Each year, the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) honors federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have demonstrated exceptional acts of bravery while serving in the line of duty. These acts include either sustaining a physical injury or risking serious injury or death while engaged in lawful duties, which the nominating law enforcement agency head has characterized as an act of bravery.

Join the National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC) for the webinar “Responding to the Opioid Crisis: National and Local Responses” on Wednesday, January 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. During the webinar, participants will learn about the federal and local approaches and solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

In a new report, A Path to Recovery: Treating Opioid Use in West Virginia’s Criminal Justice System, the Vera Institute of Justice examines how expanding access to treatment options can help people in the criminal justice system overcome opioid addiction. Specifically, the report summarizes how West Virginia is using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to address the opioid crisis.

In November, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center published the blog post “The Impact of Body-Worn Cameras: Perceptions and Reality,” which reviews common conceptions and misconceptions about body-worn cameras (BWCs) and discusses relevant research-based evidence. The blog post was authored by subject matter experts Michael White, Ph.D., a professor and the director of the Ph.D.