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In This Issue: May 16, 2019
 
NLECTC Spotlight

Register Now for "Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement" Seminar

In the latest Research for the Real-World seminar, Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement, NIJ will bring together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness.

Panelists include:

  • John Violanti, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Maj. Wendy Stiver, Dayton Ohio Police Department, NIJ LEADS Scholar and NIJ Practitioner in Residence
  • Sgt. Christopher J. A. Scallon (retired), Norfolk (Va.) Police Department
  • Dan Grupe, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

You can register to attend in person at NIJ or virtually by visiting https://nij.gov/events/Pages/research-real-world.aspx. The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern on Friday, June 28.


Apply Now to the FY 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for the FY 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies. The FY 2019 BWCPIP-LEA directly supports key priorities of the Department of Justice by promoting the safety of law enforcement officers and citizens by strengthening the means for evidence capture and by contributing to improved justice outcomes.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 5, 2019. To learn more about the 2019 BWC solicitation, visit https://www.bja.gov/funding/BWC19.pdf.


New Episodes of The Beat on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Available

A newly released special series of The Beat, the podcast series from the COPS Office, takes an in-depth look at measures that law enforcement officers and agencies can use to more effectively and appropriately serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The series features representatives from The Arc of the United States, the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Chief Will Johnson of the Arlington (Texas) Police Department and University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Amy Watson; and founder of the Growth Through Opportunity program Travis Atkins. For more information, visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/thebeat.


Bureau of Justice Assistance Awards $1 Million in Fight Against Homicides and Gang Violence

BJA has awarded $1 million to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to help law enforcement agencies respond to increased homicides and gang crime in the city of Selma and the surrounding area. The homicide rate in Selma has doubled in recent years, and gang violence is on the rise. Gang members have engaged in drug and firearms trafficking, hindered prosecutions and targeted police officers for violent attacks, luring them with false 911 calls into ambushes where they are shot at with high-powered rifles.

BJA had invited the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, an established state agency with a recognized ability to oversee emergency law enforcement situations, to apply for funding under the Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance Program. The EFLEA program allows BJA to make funds available to a state government to respond effectively to an "uncommon situation," or one that is, or threatens to become, serious or epidemic in scope and in which state and local resources are inadequate to protect the lives and property of citizens. Funding under this award will provide much-needed equipment for officers and overtime expenses to perform saturation patrols in high-crime areas. This program supports the Department of Justice's mission of reducing crime and supporting public safety personnel in the context of an emergency situation.
 
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

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

Strafford County Sheriff's Office Coordinating Drones and Dogs to Find Missing People
New Hampshire Union Leader, (05/08/2019), Kimberly Haas
The sheriff's office in Strafford County, N.H., recently purchased two drones, one with a thermal imaging camera and one that can be used indoors, and plans to pair them with K-9 teams to help search for suspects and for missing people. Previously, the office needed to call in a helicopter for aerial searches.
Link to Article

Under Partnership, Departing U.S. Army Soldiers Will Have Easy Path to State Police
WBAL, (05/08/2019), Dawn White
The Maryland State Police have joined the U.S. Army's Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program, which creates a partnership that enables registered recruits to quickly join the police force on discharge from the service. More than a dozen other police agencies have already joined the program since its inception in 2000, including Baltimore City police, Baltimore County police and the Harford County Sheriff's Office. 
Link to Article

High-tech Dispatch Tool Will Help Ohio County Dispatchers Track Mobile Phone Users
PoliceOne.com, (05/13/2019), Robert Wang for The Repository
The emergency management and sheriff's offices in Stark County, Ohio, have announced plans to install new software and hardware at the county's dispatch centers that will give dispatchers immediate location data within three feet of a mobile phone making a 911 call. That includes accuracy indoors, which is problematic with most equipment.
Link to Article

K9 Officer Program Adds More Dogs to Help Colorado Parks & Wildlife
CBS4 Denver, (05/10/2019), Jamie Leary
A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pilot program is testing ways that K9 officers can help their human counterparts in the field. The three dogs in the pilot program have been trained to look for physical evidence, such as shell casings, which poachers may have left behind, and also to intervene in encounters between humans and bears. The program has been funded by donations.
Link to Article

Corrections News

Cheaper to Educate Than Incarcerate: 2 Parolees Take the Prison-to-School Pipeline
The Buffalo News, (05/13/2019), Barbara O'Brien
This article profiles two formerly incarcerated men who recently received associate's degrees from Houghton College as part of a program with Hope House in Buffalo and Peaceprints of Western New York. Studies show that individuals who receive an education and job skills are far less likely to re-offend and return to prison.
Link to Article

 
Upcoming Events

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https://www.justnet.org/calendar/calendar.html

  • 31st Annual Crimes Against Children Conference, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department, August 12-15, 2019, Sheraton Hotel Dallas, Dallas, TX. For information go to: http://www.cacconference.org/ or contact: conference@dcac.org

For additional information regarding School Safety events go to:
https://schoolsafetyinfo.org/news/news-index.html (calendar events listed on the right hand side of the page).

 
 
 
 
 

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