The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) launched the Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) in FY 2015 to assist law enforcement agencies in enhancing or implementing BWC programs. PIP’s primary goals are to improve public safety, reduce crime, and improve trust between police and the citizens they serve.
Join the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, Center for Court Innovation, and Fair Trials for their webinar “Remote Justice: International Perspectives on Video Court” on Thursday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. ET. During this webinar, panelists will discuss the past, present, and future use of video in criminal courtrooms around the world.
Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for their pre-application webinar “Fiscal Year 2021 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program Grant Funding Opportunity” on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:30–5:00 p.m. ET.
Join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys on Wednesday, March 31 at 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET. This webinar, supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, will feature three jurisdictions using innovative approaches to reducing their backlogs during the pandemic, including updating policies, using pre-entry advocates, and continuing jury trials.
Join the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) for their free, live webinar “Race + Criminal Legal System: Public Defense” on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4:00–5:30 p.m. ET. NACDL is partnering with the Black Public Defender Association to examine the role of race in our nation’s public defense systems. This 90-minute moderated discussion will examine the roles of race, power, and engagement in the attorney-client relationship.
Moderator: Travis County Chief Public Defender Adeola Ogunkeyede
Join the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) for their webinar “Second Look=Second Chance: The Case for Reconsidering Lengthy & Other Extreme Sentences” on March 11, 2021, 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will feature a discussion on “Second Look Sentencing,” an emerging legislative trend addressing mass incarceration. It seeks to reduce the number of people serving excessive sentences by reevaluating sentencing after an individual has served for a certain amount of time.
Hosted by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), this webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to BJA’s Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Training and Technical Assistance Program solicitation. This program supports efforts of state, local and tribal law enforcement and prosecutors and their partner to investigate, prosecute and resolve and support those impacted by unsolved homicides involving civil rights violations that occurred prior to December 31, 1979. This year, BJA added a category for national training and technical assistance. The presen
Courts can have a positive impact on families affected by the opioid crisis, but traditionally that role has been reactive, occurring after a dependency petition is filed. Increasing reports of maltreatment due to substance use disorders in conjunction with more children entering an overburdened foster care system can produce poor outcomes for children and families. Serving the needs of children and families affected by substance use and misuse can be proactive.
Join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for “Building a Successful Homicide Committee: Police-Prosecutor Collaboration in Jackson County, MO,” an hour-long webinar that is part of the Capital Case Litigation Initiative webinar series. The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Kansas City Police Department have instituted a successful, collaborative homicide review process.
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.