Juvenile Justice

Parental Arrest Policies and Protecting Children: Training Your Department

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM EST, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, will host a webinar, “Parental Arrest Policies and Protecting Children: Training Your Department.” Webinar panelists will provide training guidance for police departments on parental arrest policies that safeguard children. Resources will be shared that can be utilized for roll call training in police agencies nationwide.

NADCP 21st Annual Conference -- Tribal Track 2015

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference offers a wide menu of drug court training for courts across the country, and includes over 2,000 attendees. Of the conference's twenty different tracks, the "Tribal Track" offers workshops specifically catered to Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and courts serving Native American populations. Additionally, prior to the conference, the Tribal Nations Forum offers a three-hour space for Healing to Wellness Court practitioners to meet and share experiences.

2015 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training

The 2015 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training is a three-day comprehensive training covering topics relevant to tribal drug courts/healing to wellness courts, including adult, juvenile, and family models. All practitioners are warmly invited to attend. 

Mobilizing Federal Resources, Collaborating with Other BJA Grantees

As RSAT funding has shrunk, there are even less resources for even the most evidence-based, well run RSAT programs in prisons and jails. Therefore, it is in their interest to collaborate with other BJA funded programs where possible to mutually enhance their services. The Center for Court Innovation is the training/technical assistance provider for drug courts, whose services often dovetail with those of RSAT programs.

A Drug Policy for the 21st Century

ONDCP Deputy Director Leary and Dr. Campopiano will speak about the Obama Administration’s 21st Century approach to drug policy regarding opioid use disorders and overdose. With the alarming uptick in opioid overdose deaths and the high rate of overdose deaths among those reentering the community, this webinar will address the effect opioids have on the brain, the different types of medication assisted treatment (MAT), and the importance of having a comprehensive approach to opioid use disorders which includes MAT, overdose prevention, and continuity of care.

RSAT Reentry Challenges

This 2:00 p.m. ET webinar notes that research indicates that effective substance abuse treatment programs include an aftercare component. There is no single definition of aftercare, but common components include: relapse prevention and continued treatment and/or peer support, combined with other health and human services that promote a stable lifestyle.

Attending the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting? The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) invites you to visit our booth (#8) to learn about the no-cost training and technical assistance we offer justice agencies.

The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting - The Politics of Crime & Justice

The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency.

NCCJD Webinar: Serving Juveniles with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability™ (NCCJD) notes the decline in juvenile crime and incarceration and accompanying rise in incarceration rates for youth with I/DD. NCCJD’s white paper and webinar on justice involved youth with I/DD highlights emerging issues and promising practices from across the country including:

Preventing involvement in the first place—strategies for parents and advocates

  • Exclusionary discipline in schools
  • The school-to-prison pipeline
  • Restraint and seclusion in schools
  • Special education in juvenile hall
  • The Arc of the Capital Area’s Juvenile Justice Services Program

The webinar will feature brief presentations from multiple white paper authors, and webinar participants will be the first to access NCCJD’s white paper on the topic of Justice Involved Youth with I/DD. Join us for this thought-provoking webinar and gain new insight on how to assist youth with I/DD who are at-risk for or already involved in the juvenile justice system.