In June 2017, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released two reports: Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported by Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-12 and Drug Use, Dependence and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2007-2009.
Join the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center to take a look at the new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Guide, get an overview of the foundations used to create the guide, and find information on building a sustainable SANE program using a strong nursing foundation to support the SANE role.
The web training facilitators will be:
This webinar is a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) quarterly justice community webinar. During this webinar, Captain Cory Nelson of the Madison, Wisconsin Police Department will highlight focused deterrence programs that have successfully and drastically reduced violence associated with the targeted group of high-risk offenders. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.
Practice skills to effectively resolve disturbances that may arise in community supervision, during home visits or search and seizure, or in a court setting. Review the Disturbance Resolution model, a framework for determining what level of force is necessary and reasonable in various situations. Explore the legal justification for using force as well as situational desirability, threat assessment opportunities, officer versus subject factors and effective communication techniques.
Prosecutorial diversion requires a range of partners, resources, and activities to get it right. This is especially true when the diversion initiative involves behavioral health because the intersection of the legal system and the treatment system is one that can be fraught with complexity and misunderstanding. After all, these are two very different systems with very different purposes and missions, and a sporadic and limited history of working together. Getting it right is not easy but can be done. This webinar will present six considerations essential to doing just that. They are:
Research suggests that as many as 60 percent of adolescents and adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) come into contact with the criminal justice system. FASD is a prenatal brain injury that can make understanding and complying with probation conditions difficult, putting this population at higher risk for recidivism. Learn effective supervision strategies to improve supervision outcomes, prevent crime, and reduce recidivism. During the webinar, participants will:
Explore techniques to recognize drug inﬂuence when conducting home visits, search and seizure, or other interactions with probationers. Develop the critical skills to recognize common paraphernalia and the signs and symptoms of persons under the inﬂuence of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, and dissociative anesthetics through hands-on instruction.
Despite the best efforts of the Joint Terrorism Task Forces and Fusion Centers, organized or lone wolf terrorist attacks can still occur in the United States. When that occurs, it is the local law enforcement that has to respond. As in all police operations, it is better to have a contingency plan before a terrorist event.
This webinar is designed to instruct law enforcement commanders, their police officers assigned to both patrol and investigative functions, and their analysts on how to aggressively collect and use actionable intelligence. The same intelligence techniques can also be used against both criminal and terrorist targets. The intelligence training taught in the webinar is designed to supplement the existing operational professionalism, skills, and experience within the audience.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) recently published a guide on challenging evidence seized by government-installed computer malware authored by the American Civil Liberties Union with input from NACDL and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The guide, “Challenging Government Hacking in Criminal Cases,” assessed recent court decisions evaluating the government’s use of malware in the context of Fourth Amendment protections from unreasonable searches.