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In This Issue: May 9, 2019
 
NLECTC Spotlight

DEA 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration's 17th National Prescription Take Back Day held on April 27 had the highest-ever law enforcement partner participation. During the event, the Take Back initiative saw new records for the numbers of law enforcement partners and collection sites. Together with more than 5,000 local, state, tribal and federal partners at nearly 6,400 collection sites, DEA collected and destroyed close to 469 tons of potentially dangerous unwanted drugs. DEA and its law enforcement partners have now collected nearly 12 million pounds of unused or expired prescription medications over the course of 17 National Prescription Drug Take Back events.

Complete results for DEA's spring Take Back Day are available at www.DEATakeBack.com. Video of DEA's Take Back Day collections being weighed and destroyed is available at https://youtu.be/5y_LCuJvWRs.

 
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

Closing Soon

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.

FY 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program (Formula). All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 13, 2019.

Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants. 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.

Native Student Travel Scholarship Program: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 17, 2019.

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

National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 20, 2019.

Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence-Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR). 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 28, 2019.

Prosecuting Cold Cases using DNA and Other Forensic Technologies. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 28, 2019.

Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program. All applications are due by 7:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 28, 2019.

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP). All applications are due by 7:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 28, 2019.

Community Policing Development (CPD) Program. All applications are due by 7:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 28, 2019.

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program. All applications are due by 7:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 28, 2019.

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP). All applications are due by 7:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 31, 2019.

Formula - Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 4, 2019.

Competitive - Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 4, 2019.

Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: National Scope Training and Technical Assistance.. All applications are due on June 4, 2019.

Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 12, 2019.

Federal Funding Webinars:

Webinar Transcript: Graduate Research Fellowships in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

As Meth Use Surges, First Responders Struggle to Help Those in Crisis
NPR, (05/01/2019), April Dembosky
This article discusses the increase in methamphetamine use and efforts by some jurisdictions to address the problem. San Francisco recently established a task force to combat the new epidemic. Since 2011, emergency room visits related to meth in San Francisco have jumped 600 percent to 1,965 visits in 2016, the last year for which ER data is available. Admissions to the hospital are up 400 percent to 193.
Link to Article

Law Enforcement Officers Participate in Crisis Intervention Training
WiProud, (05/01/2019)
Law enforcement officers in the area of La Crosse, Wis., recently participated in crisis intervention training. The goal of the training is to teach officers more about different mental illnesses, so that when a crisis occurs they are better equipped to handle the situation.
Link to Article

Some Officers to Begin Wearing Body Cameras This Spring, Walsh says
The Boston Globe, (05/02/2019), Milton J. Valencia
Boston has begun issuing body camera equipment to police officers in two precincts that patrol South Boston and parts of Dorchester, following a pilot program that examined the use of 100 cameras in the field over a year.
Link to Article

More Than 20 States Have Shown Interest in Idaho State Police's Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System
Idaho Press, (05/02/2019), Emily Lowe
More than 20 states have contacted the Idaho State Police Forensic Services lab inquiring about the tracking system it uses to track sexual assault kits. The state created an online sexual assault kit tracking system in January 2017 after legislation transformed how sexual assault kits would be tracked in Idaho. The laws created uniformity in how kits would be submitted to the state lab for testing. Legislation also included creating software that would track sexual assault kits, allowing victims to anonymously see the status of the kit testing.
Link to Article

Pennsylvania Approves $40 Million in Grants for School Safety
USA Herald, (05/02/2019), Marivic Cabural Summers
Pennsylvania has approved $40 million in grants for school safety and $7.5 for community violence prevention and reduction. There are 234 recipients for the school safety grants and 25 recipients for the community violence prevention and reduction grants across the state.
Link to Article

In Dallas, Police Can Now Handle 911 Texts
The Dallas Morning News, (05/03/2019), Cassandra Jaramillo
Dallas police now offer text-to-911 service. While phone calls are preferred, city officials say the option for emergency texting will help those who are deaf, hearing-impaired or in a situation where talking will make them at risk. In the first two weeks of April, Dallas police said they received 176 emergency texts.
Link to Article

NARCAN Drug Overdose Kits Deployed to DPS, Ellis County Law Enforcement
Daily Light, (05/06/2019, David Dunn
The Texas Department of Public Safety is deploying Narcan kits and tactical emergency training to Texas state troopers across the state. Narcan is used to reverse opioid overdoses.
Link to Article

Corrections News

Plan to Boost Alabama Prison Officers Pay Passes House
AL.com, (04/30/2019), Mike Cason
The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a plan to increase pay and bonuses for correctional officers in Alabama prisons. The bill, which moves to the Senate, would give correctional officers a 5-percent pay raise and allow them to earn bonuses up to a total of $7,500 for training and experience milestones.
Link to Article

Pa. Prisons to Extend Medication-Assisted Treatment for Drug Addition to Incoming Inmates
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, (05/06/2019), Shelly Bradbury
Beginning June 1, Pennsylvania state prisons will allow people who are receiving medication-assisted treatment for drug addiction to continue receiving that treatment once in prison, Department of Corrections officials said. People receiving such treatment and entering the state prison system as new inmates or as parole violators will be able to continue receiving treatment instead of being weaned from medications designed to ease their cravings and treat their addictions.
Link to Article

 
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