National Program or Policy Advancement

Virtual Roundtable Discussion: Drug Endangered Children and Challenges in Tribal Communities

This roundtable/listening session will be a discussion around how substance misuse is impacting our tribal communities, the importance of collaboration, the challenges communities are facing with available services, as well as the challenges of collaboration between professional disciplines and community members. Discussion outcomes will inform future training and technical assistance and resource development focused on supporting drug endangered children in tribal communities.  This session is held in partnership with the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. 

Webinar: Part of the Problem or Solution? Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Family Treatment Courts

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.

Winter 2017 Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy

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:

Criminal Justice Technology Forecasting Group Meeting #4

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.

Webinar: Sustainability for Place-based Crime Reduction Initiatives

“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. 

The 2015 Sexual Assault Kit Initiative National Training and Technical Assistance Program Solicitation Webinar

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.