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Training and Technical Assistance:

BJA's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative developed the Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers videos, which are designed to assist law enforcement personnel in: Understanding their roles and responsibilities as they prepare for and respond to a First Amendment-protected event; protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of persons and groups participating in a First Amendment-protected event; and reinforcing fundamental concepts learned at law enforcement training academies and during in-service programs.

With BJA funding, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) provides training and technical assistance in a variety of areas, including firearms interdiction, model law enforcement policies, special needs of small police departments, and antidrug activities.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) provides support to several national law enforcement programs, including the Center for Task Force Training (CenTF), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), a partnership of federal law enforcement organizations, provides quality, cost-effective training for law enforcement professionals.

For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit BJA's Training & Technical Assistance page.

Announcements:

Participate in Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Webinar

Taking place December 17, 2019, a 2 p.m. ET, this webinar will provide important details and guidance about the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB). During the webinar, the presenters will review CBOB definitions, eligibility, time periods, the nomination process, and core issues to consider when submitting CBOB nominations. Register to participate in the webinar.



Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.



STOP School Violence Funds Awarded

The Department of Justice has awarded more than $85.3 million to bolster school security and support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident. Learn more about the BJA and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services awards in the press release and fact sheet.



Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Progress in Making our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

In an October 3, 2019, press release, Attorney General Barr highlights how the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods two years ago has helped reduce violence in communities and improve overall public safety.



Indianapolis and Justice Department Partner Against Violent Crime

Through the BJA-administered National Public Safety Partnership (PSP), Indianapolis is working directly with the Justice Department to reduce crime. Learn about their efforts and discover more about PSP in a blog post from September 12, 2019.



Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Training and Technical Assistance Portal

With funding support from BJA, the National Center for Victims of Crime has launched the PSN Training and Technical Assistance Portal to help PSN task forces integrate victim services into their work. The site features victim-centered, trauma-informed materials for service providers and law enforcement officials who work with victims of violent crime.



Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists 2019 Annual Meeting
Dates: 11/12/2019 - 11/16/2019
Location: Lancaster, PA

Psychology of School Threat Assessments
Dates: 11/12/2019 - 11/13/2019
Location: Huntsville, AL

Presenting Evidence in Child Forensic Interviews
Dates: 11/12/2019 - 11/13/2019
Location: Dallas, TX

Saving Our Heroes & Their Families From The Pain of Suicide (Webinar)
Dates: 11/12/2019 - 11/12/2019
Location: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET,

Equine Cruelty 101 (Webinar)
Dates: 11/12/2019 - 11/12/2019
Location: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET,

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Milwaukee (Wis.) Homicide Review Commission (MHRC)
A program that provides a unique forum for addressing violence in Milwaukee, Wis., by engaging law enforcement and other stakeholders in the community to assess and evaluate the cause of homicides in efforts to prevent future incidents.

Public Surveillance Cameras (Baltimore, Maryland)
Public surveillance systems include a network of cameras and components for monitoring, recording, and transmitting video images. The ultimate goal of installing public surveillance cameras throughout the city of Baltimore, Md., was to reduce the historically high levels of crime in the city.

Operation Hardcore (Los Angeles, CA)
A judicial intervention implemented to improve the prosecution of gang-related crimes. Selective prosecution through the use of specialized units designed to effectively convict gang members associated with gang-related crimes.

Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (RHRD)
A multicomponent program for all ages that aims to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, and drinking and driving by using environmental interventions and community mobilization to decrease formal, informal, and social access to alcohol. Its goal is to help communities prevent various types of alcohol-related accidents, violence, and injuries.

Operation Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
A saturation foot-patrol initiative implemented in Newark, New Jersey, in 2008.

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Bureau of Justice Assistance Programs Supporting Law Enforcement, Bureau of Justice Assistance, October 2019. This resource highlights Bureau of Justice Assistance programs that assist law enforcement personnel and operations, including the Bulletproof Vest Partnership, Justice Assistance Grants, the Public Safety Partnership, and many more.
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Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018. This resource outlines actions and activities that are relatable agency to agency and that have contributed to successful crime-fighting strategies throughout the country.
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Promising Strategies for Strengthening Homicide Investigations: Findings and Recommendations From the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Homicide Investigations Enhancement Training and Technical Assistance Project, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018. With support from BJA, the Police Executive Research Forum conducted a multi-year project to assess homicide investigation practices in five cities: Baltimore, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, and Pittsburgh. This report summarizes the lessons learned from those five studies.
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Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit, BJA-Sponsored, June 2017. This toolkit was created to promote learning about officer safety and encourage the leveraging of resources to augment state, local, and tribal efforts to promote officer safety.
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Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Program: Performance Update Report, Fiscal Years 2016-2018, Bureau of Justice Assistance, June 2019. This Performance Update Report provides information about key grant activities and accomplishments of BJA-funded law enforcement grantees under the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Program during fiscal years 2016–2018, unless otherwise noted.
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Public Safety Officers' Benefits Death Benefits Program: Required Documents - Filing a PSOB Death Claim, Bureau of Justice Assistance. This document provides a general list of the documents needed when filing for death benefits under the PSOB Program.
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Public Safety Officers' Benefits Disability Benefits Program: Required Documents - Filing a PSOB Disability Claim, Bureau of Justice Assistance. This document provides a general list of the documents needed when filing for disability benefits under the PSOB Program.
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The Utah Model: A Path Forward for Investigating and Building Resilience to Cyber Crime, BJA-Sponsored, May 2017. This document highlights promising practices of the Utah State Model in support of efforts to coordinate resources and work to attack cyber crime.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2013 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2015. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided in FY 2013 to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Real Crimes in Virtual Worlds: An Interview With Dr. Brian Regli and Dr. Robert D'Ovidio , An interview with Dr. Brian Regli, Chief Executive Officer of Drakontas LLC, and Dr. Robert D’Ovidio, Associate Professor at Drexel University, about crime in virtual worlds and online gaming communities.
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