Justice Information Sharing

As part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), the Urban Institute partners with states to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to help them “implement innovative, data-driven, and comprehensive approaches to reduce crime, cut recidivism rates, and direct resources toward more cost-effective safety strategies.” To capture states’ efforts under the TTA program, Urban Institute has published

As part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy Implementation Program, CNA and its partners Arizona State University, Justice & Security Strategies, and the International City/County Management Association’s Center for Public Safety Management manage a BWC Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) website. The BWC TTA website hosts many resources that help agencies implement BWC technology. These resources include the following:

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills (Mar. 30, 2021–Apr. 1, 2021, Virtual)

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills (Apr. 13, 2021–Apr. 15, 2021, Virtual)

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills (May 11, 2021–May 13, 2021, Virtual)

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues. *Emerging issues. Current trends in various types of financial crimes. Recent cases and their implications. *Financial records. Learn to obtain and manage bank records, including basic spreadsheeting skills. *Working with data. Extract leads and draw conclusions from bank records and other financial data. *Hands-on experience. Work a mock financial case as part of an investigative team.

FC105 Financial Records Examination and Analysis (Apr. 20–22, 2021, Virtual)

This course covers the acquisition, examination, and analysis of many types of financial records, including bank statements and checks, wire transfer records, and business records. Topics include recognizing and investigating common indicators of fraud, using spreadsheets to facilitate analysis and pattern recognition, and financial profiling. There is a strong focus on presenting financial evidence in multiple modalities: spreadsheet data outputs, graphic representations, and written/oral presentations.

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills (May 25–27, 2021, Virtual)

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.

FC105 Financial Records Examination and Analysis (May 18–20, 2021, Virtual)

This course covers the acquisition, examination, and analysis of many types of financial records, including bank statements and checks, wire transfer records, and business records. Topics include recognizing and investigating common indicators of fraud, using spreadsheets to facilitate analysis and pattern recognition, and financial profiling. There is a strong focus on presenting financial evidence in multiple modalities: spreadsheet data outputs, graphic representations, and written/oral presentations.

Substance abuse diversion programs can help law enforcement and other first responders to direct individuals who have overdosed toward community-based behavioral health services and away from the criminal justice system.

Webinar: NDCAC Resources for Law Enforcement in the Digital Age

The National Domestic Communications Assistance Center (NDCAC) is a national center established under the U.S. Department of Justice designed to help facilitate technical knowledge management and to foster the sharing of solutions and know-how among law enforcement agencies. Their mission is to strengthen law enforcement's relationships with the communications industry, leverage/share the collective technical knowledge and resources of the law enforcement community, and address challenges posed to law enforcement by advanced communications services and technologies. This one-hour webinar will introduce you to the many resources available through NDCAC, which include technical solutions, training, tools, and analytics.

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