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.
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.
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.
An webinar to introduce the members of the SAKI TTA Team to the SAKI Sits and to provide an overview of expectations and services
Join NCCJD as we delve into the stories that created statewide movements to pass legislation impacting people with disabilities in the criminal justice system as either suspects or victims of crime. Over the past two years, NCCJD has been compiling a database of such legislation in order to help criminal justice and disability professionals understand this issue from a national viewpoint and get an idea of what type of legislation is being passed and why. A brief overview of current findings will be discussed by NCCJD’s Program Manager.
This webinar will describe in detail the reasons for the extraordinarily successful police/community trust initiative in Watts, California. Specifically: why the police were bought in; why the community was bought in; what resources it took to sustain the effort; and requisite structural changes, e.g. in police training and evaluation. The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice will focus on the community perspective.
This 2:00 p.m. ET webinar will introduce you to TCU Mapping-Enhanced Counseling (TMEC) and show you some ideas about how to use it. The TCU/IBR Website (www.ibr.tcu.edu) contains the references, abstracts and other free downloadable manuals that will help you incorporate TMEC into your program. TMEC evolved from earlier work on graphic representation to improve the communication and thinking of teachers and students. The success of visual approaches, in particular node-link mapping, in education led to applications in counseling starting in 1989.
We are plagued with stories about police corruption, poor tactics, excessive use of force and as such public outcry for change is louder than ever. As a result, many agencies have attempted quick fixes (e.g., increased accountability, de-escalation classes, cameras) that have not solved the problem. Additionally, there continues to be a debate about if officers should be warrior or guardians and these conversations tend to create division and foster extreme response options that perpetuate officer imbalance.
On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM EST, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, will host a webinar, “Parental Arrest Policies and Protecting Children: Training Your Department.” Webinar panelists will provide training guidance for police departments on parental arrest policies that safeguard children. Resources will be shared that can be utilized for roll call training in police agencies nationwide.