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Restorative Approaches to Policing Institute

How can police rebuild trust with communities? How can police support models of criminal accountability that do not create more distrust, antagonism, and hostility? How can police meaningfully respond to public anger about use of force? Restorative justice is an approach to individual and community harm that focuses on meeting needs and rebuilding trust.Join us to learn from police leaders who are pioneering restorative approaches.

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Webinar: Innovative Practices and Policies to Reduce Criminal Case Backlogs

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.

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NACDL Free Live Webinar: "Race + Criminal Legal System: Public Defense"

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

Second Look=Second Chance: The Case for Reconsidering Lengthy & Other Extreme Sentences

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.

Webinar - COVID-19: Managing the Stress of Uncertainty by Taking Care of You

The "COVID-19: Managing the Stress of Uncertainty by Taking Care of You" webinar will help policy makers and all disciplines of correctional staff provide training and technical assistance on effective management of employees and subsequent related stressors that can be caused by pandemic-type occurrences.

Champlain College Incorporated

Founded in 1878, Champlain College® is a small, not-for-profit, private college overlooking Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Our career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for their professional life from their very first semester.

Mission 
Champlain College educates adaptable thinkers, daring change-makers, and inclusive innovators who shape professions and inspire communities. 

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Champlain College - Digital Forensics Educational Opportunites

MOU and MOA Drafting - Strategies for Creating Effective Partnerships

This Community of Practice webinar is one of a series of monthly webinars meant to encourage open dialog among participants. All phone lines/microphones are open to allow participants to ask questions and discuss the topic with each other, with facilitators guiding the conversation. This is funded by award 2016-IC-BX-K002 for the Tribal Justice Systems Planning Project.

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. AIR's mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.

Within the United States and internationally, AIR will be the preeminent organization that

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Second Chance Act National Reentry Resource Center Training and Technical Assistance: Category 1
  • Category 1: National Reentry Resource Center

The Regents of the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a top public research university located in Michigan. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan values scholarship, diversity, equity and inclusion, and public engagement.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • National Center for School Safety

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