Success in the Media

Archives for July 2012

END SILENCE: Youth Speaking Up about Sexual Abuse in Custody

This series of graphic novels for youth in custodial settings, sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections, serve as a first step in reaching out to youth in juvenile justice settings to help them identify, address, and respond to incidents of sexual abuse by staff or other youth. The graphic novels are intended to be […]

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Visit OJP’s Conference Policy Web Page

The Office of Justice Program’s updated Web page, “Policy and Guidance for Conference Approval, Planning, and Reporting,” provides a comprehensive, single source of information on conference-related policies and procedures, including the conference planning and advance approval process, cost reporting requirements, and reporting forms and tools. This page incorporates newly released conference cost policies and procedures […]

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NIJ Journal Issue No. 270

The lead article in this National Institute of Justice journal examines DNA testing in sexual assault kits. Additional articles discuss state laws on collecting DNA from arrestees, using science to reduce mistaken eyewitness identifications in police lineups, and available studies on officer wellness. (NCJ 238482) 

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TECHBeat Spring 2012

This issue features an article about the use of gyroplanes to provide police support. Other articles discuss cold case investigative practices and outcomes, the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) body armor follow-up inspection and testing program, and how an NIJ interactive training tool helps Chicago officers learn Spanish. (NCJ 238694)

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New Issue of Research Report Digest Released

The National Institute of Justice has released the fifth issue of its “Research Report Digest,” an online publication that provides brief descriptions of studies in various criminal justice disciplines, such as crime, violence, and forensic sciences, along with evaluations of technologies in the law enforcement and corrections fields.

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Cooperative Agreement Provides Training in Curriculum Development

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) seeks proposals for Training Curriculum Development for Probation and Parole Supervision Executives. This is a 12-month cooperative agreement to develop and pilot a training curriculum that prepares executives of probation and parole supervision agencies in their new position. Among other requirements, the curriculum should be based on NIC’s Instructional […]

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Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released

The June issue of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s “Justice Today” discusses the recently held National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ conference. It also includes articles about the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Center for Social Media, the upcoming Residential Substance Abuse Treatment conference, and the implementation of ‘NIATx,” an evidence-based treatment process improvement […]

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Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2008

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2008, describes federal law enforcement agencies by number of sworn officers, type of agency, primary state of employment, and law enforcement function. (NCJ 238250)

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Publication Discusses Sexual Violence Research Roundtable

The National Institute of Justice and the Office on Violence Against Women have released “Sexual Violence Research Roundtable: Meeting Summary” (NCJ 238761, 36 pp.). Over the course of the meeting, participants identified new and emerging priorities for research on the criminal justice system’s response to sexual assault and generated ideas for bridging the gap between […]

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