The Office of National Drug Control Policy’s 2011 Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan entitled, “Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis,” expands upon the Obama Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy and includes action in four major areas to reduce prescription drug abuse: Education, Monitoring, Proper Medication Disposal, and Enforcement. Watch a replay of the Prescription Drug Abuse Event […]
Archives for April 2011
The latest bimonthly newsletter from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention reports on the recent op-ed stating that research has proven “Scared Straight” programs to be ineffective as means of deterring juvenile delinquency. It also features Child Abuse Prevention Month, the National Girls Institute’s launch of listening sessions, and OJJDP’s National Conference in […]
The Office of National Drug Control Policy has added two new fact sheets to its Web site: “A Response to the Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse” and “Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.” Visit ONDCP’s Prescription Drug Abuse Web page to access other available resources.
This Bureau of Justice Statistics report presents data on numbers of jail inmates and discusses patterns of growth and decline in jail populations. (NCJ 233431)
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to announce the release of the April 2011 edition of “OVC News & Program Updates.” This newsletter is a valuable tool for sharing information about OVC’s strategic planning, initiatives, events, and other items of special interest. Share the newsletter with your colleagues and send suggestions for […]
To commemorate National Police Week, the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Office has posted two Web advertisements announcing this important event. We encourage you to join us in remembering our fallen officers and honoring those who continue to serve by downloading one of these Web advertisements and placing them on your personal Web page, blog, […]
This Bureau of Justice Assistance sponsored report summarizes a discussion of reentry courts among policymakers, court practitioners, and parole and probation administrators. The discussion focuses on reentry courts’ achievements, challenges, and future prospects. (NCJ 234087) Full text of the report: PDF
In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month (April), NCJRS invites you to view the Child Abuse Special Feature. This online resource contains information about and provides links to publications and Web sites that focus on preventing and responding to cases of child abuse.
The March issue of “Justice Today” features an article on veteran treatment courts, which serve veterans who are dealing with addiction, serious mental illness, and/or co-occurring disorders. This issue also discusses BJA’s Smart Policing Initiative; upcoming webinars, conferences, and online trainings; and current funding opportunities.
The Office for Victims of Crime-funded Sixth National Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Training Conference, hosted by the SANE-SART Resource Service and cosponsored by many partner organizations, including the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will be held May 25-27, 2011, in Austin, Texas. Register now to attend the training.
Meet John H. Laub, Director of the National Institute of Justice, at the new Director’s Corner on NIJ.gov. Learn about Director Laub’s vision for the Institute, view a video interview with the director on “Embracing A Culture of Science,” and read recent blog posts.
To help with planning future programs, the National Institute of Corrections is seeking feedback from corrections practitioners through the Corrections Needs Assessment 2010. Input from this online survey will be used to enhance future initiatives and services.
Through the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office for Victims of Crime seek to update the Department of Justice multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking task force model for contemporary relevance and to incorporate lessons learned into a new model. This program will fund sites that take a […]
The March issue of “Justice Resource Update,” from the Office of Justice Programs, highlights prisoner reentry and recidivism issues. It also includes articles about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a report on a prisoner recidivism analysis tool, a guide for implementing or enhancing an endangered missing advisory and information about funding and upcoming conferences.
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Report describes how a community can create an endangered missing advisory plan, developing voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria, but may be in danger. It provides directions for developing, activating, and sustaining an EMA plan and includes sample […]