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In This Issue: September 19, 2019
NLECTC Spotlight

Tracey Trautman Tapped as Acting Head of Bureau of Justice Assistance

Tracey Trautman has been named acting director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, effective immediately, and serving until a director is appointed.

Trautman has more than 25 years’ experience as a federal employee, and has been with the Bureau of Justice Assistance since 2010, serving as deputy director of programs. She previously served as the acting director of BJA from January through December 2017.

Prior to her time in BJA, she spent more than seven years with the Department of Homeland Security, and also served for 30 years as an officer in the Army National Guard of the United States.

Register Now for Webinar on Footwear and Tire Marks

Visit to sign up for “Portable Advanced 3D Imaging for Footwear and Tire Impression Capture,” a webinar produced by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, on Oct. 23, 2019, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This webinar will explain the principles and capabilities of a fully automated portable system with an easy-to use-graphical user interface (GUI) for shoe and tire impression capture. There are four prototypes of such a system ready for evaluation. All FTCoE webinars are archived within two weeks of the presentation and made available at

Federal Funding Opportunities:

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

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

Federal Funding Webinars:

Nothing at this time.

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

SAFE KC: KCPD Uses Toothpaste, Shampoo and Conditioner to Reduce Violent Crime, (09/10/2019), Emma James
The Kansas City (Mo.) Police Department partners with Giving the Basics, a program that provides toiletries to those in need. Badges for Basics holds pop-up events in high-crime and low-income neighborhoods; the community outreach project has also yielded investigative leads that have helped solve crimes.
Link to Article

Corrections News

Inmates as Actors: University of Denver Takes Theater to Colorado Prisons
Fox31 News, (09/10/2019), Jeremy Hubbard
As part of a partnership between the Colorado Department of Corrections and the University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative, inmates at Sterling Correctional Facility spent six months practicing and then performed "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility. Many of the participant inmates credit the program with making them better persons.
Link to Article

How New York Handles Juvenile Justice
Urban Milwaukee, (09/10/2019), Allison Dikanovic
This article takes an in-depth look at the success of New York’s Close to Home program for juvenile justice. This program has been held up as a model for use in Wisconsin, which is seeking juvenile justice reform in the wake of alleged mismanagement at its facilities.
Link to Article

Upcoming Events

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New Publications

Criminalization Survey, 2018,
Bureau of Justice Statistics,

The Impact of a Crash Prevention Program in a Large Law Enforcement Agency,
Bureau of Justice Statistics,

Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of the Increased Presence of Methamphetamine in the Bakken Oil Formation,
National Institute of Justice,

Article on NIJ-funded Research
“The Effect of Electronic Cigarette User Modifications and E-liquid Adulteration on the Particle Size Profile of an Aerosolized Product,” Scientific Reports 9,


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