Victims of Crime

FY 2018 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking: Pre-Application Webinar

This webinar will provide information about the purpose, scope, and requirements of the Office for Victims of Crime/Bureau of Justice Assistance Enhanced Collaborative Model Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force program and will provide information to applicants on how to apply for funding.

Child Protector App: An Investigative and Educational Tool

Learn more about Child Protector, a free application designed to improve the investigative, administrative, and judicial handling of child physical abuse cases, as well as child fatalities, in a manner that reduces trauma to the child and family.

Overcoming Victim/Witness Intimidation: Innovative Prosecutor Tools and Techniques

The ability to gain victim/witness cooperation for a successful prosecution, despite intimidation, is a significant challenge faced by prosecutors across the country. Webinar speaker John Delaney, former First Assistant District Attorney of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania District Attorney's Office, is no stranger to this reality. Mr. Delaney has more than 35 years of experience as a prosecutor, and will share effective tools and techniques to help overcome victim/witness intimidation challenges.

Join the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) from April 8 to April 14. This year’s theme is Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims, which emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services and addresses how victim services professionals, organizations, and communities can work together to ensure every victim of crime has access to services and support.

Join the Justice Clearinghouse for the webinar “DNA Basics: Understanding DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions” on Thursday, April 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. During the webinar, participants will learn how DNA evidence is gathered and analyzed during criminal investigations, as well as how it is used and presented in prosecutions.

DNA Basics: Understanding DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions (April 2018)

DNA evidence can be some of the most powerful and compelling evidence in criminal investigations, but how does it really work? Peek behind the scenes and learn how DNA evidence is gathered, analyzed, and presented in court in criminal prosecutions. The webinar will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this silent biological witness that is present at almost every crime scene, as well as some exciting new trends in DNA analysis that promise to solve even more cases in the future.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance recently released 42 new solicitations seeking applications from training and technical assistance providers to work in a host of areas ranging from prosecution reform to anti-terrorism training. See below for a list of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 solicitations and the associated deadlines. This page is updated as new solicitations are released.

Webinar - Emerging DNA Techniques

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Team will host a webinar titled “Emerging DNA Techniques” on Wednesday, March 14 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. ET.

This webinar will highlight innovative technologies for use in DNA forensics. “Emerging DNA Techniques” will feature presentations from Cybergenetics, Genetic Genealogy, and Parabon NanoLabs.

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