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Archives for May 2011

DOJ Observes National Missing Children’s Day

On May 25, 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorated National Missing Children’s Day in a ceremony honoring the extraordinary efforts of those working to return abducted children to their families. The national winner of the OJJDP annual Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest, Julianna Hinton, from Hattiesburg, MS, was also recognized. NCJRS invites you to […]

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Police Use of Force, Tasers and Other Less-Lethal Weapons

This National Institute of Justice study looks at injuries that occur to law enforcement officers and citizens during use-of-force events. The study’s most significant finding is that the use of pepper spray and conducted energy devices (CEDs) can significantly reduce injuries to suspects, and the use of CEDs can decrease injuries to officers.  (NCJ 232215) […]

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Study of Deaths Following Electro Muscular Disruption

This final report by the National Institute of Justice presents the findings of a panel of medical experts, including forensic pathologist/medical examiners and other relevant physicians or specialists in cardiology, emergency medicine, epidemiology and toxicology, concerning death investigation, conducted energy devices (CEDs) use, CED-related health effects, and medical response. (NCJ 233432) Full text of the […]

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Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies (Sixth Edition)

The most recent edition of this Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevnetion directory describes the federal services, programs, publications, and training sessions that address child sexual exploitation issues, child pornography, child abduction, Internet crime, and missing children cases (NCJ 231619) Full text of the report: PDF  

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BVP Application Period is Now Open

The Bureau of Justice Assistance announces the opening of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program application period. Applications will be accepted May 16-July 7, 2011. Applications are being accepted through the electronic BVP System.

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PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011

This bulletin describes Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) activities related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA; P.L. 108-79) that requires BJS to carry out, for each calendar year, a comprehensive statistical review of the incidence and effects of prison rape in randomly selected federal, state, and county correctional facilities. (NCJ 234183)  Agency […]

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Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) Released

The National Institute of Justice has released data from the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) Multi-site Impact Evaluation. This data, collected from 2,391 former offenders from 2004-2007, will allow for continued analysis of reentry issues. Access to the SVORI data are restricted to users who have completed an application for use. Learn more […]

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April Justice Resource Update Available

The April issue of “Justice Resource Update” focuses on sexual assault, announcing awardees of a competitive grant to study why many sexual assault kits go untested and providing information about an online Sexual Assault Response Team tool kit. This issue also discusses youth violence and includes details about upcoming conferences and trainings.

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Data Available on Human Trafficking

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a Special Report, “Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008-2010,” which describes the characteristics of human trafficking investigations, suspects, and victims in cases opened by federally funded task forces between January 2008 and June 2010.

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National Gang Symposium Focuses on Reduction Strategies

On June 7-10, 2011, in Orlando, Florida, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the National Gang Center will host the 2011 National Gang Symposium. Register online.

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NIC Launches Redesigned Web Site

The National Institute of Corrections Web site has a new look. The newly redesigned site features streamlined access to information on new publications, events and news. The new site also includes an “Action Center” to assist users register for a class, subscribe to alerts and more.

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Registration Open for Corrections Broadcast

“Thinking for a Change 3.0 – Worth the Wait!” will be held May 11, 2011. This live satellite/Internet broadcast, from the National Institute of Corrections, will prepare those who have previously been trained in the Thinking for a Change cognitive behavioral curriculum to implement the changes in updated version 3.0. The broadcast will provide an […]

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Newsletter Discusses Prescription Drug Abuse

The current issue of “ONDCP Update” features an article on the Administration’s plan to reduce prescription drug abuse. It also discusses the problem of inhalant abuse, cooperation between the United States and Russia to combat drug use and its consequences, and a U.S. resolution to reduce drugged driving.

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Download NIJ Videos Through YouTube

Videos from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) are now available on the Department of Justice YouTube channel. This resource contains a message from the NIJ Director and more videos on the NIJ Playlist.

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FY 2012 Budget and Performance Summary Companion to the Drug Control Strategy

This Office of National Drug Control Policy publication describes program overviews, program performance, and changes to the national budget for FY 2012. (NCJ 234270) Full text of the report: PDF  

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