Adjudication/Courts

Prosecutors play an integral role to regularly collaborate with community organizations and members to protect the community and develop best practices to reduce victimization. To further support prosecutors in the pivotal role they play within communities across the nation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) offers various grant funding, training and technical assistance, and other resources to ensure that prosecutors are well equipped to serve their respective communities. These resources are outlined in BJA’s “Programs That Support Prosecutors” fact sheet.

With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice operates the Conviction Review/Integrity Units Resource Center. “This Resource Center aggregates and organizes resources, best practices, and materials that Conviction Integrity Units and Conviction Review Units across the country have found valuable.

11th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Virtual Enhancement Training

Join the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) for their free 11th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Virtual Enhancement Training on June 21–25, 2021. This training for tribal problem-solving courts will feature Wellness Court best practices and innovative strategies in four tracks: Adult Wellness Courts, Juvenile Wellness Courts, Family Wellness Courts, and Veteran Courts. There will also be sessions addressing law enforcement’s role, and case management.

State, Meet Federal: Prosecuting Law Enforcement Involved Sexual Violence

Join AEquitas for their webinar “State, Meet Federal: Prosecuting Law Enforcement Involved Sexual Violence” on June 11, 2021 at 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on federal jurisdictions’ reach to prosecute sexual violence by those in all levels of government, including coordinating among federal and state authorities to enhance investigations based on evidence. Presenters will also discuss three critical Federal Rules of Evidence to help build a case and corroborate a victim’s account even without physical evidence or eyewitness testimony.

Webinar: Managing Sex Offender Caseloads: A Victim-Centered Approach

Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College for their webinar “Managing Sex Offender Caseloads: A Victim-Centered Approach” on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on various topics related to balancing sex offender cases with effectively supporting victims/survivors, responding to violations, supporting strength-based practices to promote behavior change, and supporting community safety.

Briefings: Patrol Essentials for Treatment Court - 2021 Regional Virtual Lunch and Learn Training Series

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Drug Court Institute for Briefings, a training curriculum designed by law enforcement for law enforcement, including in-person training, virtual lunch-and-learns, and publications. This training provides law enforcement officers with some of the key tools to build an agency-wide understanding of treatment courts and diversion programs, develop standard engagement protocols, and improve jurisdictions' public safety outcomes. 

Webinar: Prosecuting a Hate Crime – An Analysis of the Kroger Shooter Case

Join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys for their webinar “Prosecuting a Hate Crime: Collaborative Efforts of State and Federal Prosecutors” on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will be presented by Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Milja Zgonjanin, Department of Justice Special Litigation Counsel Christopher J. Perras, and Former US Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Russell Coleman.

Join the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) and its partners for National Reentry Week on April 26–30, 2021. They will be sharing resources, including on-demand webinars, podcasts, and publications throughout the week. Each day will focus on a different topic: employment and education, behavioral health and housing, youth and family, making reentry work, and evaluation.

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