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Defining Legitimacy and Procedural Justice in Policing Add to Favorite

BJA and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) have released two reports on the growing recognition of the concepts of legitimacy and procedural justice. The first report, Legitimacy and Procedural Justice: A New Element of Police Leadership, provides specific definitions of these terms and summarizes research studies that demonstrate why legitimacy and procedural justice are important to the future success of police agencies, and the second report, Legitimacy and Procedural Justice: The New Orleans Case Study, describes how these concepts are being used in efforts to reform the New Orleans Police Department.

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Using Cost-Benefit Analysis for Justice Policymaking Add to Favorite

Read the newest white paper from the BJA-funded Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB), "Using Cost-Benefit Analysis for Justice Policymaking." This paper is intended to help a broad range of readers—including government officials and their staff; policymakers; corrections, community corrections, court, and law enforcement personnel; service providers; and journalists—to know what to look for in a justice-related CBA, understand what cost-benefits mean, and use those results to inform their decisions.

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VALOR Webinar Available Add to Favorite

BJA’s VALOR webinar, “Street Survival: Casualty Care,” is now online on the secure side of the VALOR web portal ( under the Trainings tab (Online Training). Sign in (or register for an account) for access to this important officer safety webinar. Learn why self-aid/buddy-aid is important!


JIS TTA Solicitation Extended Add to Favorite

The FY 2014 Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program solicitation deadline has been extended to June 5, 2014. In addition, BJA has revised the solicitation's Category 3: Law Enforcement Cyber Center information.

Smart Pretrial Video and Q&A Session Add to Favorite

To aid jurisdictions in applying for the Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative, BJA and the Pretrial Justice Institute, in partnership with the National Association of Counties, will provide a short informational video (available April 22, 2014) and two Q&A sessions (April 29 and May 6).

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Tribal, County Courts Join To Hear Family, Juvenile Cases Add to Favorite

The Superior Court of El Dorado County (CA) and the Shingle Springs Tribal Court will collaborate to create a court for juvenile and family court cases. Oregon Health & Sciences University’s Evidence-Based Practices Center, through BJA's Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program, will provide intensive technical assistance to help build capacity.