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NCCJD's Pathways to Justice Training Program Add to Favorite

Five chapters of The Arc were selected to pilot implementation of The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability’s “Pathways to Justice” Training Program. Through this program, funded by BJA, chapters will help build the capacity of the criminal justice system to effectively identify, serve, and protect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, many of whom have “mild” disabilities that often go unnoticed among criminal justice professionals without appropriate training.

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Register for Reentry and Employment Pilot Site Opportunity Webinar Add to Favorite

Hosted by the BJA-supported National Reentry Resource Center, this July 15 webinar will provide policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice, corrections, and workforce development fields with an overview of the recently published white paper, "Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness." The webinar will also provide information on how jurisdictions can apply to become a pilot site for the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Demonstration Project. 

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Social Media & School Violence Training Add to Favorite

The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), with support from BJA, is offering online training for law enforcement on the intersection of social media and school violence. The training is divided into six sections: a case study, historical perspective, evolution of online social networks, interactions with ISPs, emerging trends, and interacting in social communities.

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Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project Add to Favorite

In partnership with DOJ, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Labor, the Council of State Governments Justice Center is accepting applications for jurisdictions interested in becoming pilot sites to test the strategies outlined in the recently released "Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness" white paper. Applications are due August 15, 2014.

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Privacy Officer Responsibilities & Training Resource Add to Favorite

The newest addition to the Global Privacy Series, "Establishing a Privacy Officer Function Within a Justice or Public Safety Entity: Recommended Responsibilities and Training" is now available. This resource provides informative answers to common questions asked about establishing this privacy-related role and includes a discussion on whether the agency needs a full- or part-time role, or whether the agency might benefit from a shared/team approach or designation within a parent agency.

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Three States Join NMVTIS Add to Favorite

OJP announces a significant milestone for the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS): Illinois, Michigan, and Texas are joining 41 states in submitting title and brand data to the system, which now includes 96 percent of the U.S. vehicle population. Overseen by BJA, NMVTIS provides vehicle history information to prospective used car buyers, protecting them from concealed vehicle histories.

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