Success in the Media

Archives for February 2011

Funds Available to Implement SORNA Programs

The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) released the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program solicitation, to support jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Applications are due by April 4, 2011.

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Corrections Training Courses Available Online

The National Institute of Corrections is offering a number of online training courses in various subject areas related to corrections. Many of these online trainings are free of charge. Visit NIC’s Training Calendar to view available courses and related information.

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ONDCP Releases Drug Control Budget Documents

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announces the availability of their 2012 Fiscal Year (FY) budget resources. These resources include the FY 2012 Funding Highlights, Executive Summary, the Changes to the National Drug Control Budget fact sheet, and their Congressional Budget Submission.

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Program for Public Leaders Improves Youth Outcomes

On July 15-21, 2011, in Washington, DC, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute will hold its Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Program for Public Sector Leaders. The program focuses on efforts that benefit youth who are involved in more than one system of care.

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Top 10 Factors Contributing to Violent Crime-Updated

Top 10 Factors Contributing to Violent Crime-Updated-Crime in America.Net Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. See a comprehensive overview of crime in the United states at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/crime-rates-united-states/ See a comprehensive overview […]

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Police budget cuts-What will they do to adjust?

Crime in America.Net We have a student question; “With all the state and local and federal budget cuts, what will law enforcement agencies do to adjust?” Implied is a larger question; can they continue to offer the same levels of public safety services? Bigger question; am I safe? The driving issue in criminal justice today […]

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FBI Internet Scam Alerts

Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) Scam Alerts This report, which is based upon information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3, details recent cyber crime trends and new twists to previously-existing cyber scams. Social Network Misspelling Scam During December 2010, the IC3 discovered misspellings of a social network site being used as a […]

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What Works in Corrections

Crime in America.Net Updated spring of 2011. Gentlereaders: Please see another update from our previous “What Works in Corrections” where we attempt to provide an overview of evidence-based corrections programs. This article summarizes data as to the effectiveness of correctional programs regarding reductions in recidivism (returns to the criminal justice system via arrest, prosecution or […]

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Employment After Prison Cuts Crime

Crime in America There are a variety of items on this site addressing the relationship between employment and crime and most criminologists will tell you that jobs are big factors in keeping people out of prison. See http://crimeinamerica.net/2010/05/12/jobs-for-offenders-works-to-reduce-crime-crime-in-america-net/. There is massive discrimination regarding people who have served time in prison. Quite frankly, the public does […]

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Do declines in school dropout rates affect crime?

Crime in America The data presented below is from “Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2008” from the US Department of Education. The data provides different findings for different groups but in essence, dropout rates “…trended downward…from 1995 through 2008.” As for income, “In the last 13 years (1995–2008), […]

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Prison Programs Can Reduce Crime

Crime in America We have praised research from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy in the past as being user friendly and to-the-point. The Institute may be the most influential source of criminal justice data beyond the US Department of Justice. The summary below provides an overview of recidivism rates (in this case, convictions […]

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Test Results for Mobile Device Acquisition Tool: Mobilyze Version 1.1

This National Institute of Justice document reports the results from testing Mobilyze, version 1.1, against the Smart Phone Tool Test Assertions and Test Plan. The results provide the information necessary for developers to improve tools, users to make informed choices, and the legal community and others to understand the tools’ capabilities. (NCJ 232744)Full text of […]

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Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool Released

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) new analysis tool allows users to calculate recidivism rates for persons released from state prisons. The tool uses data collected by BJS on a sample of persons released from state prisons in 1994 and followed for a 3-year period.

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Learn about Dating Violence among Teens

In response to the President’s Proclamation recognizing February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, NCJRS invites you to view the Teen Dating Violence Special Feature. This online resource contains links to publications and related Web sites that focus on dating violence among teens and the harms it can cause.

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Webinar Focuses on Capacity Building

On February 24, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. E.T., the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (OJJDP NTTAC) will host “Building Sustainable Organizations: Developing Capacity From the Ground Up.” This webinar will discuss how an organization can best apply for and receive federal funding to develop sustainable community organizations.

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