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August 1, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 15 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Applications Being Accepted for School Pathways Project (OJJDP)
 Deputy Attorney General Addresses NADCP Conference (BJA)
 Illinois Raises Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction (OJJDP)
 Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Assessing the Oil Industry's Impact on Violence (NIJ)
Publications
 AMBER Alert Newsletter Discusses Family Roundtable (OJP)
 BJS Report Details Prisoner Statistics (BJS)
 Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released (BJA)
 Data Reported for Persons Sentenced to Death (BJS)
 Interactive Database Discusses Consequences of Conviction (NIJ)
 Listening Sessions on Juvenile Justice Report Available (OJJDP)
 Report Assesses Well-Being of America's Children (OJJDP)
 Report Discusses Study on Criminal Justice Innovation (BJA)
 Report Finds 30-Year Low in Youth Homicide (OJJDP)
 Report Summarizes 2013 Distribution of JAG Funds (BJS)
Online Resources
 Crime Analysis Training Modules Available (BJA)
 Curriculum Addresses Developing a Mental Health Court (BJA)
 Justice Information Sharing Pre-RFP Toolkit Released (BJA)
 New BJS Tool Analyzes Data on Prisoners (BJS)
 Search VictimLaw for Crime Victims' Rights Provisions (OVC)
 Watch Video of "Pills and Particles" Webinar (NIJ)
 Webinar Series Discusses Child Protective Services (OJJDP)
 Webinar To Explore Services for Detained Girls (OJJDP)
Conferences and Trainings
 Apply for Information Sharing Certificate Program (OJJDP)
 Attend Global Youth Justice Training Institute (OJJDP)

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Announcements
 
Applications Being Accepted for School Pathways Project

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is accepting applications from courts for its School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Project. NCJFCJ will select as many as 16 court jurisdictions seeking to reduce or eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline. OJJDP is funding an evaluation of the project. (OJJDP)

 
Deputy Attorney General Addresses NADCP Conference

On July 15, 2013, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole delivered remarks at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) conference. Read the remarks. (BJA)

 
Illinois Raises Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

On July 8, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law legislation that raises the age of the state's juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds charged with felonies. This legislation will allow youth to be tried as juveniles and access more rehabilitative services in the juvenile justice system rather than receiving adult criminal convictions and records. (OJJDP)

 
Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 National Crime Victims' Service Awards. Help ensure that outstanding service providers and programs are given the recognition they deserve by submitting your nomination now. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, September 4, 2013. (OVC)

 
Funding Opportunities
 
Assessing the Oil Industry's Impact on Violence

Application deadline: August 5, 2013
The Exploratory Research on the Impact of the Growing Oil Industry in the Dakotas and Montana on Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking solicitation seeks proposals to conduct exploratory, mixed-methods research related to the impact (if any) of the oil industry on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the Dakotas and Montana. (NIJ)

 
Publications
 
AMBER Alert Newsletter Discusses Family Roundtable

The latest issue of "The AMBER Advocate" (NCJ 242951, 12 pp.) features an article about the recently held Family Roundtable in Jacksonville, Florida. Other articles discuss an AMBER Alert in Tennessee that led to the recovery of an abducted 2-year-old boy, keeping children safe in Indian country, and international AMBER Alerts. (OJP)

 
BJS Report Details Prisoner Statistics

"Prisoners in 2012 - Advance Counts" (NCJ 242467, 17 pp.) presents advance counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2012, collected in the National Prisoner Statistics Program. This report shows that the U.S. prison population declined for the third consecutive year during 2012. (BJS)

 
Current Issue of BJA Newsletter Released

The July issue of "Justice Today" features an article about BJA's corrections-focused programs. Other articles discuss the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program, the Smart Probation Program, and the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program. Information about upcoming events is also provided. (BJA)

 
Data Reported for Persons Sentenced to Death

"Capital Punishment, 2011 - Statistical Tables" (NCJ 242185, 22 pp.) presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2011, and persons executed in 2011. Preliminary data on executions by states during 2012 are included. The report shows that 35 states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons held 3,082 inmates under sentence of death in 2011. (BJS)

 
Interactive Database Discusses Consequences of Conviction

"Beyond the Sentence - Understanding Collateral Consequences" (NCJ 241927) describes the National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction, an interactive database of sanctions and restrictions across the nation. The Inventory can serve as a first-stop resource for judges, defense counsel, and prosecutors, allowing them to quickly locate the significant details of relevant collateral consequences. (NIJ)

 
Listening Sessions on Juvenile Justice Report Available

OJJDP has released "OJJDP Family Listening Sessions: Executive Summary." In 2011, OJJDP and the Campaign for Youth Justice convened four listening sessions involving families and youth who have had direct experiences with the juvenile justice system at the local or state level. This report summarizes the participants' experiences and their recommendations for reform. (OJJDP)

 
Report Assesses Well-Being of America's Children

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, of which OJJDP is a participating agency, has released "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013." The report features statistics on children and families in the United States across 41 key indicators, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, and education. (OJJDP)

 
Report Discusses Study on Criminal Justice Innovation

"Innovation in the Criminal Justice System: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Leaders," produced with BJA support, is part of a multifaceted inquiry concerning innovation and criminal justice reform. The study surveyed community corrections officials, police chiefs, and sheriffs, among others. Read the full report or the highlights. (BJA)

 
Report Finds 30-Year Low in Youth Homicide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new report showing that homicide rates for youth ages 10 to 24 in the United States reached a 30-year low in 2010. The report focuses on the critical need for more violence prevention strategies in schools, families, and neighborhoods, particularly alternatives to violence that engage high-risk youth. (OJJDP)

 
Report Summarizes 2013 Distribution of JAG Funds

BJS has released "Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2013" (NCJ 242412, 9 pp.). This report describes the steps used in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant formula calculation process and presents summary results of the FY 2013 formula calculations. (BJS)

 
Online Resources
 
Crime Analysis Training Modules Available

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy's Matrix Demonstration Project, funded by BJA, recently released two new online training modules: "Crime Analysis for Commanders" and "Crime Analysis for Operations." These training modules are an excellent resource for those interested in crime analysis and how it can benefit law enforcement operations. (BJA)

 
Curriculum Addresses Developing a Mental Health Court

"Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum" was designed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center. The goal of this project is to make existing research and practices accessible while encouraging learners to ask the right questions at the right times and develop productive collaborations and programs that serve the needs of their communities. (BJA)

 
Justice Information Sharing Pre-RFP Toolkit Released

IJIS Institute, with BJA support, has released the third edition of "Pre-RFP Toolkit." This toolkit is designed to provide guidance to practitioners who are seeking assistance in establishing, enhancing, or upgrading a justice information sharing initiative. (BJA)

 
New BJS Tool Analyzes Data on Prisoners

Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT) - Prisoners allows users to generate tables on the numbers and rates of prisoners under the jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from the National Prisoner Statistics Program. (BJS)

 
Search VictimLaw for Crime Victims’ Rights Provisions

VictimLaw is a comprehensive, searchable, user-friendly database of victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and summaries of related court decisions and attorney general opinions. Visit VictimLaw to learn more. (OVC)

 
Watch Video of "Pills and Particles" Webinar

A video of "Pills and Particles: Toxicology and Linking Trace Evidence" is now available. The Webinar, hosted by NIJ's Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence, is available for on-demand viewing. Register and view the Webinar. (NIJ)

 
Webinar Series Discusses Child Protective Services

On August 20, 2013, the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services will host the Webinar series "Safety Organized, Trauma-informed, Solution-focused Approaches to Domestic Violence Cases in Child Protection." Presenters will share current knowledge for child protection professionals, including strategies for family engagement and family-centered safety and case planning. (OJJDP)

 
Webinar To Explore Services for Detained Girls

On August 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, OJJDP's National Girls Institute will host the Webinar "A Trauma Informed Effective Reinforcement System for Girls." The Webinar will review this female-responsive, research-based model, which offers short-term detention and residential programs as effective alternatives to compliance-focused behavior management systems. (OJJDP)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Apply for Information Sharing Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is accepting applications for its Information Sharing Certificate Program to be held December 9-12, 2013, in Washington, DC. The program will help professionals in the juvenile justice and other child-serving fields to improve their knowledge about information sharing, develop reform action plans, and access technical assistance when implementing reforms. (OJJDP)

 
Attend Global Youth Justice Training Institute

On December 3-5, 2013, Global Youth Justice will host its 8th Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. Participants will learn how to establish or enhance local juvenile justice diversion programs - teen, peer, youth, and student courts; and peer juries. (OJJDP)

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