General Public

Webinar: Responding to BJA’s FY 2018 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Solicitation

In this webinar, BJA leaders will review the FY 2018 COAP grant application process. This site-based grant program provides awards ranging from $100,000 to $1,500,000 for a 24- to 36-month project period to deliver financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and American Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic. 

Webinar - Using Web-Based Motivational Assessment Strategies: MAPIT

Although drug and alcohol treatment are common mandates in the U.S. criminal justice system, many clients do not initiate treatment. The Motivational Assessment Program to Initiate Treatment (MAPIT) is a web-based motivational intervention that addresses this gap by linking a person’s risk and needs factors to case plans that the client can develop.

This webinar will explore:

  • Clinical features of MAPIT,
  • Research findings from a randomized controlled trial, and
  • A cost-effectiveness study.

Presenters

Webinar - Emerging DNA Techniques

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Team will host a webinar titled “Emerging DNA Techniques” on Wednesday, March 14 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. ET.

This webinar will highlight innovative technologies for use in DNA forensics. “Emerging DNA Techniques” will feature presentations from Cybergenetics, Genetic Genealogy, and Parabon NanoLabs.

Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence Webinar

On February 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) program will present a webinar on “Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence.” This webinar will focus on the use of offender-based strategies and crime intelligence to target gun-related violence, highlighting successful SPI sites addressing this issue.

Webinar - Peer Recovery Support Services – Options, Opportunities, and Challenges for Jurisdictions

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leadership, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) team, invites you to this no-cost webinar on February 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET to learn how peer recovery support services are helping jurisdictions across the country address the opioid epidemic, bringing help and hope to individuals and families.

Webinar - CTAS FY 2018: Funding Opportunities for Healing to Wellness Courts

This webinar will provide a brief overview of Healing to Wellness Court funding opportunities available within the fiscal year 2018 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). This webinar focuses primarily on Purpose Areas 3 and 8, which can include funding for adult, family, and juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. The webinar details the CTAS application process, updates from last year, important considerations for drafting a Wellness Court narrative, general grant writing tips, and available technical assistance.

Webinar: Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Program - IACA Innovations in Crime Analysis Award Winner

The Networks of Criminals (NOC) Youth Offender Program is an innovative offender-based strategy and intelligence process that utilizes an algorithmic methodology to identify youth offenders and their social networks currently impacting Milwaukee’s motor vehicle theft and robbery trends. NOC offenders are identified every week using a unique methodology for the comparative analysis of up to 500 emerging or perpetual like-offenders based on their 1) criminal history, 2) threat assessment, and 3) social network analysis.

Webinar - County Roles and Opportunities in Reentry Planning

Counties are uniquely positioned to lead efforts to advance safety and justice, as they run 91 percent of all jails with nearly 11 million people admitted every year. Join the National Association of Counties for a three-part webinar series that will focus on key areas of local criminal justice systems that most affect counties and offer strategies counties can employ to address these issues, make their justice systems work more effectively and efficiently, and ultimately lead to safer and healthier communities.

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