People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are an often overlooked population in the criminal justice system because of a lack of identification and understanding and service gaps that prevent providers’ abilities to address their needs. At the same time, they are also often victimized by people without I/DD, which can sometimes lead to sustained involvement with the criminal justice system.
It is important to acknowledge that the implementation of body-worn cameras (BWCs) affect various operations and administration, as well as internal and external stakeholders, in significant ways. We are in a prominent time in history where this technology can assist in policing the protests occurring across the country.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will be hosting a webinar on the Ashanti Alert Act, a national notification system for individuals between the ages of 18 and 64. As a state leader and coordinator in your state, BJA is asking that you participate in this webinar to discuss the possibility of your state becoming a pilot project state.
Additional information and the agenda will follow. If you have any questions please contact David P. Lewis, Senior Policy Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-616-7829.
Review the steps Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Alabama’s only federally recognized tribe, took to overcome jurisdictional barriers to achieve implementation of state legislation known as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians—State Police Powers Act (Alabama Act #2018-393). Review the specific barriers that were overcome such as lack of state recognition, no available copies of memorandums of understanding that were in prior existence, inability to use state academy for training, not honoring tribal courts, etc.
This webinar series will address secondary trauma and traumatic stress in order to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and other investigative personnel identify, reduce, and address the traumatic impact of their work in combating child sexual exploitation.
The webinar series will detail how and why stress and trauma manifest, what signs and symptoms we should be looking out for as well as how to mitigate the effects by using everyday tools, techniques, and coping strategies. This webinar will focus on behavioral factors that can compound the response to trauma.