s Digital Government Strategy, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently published an application programming interface (API) that provides access to twenty years (1993-2013) of OJP Grant Awards Data in open, machine-readable formats. The interface includes current-year grant awards data and is updated daily. According to OJP’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Operations and Management, James H.