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Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity
Read the Program Performance Update: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border of the United States (CCNA) Program, October 2010–September 2011

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 the following areas: firearms interdiction, model law enforcement policies, special needs of small police departments, and antidrug activities involving illegal aliens.

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), the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS), 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:

BWC Toolkit Released!

BJA is proud to announce the new Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Toolkit, an online resource dedicated to the sharing of information, resources, and research on body-worn camera related subjects, including the benefits and challenges related to the implementation of body-worn camera technology. Explore the BWC Toolkit to learn more.



Tracking Devices for Vulnerable Populations

GPS trackers for vulnerable populations can be purchased through existing JAG Program funding that has already been made available to 56 states and territories and over 1,100 local jurisdictions across the country. In FY 2014, DOJ awarded almost $280 million in JAG funding. Because BJA does not have a dedicated grant program for this equipment, potential applicants for this funding must work through their State Administering Agency and/or local police department to determine if funding is available within existing resources.



BJA & NIJ Launch PoliceArmor.org

Law enforcement and corrections officers have a new resource for determining how to purchase high-quality, life-saving body armor. PoliceArmor.org features news about BJA's Bulletproof Vest Partnership funding and information on National Institute of Justice-compliant body armor.



BJA Fellow Selected for DC Conviction Integrity Unit

On January 12, 2015, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr. (District of Columbia) announced the selection of two independent consultants who will provide guidance and outside expertise to the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. The consultants are Jeffrey D. Robinson, Senior Counsel at Lewis Baach, and Kristine Hamann, a Visiting Fellow at BJA, who specializes in developing "Best Practices" programs for prosecutor's offices.



OJP Releases FY 2015 Program Plan

The Office of Justice Programs has released the FY 2015 Program Plan, in a new, easy-to-use format to help you find the appropriate funding sources for your initiatives. The criminal and juvenile justice fields have made significant progress over the last 3 years in instituting smart-on-crime practices and in applying science to crime-fighting. This year’s Plan preserves OJP’s overall programmatic priorities: supporting our state and local partners in fighting violent crime; promoting research and evidence-based approaches; expanding reentry; strengthening victim services; and supporting tribes.



Elder Abuse Pocket Guide for Law Enforcement

BJA and the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging have just published “Legal Issues Related to Elder Abuse: A Pocket Guide for Law Enforcement.” This guide will help law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and others recognize abuse indicators and understand and navigate the legal issues and terminology surrounding such crimes.



Parents Of Murdered Children National Conference
Dates: 7/30/2015 - 8/2/2015
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Preparing to Launch: Q & A on Implementing Parental Arrest Policies to Safeguard Children (Webinar)
Dates: 7/30/2015 - 7/30/2015
Location: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET,

2015 National Forum on Criminal Justice
Dates: 8/2/2015 - 8/5/2015
Location: Atlanta, GA

International Association for Identification Educational Conference
Dates: 8/2/2015 - 8/5/2015
Location: Sacramento, CA

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit
Dates: 8/3/2015 - 8/6/2015
Location: Seattle, WA

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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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Assessing and Managing the Terrorism Threat, (NCJ 210680), Bureau of Justice Assistance, Joel Leson, September 2005. Presents the essential components of risk assessment and management, including criticality, threat, and vulnerability assessments, countermeasure identification, risk calculation, and critical infrastructure and key asset inventory. This monograph, one of four Promising Practices Briefs from the Post 9-11 Policing Project, discusses the challenging demands on law enforcement to effectively and efficiently collect, assess, disseminate, and act on intelligence information regarding transnational and domestic terrorist threats.
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Homicide Process Mapping: Best Practices for Increasing Homicide Clearances, This resource provides insight into "what works" in homicide investigations and identifies effective approaches and key elements of practice for managing these investigations. The resulting "process map" is offered as a guide for increasing clearances in U.S. law enforcement homicide investigations.
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Ten Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do To Positively Impact Homicide Investigation Outcomes, BJA-Sponsored, October 2013. This resource looks beyond clearance rates to offer a starting point for executives to extend their support of homicide investigations, investigators, and their communities.
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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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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.
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Preventing Line of Duty Deaths: A Chief's Duty, This agency self assessment tool is designed to help law enforcement leaders evaluate their agency’s efforts to fully address the safety needs of their officers.
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Gang Members in Small-town and Rural Communities, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This article briefly outlines what is known about gangs and gang members in rural communities and small towns as derived from the empirical literature.
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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.
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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.
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Legal Issues Related to Elder Abuse: A Pocket Guide for Law Enforcement, BJA-Sponsored, December 2014. This Pocket Guide provides law enforcement with explanations of legal concepts, documents, and tools that may be misused to commit elder abuse or used properly to remedy it. It also highlights issues and actions that justice system professionals should consider if they suspect elder abuse has occurred.
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