Introduction to the Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines Webinar

In 2005, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) published the Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases (JDG). Over the years, the JDG has served as the guidepost for juvenile courts across the country. The JDG identifies the essential elements of effective juvenile justice procedures and describes recommended practice.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released an updated version of the United States Attorneys’ Manual, now titled the Justice Manual, marking the first comprehensive overhaul of the resource in more than 20 years. The manual contains internal DOJ guidance, serving to enhance efficiency, promote consistency, and ensure DOJ employees can readily access applicable department policies. The release of the updated guidelines also increases transparency and accountability for the public.

Webinar - Introducing the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

The Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse (PSRAC), developed in partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center (Urban), is a new, one-stop online resource for comprehensive and accessible information on risk assessment for safer communities.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team recently released its inaugural Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Newsletter. This quarterly resource is designed to support the efforts of COAP grantees, peer recovery coaches and policymakers, public health and public safety officers, and concerned family members in addressing the nation’s opioid crisis.

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.

On November 1, 2017, a Federal Interagency Working Group coordinated by the White House National Security Council released the new as a resource for local jurisdictions. When conducting routine activities, law enforcement, fire, rescue, and emergency medical services personnel are increasingly likely to encounter fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be present in a variety of forms and is more powerful than heroin.

Webinar - SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction

Join the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center to take a look at the new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Guide, get an overview of the foundations used to create the guide, and find information on building a sustainable SANE program using a strong nursing foundation to support the SANE role.

The web training facilitators will be: