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In This Issue: June 20, 2019
 
NLECTC Spotlight

FTCoE Posts New 2019 NIJ R&D Podcast Episode: Just Screening Blood & Urine

In Episode 5 of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Rebecca Wagner, a researcher at the Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences in Richmond, about a comparison of two validated LC/MS methods for the quantitative analysis of opioids, cocaine and cocaine metabolites in biological matrices.

Since 2012, Virginia has seen a 191-percent increase in the number of reported opioids results and a 1,439-percent increase in the number of reported fentanyl results for death investigations. With these emerging drug trends on the rise, DFS is searching for new ways to improve DUI and post-mortem toxicological screening. Listen in at https://forensiccoe.org/just-science-podcast/ as Dr. Wagner discusses confirmation testing, sample conservation and the development of new analytical methods.
 
Federal Funding Opportunities:

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New Solicitation: Evaluation of Juvenile Corrections Executive Leadership Training. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12, 2019.

New Solicitation: Establishment of a National Center on Restorative Justice. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12, 2019.

New Solicitation: Evaluation of Street Law™ Programs. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12, 2019.

New Solicitation: Longitudinal Research on Delinquency and Crime. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 13, 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

Police Officers Learn About Strangulation and Domestic Violence
Parker Pioneer, (06/12/2019), John Gutekunst
The Training Institute of Strangulation Prevention of San Diego, a branch of Alliance for Hope International, offers training to law enforcement agencies on the signs of non-fatal strangulation and how to respond appropriately to domestic violence calls where it is involved. The training calls non-fatal strangulation the "last step" before an individual commits murder and says that it indicates a willingness to kill.
Link to Article

Canine CSI: Ohio Law Enforcement Trained On Animal Cruelty Cases
WOSU.org, (06/13/2019), Clare Roth
The Humane Society of the United States recently visited four Ohio cities to provide training to officers on how to recognize the signs of animal cruelty, a subject often not addressed in police academies. Ohio is one of several states participating in a three-year pilot program.
Link to Article

Why Police Are Swapping First-aid Kits for 'Trauma Bags,' and What's the Difference
Daily Herald, (06/14/2019), Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
Police in the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills will soon turn in their first aid kits for one of 16 new trauma bags. Training on the new in-cruiser bags, which include tourniquets, specialized bandages and collapsible stretchers, is presently under way.
Link to Article

Charleston First Responders Attend American Sign Language Training
Eyewitness News Fox 11, (06/18/2019), Danielle Dindak
A local community college recently provided training in American Sign Language to members of the Charleston (W.Va.) Police Department, giving them another way to communicate with deaf persons in times of crisis. The agency’s chief called the training long overdue.
Link to Article

Corrections News

Former State Judge Describes Mentorship Program for the Incarcerated
Cleveland Daily Banner, (06/17/2019), Christy Armstrong
The Tennessee Volunteer Mentorship Initiative, a new program, will help those who have been incarcerated prepare for life outside prison. The program will pair inmates working on college degrees with professionals who can help prepare them for life after release.
Link to Article

N.H. Prisons Expand Treatment for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders
New Hampshire Public Radio, (06/18/2019), Sarah Gibson
State prisons in New Hampshire plan to make Suboxone available as a medically assisted treatment for alcohol and opioid use disorders. A federal State Opioid Response grant will provide $2 million in funding to improve treatment and recovery initiatives.
Link to Article

 
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