Victims' Advocates

American Jail Association Conference April 2017

During the American Jail Association Conference, Impact Justice will facilitate a full-day forum to provide training and technical assistance to Jail Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators; provide technical assistance in the conference vendor hall at a booth with National PREA Resource Center (PRC) staff and associates (three days from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET); and deliver two workshop sessions for general attendees, providing training on conducting risk assessments, housing at-risk inmates, and conducting investigations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

Research Partner Orientation Course_PSN FY16 Grantees

Since competitive funding for Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) began in fiscal year (FY) 2012, the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Criminal Justice, as a PSN Training and Technical Assistance provider, has hosted four PSN Research Partner Orientation Courses (RPOC) for more than 120 people from 47 cities. The RPOC is a one- to two-day training attended by, at a minimum, the PSN Project Coordinator or primary point of contact and the Research Partner (RP).

Winter 2017 Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy

To enhance the effectiveness of the Smart Suite programs and to bring more “science” to the field, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has partnered with a team from the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU) to build an academy that will researchers and practitioners work more effectively and efficiently on crime reduction strategies. The BJA/MSU Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy (also known as the Fellows Academy) is a multi-day experience focusing on the importance of using science and data to:

National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative FY2017 Solicitation Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Solicitation for prospective applicants. For the FY 2017 solicitation, eligible applicants are limited to state law enforcement agencies, units of local government, federally recognized American Indian tribal governments, prosecutor’s offices, or governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as fiscal agents for one of the other listed eligible applicants.

Webinar: New STOP Rule Clarifies Several Issues

OVW published the new final rule about the Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women formula grant program. “Conforming STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program Regulations to Statutory Change; Definitions and Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to All OVW Grant Programs” was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2016.

Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach While Improving Community Safety (Nov 2016)

The stress of living in a high-crime, high-violence environment has been shown to negatively impact physical and mental health in the short- and long-term. Children and families look over their shoulders in fear of being at the wrong place at the right time. Neighborhoods suffering from years of disinvestment have resulted in disconnected communities with poor institutional relationships.

American Correctional Association

Vision Statement

The American Correctional Association shapes the future of corrections through strong, progressive leadership that brings together various voices and forges coalitions and partnerships to promote the concepts embodied in its Declaration of Principles.

 

Mission

The American Correctional Association provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private that share a common goal of improving the justice system.

 

Goals

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Improving Wellness Support for Institutional Corrections Employees

University of Cincinnati

Training, technical assistance and research.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • The Implementation and Evaluation of the Effective Practices in Community Support Model for Influencers
  • Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral Program for Inmates in Administrative Segregation

Justice Innovation in Times of Change: New Challenges, New Opportunities

On September 30, 2016, the Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Quinnipiac University School of Law, will host "Justice Innovation in Times of Change: New Challenges, New Opportunities" at the Quinnipiac University School of Law, located at 370 Bassett Road in North Haven, CT.  

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