Justice Information Sharing

Join the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) in observing Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week (PPPS Week) from July 21-27. This year’s celebration theme is “Restoring Trust, Creating Hope,” which aims to raise awareness about the significant contributions made by community corrections individuals. Their efforts have a vital impact on people’s lives and on public safety in their communities.

2019 Annual National Association for Justice Information Systems Conference

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Whether you are looking at using evidence-based information sharing to support policy formation or refinement, building efficiencies into criminal justice within your jurisdiction, creating avenues to promote public safety, or looking for best practices, the 2019 National Association for Justice Information Systems (NAJIS) Annual Conference will have something of interest to all disciplines within the criminal justice community.

Who Should Attend

COAP Webinar Series: Making Data Simple – Dashboards and Visualization

Reviewing and discussing data with stakeholders can be challenging because people have different comfort levels with data and statistics. Sometimes the most effective way to communicate data findings is through the creation of effective data visualizations. Data dashboards have become popular because they can be easily explained and interpreted by a variety of users. In some cases, data dashboards allow the end user to manipulate the data and isolate individual variables, allowing further exploration and knowledge building.

The National Institute of Justice’s article, “Identifying New Illicit Drugs and Sounding the Alarm in Real Time,” highlights the work of Dr. Barry Logan, a chemist and forensic toxicologist specializing in identifying new drugs that enter the United States. Dr. Logan uses approaches that quickly alert drug enforcement agencies, crime laboratories, medical examiners, and health officials when those drugs come into the country. The article also demonstrates how U.S.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 10 Tips Law Enforcement Officers Need to Know

Law enforcement officers frequently come in contact with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) but often do not receive specialized training on how to identify and interact with people with I/DD. The more knowledge officers have on this topic, the more successful they can be when identifying the disability and communicating with people with I/DD. This webinar provides 10 practical tips officers can use to effectively serve this population.

Victims, Witnesses, and Defendants with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Key Information for Prosecutors

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are overrepresented in every part of the criminal justice system, including as victims and suspects or defendants. Prosecutors, who may encounter individuals with I/DD in a variety of ways, do not always have a full understanding of these types of disabilities or their potential impact on resolving cases. This webinar will provide an overview of I/DD, prosecutors’ legal obligations when interacting with the disability community, and concrete strategies to effectively serve this population using real-life case scenarios.

American Probation and Parole Association 2019 44th Annual Training Institute

The theme for this summer’s training institute is, "Passion, Courage, and Endurance: Transforming Community Corrections." The adult and juvenile justice systems are experiencing significant and powerful change driven by justice reform and innovative practices focused on promoting public safety in a more fair, just, and effective manner. America’s ever-changing landscape poses challenges and opportunities to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in justice system program development, culturally competent and trauma-informed service delivery, and organizational change.

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