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Archives for October 2012

Bulletin Discusses Community Supervision of Underage Drinkers

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention bulletin, “Community Supervision of Underage Drinkers” provides a theoretical overview on which to base policies, procedures, and practices that will help professionals supervise underage drinkers in the community. (NCJ 237147)

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Seminar Discusses the Neurobiology of Sexual Assault

On October 29, 2012, the National Institute of Justice will host “The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Implications for First Responders in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Victim Advocacy.” This free presentation by Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., is designed for law enforcement, nurses, prosecutors, and advocates.

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View Smart Policing Initiative Webinar

On September 24, 2012, Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) presented “The Problem-Solving Process (SARA) and SPI.” The Bureau of Justice Assistance sponsored Webinar discussed SPI sites that described their problem-solving activities. These presentations described the problem that the site identified, how it was analyzed, the approach for addressing the problem, results to date, challenges faced, and […]

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Study Finds Increase in Violent and Property Crime Rates

The Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Criminal Victimization, 2011, presents 2011 estimates of rates and levels of violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft) in the U.S.

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Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released

This issue of “Justice Today” features an article about Bureau of Justice Assistance Director O’Donnell announcing the FY 2012 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant Awards in Brooklyn, New York. It also includes articles about identifying emerging crime trends in law enforcement and the process of revising the performance measures for the Justice Assistance Grant Program.

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Save the Date for LGBTI Populations Broadcast

On November 7, 2012, the National Institute of Corrections will host “LGBTI Populations – Their Safety, Your Responsibility.” This live, 3-hour satellite/Internet broadcast is designed to increase awareness of strategies for developing policies and procedures for LGBTI populations. The broadcast will highlight promising practices by providing resources and examples of agencies that are responding to […]

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New Discussion Posted to "Director’s Corner"

The latest conversation with Dr. John Laub is available on The Director’s Corner Web page. In this discussion, “Combining Intellectual Muscle: NIJ and the National Science Foundation Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU),” Dr. Laub discusses the impact the MOU will have on creating a comprehensive approach to reducing crime and promoting justice.

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Publication Assists in Implementing Justice Reinvestment

Data-Driven Decisionmaking for Strategic Justice Reinvestment is a Bureau of Justice Assistance sponsored policy brief that addresses the value and use of data to identify population drivers, quantify cost drivers, guide reinvestment efforts, and ensure sustainability.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity, NCJRS presents this compilation of resources on topics associated with Internet safety. During National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), visit NCJRS’s Internet Safety Special Feature to access resources designed to help you and your loved ones stay safe while online. October 2012 marks the ninth annual NCSAM.

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Web Forum Discusses Collaborative Educational Models

On October 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, the Office for Victims of Crime will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on collaborative educational models benefiting victims and providers. Submit your questions now for guest hosts Casey Gwinn, Maureen Lowell, and Linda Williams to answer during the discussion.

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Stalking Victims in the United States – Revised

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report was revised to correct the population base used to generate rates from persons age 12 or older to persons age 18 or older and to exclude 170 cases that had been misclassified as harassment or stalking.

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Bulletin Offers Guidelines for Supervising Underage Drinkers

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention bulletin, “Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections” offers 10 guidelines, derived from evidence-based practices, to help practitioners develop a plan for screening underage drinkers, determine appropriate responses, create a case plan, and provide treatment.

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Community Safety Resources Available

During National Crime Prevention Month (October), see the Celebrate Safe Communities Special Feature for access to publications and sites that are related to creating and maintaining safer communities.

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Web Page Discusses Gangs in Corrections

The National Institute of Correction’s new Gangs and Security Threat Groups Web page provides information and resources on prison gangs, youth gangs, and gangs and reentry. It also offers basic information about slang words, clothing, tattoos, and more.

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Bulletin Examines Effects and Consequences of Underage Drinking

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention bulletin, “Effects and Consequences of Underage Drinking” presents findings from a literature review that investigated how underage drinking can affect a youth’s physical, emotional, and neurological health.

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