This webinar will introduce the fiscal year 2018 funding opportunities offered through two solicitations, including a new grant program that provides direct assistance for state, local, and tribal justice agencies and jurisdictions to develop, implement, and test data-driven and evidence-based responses to high-cost drivers of crime and other compelling public safety challenges. The presenters will also discuss the related funding opportunity available to training and technical assistance providers.
In this webinar, justice practitioners will gain a better understanding of how security is enhanced and how crime is reduced through intelligence-driven strategies. Whether a narcotics detective, gang intelligence officer, jail administrator, or patrol deputy, attendees will learn some of the modern-day practical applications that harness the power from knowledge produced by the convergence of the latest intelligence methodologies and technologies.
This session will answer the following key questions:
In criminal justice, a “sentinel event” is a bad outcome that might include a death in custody, routine police encounter that escalates to violence, mishandling of evidence, wrongful conviction, or “near miss,” in which a negative event is narrowly avoided. Too often, the criminal justice system fails to learn from these bad outcomes. Drawing inspiration from aviation, medicine, and other high-risk fields, the Sentinel Events Initiative (SEI) takes an alternative approach.