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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.

Introducing the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

On November 1, 2018, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, presented the webinar “Introducing the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse.” This webinar presented the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse (PSRAC), an online, comprehensive collection of information and resources focused on identifying and reducing the risk of re-offending or noncompliance with a community’s justice system requirements.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Webinar

On July 19, 2018, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department (PD), presented the “Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Webinar.” The webinar outlined Milwaukee PD’s Networks of Criminals approach – a novel, integrated analytic approach that integrates criminal history data, threat intelligence, and social network analysis to identify youth offenders who are most responsible for impacting the city’s motor vehicle and robbery trends.

Join the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for the online seminar, “Law Enforcement Stress and Trauma,” on Friday, June 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET. This seminar will cover the current research evidence and practical outcomes associated with implementing stress-management interventions to safeguard police officers’ mental health when they encounter stressful incidents.

Forensic-led Policing in Denver

Thumbnail for the Forensic Led Policing in Denver webinar.

On October 19, 2016, the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center hosted the “Forensic-led Policing in Denver” webinar in partnership with the Denver, Colorado Police Department. This webinar provided the criminal justice community with information about the Denver Crime Lab, including how their customer-focused philosophy has helped solve crime.

Research for the Real World: Law Enforcement Stress and Trauma

Increased attention has been given to police officer exposure to traumatic events as well as their prolonged involvement in stressful situations, environments, and working conditions. High stress can have precipitous negative effects on an individual’s mental health — including the onset of mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and/or anxiety. Moreover, research conducted in other fields of employment have shown that stress and stress-related disorders can cause problems with concentration, memory, and mood, which impacts workplace performance.

National Public Safety Partnership Webinar: Digital Trust

Heading further into the 21st century, digital ethics and trust have become increasingly important issues for police. Communities and agencies are beginning to demand the collection of data and the analysis produced from its collection. Law enforcement agencies are also expected to utilize the data analysis and technology in a secure and ethical manner. The injudicious use of data, analytics, or technology by a police department may have a negative impact on public trust and may increase the difficulty of achieving effective policing in contemporary law enforcement.

Fostering Hope and Healing - Role of Resource Parents in Supporting Family Recovery and Family Reunification in Family Treatment Courts

In this webinar, presenters will explore the important role of resource parents in supporting the family recovery and reunification process. Presenters will share their experiences in engaging resource parents in critical activities, including facilitating quality and frequent family time, co-parenting with the birth parent, and providing a trauma-informed approach. Additional technical assistance resources, including a pre-recorded video presentation, team discussion guide, and “Take Action” guides will also be provided to enhance learning.

The National Institute of Justice’s recent publication, Notes from the Field, includes a series of articles describing various approaches for law enforcement to handle scenarios in which they lack the research and evidence needed to influence their policies, practices, and work. In many instances, practitioners in the field experience situations – sometimes potentially volatile – where they must quickly make decisions when they do not have enough information.

Cold Case Solvability and Using Science in Investigations

This is the third in a 4-part webinar series on defining, implementing, and managing a cold case unit. Building off of the past two webinars, “What is a Cold Case and How They are Solved?” and “Forming a Cold Case Unit and Managing Expectations” seasoned investigator, Jason Moran will discuss cold case solvability and present different scientific techniques and tools that officers at all levels should be aware of and can apply to cold case investigations.