March 21-25, 2011 is National Youth Violence Prevention Week. During this week, NCJRS invites you to view the Youth Violence Special Feature, an online resource containing links to publications and resources on topics related to youth violence and the prevention of such violence.
Archives for March 2011
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention fact sheet presents an overview of some major findings from the Pathways to Desistance Study, a project that followed 1,354 serious adolescent offenders for 7 years. (230971) Full text of the report: PDF
The lead article, in this National Institute of Justice Journal, examines the use of less-lethal weapons and tactics. Additional articles discuss interviewing child victims of sexual abuse, addressing untested evidence in sexual assaults, and extending the timeline to collect DNA in sexual assault cases. (NCJ 233280) Full text of the report: PDF
The Technology Institute for Law Enforcement, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, will be held September 18-23, 2011, in Annapolis, Maryland. The institute provides a forum for law enforcement officers to learn about and discuss technology initiatives and issues affecting the law enforcement community. Applications are due by June 30, 2011.
The latest issue of “ONDCP Update,” from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, features an article on substance abuse issues among women, children, and families. It also discusses Director Kerlikowske’s commitment to support military families and his recent visit to South America to meet with government officials. Information about the President’s FY 2012 budget […]
The National Institute of Corrections is offering two training series, “Management Development for the Future” and “Blended Correctional Leadership Development.” These training series blend face-to-face, Web-based, and other training delivery methods and are intended to help correctional management and other leaders learn and apply new skills within their workplace.
George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has formed an e-Consortium for University Centers and Researchers for Partnership with Justice Practitioners. The e-consortium will provide a resource to local, state, federal, and other groups who seek to connect to nearby (or other) university researchers and centers […]
The Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applicants for its Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs solicitation. Proposals must aim to address a gap in the current base of knowledge about responding to and preventing crime and must be developed or implemented in a way that allows other communities or organizations to learn from and potentially replicate […]
“Reduce Costs, Lower Risks, Enhance Healthcare Services: The Promise of Effective Pharmaceutical Management,” hosted by the National Institute of Corrections, will be held April 6, 2011. This live satellite/Internet broadcast will address the costs and issues surrounding correctional pharmacy management. Topics will include the cost of healthcare services for offenders, the benefits of an effective […]
This issue of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s bimonthly newsletter discusses a new partnership that will enable Facebook users to receive AMBER Alerts through their accounts. It also features articles on First Lady Michelle Obama’s announcement at the National Mentoring Summit and OJJDP’s FY 2010 fellows in tribal youth and juvenile justice, […]
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), National Training and Technical Assistance Center has launched a new monthly Training and Technical Assistance Newsletter. The newsletter will highlight recent BJA training news, upcoming events, and more.
The Smart Policing Initiative grant announcement, offered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, seeks to build on data-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to significant increases in crime or in specific types of crime within their jurisdictions. The application deadline is April 21, […]
The current issue of “Justice Resource Update” highlights the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Budget Request. It also addresses sexual victimization in prisons and jails, announces the availability of a Trafficking Task Force E-Guide, SORNA Supplement Guide, and Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Web site launch and provides information on upcoming conferences and trainings.