Crime Prevention

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Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Category 1: National Reentry Resource Center

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Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • National Center for School Safety

Understanding the Darknet

As the Internet continues to evolve, new layers populate where offenders commit criminal offenses. One such area is the Darknet. Participants will learn about the Darknet, how potential criminal activity is facilitated on the Darknet, and why this knowledge is crucial to investigating and prosecuting child exploitation cases. Additionally, participants will learn how to access other locations on the Darknet.

Attend the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center for the “Child Sexual/Physical Abuse Investigations in Today’s Law Enforcement Climate” webinar on Thursday, September 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT. During the webinar, participants will gain insights to the nuances of modern child sexual and/or physical abuse investigations conducted by law enforcement.

Child Sexual/Physical Abuse Investigations in Today’s Law Enforcement Climate

Brief Overview: The course is designed to give a greater understanding of the intricacies of modern child sexual/physical abuse investigations. The course will explain some of the challenges law enforcement faces today given various social movements and some negative publicity in the media. The goal is to give the consumer a greater understanding of how these investigations unfold and an understanding of both positives and negatives when presenting cases for charging.

Webinar - From Child Welfare to the Juvenile Justice System: Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline For Girls

This webinar will examine how experiences of gendered violence create pathways for girls into the juvenile justice system, with an emphasis on crossover from the child welfare system into the juvenile justice system and how girls in the child welfare system are more susceptible to sexual exploitation.

Webinar - The Top 10 Reasons to Start a Police Homeless Outreach Team

Un-arresting away homelessness in your community through the development of a homeless outreach team is one of the hottest trends in policing today. If your agency continues to struggle with more questions than answers about effective responses to homelessness, consider the top 10 reasons why you should start a homeless outreach team.

Homelessness is expensive. Each chronically homeless person on the streets of your community consumes up to $30,000 annually in public resources (such as jail stays and emergency room visits).

Join the Justice Clearinghouse for the “Race, Ethnicity, and Police Deployment: A Look at Patrol Staffing in Chicago” webinar on Wednesday, September 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about a staffing assessment study conducted on the Chicago, Illinois Police Department to address delayed police responses to emergency calls in Chicago’s racially and ethnically diverse communities.

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