Crime Prevention

On Thursday, September 24, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded $44 million in funding to help communities fight human trafficking.

On Monday, September 21, Vice President Biden and Attorney General Lynch announced in a live broadcast that the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has awarded over $23 million in funding for the Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Implementation Program (PIP). The BWC PIP, announced in May 2015, includes $19.3 million to purchase BWCs, $2 million for training and technical assistance (TTA), and $1.9 million to examine the impact of their use.

On Thursday, September 10, Vice President Biden and Attorney General Lynch announced the grantees who will receive funds for the fiscal year 2015 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI). This initiative will allocate $41 million to support 20 law enforcement organizations to test thousands of previously unsubmitted SAKs and improve organizations’ responses to sexual assault crimes. Additionally, the SAKI funding will go towards the launch of a national training and technical assistance (TTA) program.

NCJA Webinar - Adult Sex Offender Management & Juvenile Registration

Join the National Criminal Justice Association webinar, "Adult Sex Offender Management and Juvenile Registration", which will cover sexual offending or sex offender management and treatment topics. This webinar is the eighth in the "What Do We Know About Sexual Offending and Sex Offender Management & Treatment?" series. 


Free Basic Crime Prevention Skill-building Training Course in Tennessee

Hosted by the Greene County Sheriff's Department, the Greene County Partnership, and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, the Basic Crime Prevention Course is a three-day course designed for those who work in the law enforcement and crime prevention arena. It provides an introduction to opportunity based crime prevention. The training will prepare participants to understand and deliver basic crime prevention services when they return to their home community.

Exploring School Safety Strategies New England Regional Training

Hosted by the Fairfield Police Department and Sacred Heart University, the Exploring School Safety Strategies Training is a free, three-day course designed for those who work in law enforcement, school education and administration, non-profits and youth serving organizations, and those who are interested in the safety and security of our nation's schools. It provides a comprehensive approach to enhancing school safety and security.

NCJA Webinar - Adult Typologies

Sexual violence remains a serious social problem with devastating consequences. The challenge of "making society safer" not only includes the need for resources, but also requires a comprehensive understanding of accurate offense patterns and risk. This knowledge may be used to devise offense typologies, or classification systems, that will inform decisions regarding investigation, sentencing, treatment, and supervision.

Title IX Live Chat

The Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC) Legal Assistance for Crime Victims Initiative is collaborating with the Victim Rights Law Center to host a live chat on Title IX issues.

If you attended OVC's two recent Title IX webinars, "Safety Planning With Campus Sexual Violence Victims" and "Legal Representation for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault," we invite you to attend our live chat session in August.