Crime Prevention

Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, Comprehensive Tribal Sex Trafficking Technical Assistance, Mending the Sacred Hoop Comprehensive and Domestic Violence Tribal Technical Assistance, Men as Peacemakers, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute extend an invitation to attend the Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country at El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort, located in Tucson, Arizona on January 28 – 30, 2020.

The Office of Justice Programs recently launched an upgraded America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert Website. It features a description of the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative, which was developed to assist tribal communities in integrating their AMBER alert systems with state and regional systems. The updated site also offers new publications, statistics, points of contact, and other valuable resources.

Stepping Up and Data-Driven Justice: Using Data to Identify and Serve People who Frequently Utilize Health, Human Services, and Justice Systems

Counties across the country have committed to creating data-driven, systems-level plans to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in their jails. As part of these efforts, many communities are focusing on the small number of people who frequently cycle in and out of emergency rooms, shelters, crisis services, and the justice system, a population that disproportionately contributes to the high utilization of these resources.

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their webinar “Mitigating Mental Health Defenses” on November 18, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. First Assistant Ed McCann of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office will explore various mental health defenses in capital cases and how prosecutors can effectively counter them.

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations (Saint Louis, Missouri)

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Conducting Child Abuse Investigation (San Diego, California)

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations (Newport, Rhode Island)

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Using Multidisciplinary Victim-Centered Techniques to Investigate Labor Trafficking Cases

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) invite you to their webinar “Using Multidisciplinary Victim-Centered Techniques to Investigate Labor Trafficking Cases” on October 24, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

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