Crime Prevention

Webinar – “Maricopa County: Leveraging Forensic Genetic Genealogy to Solve Cold Cases”

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Maricopa County, Arizona Attorney’s Office (MCAO) Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) project and how it used funding to provide advanced/additional DNA testing to the 25 police agencies within its prosecutorial jurisdiction. SAKI Site Coordinator Cesar Tirado will discuss the procurement process used to identify vendor labs, how requesting police agencies obtain funds, and some of the unique challenges encountered as part of this funding opportunity.  

The COPS Office’s Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) recently introduced their COVID-19 Library of Resources, which is dedicated to informing law enforcement agencies of COVID-19 guidelines and officer safety policies. This resource will allow law enforcement agencies to share updated information regarding agency policies, standard operating processes, fact sheets, press releases, special orders, and training documents.

Join Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) on April 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST for a webinar on targeting offenders and creating targeted offender lists. The webinar will feature a panel of experienced researchers and law enforcement professionals who will dive into best practices for implementation, including considering the following questions:

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for its FY 2020 Northern and Middle States Rural Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Grant Program. This program, which supports smaller, rural, and tribal law enforcement agencies in northern and middle states, will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to help reduce violent crimes, including drug-related crimes and human trafficking.

Webinar – School Safety and Collaboration: Building a Behavioral Health and Justice Response

School safety has emerged as an ongoing priority for leaders across the behavioral health and criminal justice systems, but many are struggling to effectively respond to school safety threats because they lack structured and collaborative approaches. This webinar will address the evolving meaning of school safety and present school responder models as a framework for cross-system collaboration to create safer schools.

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