Through These Doors (the domestic violence resource center in Cumberland County, Maine) and Maine Pre-Trial Services were awarded a prestigious grant from the MacArthur Foundation in October 2018 to improve collaboration between the two organizations to reach women who are incarcerated identifying as victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This pilot project, Project Safe Release, is one of the first nationally to partner victim advocacy services and pre-trial services.
This workshop, designed for prosecutors, will explore various social networking sites and potential evidence recoverable from those sites for the use in investigations. Participants will learn not only about various techniques that can be used to identify profiles of people involved in the case, but also how to utilize the connections between people to explore more potential corroborative evidence. Knowing what is possible through social media searching will help prosecutors ask the right questions and understand the evidence being provided to them by their investigators.
Mentally ill people are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Law enforcement officers and jail staff must deal regularly with people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses.
This webinar will apply research-based information in a discussion to promote school safety. The discussion will provide a background that will allow the participants to identify and evaluate components for a school safety plan for schools located in small towns or unincorporated areas.
This webinar will examine how experiences of gendered violence create pathways for girls into the juvenile justice system, with an emphasis on crossover from the child welfare system into the juvenile justice system and how girls in the child welfare system are more susceptible to sexual exploitation.
Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) can provide different kinds of information to public safety agencies. Ultimately, it is a community decision to pay for technologies and staffing to support NG9-1-1 applications designed to meet community needs.
The gradual adoption of NG9-1-1 information technologies will require Public Safety Answering Points to collect and analyze data that measure staff workload and performance. Accurate current workload information will be important for determining how much additional staff time may be needed to handle work generated by NG9-1-1 capabilities.
Digital evidence is pervasive in today’s criminal trials, making it imperative that prosecutors understand the intricacies of computer forensics in order to try and win cases. This presentation covers the fundamentals of computer forensics and discusses the many forensic artifacts that are useful to prove up a variety of criminal charges.
First responders such as law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services (EMS) professionals provide life-saving services all day, every day. However, the nature of their work puts them in constant risk – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Compounding an already stressful job, first responders face the front lines of the opioid crisis and are being profoundly affected by it.
In 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention began awarding grants to states seeking to revamp their juvenile diversion policies and practices, with the goal of reducing formal system contact, improving youth outcomes, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities. In this webinar, presenters will share lessons learned from this and other juvenile diversion improvement initiatives, including:
Un-arresting away homelessness in your community through the development of a homeless outreach team is one of the hottest trends in policing today. If your agency continues to struggle with more questions than answers about effective responses to homelessness, consider the top 10 reasons why you should start a homeless outreach team.
Homelessness is expensive. Each chronically homeless person on the streets of your community consumes up to $30,000 annually in public resources (such as jail stays and emergency room visits).