Juvenile Justice

The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) is a Bureau of Justice Assistance Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program national training and technical assistance provider focused on improving school safety and preventing violence. NCSS aims to support STOP grantees and the nationwide school safety community as they work to address school safety challenges.

Webinar: Ask the Expert: Co-Occurring Disorders Simplified

Previous webinars have laid the foundation regarding the impact of addiction on the brain, understanding mental health symptoms, and what tribal service providers and criminal justice professionals can do to support tribal members’ journeys out of addiction. Join this session for a facilitated discussion and open forum with subject matter experts who will answer your practical questions regarding working with individuals presenting with co-occurring disorder diagnoses (comorbidity).

11th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Virtual Enhancement Training

Join the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) for their free 11th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Virtual Enhancement Training on June 21–25, 2021. This training for tribal problem-solving courts will feature Wellness Court best practices and innovative strategies in four tracks: Adult Wellness Courts, Juvenile Wellness Courts, Family Wellness Courts, and Veteran Courts. There will also be sessions addressing law enforcement’s role, and case management.

Briefings: Patrol Essentials for Treatment Court - 2021 Regional Virtual Lunch and Learn Training Series

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Drug Court Institute for Briefings, a training curriculum designed by law enforcement for law enforcement, including in-person training, virtual lunch-and-learns, and publications. This training provides law enforcement officers with some of the key tools to build an agency-wide understanding of treatment courts and diversion programs, develop standard engagement protocols, and improve jurisdictions' public safety outcomes. 

Join the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) and its partners for National Reentry Week on April 26–30, 2021. They will be sharing resources, including on-demand webinars, podcasts, and publications throughout the week. Each day will focus on a different topic: employment and education, behavioral health and housing, youth and family, making reentry work, and evaluation.

Webinar – Juvenile Sex Offenders: Navigating Risk of Re-Offending and Treatment

Join the National District Attorneys Association and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center for their webinar “Juvenile Sex Offenders: Navigating Risk of Re-Offending and Treatment” on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET. This webinar, geared toward prosecutors, will focus on the evaluation and treatment of juvenile sex offenders in the context of considering risks to public safety as well as rehabilitation of the juvenile.

Webinar – DNA: Making Sense of the Methods & Science Behind Your Samples

DNA is often touted as the “gold standard” of crime scene evidence. In this session, presenters will explore the science behind DNA, DNA-associated evidence types (what we can/can’t process), the methods used to process this type of evidence, and challenges associated with both methods and interpretation of results. This web event is hosted by the Zero Abuse Project in conjunction with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center.

Join the Zero Abuse Project and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center for their upcoming webinar

Webinar: Examining the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use among Tribal Populations

Examine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and substance use, with an emphasis on research specific to tribal communities and youth. Discuss the confounding effects of social economic factors and ethnicity-based differences in prevalence rates. Review culturally enhanced treatment options for ACEs. Explore specific strategies for caregivers, prevention specialists, treatment providers, criminal justice professionals, and community members. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Summarize research on the prevalence of ACEs among Native American/Alaska Native youth. 
  • Explain the relationship between social economic factors, ethnicity-based differences, and prevalence rates. 
  • Identify culturally-enhanced treatment options for ACEs.
  • Describe specific strategies to increase positive outcomes for youth impacted by ACEs.

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