Crime Prevention

Balancing Collaboration, Confidentiality and Privilege on Human Trafficking Cases - Webinar 2

The prevalence of human trafficking across the country is widespread—spanning small, rural jurisdictions to sprawling cities—and affects both domestic and foreign-born children and adults. Because of the coercive and violent nature of human trafficking, it is common for victims to experience overlapping forms of victimization, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault. Yet, many survivors are unrecognized, criminalized, or do not receive adequate services to address their complex needs.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently announced the National Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Toolkit. The National BWC Toolkit is a clearinghouse for criminal justice practitioners interested in planning and implementing a body-worn camera program in an effort to strengthen community trust and confidence in the justice system and improve officer and community safety. The toolkit consolidates and translates research, promising practices, templates, and tools that have been developed by high-quality experts.

Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors' Needs - Webinar 1

The prevalence of human trafficking across the country is widespread—spanning small, rural jurisdictions to sprawling cities—and affects both domestic and foreign-born children and adults. Because of the coercive and violent nature of human trafficking, it is common for victims to experience overlapping forms of victimization, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault. Yet, many survivors are unrecognized, criminalized, or do not receive adequate services to address their complex needs.

Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program Solicitation Webinar

During this webinar, Mike Roosa and Carmen Facciolo, Policy Advisors from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), will review the Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Implementation Program (PIP) Solicitation. The BJA BWC Team will review all categories of the solicitation including: eligibility, funding metrics, rules, matching requirements and appropriate use of funds.

Outsourcing Property Crimes for DNA Analysis: An Eleven Year Perspective

While the collection of DNA evidence from property crimes by law enforcement may be rare in most of the United States, rarer still is the processing of this evidence by a forensic DNA laboratory. Laboratory backlogs and a general lack of funding and resources all play in to the myriad of reasons why property crime analysis is not a top priority for all DNA laboratories.

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