As a prelude to National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 21-27, 2013, register to attend the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony on April 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET in Washington, DC. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Consult the 2013 NCVRW Resource Guide for additional […]
Archives for March 2013
The March issue of “Justice Today” features an article about the Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery event, which was held February 28-March 1, 2013. This issue also highlights the Mortgage Fraud Virtual conference to be held April 10, 2013, presents recent activities of the National Gang Center and discusses training and funding opportunities available through […]
On February 20, 2013, the National Institute of Corrections held a satellite/Internet broadcast titled "Health, Justice, Women: Behavioral Health and OB/GYN." During the discussion, participants explored the complexities of behavioral, obstetrical, and gynecological issues that impact all women in the justice systems.
The lead article in the latest National Institute of Justice Journal provides an indepth look at a computerized system that predicts which probationers are most likely to reoffend. Additional articles discuss the NIJ ballistic body armor followup inspection and testing program, GPS monitoring of sexual offenders, and challenges in combating human trafficking.
On March 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. ET, the National Institute of Justice will host "Wrongful Convictions: The Latest Scientific Research & Implications for Law Enforcement.” In this presentation, Jon Gould, Ph.D., and John R. Firman will discuss findings from a study on wrongful convictions and the implications for law enforcement. For more information or […]
The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Policy Brief discusses the BJA-funded multisite Women’s Pathways to Jail study, which addresses critical gaps in the literature by assessing the prevalence of serious mental illness, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders in women in jail. Read the Policy Brief or the full report.
Funding for the National Initiatives: Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative-VALOR is now available. The initiative, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, focuses on providing a holistic approach to improving and reinforcing law enforcement safety, resilience, health, and wellness. Applications must be received by May 2, 2013.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010. This report presents trends in the rate of completed or attempted rape or sexual assault against females from 1995 to 2010. The report examines demographic characteristics of female victims of sexual violence and characteristics of the offender and incident, including victim-offender relationship, […]
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced several funding opportunities including subjects such as mentoring, tribal youth, family drug courts, and more. Visit OJJDP’s Funding Opportunities Web page for more information about these solicitations and other current funding opportunities.