Victims of Crime

Join the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) for a webinar on recent updates to the Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women formula grant program on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. ET. During the webinar “New STOP Rule Clarifies Several Issues,” OVW attorneys will explain the new rule and how it impacts regulations and general provisions related to nondisclosure of confidential information about victims.

Other updates covered by the new rule include information on:

Webinar: New STOP Rule Clarifies Several Issues

OVW published the new final rule about the Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women formula grant program. “Conforming STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program Regulations to Statutory Change; Definitions and Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to All OVW Grant Programs” was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2016.

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.

On Tuesday, November 29, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the opening of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). This solicitation will provide comprehensive funding to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention.

Join the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) for the webinar “Student Mental Health and Wellness” on Thursday, December 1 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. Research shows that meeting mental health needs in the classroom and at a schoolwide level can help address other problems related to truancy, behavior problems, substance abuse, school violence, and other issues.

Student Mental Health and Wellness (Dec 2016)

Mental health is important and plays a role in our daily lives. It refers to a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts.

Mental health problems can develop in children and youth at any age. Studies show that 20 percent of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade suffer from a mental health issue on any given day in any given classroom; and 10 percent of these issues are serious enough to affect how that student behaves at home, at school, and with others.

Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach While Improving Community Safety (Nov 2016)

The stress of living in a high-crime, high-violence environment has been shown to negatively impact physical and mental health in the short- and long-term. Children and families look over their shoulders in fear of being at the wrong place at the right time. Neighborhoods suffering from years of disinvestment have resulted in disconnected communities with poor institutional relationships.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) has developed a new resource for BJA TTA providers, “How to Post a Webinar Recording: A BJA NTTAC Tip Sheet.” This resource provides guidance and best practices on how to capture and post a WebEx recording after a virtual meeting, presentation, or training.

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