Hosted in partnership with Children and Family Futures, this Café Conversation webinar provided an opportunity for the Family Drug Court (FDC) field and partner agencies to more closely examine their programs to ensure fairness and equal access to its program.
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:
RAND plans to conduct the fourth in-person meeting of the Criminal Justice Technology Forecasting Group. This meeting will focus on addressing the top two topics for follow-on research from prior CJTFG meetings: identifying the most promising emerging technologies for sharing and using information, and determining top business cases for sharing information across the criminal justice enterprise.
“How will we keep this going when our funding runs out?” This is a question that is – or perhaps should be – top of mind for leaders of any new initiative from Day 1. For place-based crime reduction efforts like those supported by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI), there may be many paths to “sustainability”, some of which emphasize cultivating non-traditional funding sources and others which highlight the importance of partnerships and community engagement.
Adam K. Matz (Research Associate at APPA) will conduct the first PSN workgroup meeting with Bob Thornton (CCI) at the APPA 2016 Winter Institute on Tuesday February 2, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm ET.
In 2015, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is launching the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) and the SAKI National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program to support jurisdictions across the country as they address the issue of untested sexual assault kits (SAKs) in their possession and engage in comprehensive sexual assault response reform. The purpose of this webinar is to share information about the 2015 SAKI National TTA Program Solicitation with interested applicants.