Corrections

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has developed a toolkit to help tribal justice system practitioners create or enhance reentry programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives returning from jail or prison. The Planning a Reentry program: A Toolkit for Tribal Communities offers resources and insights on forming a planning team and navigating through all the key steps of developing a reentry program, including developing partnerships, refining your reentry program, measuring program impact, and planning for sustainability.

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.

*Emerging issues. Current trends in various types of financial crimes. Recent cases and their implications.
*Financial records. Learn to obtain and manage bank records, including basic spreadsheeting skills.
*Working with data. Extract leads and draw conclusions from bank records and other financial data.
*Hands-on experience. Work a mock financial case as part of an investigative team.

On July 20th, 2021, the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) partnered with the Bureau of Justice Assistance to host a pre-application webinar for the National Service Line for Incarcerated Victims of Sexual Abuse Initiative. The National Service Line for Incarcerated Victims of Sexual Abuse Initiative aims to identify if a National Sexual Abuse Service Line will effectively assist correctional facilities and agencies with complying with and achieving Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards.

Correctional authorities use risk and need assessment (RNA) tools to determine how likely a person who has been convicted and sentenced for a crime is to commit another crime or violate the rules of a previous sentencing. These tools help correctional authorities make decisions that maximize public safety in the most resource-efficient manner possible.

The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) has now posted resources related to events hosted during Reentry Week (April 26–30 2021). These events helped show how reentry plays a vital role in fostering successful communities and neighborhoods. Throughout the week, NRRC shared various resources, including webinars, publications, and podcasts that blended reentry expertise with lived experience. These resources are now available on NRRC’s website and address the following topics:

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: Solving the Dilemma of Self-Injurious Behavior in the Incarcerated Population

Join the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) for their webinar “Solving the Dilemma of Self-Injurious Behavior in the Incarcerated Population” on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar is intended for federal, state, or local correctional jurisdiction employees who routinely interact with incarcerated men and women as part of their job.

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