Federal Justice

State, Meet Federal: Prosecuting Law Enforcement Involved Sexual Violence

Join AEquitas for their webinar “State, Meet Federal: Prosecuting Law Enforcement Involved Sexual Violence” on June 11, 2021 at 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on federal jurisdictions’ reach to prosecute sexual violence by those in all levels of government, including coordinating among federal and state authorities to enhance investigations based on evidence. Presenters will also discuss three critical Federal Rules of Evidence to help build a case and corroborate a victim’s account even without physical evidence or eyewitness testimony.

Webinar: Using Evidence for Impact: Data, Research, and Evaluation

Join the Urban Institute and The Pew Charitable Trusts for their webinar “Using Evidence for Impact: Data, Research, and Evaluation” on May 27, 2021 at 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET. Presenters will discuss how practitioners use evidence and will give examples of using different types of evidence, such as performance metrics, administrative and statistical data, survey research, and formal program evaluation results, when making decisions about policy, programs, and management. 

Speakers

Allison Holmes, Senior Research Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Webinar: Prosecuting a Hate Crime – An Analysis of the Kroger Shooter Case

Join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys for their webinar “Prosecuting a Hate Crime: Collaborative Efforts of State and Federal Prosecutors” on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will be presented by Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Milja Zgonjanin, Department of Justice Special Litigation Counsel Christopher J. Perras, and Former US Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Russell Coleman.

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 - 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.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Webinar on Targeting Offenders and Creating Targeted Offender Lists

A significant number of law enforcement agencies use offender-based approaches as part of their PSN strategy. Researchers and experienced law enforcement will conduct an interactive panel discussion on strategies for identifying prolific violent offenders and maintaining targeted offender lists. The webinar will go beyond the basics of developing and implementing a priority offender list; panelists will discuss questions related to implementation.

STOP School Violence 2019 BJA Solicitation Webinar

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Center for School Safety on Wednesday, January 29 at 1 p.m. ET for a webinar on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program funding opportunity. The FY 2019 STOP School Violence Grant Program seeks to improve school security by equipping students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond to, and help prevent acts of violence.

Veterans' Courts: Community of Practice Session

The January 2020 Tribal Community of Practice will focus on justice systems and services dedicated to veterans. Our discussion will revolve around topics relevant to assisting American Indian veterans that include: historical context of warriors within tribal communities, military cultural competency, combat trauma, and resources/practices geared toward restoration. 

Please join the National Criminal Justice Training Center in our dialogue that will encourage idea-sharing to develop well-rounded and informed services for our community members.

Facilitators:

Upcoming Solicitations from BJA Webinar

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will host a webinar focused on upcoming BJA solicitations on Thursday, January 30 from 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST. Dr. Angela Williamson — Supervisor of National Initiatives/Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Liaison — will be sharing information on criminal-justice based programs that will soon be requesting proposals. The webinar will highlight forensics-based programs at 11:00 a.m. EST and investigations-based programs at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, Comprehensive Tribal Sex Trafficking Technical Assistance, Mending the Sacred Hoop Comprehensive and Domestic Violence Tribal Technical Assistance, Men as Peacemakers, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute extend an invitation to attend the Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country at El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort, located in Tucson, Arizona on January 28 – 30, 2020.

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