Federal Justice

Law Enforcement Response: Approaching Your Work with a Trauma-Informed Lens

Victims react to the psychological trauma of a crime in various ways. In order to ensure they receive the care they need, practitioners must become familiar with the impact of trauma and the concept of trauma-informed care. This session will provide participants insight into the surprising similarities of victims and police officers that will help connect the complex thought patterns of a victim in trying to survive the moment and in the long term.

BJA FY 2019 Swift, Certain, Fair Grant Webinar

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will host an informational webinar on May 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. ET to provide information for state, local, and tribal jurisdictions that are interested in implementing a Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision Program Model through the BJA solicitation titled, “FY 2019 Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision.”

Mindfulness in Domestic Violence Work: Working with Victims (Part I)

Although utilizing trauma-informed principles is a beneficial tool when successfully serving clients who are victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, going a step further by being mindful will get you that much further with this population. This webinar will examine why being self-aware of our own judgments, beliefs and attitudes is so important in our work with victims. More importantly, it is this awareness that could have a profound impact on our work within this field – it could be the difference between life or death for the victims we serve.

Self-Care for Justice Professionals

This webinar will begin by discussing the impact that trauma work has on the brain and body and present interventions that a person can do to mitigate these effects. The presentation will also discuss the personality types that are drawn to trauma work and working with other people’s trauma, and the self-care interventions appropriate for them. The webinar will end with guidance on developing a personalized self-care plan.

COAP – TTA Funding Announcement and Webinar

In this webinar, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leaders will review the fiscal year 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) grant application process. This training and technical assistance (TTA) is designed to complement the COAP competitive site-based solicitation. The purpose of this program is to deliver TTA to state, local, and tribal criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and their partner agencies.  

There are five award categories:

COAP Site-based Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement and Webinar

In this webinar, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leaders will review the fiscal year 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program grant application process. This site-based grant program provides awards ranging from $600,000 to $6,500,000 for a 36-month project period to deliver financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic.  

There are three award categories:

Internet Intelligence Training: Social Media Exploitation (June 2019)

This course offers a comprehensive program for internet investigations and open-source intelligence gathering. Students learn how to enhance their search skills to effectively use internet resources for locating information online.

Cognitive Interviewing, Communication & Influence (Jul 2019)

This course introduces the art of cognitive interviewing using neuro-linguistic programming techniques. Students learn how to interview suspects, witnesses, and victims more effectively, as well as to observe brain-based deception behavior in both face-to-face and virtual communications. Topics include influence and persuasion with difficult witnesses and suspects, interpretation of body language for deceit and truthfulness, and best practices for testimony and reframing cross-examination.

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