Webinar: The Value of Family

Lt. Bill Walsh from Voorhees (NJ) Police Department and Victoria Newman from How2LoveOurCops will discuss the importance of significant others and their support in the law enforcement career. Victoria will discuss the mission and history of How2LoveOurCops, how they support families of law enforcement professionals, and their partners that help them better serve cops. Lt. Walsh will share his experiences as both a current police officer, father, and husband, but also his experiences growing up as the child of a police officer. He will discuss how those experiences have been utilized in the development of wellness programming including police family.

Webinar: Peer Recovery Support Services in Tribal Communities

Discuss an overview of peer recovery support services (PRSS) as part of a comprehensive program to address substance abuse within tribal communities. Explore specific models of PRSS implementation within tribal communities. Identify benefits of PRSS as well as common challenges and barriers. Examine important considerations related to building comprehensive intervention strategies to respond to alcohol and substance abuse issues in tribal communities including PRSS.

Webinar: Ask the Expert: Co-Occurring Disorders Simplified

Previous webinars have laid the foundation regarding the impact of addiction on the brain, understanding mental health symptoms, and what tribal service providers and criminal justice professionals can do to support tribal members’ journeys out of addiction. Join this session for a facilitated discussion and open forum with subject matter experts who will answer your practical questions regarding working with individuals presenting with co-occurring disorder diagnoses (comorbidity).

Webinar - Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools

Join the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) for a free, virtual presentation on their latest study “Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools” on Tuesday, June 29 at 12:00–3:30 p.m. ET. The study examines 67 disrupted plots against K–12 schools and highlights the importance of proactive reporting and intervention. This presentation is a replay of a previously broadcast live event from March 30, 2021.

Webinar - Preventing Violent Crime Through Mitigation of Emerging Shadow Economic Trends

Due to constrained resources and ever-increasing public pressure to reimagine policing, agencies across the nation are deprioritizing non-violent investigations. In order for the non-violent disciplines to remain relevant, they must demonstrate to leadership how their area of expertise fits into the agency's violent-crime suppression priorities. In precursor training, we explained how the shadow economy destabilizes our communities and exacerbates the sub-cultures of drugs, gangs, and violence. In this webinar, we will take a closer look at the link between crimes-for-profit and the immediate or subsequent acts of violence they trigger. Attendees will learn how to

  • Understand how crimes-for-profit generate violence
  • Analyze emerging economic trends to anticipate increases in crime and violence
  • Create leadership support in relation to their area of expertise and their agency's violent crime reduction program

Webinar - Focused and Holistic Organizational Wellness Programming

Now more than ever, officer health and wellness programs have been a larger topic of discussion within policing. With this increased attention, agencies have an abundance of provider options to offer their employees. This presentation will discuss the importance of vetting providers, soliciting internal and external feedback, including numerous options for employees to choose from, including families and support systems, and ensuring programming is evaluated continuously for efficacy. This webinar will also discuss the importance of meaningful partnerships with subject matter experts and the ethical obligation to ensure wellness programs, no matter how well-intentioned, do not harm the agency.

Webinar: FY 2021 Child-Friendly Family Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prisons Program Funding Webinar

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for their “FY 2021 Child-Friendly Family Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prisons Program Funding Webinar” on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET.

Preserving positive family connections can yield positive societal benefits in the form of reduced recidivism, less intergenerational criminal justice system involvement, and promotion of healthy child development. The environment of correctional facilities can be intimidating and detrimental to child development.

Webinar: FY 2021 Smart Policing Initiative Grant Program

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for their webinar “FY 2021 Smart Policing Initiative Grant Program” on June 8, 2021 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide guidance to potential applicants to BJA’s FY 2021 Smart Policing Initiative solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review its eligibility requirements, categories, and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.


Webinar: Justice Reinvestment Initiative - Site Based & State-Level

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for their webinar “Justice Reinvestment Initiative - Site Based & State-Level” on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET.

This webinar will provide guidance to potential applicants to BJA’s FY 2021 Justice Reinvestment Initiative solicitations. There are two solicitations this year, one for site-based projects and one for state-level training and technical assistance.