The Social Security Administration disability benefit programs – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – can provide income and health insurance benefits to support healthy return to communities for previously incarcerated individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a model that can help.
BJA NTTAC's online TTA Catalog is a feature for BJA's providers to market upcoming webinars, training opportunities, and technical assistance to the justice community based on their needs and locations. The BJA NTTAC team also shares conferences, trainings, and events from across the field that may be of interest to the justice community. Users are able to search by various filters (e.g., event type, date range, program area, keyword, location) in order to find events that meet their needs. The TTA "Catalog" tab displays results in a table view. The "Month", "Week", "Day", and "Year" tabs display events in calendar views. The "Upcoming" tab lists all upcoming events while the "Previous" tab lists all previous events.
In addition to events, the TTA Catalog allows users to browse or search through BJA's list of TTA provider organizations. Use the "TTA Providers" tab to search for BJA TTA providers by various filters (e.g., program area, keyword, criminal justice professional experience). The "TTA Providers" tab displays results in a table view. The CSV button at the bottom left corner of the page will export results into a .csv file (similar to Excel).
This webinar will highlight strategies for addressing the multiple factors that contribute to substance use in the context of domestic violence. The session will also include approaches to the opioid epidemic by rural domestic violence programs, as well as an evidence-based intervention to increase safety for people dealing with substance use and trauma.
Data exists in a multitude of locations and formats all throughout law enforcement agencies. While most agencies rely heavily on computer aided dispatch and records management systems, there are other data sources within law enforcement agencies, external law enforcement agencies, government entities, and corporations which are relevant and can be utilized in crimefighting efforts. This webinar will provide concrete examples of such data types and methods of and barriers to integration.
About the Training
This training is made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The three-day class offers basic, entry-level training to sworn officers newly assigned to work with street gangs or those with limited experience and/or no formal training in street gang investigations. Course topics may include:
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2016 report, people with disabilities were more than three times more likely to experience violent crime than people without disabilities from 2010 to 2014. At the same time, only 13 percent of violent crime victims with disabilities received assistance from non-police victim services agencies. The recent increases in state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance grants create a unique opportunity to increase the number of crime victims with disabilities who access victim services.
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This webinar will examine the causes of first responder burnout with consideration given to stresses arising from response to the opioid epidemic.
Panelists will discuss:
Elder abuse is a growing issue faced by older adults, and the effects of abuse can negatively impact the physical health, mental well-being, and financial stability of victims. The challenges of elder abuse prevention, detection, and litigation are heightened for older adults who are less connected to resources. Older adults who are isolated, either situationally or geographically, often have challenges accessing the help they need to prevent against and seek help following elder abuse.
Many criminal investigators and analysts have heard of virtual private networks, proxies, and Tor. But, most would not feel comfortable conducting an investigation in which one of these tools was deployed. Similarly, both the Deepnet and Darknet are widely discussed but often not understood. At the same time, criminal investigators and analysts increasingly are required to conduct investigations and collect criminal intelligence information in these spaces or when these tools are being used.
Construction of a new public safety facility is a rare occurrence for most agencies. The person tasked as project owner or manager may have little or no experience in this area because it is often a once-in-a-career situation. This case study of constructing the Chandler Public Safety Training Center will assist law enforcement planners and others that are given this type of opportunity with an overview of constructing a contemporary facility. Following this webinar, participants will know:
Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly being offered across diverse criminal justice settings to address opioid abuse and achieve positive outcomes. The power and potential of PRSS come from the unique roles that peers play, promoting both hope and pragmatic steps for change. This session will:
This course covers the fundamentals of computer operations, hardware function, configuration, and best practices for the protection, preservation, and imaging of digital evidence. Presentations and hands-on exercises cover topics such as partitioning, data storage, hardware and software write blockers, the boot-up and shutdown processes, live imaging, encryption detection, and duplicate imaging. This course incorporates computer forensic applications that experienced practitioners are currently using in the field.
Multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) are highly regarded as achieving success in communities, improving responses for victims, and increasing prosecution rates. The newly updated SART Toolkit is an online manual that supports SARTs in all aspects of their work, from building a team to responding to victims. The SART Toolkit connects teams with information on topics, resources, and access to experts.
This course builds on the concepts introduced in "Cybercop 101 - Basic Digital Forensic Imaging." It covers the architecture and functionality of the Windows NT File System, the FAT and the ExFAT File System, and related directory entry information for locating files on electronic devices. Topical areas include file headers and file hashing, recovery of deleted files and long file names, and techniques for discovering potential evidence that might otherwise be overlooked. This course incorporates an investigative scenario, providing hands-on experience with examination of hard drive images.
This course covers the usage and configuration of two tools (Paladin/Autopsy and osTriage) designed to preview a non-mobile digital device and export files of evidentiary value. Day One is designed to preview a non-mobile digital device and export files of evidentiary value from a device that is powered on. Day Two is designed to preview a non-mobile digital device and export files of evidentiary value from a device that is powered off.
This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.
This course covers the acquisition, examination, and analysis of many types of financial records, including bank statements and checks, wire transfer records, and business records. Topics include recognizing and investigating common indicators of fraud, using spreadsheets to facilitate analysis and pattern recognition, and financial profiling. There is a strong focus on presenting financial evidence in multiple modalities: spreadsheet data outputs, graphic representations, and written/oral presentations.
Participants will learn about available data resources relating to victimization of and offending by girls, and the juvenile justice system’s response to law-violating behavior involving girls. The presenters will demonstrate information available from online data analysis and dissemination tools, with examples of the practical application and use of this information for policy and practice. Participants will have time to ask questions about the data resources and their own data needs and uses.
This September, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center will launch an important two-part webinar series that will highlight significant actions needed to help communities prepare and respond appropriately to assist victims in the first few days after a mass violence tragedy occurs.
Communities across the country are employing innovative approaches to counter the rising number of overdose deaths. This webinar will introduce nontraditional responses to overdoses with a focus on the use of peer support specialists – individuals with lived experience who are themselves in recovery. Peer support specialists engage with survivors soon after their overdoses and remain an important resource to the individuals in navigating life in their communities, including facilitating access to treatment and other services.
This course covers the fundamentals of computer operations, hardware function, and configuration, as well as best practices for the protection, preservation, and imaging of digital evidence. Presentations and hands-on exercises cover topics such as partitioning, data storage, hardware and software write blockers, the boot-up and shutdown processes, live imaging, encryption detection, and duplicate imaging. This course incorporates computer forensic applications that experienced practitioners are currently using in the field.
Training to prevent violence against law enforcement and ensure officer resilience and survivability.
A collaborative project of the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Elder Justice Initiative, this webinar is the third in a series of three webinars based on the NW3C "Financial Crimes Against Seniors" class, and will include:
- Responding to a senior call;
- Prosecuting elder exploitation; and
- Promoting awareness and prevention.
Presented by: Leann D. Pritt, Certified Fraud Examiner, NW3C.
The use of force is one of the leading areas of litigation in corrections. Understanding and articulating the legal requirements is critical in determining whether the force was objectively reasonable (pretrial inmates) or was applied in a good faith effort to maintain and restore order (convicted inmates). This webinar will review the leading Supreme Court decisions in the area of use of force, focusing on the report writing instrument used by both the deputy involved in the force and also as a tool in reviewing the use of force regardless of the inmate’s status.
This webinar, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will focus on the importance of leveraging multijurisdictional criminal justice partnerships. It will also explore how to gain and sustain agency support of the task force’s mission. The discussion will include best practices for hiring and training task force personnel and how to identify the type of experts who should be sought when developing a violent gang task force. In addition, ways to identify major violent street gangs and how to target specific community needs in combating gang violence will be discussed.
On September 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) team will present a webinar on “Practical Approaches to Sustaining Innovative Policing Initiatives.” This online, interactive seminar will engage both the law enforcement community along with state and local government officials on how SPI sites are planning and sustaining new innovation.