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.

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently published the blog post “Promoting Justice for All,” authored by Acting Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Alan Hanson, on the importance of the right to counsel. In the OJP Blog, Acting AAG Hanson emphasizes the necessity of protecting and improving the fundamental right to counsel guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, calling it “the foundation of true justice.”

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking resumes from qualified experts to serve as peer reviewers to assess grant applications. Selected reviewers may evaluate grant applications remotely and will not be required to attend any in-person meetings. Before the review period begins, reviewers will participate in an Orientation Call that will define the background and purpose of the grant under review, as well as the roles and responsibilities for reviewers.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) released a request for proposal (RFP) on December 11, 2017. BJA NTTAC is seeking a technical assistance provider to work with the Newark, New Jersey Police Division (PD) to develop a training curriculum for their recently updated use of force policy. The selected provider will:

Join the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) for the webinar “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Youth Incarceration” on Monday, December 4 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET. During the webinar, CJJ will explore recent research findings from The Sentencing Project regarding disproportionate minority contact (DMC).