BJA Webinar - The Price of Justice: Rethinking the Consequences of Justice Fines and Fees Funding Opportunity

 This webinar will provide an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) “The Price of Justice: Rethinking the Consequences of Justice Fines and Fees” funding opportunity. Potential applicants will have an opportunity to learn about the background and key concepts of this funding opportunity, and the requirements of the solicitation. The goal of this program is to encourage and disseminate best practices for coordinated and appropriate justice systems responses due to justice-involved individuals’ inability to pay fines, fees, and related charges.

Taking the Next Steps toward Integrated Recidivism Reduction and Treatment Planning for Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders

This 2:00 p.m. ET webinar will discuss criminogenic risk and needs and behavioral health, as well as best practices for the integration of information about criminogenic risk, substance use, and mental disorders into treatment plans. Innovative programs, such as MISSION-Criminal Justice, will be highlighted as one example of a framework for behavioral health reentry programming that has aimed to address criminogenic risk factors with a behavioral health and trauma-informed lens.

BJA National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Solicitation Webinar

On Tuesday, March 8, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will host an informational webinar on the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Solicitation. The webinar will provide an overview of the FY2016 SAKI Solicitation, highlighting changes from the FY2015 grant. View the FY2016 SAKI Solicitation

BJA VALOR Officer Safety & Wellness Program Solicitation Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2016 National Initiatives: Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative—VALOR Program competitive solicitation. It will describe each funding category and will provide an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions related to the solicitation of BJA staff who manage the VALOR program. Applications are due April 21, 2016. View the FY 2016 VALOR Program solicitation

BJA Smart Prosecution Solicitation Webinar

On March 3, 2016, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will host an informational webinar the Smart Prosecution Initiative Solicitation Fiscal Year 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement. The purpose of this webinar is to share information about the solicitation with interested applicants. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to learn about BJA’s expectations of the selected state, local, or tribal prosecutor agency, and ask questions about the solicitation and the application process. Applications are dur by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 28, 2016.

Webinar: BJA and SAMHSA Wellness Court Funding Opportunities

This webinar will provide a brief overview of Tribal Healing to Wellness Court funding opportunities available within the FY 2016 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Drug Court Discretionary Program, the SAMHSA Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Drug Courts (Short Title: SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts), and the anticipated Joint BJA/SAMHSA Adult Drug Court Solicitation. This webinar focuses upon the application requirements of these grants. In addition, this webinar provides BJA Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program-specific grant writing tips, general grant writing tips, and other potential federal sources of funding. 

Wrongful Conviction Training (Apr 2016)

NACDL, in collaboration with the Innocence Network, presents an essential new training specifically for lawyers who handle post-conviction innocence clams. National experts will provide state-of-the-art instruction on topics essential for today’s post-conviction litigation: low level DNA mixture interpretation and cognitive bias in the forensic sciences, as well as a federal habeas overview and strategies. Recent developments in DNA mixture interpretation make this training crucial for any lawyer involved in potential innocence claims. Our experts will provide a scientific primer on DNA mixtures, then move on to new developments, guideline changes, and the impact on post-conviction cases. In the afternoon, our expert faculty will discuss the science of cognitive bias and provide practical instruction on how to use that information in your cases. Indispensable instruction on federal habeas relief will round out the program.