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The Federal Funding Process: The First Steps to Applying, How to Prepare and Other Considerations

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 06:48

Register to participate in BJA's upcoming webinar, The Federal Funding Process: The First Steps to Applying, How to Prepare and Other Considerations, which will be held October 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET. During the webinar, BJA policy advisors will explain how the OJP grant process works and focus on what applicants should understand when applying for funding.

Capital Case Litigation Project: Meeting with Victim Families

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:40

Join BJA and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys on October 9, 2019, at 3 p.m. ET, for Meeting with Victim Families. This webinar will focus on how to be the best advocate possible for victims of capital crimes and their families, with emphasis on building effective, empathetic relationships with these families and guiding them through the judicial process. This presentation will include resources for prosecutors dealing with capital litigation cases.

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Progress in Making our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 15:28

In an October 3, 2019, press release, Attorney General Barr highlights how the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods two years ago has helped reduce violence in communities and improve overall public safety.

Participate in Upcoming Webinar on Police-Mental Health Collaborations

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 09:10

Register to participate in Police-Mental Health Collaborations (PMHCs): A Framework for Implementing Effective Law Enforcement Responses for People Who Have Mental Health Needs, a webinar taking place October 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET. In this webinar, presenters will discuss six questions that law enforcement executives should consider when developing or enhancing PMHCs in their jurisdiction and share practical approaches that have been implemented in the field.

On Track: How Well Are States Preparing Youth in the Juvenile Justice System for Employment

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 08:53

Join the BJA-supported National Reentry Resource Center at 1 p.m. ET on September 25, 2019, for On Track: How Well Are States Preparing Youth in the Juvenile Justice System for Employment. During the webinar, presenters will discuss findings from a policy brief, opportunities for states and jurisdictions to improve employment outcomes for this population, and best practice examples from jurisdictions around the country.

The Opioid Crisis and its Growing Impact on First Responder Health and Wellness

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:47

Register to participate in The Opioid Crisis and its Growing Impact on First Responder Health and Wellness, a webinar taking place September 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET. The webinar will provide an overview of how everyday stress and trauma are impacting first responders' resilience, wellness, and ability to function effectively in their work and home lives.

Indianapolis and Justice Department Partner Against Violent Crime

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:34

Through the BJA-administered National Public Safety Partnership (PSP), Indianapolis is working directly with the Justice Department to reduce crime. Learn about their efforts and discover more about PSP in a blog post from September 12, 2019.

National Public Safety Partnership Symposium

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 08:24

Watch BJA Director Adler's opening remarks at this year's National Public Safety Partnership Symposium, where law enforcement leadership from across the country have gathered to collaborate on localized violent crime and public safety efforts.

Peer-Based Recovery in Tribal Communities

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 11:05

On September 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET, the BJA-supported Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program team will be hosting Peer-Based Recovery in Tribal Communities. This webinar provides an overview of the recovery models and movements in Indian Country and presents three programs that use peer-based supports, tribal cultural practices, and other evidence-supported approaches to promote recovery, foster positive reentry, and enhance community resilience. Register to participate in this webinar.

SPI Webinar: Data-Driven Decisionmaking

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:34

On September 11, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET, the BJA-supported Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) will present a webinar on Data-Driven Decisionmaking. This webinar will discuss what data-driven decisionmaking involves for a law enforcement agency, provide examples of data-driven decisionmaking from both SPI and the National Public Safety Partnership, and discuss how to institutionalize it in an agency through innovation and officer buy-in.

Research to Improve Law Enforcement Response to Persons with Mental Illnesses and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:34

Register to participate in the Research to Improve Law Enforcement Response to Persons with Mental Illnesses and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities webinar, taking place August 29, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET. During the webinar, participants will hear from the Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities team – a collaborative effort between BJA, the Vera Institute of Justice, and partners in the fields of policing, mental illness, crisis intervention, prosecution, and others.

The Behavioral Health Needs Framework and Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:22

During this September 4, 2019, BJA-supported webinar, two jurisdictions will explain how they used Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans to enhance their case planning processes and promote recovery, successful diversion from the criminal justice system to treatment, or reentry to the community among their participants. Register to participate in this webinar.

Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:02

The National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from BJA, will host Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations on August 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about the integration of social learning and/or cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as other-risk reduction strategies, in employment program models. Learn more and register to participate in this webinar.

Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: Outcomes-based Contracting To Lower Recidivism and Homelessness

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:55

The FY 2019 Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: Outcomes-based Contracting To Lower Recidivism and Homelessness solicitation is now available. The purpose of this program is to assist local, state, and tribal governments in converting reentry and permanent supportive housing service contracts into outcomes-based contracts in order to ensure accountability and improve performance with regard to recidivism reduction and increasing nights housed and emergency service savings. Apply by: October 15, 2019.

Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:55

BJA has released the FY 2019 Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program funding opportunity. This program supports local jurisdictions' efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, who due to their condition wander from safe environments. Apply by: October 15, 2019.

An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 18:20

The FY 2019 Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities opportunity will be used to enhance and increase crisis training and support to states, tribes, and county and local jurisdictions through a pilot program. Apply by: October 4, 2019.

Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 15:19

BJA has released the FY 2019 Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative competitive grant solicitation. Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications for funding to improve technology and resources to Gulf State law enforcement agencies to increase information sharing on both a local and regional basis. Apply by: October 4, 2019.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Training and Technical Assistance Portal

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 15:01

With funding support from BJA, the National Center for Victims of Crime has launched the PSN Training and Technical Assistance Portal to help PSN task forces integrate victim services into their work. The site features victim-centered, trauma-informed materials for service providers and law enforcement officials who work with victims of violent crime.

Effective Strategies to Investigate and Prosecute Labor Trafficking in the U.S.

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:51

Register to participate in this BJA-funded training taking place September 25-27, 2019, in Norfolk, Virginia. This training will enable investigators and prosecutors to proactively identify victims of labor trafficking and effectively investigate and prosecute offenders using best practices and a trauma-centered approach. Learn more and register by September 16.

Effective Strategies to Investigate and Prosecute Labor Trafficking in the U.S.

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:51

Register to participate in this BJA-funded training taking place August 21-23, 2019, in Maryland Heights, Missouri. This training will enable investigators and prosecutors to proactively identify victims of labor trafficking and effectively investigate and prosecute offenders using best practices and a trauma-centered approach. Learn more and register by August 9.

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