Victims of Crime

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.

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual Outstanding Criminal Justice Program (OCJP) Awards, which will recognize five programs for effectively addressing crime- and justice-related issues. Specifically, NCJA requests nominations for innovative programs that have used promising practices to produce concrete results in their communities. OCJP Award winners will be honored at the 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice in Fort Worth, Texas.

Teen dating violence, also known as adolescent relationship abuse, is a serious, widespread issue that has both short- and long-term consequences. Teen dating violence may occur in-person or electronically and consists of physical, psychological, or sexual abuse, as well as stalking.

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Supervision Series - Part #2: The Long Reach of Intergenerational Trauma: Connecting the Dots

Learn more about trauma-informed supervision strategies when working with clients during this three-part webinar series.

Part #2: "The Long Reach of Intergenerational Trauma: Connecting the Dots"

  • Discuss who trauma impacts and how it presents within the U.S. population.
  • Obtain a deeper understanding about intergenerational trauma, including through the lens of World War II survivors, as told by Viktor Frankl.
  • Examine the link between trauma and criminal behavior.

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Supervision Series - Part #1

Learn more about trauma-informed supervision strategies when working with clients during this three-part webinar series.

Part #1: "What is Trauma?"

  • Define trauma and what it means to be trauma-informed.
  • Explore how stress and trauma impact the brain and the primary areas of the brain involved with responses to stress.
  • Review various types of trauma to consider when working with clients (i.e., intergenerational, childhood, and complex trauma).

2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice

Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the IJIS Institute (IJIS), the National Forum on Criminal Justice showcases programs, research, and technologies that help justice practitioners and decisionmakers in states, local communities, and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. It is the only criminal justice conference that brings together leaders from federal, state, local, and tribal government and the public and private sector to share real world strategies and solutions from around the country.

Cyber Investigation 101 - Secure Techniques for Onsite Preview (Jan 2018)

The "Cyber Investigation (CI) - Secure Techniques for Onsite Preview" course covers the usage and configuration of two tools (Paladin/Autopsy and osTriage) designed to preview a non-mobile digital device and export files of evidentiary value. DAY ONE is designed to preview a non-mobile digital device and export files of evidentiary value from a device that is powered on. DAY TWO is designed to preview a non-mobile digital device and export files of evidentiary value from a device that is powered off.

Each year, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) hosts an Annual Conference and Exposition bringing together thousands of federal, state, county, local, and tribal law enforcement professionals to provide the latest strategies and solutions to better serve and protect. This year, the IACP Annual Conference and Exposition (IACP 2017) will be held October 21 – 24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) awarded more than $47 million in grant funding to investigate and prosecute human trafficking; support experienced providers in offering victim services; and strengthen community response to the sexual exploitation and forced labor of victims.

The grants were awarded under nine OJP fiscal year 2017 programs, including:

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