Crime Prevention

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) released a publication titled How Community Advisory Boards Can Assist the Work of the Justice System, which provides guidance to justice practitioners interested in creating advisory boards to develop community engagement.

BJA NTTAC is offering resources to the Taos, NM Police Department (TPD) to facilitate training and technical assistance (TTA) in the delivery of Crime Analysis on Demand resources. BJA NTTAC has funded the Crime Mapping and Analysis Program at Washington College in Maryland. The program staff at Washington College will perform a needs assessment in the Taos area. As part of the needs assessment, the staff met with Taos law enforcement agencies and local government officials in early June.

The International Association of Crime Analysts’ Advancing Policing Through Innovation & Science: A Crime Analysis Symposium for Law Enforcement Leaders will provide law enforcement executives with the tools to incorporate crime analysis and evidence-based policing into their everyday practices. The symposium is co-sponsored by The Police Foundation and will take place on July 16, 2014 at the Microsoft Conference Facility in Cambridge, Mass.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, released a publication titled Evidenced-Based Strategies for Working with Offenders. The publication distills a growing body of research about evidence-based strategies in five areas for reducing recidivism among criminal offenders: assessment, treatment, deterrence, procedural justice, and collaboration.

Are you participating in the Smart Policing Initiatives 2014 National Conference from April 29 – May 1 in Alexandria, Va.? If so, be sure to stop by the BJA NTTAC table during the networking session from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.

Virginia Center for Policing Innovation

VCPI serves as a powerful resource for public safety and communities nationwide, advancing public safety through the development and delivery of training (onsite and eLearning); consulting; technical assistance; program development, implementation, and management; and much more.  Since 1997, VCPI, a nonprofit organization, has trained over 50,000 public safety professionals and others in a wide variety of public safety topics.

VCPI’s experience and expertise expands beyond the development and delivery of training, to include:

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Measuring What Matters: Building Trust and Legitimacy

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Awards. These awards honor successful criminal justice programs that use promising practices to address important crime and justice issues in communities. NCJA will honor these winning programs at the 2014 National Forum on Criminal Justice, which takes place August 10-13, 2014 in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Please join the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) webinar Crime Analysis on Tuesday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will discuss various crime prevention and crime analysis strategies that have been and still are being used in crime prevention. Participants will be introduced to crime analysis as a means of predictive policing and also as a resourceful tool for community members to identify and address known crimes in targeted areas.