Save the dates of August 27 – 28, 2019, and join peers for this national forum in Washington, D.C. to explore Overdose Fatality Reviews (OFRs).
Whether you are looking at using evidence-based information sharing to support policy formation or refinement, building efficiencies into criminal justice within your jurisdiction, creating avenues to promote public safety, or looking for best practices, the 2019 National Association for Justice Information Systems (NAJIS) Annual Conference will have something of interest to all disciplines within the criminal justice community.
Who Should Attend
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) team, will host a no-cost webinar on July 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Center for Task Force Training (CenTF) Program offers the classroom-based “Task Force Commanders Training” through a two-day onsite training. This training covers a variety of topics designed to assist task force commanders and other law enforcement leaders in making appropriate decisions regarding task force administration and operations planning and management.
Many organizations confuse outreach with engagement or use the terms interchangeably. Learn about the stark differences between the two and, most importantly, how to maximize the return of investment with purposeful and meaningful engagement.
The complexity of jurisdiction in Indian Country is reviewed in historical context from the first encounters with European nations, the establishment of the United States, until today. This webinar will feature an analysis of the subsequent treaties and what they established in the recognition of tribal sovereignty.
This webinar will begin with a brief overview of the impact of trauma on an adult brain and body as a point of comparison. Information is then provided on the specific impact on children. The information will then show how the developmental impact affects behavior at different ages, even into adulthood. The concepts of intergenerational trauma and fetal programming are also presented.
Reviewing and discussing data with stakeholders can be challenging because people have different comfort levels with data and statistics. Sometimes the most effective way to communicate data findings is through the creation of effective data visualizations. Data dashboards have become popular because they can be easily explained and interpreted by a variety of users. In some cases, data dashboards allow the end user to manipulate the data and isolate individual variables, allowing further exploration and knowledge building.
Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly being offered across diverse criminal justice settings to address opioid abuse and achieve positive outcomes. The power and potential of PRSS come from the unique roles that peers play, promoting both hope and pragmatic steps for change. Emerging models for comprehensive programs integrate peer supports with other services, including case management and other recovery supports, for individuals with behavioral health and substance use disorders at all intercepts of the justice system continuum.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Institute for Intergovernmental Research is releasing the Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant solicitation. BJA is sponsoring this initiative in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI). This is part of a series of demonstration projects funded under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program. These demonstration projects are designed to build local capacity, foster cross-sector collaboration, and support innovation.