Victims of Crime

The 2015 Sexual Assault Kit Initiative National Training and Technical Assistance Program Solicitation Webinar

In 2015, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is launching the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) and the SAKI National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program to support jurisdictions across the country as they address the issue of untested sexual assault kits (SAKs) in their possession and engage in comprehensive sexual assault response reform. The purpose of this webinar is to share information about the 2015 SAKI National TTA Program Solicitation with interested applicants.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Webinar

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) is a competitive grant program that will provide funding to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, prosecutor’s offices, or a governmental non-law enforcement agency acting as fiscal agent for the applicant to inventory, track, and test previously unsubmitted SAKs (excluding SAKs that have already been submitted to the crime laboratory).

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, NCJA’s Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Awards: Tips and Tricks for Success, on Wednesday, March 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. During this webinar NCJA Executive Director, Cabell Cropper, will discuss the elements that go into submitting a successful Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award application package. He will outline what the evaluators look for in a winning program and what information can and should be included in your nomination materials.

OCFO Webinar - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation: Budget Development Overview

As part of the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) process, applicants are required to develop a budget that should provide the detailed computation for each budget line item, listing the total cost of each and showing how it was calculated by the applicant.

Attending the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) 2015 Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. from January 20-24, 2015? If so, be sure to stop by BJA NTTAC's exhibit booth, number 29 in the Grand Ballroom, on Thursday, January 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, January 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Implementing VAWA’s Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction: FY 2015 CTAS Purpose Areas #3 and #5

Beginning March 7, 2015, all federally recognized tribes will be able, if they so choose, to exercise the special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians, as authorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. However, this expanded jurisdiction, similar to the enhanced sentencing authorized by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, includes numerous due process protection requirements that can be costly for a tribe to implement.

Please join the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) webinar, “Collaborating with Community Partners to Safeguard Children of Arrested Parents,” on Wednesday, January 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. The interactive webinar will discuss the importance of collaboration between law enforcement, child welfare services, and other community partners to safeguard children during and following parental arrest and will include specific recommendations to overcome challenges in partnering with community stakeholders.

National Sheriffs' Association 2015 Winter Conference

The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) 2015 Winter Conference is designed to convene NSA’s most active sheriffs and share resources related to education, training, and community.

Be sure to stop by BJA NTTAC's exhibit booth on Thursday, January 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, January 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn how your agency may qualify for no-cost training and technical assistance. 

Access to Victim Services: What the New, Improved VAWA Means for State, Local, and Tribal Collaboration & Victim Services

The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expanded the jurisdiction of tribal courts over crimes of domestic violence committed on tribal land. This authority empowers tribal justice systems to protect victims of domestic violence and provide greater access to victim services in Indian County. Collaboration among state, local and tribal victim services is essential to meet the needs of Native women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

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