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.
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.
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.