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Pretrial Research Summaries:

For statistical information, go to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) web site.

New CTAS Fact Sheet Available

With support from BJA, the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College and the Tribal Judicial Institute at the University of North Dakota School of Law have released the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation: Purpose Area #3 fact sheet, which discusses the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program and the Tribal Courts Assistance Program.

DWI Court Webinars

The National Center for DWI Courts is hosting a FREE series of webinars titled, "The Importance of Data and Evaluation to Sustainability." Register now for Part I: DWI Court Outcomes, Cost-Savings, and Best Practices on April 9, 2015 and for Part II: Building Community Partnerships and a Strong DWI Court Team on April 23, 2015.

BJA-SAMHSA Joint Drug Court Solicitation

BJA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have released the FY 2015 Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment solicitation. Applications are due June 1, 2015.

Innovations in Criminal Justice Summit III

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), in partnership with BJA and the Center for Court Innovation, will host the Innovations in Criminal Justice Summit III in Los Angeles, California on April 20-21, 2015. Register now!

Adjudication & LE TTA Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2015 Adjudication and Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues solicitation. Applications are due April 30, 2015.

Smart Defense Solicitation Released

BJA released the FY 2015 Smart Defense Initiative Answering Gideon’s Call: Improving Public Defense Delivery Systems solicitation. Applications are due April 22, 2015

Innovations in Criminal Justice Summit III
Dates: 4/20/2015 - 4/21/2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA

13th Annual Freedom Network Anti-Trafficking Conference
Dates: 4/21/2015 - 4/22/2015
Location: Arlington, VA

Building Community Partnerships and a Strong DWI Court Team (Webinar)
Dates: 4/22/2015 - 4/23/2015
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

Effective Legal Representation of Child Victims: What Every Lawyer Should Know About the Impact of Trauma (Webinar)
Dates: 4/23/2015 - 4/23/2015
Location: 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET,

Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Approach to Crimes Against Children in Indian Country
Dates: 4/28/2015 - 4/30/2015
Location: Carlton, MN

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Front-End Diversion Initiative
A preadjudication diversion program designed to divert juveniles with mental health needs away from the juvenile justice system through specialized supervision and case management.

Indigent Defense for Homicide Cases (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Indigent defense involves the constitutionally mandated free representation of individuals accused of crimes who are unable to afford private representation. Since 1993, every fifth murder case is sequentially assigned at the preliminary arraignment to be represented by attorneys from the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Maine Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
Court supervised, post-plea (but pre-final disposition) drug diversion programs that provide comprehensive community-based treatment services to juvenile offenders and their families.

Minneapolis Center for Victim-Offender Mediation
A restorative justice program that provides juvenile offenders and their victims the opportunity to meet face-to-face in the presence of a mediator to discuss the offense and establish a plan for the future.

Adolescent Diversion Project (Michigan State University)
A strengths-based, university-led program that diverts arrested youth from formal processing in the juvenile justice system and provides them with community-based services.

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Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components, (NCJ 205621), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2004. This report presents 10 key components that describe the basic elements that characterize effective drug courts.

Fair, Timely, Economical Justice: Achieving Justice Through Effective Caseflow Management, (NCJ 229252), Bureau of Justice Assistance, December 2009. This document invites judges to examine effective caseflow management's benefits and contains six key concepts integral to effective caseflow management.

National Summit on Wrongful Convictions: Building a Systemic Approach to Prevent Wrongful Convictions, The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) gathered 75 subject matter experts to create a national strategy to prevent and reduce wrongful convictions.

Improving Witness Safety and Preventing Witness Intimidation in the Justice System: Benchmarks for Progress, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This resource includes tools that are intended to provide criminal justice leaders with concrete guidance to implement best practices in providing for victim and witness safety.

Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2012 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2014. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.

Program Performance Report: John R. Justice Program, October 2010-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This report includes program performance information reported by recipients of the John R. Justice Program grants in FY 2010, FY 2011, and FY 2012.

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2013, BJA-sponsored, September 2014. This report presents an overview of the grant activities of JMHCP grantees during FY 2013.

Program Performance Report: Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP), January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report presents performance information reported by IPEP grant recipients for the January through June reporting periods.

Witness Intimidation: Meeting the Challenge, BJA-Sponsored, 2013. This monograph is intended to help allied professionals understand the issues presented by witness intimidation and to guide them in best practices to prevent its occurrence and to respond effectively when it does occur.

Justice Reinvestment: A Toolkit for Local Leaders, This toolkit is designed to present an overview of the justice reinvestment process to local leaders who have both an understanding of the different agencies in the criminal justice system and some executive authority over the programmatic, policy, and/or fiscal operations of at least one local criminal justice agency.

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