TTA News & Information

Recently, Justice and Health Connect launched a new website to increase the ability of government agencies and community organizations to share information across behavioral health and justice systems. When law enforcement agencies, courts, probation and parole departments, jails, and prisons use health information, they can make intelligent decisions about which people are eligible to participate in drug courts, receive alternatives to incarceration, and enter into specialized treatment programs.

Register now for the Building Collaborative Relationships to Enhance Tribal-State-Local-Federal Public Safety Efforts webinar, which is taking place tomorrow, August 27, from 3 - 4 p.m. (EST). Webinar presenters will share lessons learned and best practices that can be used to assist participants who are building collaborative relationships in tribal-state-local-federal initiatives to sustain public safety.

In an effort to provide data-driven, consensus-based strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center has launched an overhaul of its website csgjusticecenter.org. Users who visit the newly released site can now tap into resources that present the latest research in straightforward, easy-to-understand materials.

Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field. To learn about practical strategies for improving the implementation process and achieving better program results, register for the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) webinar entitled Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections. The webinar will take place Thursday, August 15, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. EST.

Are you participating in the National Criminal Justice Association National Forum on Criminal Justice? If so, be sure to stop by the Grand Ballroom Balcony to visit the BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) table. NTTAC staff will be available to share information regarding the TTA services offered through NTTAC, as well as the new priority funding available through BJA. We hope to see you there!

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.

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