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March 1, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 5 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 New Forensic Science Commission Unveiled (NIJ)
 OVC TTAC Seeks Human Trafficking Team Leader (OVC)
 Temporary Assignment for Researcher/Evaluator Announced (NIJ)
Funding Opportunities
 Apply for 2014 NCVRW Resource Guide Production (OVC)
 Cooperative Agreement for Broadcast Production Announced (NIC)
 Funding Addresses Comprehensive Approaches To Combat Trafficking (OVC)
 Funding Available To Organize VOCA Administrator Conference (OVC)
Publications
 Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released (BJA)
 Guide to Risk Assessment Implementation Available (OJJDP)
 January/February News @ a Glance Released (OJJDP)
 Mobile Acquisition Device Test Results Available (NIJ)
 NJDC Releases Standards on Juvenile Defense (OJJDP)
 OJJDP Bulletin Highlights Study on Detained Youth (OJJDP)
 Publication Discusses Children’s Well-Being (NIJ)
 Report Highlights Defendants Released and Detained Pretrial (BJS)
 TECHBeat Special Issue Released (NIJ)
Online Resources
 2013 NCVRW Theme DVD Available (OVC)
 "FEDtalk" Discusses 2012 Officer Fatality Rates (BJA and OJP)
 Forum Discusses Human Trafficking Victims’ Legal Needs (OVC)
 Interview Addresses Supervision of Drug-Involved Offenders (NIJ)
 New Resources Address Children Exposed to Violence (OVC)
 Watch Medal of Valor Ceremony (BJA)
 Webinar Addresses Confined Youth’s Mental Health Needs (OJJDP)
Conferences and Trainings
 Financial Assistance Available To Attend Trainings (OVC)
 Forensic Science Training Available for Legal Professionals (NIJ)
 Institute Provides Training for Law Enforcement Officers (NIJ)
 Registration Open for Professional Development Workshops (OJJDP)
 Training Addresses Handheld Devices Used in Crimes (BJA)
 Training Available for Rural Law Enforcement Officers (NIJ)
 Violence Interdiction Training Available (BJA)

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Announcements
 
New Forensic Science Commission Unveiled

NIJ and the National Institute of Science and Technology have launched the National Commission on Forensic Science. The commission will be composed of approximately 30 members and will bring together forensic science service practitioners, academic researchers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and other relevant stakeholders to develop policy recommendations for the Attorney General. (NIJ)

 
OVC TTAC Seeks Human Trafficking Team Leader

OVC TTAC’s Human Trafficking Team Leader position provides technical support and oversight on human trafficking project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. The Team Leader must also plan and carry out numerous concurrent activities on behalf of the project and the client. For more information, see the job announcement. (OVC)

 
Temporary Assignment for Researcher/Evaluator Announced

The Office on Violence Against Women is accepting applications from qualified professionals to assist in promoting and building promising and evidence-based practices in the field of violence against women. Submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter by March 15, 2013. (NIJ)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Apply for 2014 NCVRW Resource Guide Production

Application deadline: March 13, 2013
One cooperative agreement of $350,000 will be awarded to produce the 2014 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide. The guide will serve as a resource for the victims field to support efforts to heighten the public’s awareness of crime victim issues nationwide during NCVRW in April 2014 and throughout the year. (OVC)

 
Cooperative Agreement for Broadcast Production Announced

Application deadline: March 8, 2013
NIC has released a cooperative agreement to fund the production of five satellite/Internet broadcasts. Funding will be for 15 broadcast hours, using either NIC’s traditional 3-hour long-form talk show format or other suggested formats. This agreement also includes the production of prerecorded video clips and screen captures. (NIC)

 
Funding Addresses Comprehensive Approaches To Combat Trafficking

Application deadline: March 14, 2013
Through the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation, BJA and OVC will award cooperative agreements of up to $500,000 for combating sex trafficking and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens. Selected sites will receive a BJA award to support a law enforcement agency and an OVC award to support a victim service organization. (OVC)

 
Funding Available To Organize VOCA Administrator Conference

Application deadline: March 18, 2013
OVC is seeking applicants to plan and implement the National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators, to be held in 2014. One discretionary grant of $150,000 will be awarded and, depending on grantee performance and funding availability, additional funding may be provided to plan and execute the 2015 conference. (OVC)

 
Publications
 
Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released

The February issue of "Justice Today" features an article about BJA Director Denise E. O’Donnell’s participation in an event hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum. Other articles discuss the release of several Program Performance Reports, the International Best Practices Project, and current funding opportunities. (BJA)

 
Guide to Risk Assessment Implementation Available

The National Youth Screening & Assessment Project has published "Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation." This guidebook details the purpose and nature of risk assessment, defines risk assessment concepts, describes some of the research evidence, and provides indepth guidance on selecting and implementing an evidence-based tool. (OJJDP)

 
January/February News @ a Glance Released

"OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2013" has been released. This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter highlights the Office’s ongoing efforts to combat child sex trafficking in the United States, the third annual National Mentoring Summit, OJJDP’s new "Beyond Detention" publication series, and more. (OJJDP)

 
Mobile Acquisition Device Test Results Available

This series of reports presents test assertions, environments, and results on various Mobile Data Devices and other alternatives: "Test Results for Mobile Device Acquisition Tool: Micro Systemation XRY v6.3.1" (NCJ 241151, 207 pp.), "Test Results for Mobile Device Acquisition Tool: Secure View 3v3.8.0" (NCJ 241152, 151 pp.), "Test Results for Mobile Device Acquisition Tool: Device Seizure v5.0 build 4582.15907" (NCJ 241153, 139 pp.), and "Test Results for Mobile Device Acquisition Tool: Lantern v2.3" (NCJ 241154, 82 pp.). (NIJ)

 
NJDC Releases Standards on Juvenile Defense

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) has released "National Juvenile Defense Standards." This guidebook provides comprehensive information about the role and duties of juvenile defenders in the modern juvenile court system and a framework for representation anchored in law, science, and professional codes of responsibility. (OJJDP)

 
OJJDP Bulletin Highlights Study on Detained Youth

"The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Overview" is the first Beyond Detention series bulletin. It introduces the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. This bulletin describes the project’s goals, sampling and interview methods, areas of measurement, and selected findings. (OJJDP)

 
Publication Discusses Children’s Well-Being

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has recently released e-book versions of "America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2012." This report is the result of a collaboration by agencies across the federal government to advance understanding of the nation’s children and what may be needed to bring them a better future. (NIJ)

 
Report Highlights Defendants Released and Detained Pretrial

BJS has released "Pretrial Detention and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, 1995-2010" (NCJ 239673, 13 pp.). This report highlights trends in the number of defendants released and detained pretrial, and examines the changing composition of defendants with federal pretrial dispositions. The percentage of federal defendants detained prior to case disposition increased from 59 percent in 1995 to 76 percent in 2010. (BJS)

 
TECHBeat Special Issue Released

"TECHBeat Special Issue: School Safety" (NCJ 241370) discusses how to keep schools safe. This issue also includes success stories and resources for law enforcement and the public safety community. (NIJ)

 
Online Resources
 
2013 NCVRW Theme DVD Available

The 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme DVD is now available. This 6-minute video, part of the 2013 NCVRW Resource Guide, highlights both new challenges faced by victims and by those who serve victims, as well as new solutions and opportunities for response. NCVRW will be observed April 21-27, 2013. (OVC)

 
"FEDtalk" Discusses 2012 Officer Fatality Rates

"FEDtalk" recently aired "Beyond the Statistics: Law Enforcement Officer Fatality Rates in 2012." In this radio broadcast, Kristen Mahoney of BJA and James Burch of OJP, among others, discussed the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, officer fatality rates in 2012, and what the Memorial Fund and OJP are doing to decrease fatality rates in 2013. (BJA and OJP)

 
Forum Discusses Human Trafficking Victims’ Legal Needs

On March 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC, in coordination with BJA, will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on meeting the legal needs of adult and minor victims of human trafficking. Jean Bruggeman, Esq., and Robin Hassler Thompson, M.A., J.D., will lead the discussion. View their biographies and submit questions for discussion. (OVC)

 
Interview Addresses Supervision of Drug-Involved Offenders

NIJ has added "Changing the Behavior of Drug-Involved Offenders: Supervision That Works" to its list of available multimedia resources. In this recorded interview, Angela Hawken, Ph.D. and Mark Kleiman, Ph.D., discuss their evaluation of Hawaii’s swift and certain supervision program (referred to as Hawaii HOPE) and how the HOPE program is being applied in other locations. (NIJ)

 
New Resources Address Children Exposed to Violence

OVC is pleased to announce the release of a new video series titled Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma. This series includes a public awareness video and three topic-specific videos - Treatments That Work, The Child Advocacy Center Model, and Community-Based Approaches - and a resource guide. View this online resource to better understand how children are affected by violence and trauma. (OVC)

 
Watch Medal of Valor Ceremony

Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder recently awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 18 public safety officers who exhibited exceptional courage in saving and protecting others and whose heroic actions were above and beyond the call of duty. Watch the ceremony. (BJA)

 
Webinar Addresses Confined Youth’s Mental Health Needs

On March 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, OJJDP’s National Center for Youth in Custody will present the Webinar "Creating Healthy Environments: Supporting the Mental Health of Youth in Confinement Facilities." Presenters will showcase safe, effective, evidence-based approaches to addressing the mental health needs of confined youth and will discuss the impact of ineffective practices. (OJJDP)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Financial Assistance Available To Attend Trainings

The Office for Victims of Crime offers professional development scholarships to those who work with victims of crime. Scholarships can be applied toward the expenses for travel and per diem and for training fees or tuition. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, visit the OVC TTAC Web site. (OVC)

 
Forensic Science Training Available for Legal Professionals

West Virginia University, with support from NIJ, is offering "Essentials of Forensic Science for Legal Professionals Program." This program will take place March 19-20, 2013, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It will provide the basic precepts of forensic science training and supply the tools to effectively apply this information for trial. (NIJ)

 
Institute Provides Training for Law Enforcement Officers

NIJ’s Technology Institute: Law Enforcement will be held June 2-6, 2013, in Annapolis, Maryland. The institute provides an opportunity for law enforcement officers to learn about and discuss technology initiatives and issues affecting the law enforcement community. Applications must be received by March 29, 2013. (NIJ)

 
Registration Open for Professional Development Workshops

The Partnership for Families & Children and its National Center for School Engagement are offering training workshops in the professional development series. The workshops are designed for nonprofit professionals, teachers, and school administrators and will focus on nonprofit development, program evaluation, and school engagement. (OJJDP)

 
Training Addresses Handheld Devices Used in Crimes

Drakontas, with support from BJA, is offering Free Online Training for Law Enforcement Addressing Crimes Committed Using Handheld Devices. This training will provide law enforcement with the tools needed to identify, seize, and transport handheld devices and retrieve and examine the digital evidence that is stored on them. (BJA)

 
Training Available for Rural Law Enforcement Officers

The Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute will be held April 28 to May 2, 2013, in Annapolis, Maryland. The institute provides an opportunity for rural law enforcement officers to learn about and discuss technology initiatives and issues affecting the rural law enforcement community. Applications must be received by March 13, 2013. (NIJ)

 
Violence Interdiction Training Available

The Virginia Center for Policing Innovation, with support from BJA, is offering "Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict." The next scheduled training session will be held March 13-14, 2013, at the Lafayette Police Training Center in Lafayette, Indiana. See the training calendar for additional dates and locations. (BJA)

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