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Archives for May 2013

Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign Launched

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched "Talk. They Hear You," a national campaign to increase awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking. The campaign provides information, resources, and public service announcements for parents, guardians, and communities to use when addressing the issue of alcohol with youth.


NCVS Dataset Now Available in Open Data Format

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has published an application programming interface (API) that provides access to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) dataset in open, machine-readable formats. The NCVS API is a dynamic feed that allows developers and researchers to retrieve up-to-date information efficiently, in the manner that best suits their needs.


Forensic Science Training Available for Legal Professionals

West Virginia University, with support from the National Institute of Justice, is offering Basic Crime Scene Investigation for Legal Professionals, a course that will give legal professionals an opportunity to practice the skills necessary to properly recognize, document, collect, and preserve evidence. Date: July 29-August 1, 2013 Location: Morgantown, West Virginia Register: Online OJJDP Updates […]


Data Show an Increase in Jail Populations

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Jail Inmates at Midyear 2012 â?” Statistical Tables (NCJ 241264). This report presents the number of jails and jail inmates at midyear 2012 and describes annual change in jail populations from 2000 through 2012. Findings include an increase in persons confined in jails from midyear 2011 to midyear […]


Webinar To Explore Use of Youth Courts in Schools

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services present the Using Youth Courts as a Supportive School Discipline Practice Webinar, part of the Supportive School Discipline Webinar Series. Date: May 29, 2013 Time: 3 p.m. EST Register: Online