Law Enforcement

Please join the Justice Clearinghouse on June 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET for the Local Overdose Fatality Review Teams webinar. This webinar will focus on the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DHMH) efforts to apply the process of case review to drug and alcohol overdose deaths through the formation of multidisciplinary teams coordinated by local health departments.

Please join the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Monday, June 15 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET for the webinar, “Developing a Policy to Protect Children of Arrested Parents.” During the webinar, panelists will provide guidance on the planning and implementation process of a police departmental policy to protect children at the time of parental arrest.

The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor application period is now open. The Medal of Valor is awarded by the President of the United States to a public safety officer who has exhibited exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind, and unusual swiftness of action, regardless of his or her own personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life. To be considered, the application file must include:

Balancing Collaboration, Confidentiality and Privilege on Human Trafficking Cases - Webinar 2

The prevalence of human trafficking across the country is widespread—spanning small, rural jurisdictions to sprawling cities—and affects both domestic and foreign-born children and adults. Because of the coercive and violent nature of human trafficking, it is common for victims to experience overlapping forms of victimization, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault. Yet, many survivors are unrecognized, criminalized, or do not receive adequate services to address their complex needs.

IACP Webinar on Developing a Policy to Protect Children of Arrested Parents

Does your agency have a policy to safeguard children at the time, and following, parental arrest? Do you want to learn more about this issue and determine if your agency should consider developing a policy?

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently announced the National Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Toolkit. The National BWC Toolkit is a clearinghouse for criminal justice practitioners interested in planning and implementing a body-worn camera program in an effort to strengthen community trust and confidence in the justice system and improve officer and community safety. The toolkit consolidates and translates research, promising practices, templates, and tools that have been developed by high-quality experts.

Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors' Needs - Webinar 1

The prevalence of human trafficking across the country is widespread—spanning small, rural jurisdictions to sprawling cities—and affects both domestic and foreign-born children and adults. Because of the coercive and violent nature of human trafficking, it is common for victims to experience overlapping forms of victimization, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault. Yet, many survivors are unrecognized, criminalized, or do not receive adequate services to address their complex needs.

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