Adjudication / Courts

Problem Solving Courts in Arizona: A Template for Changing Behaviors

Problem Solving Courts have been in existence in Arizona for over 20 years. Beginning with Drug Courts and evolving to a myriad of other treatment focused courts for different populations, such as Mental Health -, Veterans, DUI -and the Homeless. This webinar will give a brief history of Arizona’s Problem Solving courts as well as identify the key players - and keys to success.

Attending the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) 2015 Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. from January 20-24, 2015? If so, be sure to stop by BJA NTTAC's exhibit booth, number 29 in the Grand Ballroom, on Thursday, January 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, January 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please join the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) webinar, Protecting Children of Arrested Parents: Using a Trauma-Informed Approach, on Tuesday, December 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST. The interactive webinar will discuss the negative impacts of parental arrest on a child’s well-being, and how law enforcement can apply a trauma-informed approach to safeguard children before, during, and after the arrest of a parent.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is excited to present the BJA Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Provider Directory. This new resource will be accessible to practitioners in the field, TTA Providers, and BJA staff in order to foster collaboration.

A Judicial Conversation on Emerging Evidentiary Issues and Alcohol

Depending on the state's laws, underage drinking offenses may be referred to a number of courts including juvenile court, traffic court, criminal court, or family court, depending on the offense. Over time many states have adopted changes in state law enabling law enforcement to charge minors based officer observations, and theories of constructive possession. As these underage drinking cases are brought forward the courts are also asked to accept the results of fuel cell developed evidence of the offense.

Representing Victims Who Don’t Fit Society’s “Mold”

The justice systems are predominately designed for able-bodied victims who speak English. Securing access to justice for victims with disabilities whether they have impaired vision or hearing, high anxiety, or use a wheelchair, or for persons who have English as a second language can be challenging. This session will include a panel of lawyers who can provide practice tips for securing access to justice.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, Inside the Beltway: A Look at the State of Criminal Justice Funding and Legislation in DC, on Wednesday, September 17 at 3 p.m. EDT.  This webinar will feature an interactive discussion with  NCJA Director of Government Affairs Elizabeth Pyke about the status of current legislation, the federal budget process, and appropriations issues.

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