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American Jail Association Conference April 2017

During the American Jail Association Conference, Impact Justice will facilitate a full-day forum to provide training and technical assistance to Jail Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators; provide technical assistance in the conference vendor hall at a booth with National PREA Resource Center (PRC) staff and associates (three days from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET); and deliver two workshop sessions for general attendees, providing training on conducting risk assessments, housing at-risk inmates, and conducting investigations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

Research Partner Orientation Course_PSN FY16 Grantees

Since competitive funding for Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) began in fiscal year (FY) 2012, the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Criminal Justice, as a PSN Training and Technical Assistance provider, has hosted four PSN Research Partner Orientation Courses (RPOC) for more than 120 people from 47 cities. The RPOC is a one- to two-day training attended by, at a minimum, the PSN Project Coordinator or primary point of contact and the Research Partner (RP).

Winter 2017 Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy

To enhance the effectiveness of the Smart Suite programs and to bring more “science” to the field, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has partnered with a team from the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU) to build an academy that will researchers and practitioners work more effectively and efficiently on crime reduction strategies. The BJA/MSU Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy (also known as the Fellows Academy) is a multi-day experience focusing on the importance of using science and data to:

Webinar: CTAS FY 2017: Funding Opportunities for Healing to Wellness Courts (12/15/16)

This webinar provides a brief overview of Healing to Wellness Court funding opportunities available within the FY 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). This webinar focuses primarily on purpose areas 3 and 8, which can include funding for adult, family, and juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. The webinar details the CTAS application process, important considerations, grant writing tips, and available technical assistance providers. Representatives from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will be available to answer questions.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released 32 new solicitations seeking applications from training and technical assistance (TTA) providers to work in a host of areas including prosecution reform and precipitous increase in crime. See below for a list of the solicitations and the associated deadlines. This page is updated as new solicitations are released.

2016 National American Indian Court Judges Association Conference Wellness Court Presentation

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute will present "The Judge as Healer: The Role of the Judge in Healing to Wellness Court" at the 2016 National American Indians Court Judges Association conference, taking place October 19-21, 2016 in Morongo, CA. The conference gathers tribal court judges from across the country for a three-day conference concerning the role of the judge and the tribal court. This presentation will focus on the rise of problem-solving courts, and how the judge's role significantly differs from the adversarial court system.

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