Crime Prevention

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released its State and Territory Fact Sheets for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The fact sheets are updated annually and summarize funding provided by BJA during FY 2014 across all jurisdictions in a particular state or territory. Additionally, the fact sheets provide state- or territory-specific statistics on justice personnel and crime/arrest data during the fiscal year.

Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for the August Final Friday’s webinar, “Planning & Implementing An Offender-Focused Domestic Violence Strategy,” on Friday, August 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, Marty Sumner, Chief of Police (Retired) of the High Point (NC) Police Department will review a promising focused deterrence strategy aimed at perpetrators of domestic violence.

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has recently updated its Crime Mapping and Analysis Program Training Course materials. Specific changes include updates to the course materials for the introductory- and intermediate-level course “Crime Mapping and Analysis Using ArcGIS 10.1.” The new materials were designed to offer a combination of structured, step-by-step lessons, followed by an unstructured period in which students can practice the concepts with their own data.

Justice Innovation in Times of Change: New Challenges, New Opportunities

On September 30, 2016, the Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Quinnipiac University School of Law, will host "Justice Innovation in Times of Change: New Challenges, New Opportunities" at the Quinnipiac University School of Law, located at 370 Bassett Road in North Haven, CT.  

Webinar 8 - Research Within SAKI

The webinar will be presented by Rebecca Campbell. The webinar will cover the basics of getting a researcher involved in your project and key research considerations. Additionally, the webinar will discuss data collection, analysis, findings, and implications/uses of data, as well as practical/operational issues related to research (e.g., data use agreements, IRB, Memorandums of Understanding).

Criminal Justice Technology Forecasting Group Meeting #4

RAND plans to conduct the fourth in-person meeting of the Criminal Justice Technology Forecasting Group. This meeting will focus on addressing the top two topics for follow-on research from prior CJTFG meetings: identifying the most promising emerging technologies for sharing and using information, and determining top business cases for sharing information across the criminal justice enterprise.

On July 25, 2016, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) released a request for proposal (RFP) to conduct a review on neighborhood-based leadership development efforts in distressed communities.