Tribal Justice

Webinar: “Part I: The Role of Police Body-Worn Cameras in Recent Public Protests: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions”

It is important to acknowledge that the implementation of body-worn cameras (BWCs) affect various operations and administration, as well as internal and external stakeholders, in significant ways. We are in a prominent time in history where this technology can assist in policing the protests occurring across the country.

Webinar: “Ashanti Alert Act Pilot Project”

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will be hosting a webinar on the Ashanti Alert Act, a national notification system for individuals between the ages of 18 and 64.  As a state leader and coordinator in your state, BJA is asking that you participate in this webinar to discuss the possibility of your state becoming a pilot project state.

Additional information and the agenda will follow.  If you have any questions please contact David P. Lewis, Senior Policy Advisor, david.p.lewis@usdoj.gov, 202-616-7829.

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for their upcoming “Ashanti Alert Act Pilot Project” webinar on July 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The Ashanti Alert Act created a nationwide alert system that helps public safety agencies quickly locate missing adults between the ages of 18 and 64. BJA invites state leaders and coordinators to participate in this webinar to discuss the possibility of their state becoming a pilot project state.

Webinar: “A Tribal-State Collaboration Model: Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ Journey to Success”

Review the steps Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Alabama’s only federally recognized tribe, took to overcome jurisdictional barriers to achieve implementation of state legislation known as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians—State Police Powers Act (Alabama Act #2018-393). Review the specific barriers that were overcome such as lack of state recognition, no available copies of memorandums of understanding that were in prior existence, inability to use state academy for training, not honoring tribal courts, etc.

Webinar: “Mid-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report: Keeping Officers’ Names Off the Wall”

Please join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for a presentation of the preliminary numbers of U.S. law enforcement fatalities from January–June 2020 as recorded by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. Reviewing and discussing this data will be a panel of law enforcement and officer safety and wellness experts including a pair of Destination Zero National Officer Safety and Wellness winners, a medical doctor discussing physical health and well-being, and a psychologist addressing mental health issues in policing.

Webinar: “Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Behavioral Signs and Symptoms and How to Mitigate”

This webinar series will address secondary trauma and traumatic stress in order to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and other investigative personnel identify, reduce, and address the traumatic impact of their work in combating child sexual exploitation. 

The webinar series will detail how and why stress and trauma manifest, what signs and symptoms we should be looking out for as well as how to mitigate the effects by using everyday tools, techniques, and coping strategies. This webinar will focus on behavioral factors that can compound the response to trauma.

Webinar: “Connecting People Who Have Serious Mental Illness to Care: Trends and Strategies”

The Stepping Up initiative encourages counties to track data along Four Key Measures, including connecting people who have serious mental illness (SMI) to treatment and other services after discharge from jail. Communities across the country are looking for information on how to best facilitate connection to care for individuals with SMI. With the current expansion of telehealth, there is a need to discuss best approaches, other ways to connect to care, and to share tips and strategies from counties.

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