Adjudication / Courts

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently published the blog post “Promoting Justice for All,” authored by Acting Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Alan Hanson, on the importance of the right to counsel. In the OJP Blog, Acting AAG Hanson emphasizes the necessity of protecting and improving the fundamental right to counsel guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, calling it “the foundation of true justice.”

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking resumes from qualified experts to serve as peer reviewers to assess grant applications. Selected reviewers may evaluate grant applications remotely and will not be required to attend any in-person meetings. Before the review period begins, reviewers will participate in an Orientation Call that will define the background and purpose of the grant under review, as well as the roles and responsibilities for reviewers.

Register for Webinar: Transformative Practices – Promoting Access to Expungement

This webinar will highlight innovative practices around the country that are increasing access to critically needed record clearing services. From community clinics, to court help desks, to private bar partnerships, this webinar will present ideas for how to launch or grow an effective record clearing project. This webinar will be particularly helpful for practitioners working with law school programs, private bar associations, or community based clinics.

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Webinar - Developing a Prosecution Strategy Utilizing Crime Gun Intelligence

In a report published by the Police Foundation and Major Cities Chiefs Association in January 2017, major city and county law enforcement executives stated that of all of the tools and resources available to them in preventing and reducing violent crime, specifically gun violence, ballistic imaging tools were the most helpful, followed by gun tracing tools.

Healing to Wellness Court presentations at the American Indian Justice Conference 2017

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute will present two workshops at the 2017 American Indian Justice Conference (AIJC), hosted by the National American Indian Court Judges Association. The 2017  AIJC also serves as the host conference for the 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation orientation. The two workshops will include the "Healing to Wellness Court Key Components" and "Family Healing to Wellness Courts."

NW3C-FC 201-Financial Records Investigative Skills (FRIS) (Jan 2018)

The "Financial Crime (FC) 201 - Financial Records Investigative Skills" (FRIS) course builds on the concepts introduced in "FC 101 - Financial Investigations Practical Skills" and "FC 105 - Financial Records Examination and Analysis," introducing investigators and prosecutors to emerging issues in financial crime. Topics include understanding money laundering, analyzing large financial data sets, conducting effective interviews, and managing large amounts of financial evidence. This course consists of a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises.

NW3C-FC 201-Financial Records Investigative Skills (FRIS) (Feb 2018)

The "Financial Crime (FC) 201 - Financial Records Investigative Skills" (FRIS) course builds on the concepts introduced in "FC 101 - Financial Investigations Practical Skills" and "FC 105 - Financial Records Examination and Analysis," introducing investigators and prosecutors to emerging issues in financial crime. Topics include understanding money laundering, analyzing large financial data sets, conducting effective interviews, and managing large amounts of financial evidence. This course consists of a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises.

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