Defense Counsel

FY 2018 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Funding Opportunities for State, Local, and Tribal Agencies and TTA Providers

This webinar will introduce the fiscal year 2018 funding opportunities offered through two solicitations, including a new grant program that provides direct assistance for state, local, and tribal justice agencies and jurisdictions to develop, implement, and test data-driven and evidence-based responses to high-cost drivers of crime and other compelling public safety challenges. The presenters will also discuss the related funding opportunity available to training and technical assistance providers.

Child Protector App: An Investigative and Educational Tool

Learn more about Child Protector, a free application designed to improve the investigative, administrative, and judicial handling of child physical abuse cases, as well as child fatalities, in a manner that reduces trauma to the child and family.

To Serve, Protect, and Treat: Law Enforcement and Treatment Courts, NDCRC Webinar

Law enforcement is often the first point of contact for those with substance use disorders. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million individuals arrested each year are at risk of substance dependence. Treatment courts strive to combine effective justice approaches with clinical services, and law enforcement officers are vital to achieving this goal.

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2018 Competitive Grant Announcement Webinar

During this webinar, Gregory Torain, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Policy Advisor, will review the fiscal year 2018 BJA Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program Solicitation guidelines and will be available to answer questions. Moderator: Preeti Menon, Senior Associate Director, Justice Programs Office.

 

Webinar: Implementing Evidence Based Practices and Services with Fidelity

Although crime control policy and program development processes are increasingly being informed by scientific evidence, identifying and adopting what works is only part of what’s needed to realize positive outcomes. Evidence-based programs and practices (EBPs) still have to be implemented with fidelity and integrity in order to be successful. Unfortunately, implementation is not an easy task. Implementation science, however, can help practitioners tackle implementation challenges so the promise of EBPs can be more fully realized.

DNA Basics: Understanding DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions (April 2018)

DNA evidence can be some of the most powerful and compelling evidence in criminal investigations, but how does it really work? Peek behind the scenes and learn how DNA evidence is gathered, analyzed, and presented in court in criminal prosecutions. The webinar will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this silent biological witness that is present at almost every crime scene, as well as some exciting new trends in DNA analysis that promise to solve even more cases in the future.

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