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In This Issue: August 1, 2019

NLECTC Spotlight

Report on Capital Punishment

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Capital Punishment, 2017: Selected Findings, which provides statistics from the BJS annual data collection on capital punishment. It includes statistics on the number of prisoners executed each year from 1977 through 2017, the number and race of prisoners under sentence of death at year-end 2017 by state, and the average elapsed time from sentence to execution by year from 1977 through 2017. For details, go to

Federal Funding Opportunities:

For a list of all NIJ funding opportunities, go to:

For a list of all OJP funding opportunities, go to:

New Solicitation: Evaluation of Juvenile Corrections Executive Leadership Training. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 19, 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 19, 2019.

New Solicitation: Longitudinal Research on Delinquency and Crime. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 13, 2019.

New Solicitation: National Survey of Internet- and Technology-Facilitated Child Exploitation. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 20, 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

Charleston Police Department Announces New Technology to Help Connect Gun-Related Crimes
Fox11, (07/24/2019), Anna Moore
The Charleston (W. Va.) Police Department is now using the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network to help solve gun-related crimes. The online system from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is used to analyze shell casings, and allows police to capture digital images of ballistic evidence and match them with shell casings from other gun-related crimes.
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Hampton Police Opens New Recruitment and Training Academy
Daily Press, (07/24/2019), Lisa Vernon Sparks
Police in Hampton, Va., have a new recruitment and training academy. It is housed in a two-story structure renovated to create a larger modern facility that enables the division to run three training academies simultaneously. The facility includes modern classrooms, a force training simulator, a defensive tactics training room, conference rooms, an auditorium and administrative offices.
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Georgetown Police Host Regional Active Shooter Training
WickedLocal, (07/24/2019)
The Georgetown Police Department in Massachusetts recently hosted a regional active shooter training for first responders. The course focused on providing police, fire and EMS personnel with the tools and resources needed to respond to an active shooter situation. Police and fire departments from about a dozen area towns participated.
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Minnesota’s Hands-Free Cellphone Driving Law Starts Aug. 1
Daily News, (07/25/2019), Carrie McDermott
Minnesota’s hands-free driving law takes effect August 1. Holding a phone while operating a motor vehicle could result in a ticket with a $50 fine. Subsequent violations are $275.
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FBI Opens New Digital Forensics Laboratory in Massachusetts
Government Technology, (07/24/2019), Paul Feely for The New Hampshire Union Leader
The FBI has opened a new digital forensics laboratory in Chelsea, Mass., that will provide services and support to law enforcement agencies throughout New England. The New England Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory is devoted entirely to examining digital evidence, such as computers and cell phones, and will also serve as a training center. to article

Newport County Police Departments Now Armed With Mental Health Professional
The Newport Daily News, (07/26/2019), Laura Damon
Some police departments in Newport County, R.I., can now call on a mental health professional when responding to certain situations. Newport Mental Health hired a licensed independent social worker as part of a mobile crisis response program. During her shifts, the social worker will wait for a call from police officers if they need on-scene assistance with someone who may have a behavioral health issue. Alternatively, if someone calls the 24/7 crisis line for Newport Mental Health and the social worker determines a dispatch is necessary, she can respond with police accompaniment
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Corrections News

UMass Researchers Land $10M Grant to Run Jail Treatment Pilot
Daily Hampshire Gazette, (07/26/2019), Jacquelyn Voghel
University of Massachusetts researchers will use a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to pilot a program for opioid addiction treatment in seven jails in the state. The program will study the efficacy of methadone, extended-release naltrexone and buphrenorphoine/nalexone in treating opioid addiction, and will also look at outcomes for inmates who do not receive any medication.
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Upcoming Events

For additional information regarding Law Enforcement, Corrections and Courts events go to:

  • 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: or contact:

For additional information regarding School Safety events go to: (calendar events listed on the right hand side of the page).


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