To enhance the effectiveness of the Smart Suite programs and to bring more “science” to the field, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has partnered with a team from the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU) to build an academy that will researchers and practitioners work more effectively and efficiently on crime reduction strategies. The BJA/MSU Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy (also known as the Fellows Academy) is a multi-day experience focusing on the importance of using science and data to:
This webinar will provide an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Solicitation for prospective applicants. For the FY 2017 solicitation, eligible applicants are limited to state law enforcement agencies, units of local government, federally recognized American Indian tribal governments, prosecutor’s offices, or governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as fiscal agents for one of the other listed eligible applicants.
OVW published the new final rule about the Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women formula grant program. “Conforming STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program Regulations to Statutory Change; Definitions and Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to All OVW Grant Programs” was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2016.
Mental health is important and plays a role in our daily lives. It refers to a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts.
Mental health problems can develop in children and youth at any age. Studies show that 20 percent of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade suffer from a mental health issue on any given day in any given classroom; and 10 percent of these issues are serious enough to affect how that student behaves at home, at school, and with others.
The Justice Programs Office at American University will conduct an interactive webinar session entitled, “Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results,” on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST. JPO Research Associate Kerwin Henderson will present.
Understanding how the built environment can impact crime is fundamental for place-based community safety efforts. Eliciting resident feedback on what changes can (and should) be made to the environment is equally important, as well as a sensitivity to a particular neighborhood’s culture, history, and connection to the broader community.
The stress of living in a high-crime, high-violence environment has been shown to negatively impact physical and mental health in the short- and long-term. Children and families look over their shoulders in fear of being at the wrong place at the right time. Neighborhoods suffering from years of disinvestment have resulted in disconnected communities with poor institutional relationships.
Join the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) for what they expect to be a meaningful and engaging discussion with leading experts on the issue of community-based models for juvenile justice on Friday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The event will feature remarks by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Director Nancy Rodriguez, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Administrator Robert L. Listenbee.
The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), in collaboration with WestEd’s Justice & Prevention Research Center, will hold its next Congressional Briefing on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Rayburn House Building at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. CEBCP’s Congressional Briefings provide research evidence on various topics in an accessible format.