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In This Issue: March 14, 2019
 
NLECTC Spotlight

Notes From the Field: Reducing Traffic Fatalities With Evidence-Based Practices

The National Institute of Justice Notes From the Field presents lessons learned by law enforcement executives and other on-the-ground leaders, from years of experience and thinking deeply about law enforcement issues. Two recent Notes From the Field share law enforcement and correctional practitioner perspectives on how evidence is being used to reduce traffic fatalities.

Sgt. James Williams with the Metro Nashville Police Department discusses how his agency is generating data to develop traffic intervention strategies to reduce car crashes and their associated harms, implementing a High Visibility Enforcement campaign.
Read: Using Data to Drive Down Traffic Fatalities or go to: https://www.nij.gov/publications/Pages/notes-from-the-field-evidence-based-practices-williams.aspx.

Capt. Ken Clary, Iowa State Patrol, outlines an evidence-based, proactive strategy of identifying law enforcement activities that deter and prevent fatal accidents that is working to save lives in rural communities.
Read: Employing Evidence to Combat Everyday Tragedy or go to: https://www.nij.gov/publications/Pages/notes-from-the-field-evidence-based-practice-clary.aspx.

 
Federal Funding Opportunities:

For a list of all NIJ funding opportunities, go to: https://www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/current.aspx

For a list of all OJP funding opportunities, go to: https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore
/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm

Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 8, 2019.

Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2019. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2019.

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 15, 2019.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 17, 2019.

Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice, Fiscal Year 2019. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 19, 2019.

Research and Evaluation on Domestic Terrorism Prevention, Fiscal Year 2019. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 22, 2019.

Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 29, 2019.

Research into Desistance from Crime, Fiscal Year 2019. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 29, 2019.

Research and Evaluation on Gangs and Gang Violence. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 29, 2019.

Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 29, 2019.

Evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 1, 2019.

Research and Evaluation on White-Collar Crime: Health Care and Elder Fraud. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 2, 2019.

Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence, Fiscal Year 2019. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 6, 2019.

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 6, 2019.

Evaluation of Services for Victims of Crime. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 6, 2019.

Research and Evaluation on Policing, Fiscal Year 2019. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 7, 2019.

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 2019.

Artificial Intelligence Research and Development to Support Community Supervision. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 13, 2019.

Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives, Fiscal Year 2019. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 13, 2019.

Measuring the Impact of Victim Services: Instrument Development. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 16, 2019.

Research into Immigration and Crime. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 20, 2019.

Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 27, 2019.

Federal Funding Webinars:

“Research and Evaluation on Policing” on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM ET.

Federal Funding Resources:

OJP Funding Resource Center: Find current opportunities, solicitation requirements, forms and worksheets, and post-award instructions to help as you apply for and manage OJP awards.

DOJ Program Plan: See summary details of the funding opportunities each DOJ grant-making component is expecting to release or has released in the current fiscal year.

DOJ Grants Financial Guide: Learn about the laws, rules and regulations that affect the financial and administrative management of an OJP award.

 
Criminal Justice Technology in the News

Law Enforcement News

Arlington Installs Safe Meeting Spots
North County Outlook, (03/05/2019), Christopher Andersson
People in Arlington, Wash., now can meet in a designated area in front of the police station as an exchange location for online selling or buying. The space can help those who feel nervous about selling something online. The spot can also be used for divorced parents for child custody exchanges.
Link to Article

Manchester Police Try Out Body Cameras in Pilot Program
WMUR, (03/05/2019), Mike Cherry
The police department in Manchester, N.H., is launching a pilot program to equip its officers with body cameras. Fourteen police officers will be equipped with cameras over a 30-day period. Officials said the cameras could improve officer safety and accountability.
Link to Article

$2M Dispatch Upgrade Improves Public Safety in Saratoga County
The Saratogian, (03/05/2019), Paul Post
Saratoga County, N.Y., has a new $2 million computer-aided dispatch system, which provides more detailed information than the 15-year-old technology it replaced. For example, desk officers in the dispatch center can view a map that shows the exact location of every police, fire and rescue vehicle in the county, so they know which ones are closest to an incident.
Link to Article

NYPD Completes Rollout of Body-Worn Cameras to All Officers on Patrol
PIX, (03/06/2019)
All uniform patrol officers in New York City are now equipped with body-worn cameras. Approximately 20,000 cameras have been distributed to complete the effort, making it the largest deployment of body-worn cameras in the nation. Patrol officers equipped with body cameras include police officers, sergeants and lieutenants assigned to every precinct, transit district and police service area.
Link to Article

Santa Maria Police Department Rolls Out Surveillance Registry Mapping System, Adds Over 80 Participants
Santa Maria Times, (03/10/2019), Razi Syed
Since starting its surveillance camera registry six months ago, the Santa Maria Police Department has added more than 80 homeowners and businesses and set up a system mapping the location of each camera throughout the city. The program calls for any business or homeowner with security cameras to register online with the city.
Link to Article

Corrections News

Drones Are Flying Contraband Into Prisons. Lawmakers Want It Stopped.
Tampa Bay Times, (03/06/2019), by News Service of Florida
A bill in the Florida House of Representatives would ban the use of drones over and near state and private correctional facilities and juvenile detention centers. It would also lower the minimum age of correctional officers from 19 to 18.
Link to Article

Napa County Reentry Center Marks 10 Years Guiding People From Probation to New Paths
Napa Valley Register, (03/08/2019), Howard Yune
This article features a Napa Valley training center that has programs to help people on probation succeed in the community. The recidivism rate among graduates of the program at the Community Corrections Service Center is 24 percent, much lower than traditional recidivism rates, the program reports. The program provides one-on-one therapy and group discussions combined with job and educational training.
Link to Article

Scanners Help Catch Contraband at W.Va. Regional Jails
Charleston Gazette-Mail, (03/11/2019), Associated Press
Full-body scanners are now being used on inmates entering West Virginia’s regional jails to reduce contraband, corrections officials said. Inmates entering nine regional jails must now pass through a scanner similar to those at airports and courthouses. The technology can reveal hidden objects on and within the body.
Link to Article

 
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