Crime Prevention

Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach While Improving Community Safety (Nov 2016)

The stress of living in a high-crime, high-violence environment has been shown to negatively impact physical and mental health in the short- and long-term. Children and families look over their shoulders in fear of being at the wrong place at the right time. Neighborhoods suffering from years of disinvestment have resulted in disconnected communities with poor institutional relationships.

Responding to Alzheimer's: Techniques for Law Enforcement and First Responders (Aug 2016)

The IACP Alzheimer's Initiatives training program, Responding to Alzheimer's Disease: Techniques for Law Enforcement and First Responders, is dedicated to providing public safety administrators, law enforcement officers, supervisors and executives, firefighters, EMS, EMT, and others from the first responder community with the most current Alzheimer's and dementia training available.

NCJA Webinar - Improving Community Policing with Intelligence Led Public Safety

With ever-changing technology in public safety, how does your agency manage its data and the data coming in from the community? Join Motorola Solutions Practitioners to discover how your agencies data combined with community engagement can improve the safety of your city by using Intelligence Public Safety Solutions. 


Register to join the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) webinar, “Insight Policing” on Thursday, October 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide law enforcement officials with an overview of the Insight Policing training program available from George Mason University (GMU). Additionally, a law enforcement practitioner will share lessons learned and his experiences with implementing Insight Policing strategies.

Violence Reduction Network (VRN) Webinar – Insight Policing

Insight policing is a community-based, problem-solving policing strategy that integrates conflict resolution and communication skills with policing skills to help reduce retaliatory violence and enhance police legitimacy in the moment of enforcement. Insight policing empowers officers to effectively de-escalate conflict behavior to ultimately facilitate feasible alternatives to use of force and build civilian trust. It was developed as a practical response to the challenges police face stemming from retaliatory violence and community noncooperation.


AEquitas' mission is to improve access to and the quality of justice in gender-based violence and human trafficking cases through an informed practical, and innovative approach. AEquitas' staff is comprised of former prosecutors, with over 100 years of collective experience who conduct legal research; provide 24/7 case consultation; serve as instructors at training events and webinars; and publish resources.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Innovative Prosecution Solutions Training and Technical Assistance

University of Cincinnati

Training, technical assistance and research.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • The Implementation and Evaluation of the Effective Practices in Community Support Model for Influencers
  • Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral Program for Inmates in Administrative Segregation

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center recently published a blog titled, “Police are the Public and the Public are the Police: Building Trust in Twenty First Century Community Policing.” The blog, written by Steve Rickman of SER Associates, reveals the emerging challenges that face police departments in this new era of policing as well as the probable reasons for those challenges.

Please join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) and the Denver (CO) Police Department for the webinar “Forensic-Led Policing in Denver” on Thursday, October 19 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. All interested criminal justice professionals are encouraged to participate.