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July 1, 2013 •  Volume 19, Number 13 https://www.ncjrs.gov
Contents
Announcements
 Challenge Addresses Products To Reduce College Drinking (OJJDP)
 Greg Ridgeway Elected as ASA Fellow (NIJ)
 Joint Statement Addresses Gender Discrimination in Policing (OVC)
 OVC TTAC Asks Field About Distance Learning (OVC)
 Submit Nominations for Crime Victims' Service Awards (OVC)
Funding Opportunities
 Apply for PREA Grant (BJA)
 Assessing the Oil Industry's Impact on Violence (NIJ)
 Juvenile Justice Information Sharing Solicitation Available (OJJDP)
 OJJDP Seeks Juvenile Justice Data Fellow (OJJDP)
 Program Supports Youth With Sexual Behavior Problems (OJJDP)
 Solicitation Available To Develop Mentoring Resources Center (OJJDP)
 Terrorism Prevention TTA Grant Announced (BJA)
Publications
 Article Details Child Victimization Training in Kosovo (OVC)
 Bulletin Details Victimization of Youth in Placement (OJJDP)
 Guidelines for Developing Family Drug Courts Released (OJJDP)
 Indicators of School Crime and Safety Detailed (BJS)
 Latest Issue of Research Report Digest Released (NIJ)
 May/June OJJDP News @ a Glance Released (OJJDP)
 Publication Discusses Sexual Assault Kit Testing (NIJ)
 Report Details Jails in Indian Country (BJS)
 Report Explores Trends in Household Burglary (BJS)
 Report Reviews Gun Safety Technologies (NIJ)
 Vera Institute of Justice Releases New Resources (OJJDP)
 Vision 21 Final Report Released by OVC (OVC)
Online Resources
 NDCI Announces New Mentor Adult Drug Courts (BJA)
 Newsletter Details Relationships Between Researchers and Practitioners (OVC)
 Register for Child Protective Services Webinar Series (OJJDP)
 Stay Current With Your Training (OVC)
 Web Site Supports Children of Incarcerated Parents (BJA)
 Webinar Addresses Forensic DNA Analysis (NIJ)
 Webinar Discusses Mass Spectrometry in Forensic Science (NIJ)
 Webinar Focuses on Children of Incarcerated Parents (OJJDP)
Conferences and Trainings
 Join NIJ at IACP Conference (NIJ)
 NCJFCJ Accepting Conference Registrations (OJJDP)
 Register for Juvenile Justice Youth Summit (OJJDP)
 Registration Open for Crimes Against Children Conference (OJJDP)

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Announcements
 
Challenge Addresses Products To Reduce College Drinking

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has announced a challenge that seeks proposals for technology-based products to decrease the acceptability of and engagement in high-risk drinking among college students. Product designs may include Web applications, mobile apps, short message services, and podcasts. Submissions must be received by July 8, 2013. (OJJDP)

 
Greg Ridgeway Elected as ASA Fellow

NIJ’s Acting Director Greg Ridgeway has been elected a fellow by the American Statistical Association (ASA). He was recognized for his work in statistical computing and machine learning; deployment of empirical analysis in criminal justice and policing research, and statistical methodologies for public policy analysis; and scientific leadership in government. (NIJ)

 
Joint Statement Addresses Gender Discrimination in Policing

OVC, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and the Office on Violence Against Women join together to provide law enforcement agencies with resources to ensure safety and compliance with applicable federal laws. There are many resources that explain how to appropriately address domestic and sexual violence cases. View the statement online. (OVC)

 
OVC TTAC Asks Field About Distance Learning

Which distance learning format do you prefer: blogs, podcasts, streaming videos, videoconferencing, virtual classrooms, or Webinars? Visit the OVC TTAC Web site to cast your vote. (OVC)

 
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
 
Apply for PREA Grant

Application deadline: July 5, 2013
The PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish "Zero Tolerance" Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities solicitation seeks applicants to assist facilities in implementing prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that will reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in confinement facilities. (BJA)

 
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)

 
Juvenile Justice Information Sharing Solicitation Available

Application deadline: July 9, 2013
OJJDP is seeking applications for its National Juvenile Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance Program. Through this program, OJJDP will build the capacity of juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, and education systems and use existing information-sharing standards, procedures, tools, and practices across agencies to improve services and outcomes for youth, families, and communities. (OJJDP)

 
OJJDP Seeks Juvenile Justice Data Fellow

Application deadline: July 15, 2013
OJJDP is seeking applications for its Division of Innovation and Research Fellowship Program on Juvenile Justice Data. The fellowship will provide an opportunity for researchers with experience and expertise in juvenile justice, survey methodology, and statistics to help implement collaborative cross-agency strategies, policies, and programs to enhance and improve data for use by policymakers and practitioners nationwide. (OJJDP)

 
Program Supports Youth With Sexual Behavior Problems

Application deadline: July 25, 2013
OJJDP is seeking applications for funding under the Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Program. This program will fund agencies that use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to providing intervention and supervision services for youth with sexual behavior problems and treatment services for their child victims and families. (OJJDP)

 
Solicitation Available To Develop Mentoring Resources Center

Application deadline: July 23, 2013
OJJDP seeks applicants to develop the National Mentoring Resource Center to provide mentoring resources, references, and training materials to support implementation of mentoring practices that are evidence and research based. (OJJDP)

 
Terrorism Prevention TTA Grant Announced

Application deadline: July 15, 2013
BJA is seeking applicants for the State, Local, and Tribal Terrorism Prevention Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program. The selected applicant will develop curricula; manage program advancement and outreach; develop, publish, and disseminate materials and maintain an online presence; and develop and maintain technical assistance and analytic capabilities to detect, investigate, and interdict violent extremist/terrorist acts. (BJA)

 
Publications
 
Article Details Child Victimization Training in Kosovo

In August 2012, visiting fellows from OVC and OJJDP provided training on child victimization to nearly 40 Kosovar professionals. Read “OVC Builds on International Relationship with Kosovo Through Child Victimization Training in Kosovo” to learn about OVC’s relationship with Kosovo, Kosovo’s current response to child victims, commonalities between the United States and Kosovo in responding to child abuse, and the training event in Pristina. (OVC)

 
Bulletin Details Victimization of Youth in Placement

Nature and Risk of Victimization: Findings From the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement” (NCJ 240703, 16 pp.) is part of the OJJDP-funded Survey of Youth in Residential Placement series. The bulletin addresses the need for policy and program initiatives to reduce victimization and improve protections for confined youth. (OJJDP)

 
Guidelines for Developing Family Drug Courts Released

The Center for Children and Family Futures has released “Guidance to States: Recommendations for Developing Family Drug Court Guidelines.” This OJJDP-funded publication provides a blueprint for local and state policymakers and practitioners to implement best practices in providing effective family drug court services. (OJJDP)

 
Indicators of School Crime and Safety Detailed

BJS has released “Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012” (NCJ 241446, 211 pp.). This annual report, a joint effort by BJS and the National Center for Education Statistics, presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals and provides the most current detailed statistical information on the nature of crime in schools. (BJS)

 
Latest Issue of Research Report Digest Released

NIJ has released the tenth issue of its “Research Report Digest.” This is an online publication that provides brief descriptions of studies in various criminal justice disciplines (such as crime, violence, forensic sciences, and juvenile justice) along with evaluations of technologies that are used in the law enforcement and corrections fields. (NIJ)

 
May/June OJJDP News @ a Glance Released

OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2013” features an interview with OJJDP Administrator Robert Listenbee. Other articles discuss the U.S. Department of Justice’s annual Missing Children’s Day ceremony, a speech by Administrator Listenbee at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice conference, OJJDP’s tribal grantee meeting, and more. (OJJDP)

 
Publication Discusses Sexual Assault Kit Testing

New Orleans Sexual Assault Evidence Project: Results and Recommendations” provides an overview of an NIJ-sponsored project that tested 1,000 sexual assault kits in New Orleans, Louisiana. In this project, there were hits against the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System that aided police investigations in 13 percent of the cases. (NIJ)

 
Report Details Jails in Indian Country

BJS has released “Jails in Indian Country, 2012” (NCJ 242187, 18 pp.). This report presents findings from the 2012 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 79 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. (BJS)

 
Report Explores Trends in Household Burglary

Household Burglary, 1994-2011” (NCJ 241754, 18 pp.) presents rates and trends in household burglary from 1994 to 2011. The report explores overall trends in household burglary and examines patterns in completed household burglary by type and value of items stolen, percentage of burglaries reported to the police and insurance companies, and police response. (BJS)

 
Report Reviews Gun Safety Technologies

A Review of Gun Safety Technologies” (NCJ 242500, 96 pp.) examines existing and emerging gun safety technologies and their availability and use to provide a comprehensive perspective on firearms with integrated advanced safety technologies. (NIJ)

 
Vera Institute of Justice Releases New Resources

Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice” explores whether a program is evidence based and how it can prepare to be evaluated. “The Impact of Family Visitation on Incarcerated Youth’s Behavior and School Performance” summarizes findings regarding family support and outcomes for system-involved youth during their incarceration. (OJJDP)

 
Vision 21 Final Report Released by OVC

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report” is the first comprehensive assessment of the crime victim assistance field in nearly 15 years. This report seeks to permanently transform the way crime victims are treated in the United States. Read the report to see the findings, recommendations, and strategies revealed through the Vision 21 initiative. (OVC)

 
Online Resources
 
NDCI Announces New Mentor Adult Drug Courts

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ National Drug Court Institute (NDCI), in collaboration with BJA, has announced the launch of 10 new mentor adult drug treatment court sites. Mentor courts serve as models for individuals and court teams interested in starting an adult drug court or for established courts interested in learning innovative practices. (BJA)

 
Newsletter Details Relationships Between Researchers and Practitioners

OVC has released the latest issue of "OVC News & Program Updates," a valuable tool for sharing information about OVC's initiatives, events, and other items of special interest. This issue focuses on collaboration, sustainability, and bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners. (OVC)

 
Register for Child Protective Services Webinar Series

On June 18, July 16, and 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 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)

 
Stay Current With Your Training

Get e-mail updates from OVC TTAC about professional development opportunities so you can better serve victims of crime. Sign up today to receive the quarterly e-Brief, information about available training and technical assistance opportunities, and upcoming Webinars. (OVC)

 
Web Site Supports Children of Incarcerated Parents

FindYouthInfo.gov has launched a new Web site to support children of incarcerated parents. The Web site offers the Reentry Myth Buster/Children of Incarcerated Parents series; a Toolkit for Child Welfare Agencies, Federal Prisons, and Residential Reentry Centers; and research-based public education materials developed by Sesame Street. (BJA)

 
Webinar Addresses Forensic DNA Analysis

On July 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET, West Virginia University, with support from NIJ, is offering “Everything You Did (and Didn’t) Want to Know About Forensic DNA Analysis.” This Webinar will give the viewer basic information for understanding the capabilities of forensic laboratories to test biological evidence, including an explanation about the present state of forensic DNA testing. (NIJ)

 
Webinar Discusses Mass Spectrometry in Forensic Science

On July 17, 2013, at 12 p.m. ET, West Virginia University, with support from NIJ, is offering “The Use of Mass Spectrometry in Forensic Science.” This Webinar will cover the historical applications and developments of mass spectrometry along with its basic principles. The Webinar is designed for individuals without any college-level chemistry. (NIJ)

 
Webinar Focuses on Children of Incarcerated Parents

On July 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, OJJDP and the U.S. Department of Justice Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships will present the Webinar “Faith in Action: Working with Children of Incarcerated Parents.” This Webinar will inform faith-based and community leaders about trends in youth delinquency, substance abuse, and poor academic attainment due to parent incarceration and resulting absence. (OJJDP)

 
Conferences and Trainings
 
Join NIJ at IACP Conference

Join NIJ on October 19, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the all-day session “What Works and What Matters in Policing” at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference. Participants will learn about increasing firearms safety, ways to reduce officer deaths from traffic-related accidents, possibilities for the legal and effective use of small unmanned aircraft, and law enforcement's role in avoiding wrongful convictions. (NIJ)

 
NCJFCJ Accepting Conference Registrations

On July 14-17, 2013, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will hold its 76th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. This conference will provide juvenile and family court officials with information and tools to improve case processing and outcomes for children, youth, families, victims, and their communities. (OJJDP)

 
Register for Juvenile Justice Youth Summit

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host its 2013 Youth Summit on August 2-3, 2013, in Washington, DC. In accordance with the summit theme, “Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform,” sessions will provide youth leaders with information on juvenile justice basics, disproportionate minority contact, the school-to-prison pipeline, and leadership development. (OJJDP)

 
Registration Open for Crimes Against Children Conference

On August 12-15, 2013, the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department will host their annual Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, Texas. Training workshops will be offered for professionals who combat crimes against children. (OJJDP)

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