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April 1, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 7 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Become an OVC Consultant (OVC)
 Connect With OVC Through Social Media (OVC)
 Register for Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Applicants Sought To Evaluate Transnational Issues (NIJ)
 Apply for 2014 NCVRW Community Awareness Project (OVC)
 Apply for Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance Program (NIJ)
 Apply To Become a Postdoctoral Fellow (NIJ)
 Apply To Conduct Statistical Data Analyses (OJJDP)
 Apply To Improve Firearm Background Checks (BJA and BJS)
 Funding Available for Juvenile Indigent Defense Clearinghouse (OJJDP)
 Funding Helps Offenders With Co-Occurring Disorders (BJA)
 Grant Available for Du Bois Fellowship Program (NIJ)
 Grant Provides Funds for Indigent Defense Systems (BJA)
 Grant Provides Training for Juvenile Drug Courts (OJJDP)
 Improving Forensic Science and Medical Examiner Services (NIJ)
 National TeleNursing Center Seeks National Pilot Sites (OVC)
 Program Funding Enhances AMBER Alert Network (OJJDP)
 Program Helps Identify Missing Persons (NIJ)
 Reexamining Existing Criminal Justice Data (NIJ)
 Studying RSAT Aftercare Services (NIJ)
Publications
 2013 NCVRW Theme DVD Available (OVC)
 Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released (BJA)
 Digital Data Device Test Results Available (NIJ)
 Newsletter Discusses Wireless Emergency Alert System (OJP)
 Publication Provides Overview of Tribal Resources (BJA)
 Report Details Hate Crime Victimization (BJS)
 Survey Data Detail Juveniles in Residential Placement (OJJDP)
Online Resources
 JUST-Link Gives a Voice to Officers (NIJ)
 New Tool for Law Enforcement Executives Released (NIJ)
 Webinar Addresses Sexual Abuse of Detained Youth (OJJDP)
 Webinar Explores Impact of Isolation on Youth (OJJDP)
 Web Forum Discusses Response to Identity Theft (OVC)
Conferences and Trainings
 Attend Postmortem and Molecular Autopsy Forensic Seminar (NIJ)
 New Dates Announced for Forensic Anthropology Seminar (NIJ)
 Register for Coalition of Juvenile Justice Conference (OJJDP)

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Announcements
 
Become an OVC Consultant

OVC is looking for skilled professionals, effective educators, and dynamic presenters to join the OVC Consultant Network. OVC engages consultants to assist victim service providers and improve services to victims of crime. Learn more about the Consultant Network, check the enrollment criteria, and apply to become a consultant today. (OVC)

 
Connect With OVC Through Social Media

It is now easier to stay current with the latest news and announcements from OVC, including funding opportunities, new releases, and upcoming events. "Like" OVC on Facebook, follow on Twitter, subscribe on YouTube, and then share with your colleagues so they can also gain access to this important and timely information. (OVC)

 
Register for Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

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 and photo ID are required. Consult the 2013 NCVRW Resource Guide for additional information on how to plan your own NCVRW events. (OVC)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Applicants Sought To Evaluate Transnational Issues

Application deadline: June 5, 2013
The Research and Evaluation on Transnational Issues: Trafficking in Persons, Organized Crime, and Violent Extremism solicitation seeks applications on the phenomenon of transnational crime issues. The goal of this solicitation is to provide the information and evidence-based practices that state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies need to secure their communities against transnational crimes. (NIJ)

 
Apply for 2014 NCVRW Community Awareness Project

Application deadline: April 18, 2013
One cooperative agreement of $375,000 will be awarded for the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Community Awareness Project to provide financial and technical assistance to help support 60 communities nationwide as they conduct public education and awareness activities on crime victims’ rights and services in their jurisdictions during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 2014. (OVC)

 
Apply for Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance Program

Application deadline: May 10, 2013
The Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance Program awards grants to assist in defraying the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing in cases of violent felony offenses in which actual innocence might be demonstrated. Funds may be used to review such postconviction cases and to locate and analyze biological evidence associated with them. (NIJ)

 
Apply To Become a Postdoctoral Fellow

Application deadline: May 20, 2013
The purpose of the Native American Crime, Victimization, and Justice Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowship solicitation is to support NIJ tribal data collections, expand the body of policy-relevant research that uses these data, and enhance or inform NIJ’s tribal crime and criminal justice portfolio. (NIJ)

 
Apply To Conduct Statistical Data Analyses

Application deadline: May 13, 2013
OJJDP is seeking applications for its National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program. This program will assist OJJDP in disseminating vital statistical information to the field regarding juvenile justice needs, risk behaviors, victimization, offending, and related issues. (OJJDP)

 
Apply To Improve Firearm Background Checks

Application deadline: May 13, 2013
Through the Improving the Completeness of Firearm Background Checks through Enhanced State Data Sharing solicitation, BJA is seeking applications to implement data sharing that will improve the effectiveness of background checks for the purchase of firearms. This competitive grant opportunity will improve and expand accessible data at the time of a firearm background check to ensure lawful purchases. (BJA and BJS)

 
Funding Available for Juvenile Indigent Defense Clearinghouse

Application deadline: May 15, 2013
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2013 Juvenile Indigent Defense National Clearinghouse funding opportunity. This program will support a national clearinghouse to address the due process deprivations of indigent youth in the justice system and to improve the quality of juvenile indigent defense representation. (OJJDP)

 
Funding Helps Offenders With Co-Occurring Disorders

Application deadline: May 16, 2013
The Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders grant awards funds to treat co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders in prisons and jails and to provide recovery support services, reentry planning and programming, and postrelease treatment and aftercare programming in the community through the completion of parole or court supervision. (BJA)

 
Grant Available for Du Bois Fellowship Program

Application deadline: May 28, 2013
The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime is designed to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts within the United States. NIJ seeks up to two fellows whose research places emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts. (NIJ)

 
Grant Provides Funds for Indigent Defense Systems

Application deadline: May 6, 2013
Through the Answering Gideon’s Call: National Assistance To Improve the Effectiveness of Right to Counsel Services solicitation, BJA is seeking applicants that will engage in a broad range of activities to improve the quality of representation of indigent defendants and ensure professional and ongoing technical assistance to the indigent defense bar. (BJA)

 
Grant Provides Training for Juvenile Drug Courts

Application deadline: May 13, 2013
OJJDP is seeking applications for the Juvenile Drug Courts Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program supports training and technical assistance for states, state and local courts, units of local government, and tribal governments to develop, maintain, and enhance juvenile drug courts for substance-abusing youth. (OJJDP)

 
Improving Forensic Science and Medical Examiner Services

Application deadline: May 2, 2013
The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program awards grants to states and units of local government to help improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services. Funds may be used to eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to hire and train laboratory personnel in this effort. (NIJ)

 
National TeleNursing Center Seeks National Pilot Sites

Application deadline: May 15, 2013
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) is developing a National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center and has issued a Request for Response (RFR) for three sites serving rural, tribal, and corrections populations to partner with the center. Enter 305918 in the Search by Keyword field on the Comm-PASS Web site to review the RFR. (OVC)

 
Program Funding Enhances AMBER Alert Network

Application deadline: May 13, 2013
OJJDP is seeking applications for the National AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program provides training and technical assistance to enhance the national AMBER Alert network, a partnership that includes law enforcement, broadcasters and media, and transportation agencies dedicated to recovering endangered, missing, and abducted children. (OJJDP)

 
Program Helps Identify Missing Persons

Application deadline: May 6, 2013
The Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing solicitation will help eligible entities perform DNA analysis on unidentified human remains and/or reference samples to support efforts to identify missing persons, enter resulting DNA profiles into the FBI’s National DNA Index System, and enter relevant case information on unidentified remains into NamUs. (NIJ)

 
Reexamining Existing Criminal Justice Data

Application deadline: May 30, 2013
NIJ, BJS, and OJJDP are partnering to request applications under the Data Resources Program 2013: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data grant. Proposals are sought to conduct original research using existing data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data and other public sources. (NIJ)

 
Studying RSAT Aftercare Services

Application deadline: May 31, 2013
NIJ seeks applications for its Study of the Use of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program Funds on Aftercare Services solicitation. This program funds formula grants for the support of residential, jail-based, and aftercare treatment services that are delivered by state and local providers to offenders with substance abuse problems. (NIJ)

 
Publications
 
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 those who serve victims, as well as new solutions and avenues for response. NCVRW will be observed April 21-27, 2013. (OVC) copy

 
Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released

The March issue of "Justice Today" features an article about the Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery event, which was held February 28 to March 1, 2013. Other articles discuss the mortgage fraud virtual conference, to be held April 10, 2013, and the availability of a new online forensic guide. (BJA)

 
Digital Data Device Test Results Available

"Test Results for Digital Data Acquisition Tool: X-Ways Forensics 14.8" (NCJ 236224, 117 pp.) reports the results from testing X-Ways Forensics version 14.8 against the Digital Data Acquisition Tool Assertions and Test Plan Version 1.0. (NIJ)

 
Newsletter Discusses Wireless Emergency Alert System

The latest issue of "The AMBER Advocate" (NCJ 241625) features an article about the development, growth, and challenges of the Wireless Emergency Alert system. Other articles discuss how an AMBER Alert in Kansas led to the recovery of an abducted teenager, National AMBER Alert Awareness Day observances, and training available in 2013. (OJP)

 
Publication Provides Overview of Tribal Resources

"An Overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program and Resources" (NCJ 241626, 6 pp.) identifies resources and eligibility guidelines for tribes seeking to obtain or provide civil and criminal legal assistance for their communities, explores program sustainment strategies, and outlines several promising practices for the provision of indigent legal assistance in tribal communities. (BJA)

 
Report Details Hate Crime Victimization

BJS has released "Hate Crime Victimization, 2003-2011" (NCJ 241291, 17 pp.). This Special Report presents annual counts and rates of hate crime victimization that occurred from 2003 through 2011, using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). This BJS study finds that nearly two-thirds of hate crimes went unreported to police in recent years. (BJS)

 
Survey Data Detail Juveniles in Residential Placement

OJJDP, through the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, has released the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) 2003. SYRP collects data from youth (ages 10 to 20) in the juvenile justice system about their backgrounds, offense histories, experiences in the confinement facility, use of alcohol and drugs, and more. (OJJDP)

 
Online Resources
 
JUST-Link Gives a Voice to Officers

The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center recently launched JUST-Link, an online community and information exchange for police, courts, and corrections officers. Find out more about accessing JUST-Link at https://www.justnet.org/just-link.html. Your peers are waiting to talk to you. (NIJ)

 
New Tool for Law Enforcement Executives Released

NIJ’s "Five Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do to Make a Difference" synthesizes many years of research and distills evidence-based practices that can make a difference into a single list. The list was developed by former NIJ director John Laub and current Police Foundation president (and former NIJ visiting fellow) Jim Bueermann. (NIJ)

 
Webinar Addresses Sexual Abuse of Detained Youth

On April 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, Just Detention International, with support from the Office on Violence Against Women, will present the Webinar "One in Eight: The Reality of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention." This Webinar will focus on the crisis of sexual abuse of youth in juvenile detention facilities. (OJJDP)

 
Webinar Explores Impact of Isolation on Youth

On April 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center, in collaboration with the National Center for Youth in Custody, will present the Webinar "The Impact of Isolation Practices in Confinement Facilities." Presenters will discuss the impact of solitary confinement on youth and its counterproductive effects in controlling behavior. (OJJDP)

 
Web Forum Discusses Response to Identity Theft

On April 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on child welfare agencies’ response to child identity theft. Join Howard Davidson, Catherine Heath, and Steven Toporoff for the live discussion. View their biographies and submit questions for discussion. (OVC)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Attend Postmortem and Molecular Autopsy Forensic Seminar

RTI International, with funding from NIJ, is offering "Falling Into Decay: Postmortem Interval and Molecular Autopsy." This seminar will include presentations by subject-matter experts within the forensic anthropology community. The seminar will take place on April 10, 16, and 30, 2013, at 1 p.m. ET. (NIJ)

 
New Dates Announced for Forensic Anthropology Seminar

RTI International, with funding from NIJ, is offering "Straight to the Bone: Advances in Forensic Anthropology." This seminar will include presentations by subject-matter experts within the forensic anthropology community. The seminar will take place on April 2, 4, and 18, 2013, at 1 p.m. ET. (NIJ)

 
Register for Coalition of Juvenile Justice Conference

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host its national conference May 1-4, 2013, in Washington, DC. The theme is "Building Supportive Communities to Prevent Violence and Delinquency." Sessions will focus on fostering collaborative efforts between schools, courts, law enforcement, service providers, and families to prevent or limit youth involvement in the justice system. (OJJDP)

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