Success in the Media

Archives for February 2013

Teen Dating Violence Resource Available

In recognition of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (February 2013), NCJRS offers the Teen Dating Violence Special Feature. This resource provides links to materials and Web sites that address the prevention of and response to dating violence among teens.

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Program Seeks To Improve Cross-System Collaboration

Funding for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program is now available from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The program seeks to increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system. Applications must be received by […]

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Study Provides Information on Background Checks for Firearm Transfers

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2010 – Statistical Tables, released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, provides the estimated number of firearm applications and denials since the inception of the Brady Act in 1994 through 2010. The study finds an estimated 10.4 million applications for firearm transfers or permits were received for background checks in […]

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Report Discusses Public Involvement with Community Justice

“The Public Wants To Be Involved: A Roundtable Conversation about Community and Restorative Justice,” a Bureau of Justice Assistance sponsored report, provides highlights from a roundtable discussion about engaging the public in justice programming. Participants included policymakers and practitioners representing local, state, and federal initiatives involved in restorative justice. (NCJ 240919)

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Addressing Violence Against Native American Women

The National Institute of Justice seeks proposals for Evaluating the Effectiveness of State, Local and Tribal Responses to Violence Committed Against Indian Women Living in Tribal Communities. This solicitation provides funding to conduct evaluations of promising programs that effectively respond to violence against Indian women living in tribal communities managed by state, local, or tribal […]

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Latest TECHBeat Features Article on Tracking Repeat Offenders

“TECHBeat Winter 2013” features an article about FaceCrook, a program that allows inmates to provide anonymous crime tips. Other articles discuss a system that tracks repeat offenders in Niagara County, New York; a manual that outlines policies and procedures for digital evidence; and a smartphone app that allows students to communicate with police.  (NCJ 240915)

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Mentoring Assists in Successful Offender Reentry

Applications are sought for the Bureau of Justice Assistance Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program. This solicitation is aimed at promoting more effective and successful reentry for offenders through the establishment and maintenance of pre- and postrelease mentoring relationships. Applications must be received by March 21, 2013.

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