TTA News & Information

The National Institute of Justice's "Five Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do to Make a Difference" provides five critical concepts that are proven to help law enforcement executives ensure the safety of both their officers and their communities. These “five things” come from years of research, analysis, testing, and evaluation. Following this guidance will allow law enforcement agencies to achieve higher impact, while reducing overall costs.

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Awards. These awards honor innovative and successful criminal justice programs that use promising practices to address important crime and justice issues in the communities.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for a national officer safety and wellness training and technical assistance coordinator to continue, and enhance, the Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) program.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding to support strategic and innovative field-initiated programs. This initiative supports the DOJ mission by contributing to the development of strategic innovative programs and strategies that will improve the criminal justice system; reduce crime and recidivism; and promote a safe and fair criminal justice system.

On March 15, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. This historical event honored the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling – made 50 years ago – that state courts should be required under the 14th Amendment to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who are unable to afford their own attorneys.

Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their March Final Fridays webinar, Restitution Enforcement: A Practical Approach to Assure Restitution to Victims. The webinar will be held on Friday, March 29 from 3 – 4 p.m. EST. The webinar will highlight the Restitution Enforcement Court in Maricopa County, Arizona, and will be presented by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Roland J.

Registration for the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Technology Institute for Law Enforcement is now open. This event will take place June 2-6 in Annapolis, MD, and provides law enforcement officers with the opportunity to learn about, and discuss, technology initiatives and issues affecting the law enforcement community.

Register now for a new, free online training course for law enforcement: Addressing Crimes Committed Using Handheld Devices. This Bureau of Justice Assistance-supported training was developed by Drakontas, in partnership with Drexel University and BKForensics. This free, self-paced, online training is designed for use in-service, workplace training, or to support training conducted in classrooms by certified personnel.

With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) has launched its new website, Developed with the input of noted experts, this free, online resource provides a straightforward guide to walk non-scientists through the key disciplines that are crucial to today’s investigative and judicial process.

With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) has released SAA Strategic Planning: Stakeholder Engagement Strategies. This document details how State Criminal Justice Administering Agencies engage in strategic planning, while also examining stakeholder identification, outreach, and engagement strategies. This report also provides information on data integration and strategic planning consensus-building strategies.