Victims of Crime

Register to join the Justice Clearinghouse for the webinar “Protecting the Victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking” on Thursday, March 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about the components of Safe Harbor laws, which work to ensure that minors involved in domestic sex trafficking are treated as victims, not as offenders.

Webinar - Protecting the Victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Efforts to protect children identified as victims of domestic sex trafficking have gained momentum as a number of states have developed protective legislation often referred to as “Safe Harbor” laws, which aim to ensure identified youth are treated as victims not offenders. Hosted by the Justice Clearinghouse, this webinar will present statutory, policy-based, and practice-oriented approaches to improving the response to child sex trafficking victims.

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:

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for an informational webinar on the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Competitive Grant Announcement on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide an overview of SAKI, which enhances state and local law enforcement agencies’ response to violent crime by addressing the issue of unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative FY2017 Solicitation Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Solicitation for prospective applicants. For the FY 2017 solicitation, eligible applicants are limited to state law enforcement agencies, units of local government, federally recognized American Indian tribal governments, prosecutor’s offices, or governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as fiscal agents for one of the other listed eligible applicants.

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