Justice Information Sharing

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will host an informational webinar on the Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Through this solicitation, BJA seeks to prevent and reduce crime and enhance the criminal justice system through collaboration with the field to identify, define, and respond to emerging or chronic crime problems and systemic issues.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released 41 new solicitations seeking applications from providers to work in a host of areas including probation reform and reducing intellectual property theft. See below for a list of the solicitations and the associated deadlines.

Tribal Track at the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals' Conference

The Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP), in cooperation with the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), is pleased to host a two day conference designed to meet the educational needs of anyone who works within the justice system and deals with defendants engaged in drug and alcohol abuse. Whether or not your jurisdiction has a drug treatment court, veteran's treatment court or mental health court, this conference will enhance your skills in dealing with the needs of substance abusing defendants/clients. This year, the conference will feature a Tribal Track, hosted by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, including workshops on Enablement Prevention, Incorporating Culture and Tradition, and Confidentiality.

2016 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training

The 5th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training is a three-day comprehensive training for both operational Wellness Courts and courts in the planning stages. This training features dual tracks, ranging from legal issues, to treatment considerations, to strategies for better incorporating culture and tradition into the Healing to Wellness Court structure. Operational Wellness Courts will share their experiences and advice. There will also be opportunities for networking.