Law Enforcement

Overcoming Victim/Witness Intimidation: Innovative Prosecutor Tools and Techniques

The ability to gain victim/witness cooperation for a successful prosecution, despite intimidation, is a significant challenge faced by prosecutors across the country. Webinar speaker John Delaney, former First Assistant District Attorney of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania District Attorney's Office, is no stranger to this reality. Mr. Delaney has more than 35 years of experience as a prosecutor, and will share effective tools and techniques to help overcome victim/witness intimidation challenges.

On April 19, 2018, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) released a request for proposal (RFP) to solicit a cadre of subject matter experts to support the Crime Analysis on Demand Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program. Through this program, experts will provide assistance directly to law enforcement agencies to advise on effective uses of data to predict, prevent, and respond to crime.

The Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing recognizes individual state, local, or tribal sworn, rank-and-file police officers and deputies for their exceptional efforts in effective community policing. Eligible candidates are officers and deputies in nonsupervisory positions that have demonstrated exceptional performance in one of three areas:

The Value of Nonfatal Shooting Data – A Police Foundation Webinar

Most law enforcement agencies in the United States do not collect nonfatal shooting data because there is no federal crime reporting requirement. However, nonfatal shootings and homicides are closely related, and analysis of nonfatal shootings can be extremely valuable to departments. Analysis of nonfatal shootings (which occur four times as often as homicides) can serve as part of a larger crime reduction strategy and can help law enforcement better understand the context of local gun violence.

Join the Justice Clearinghouse for the webinar “DNA Basics: Understanding DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions” on Thursday, April 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. During the webinar, participants will learn how DNA evidence is gathered and analyzed during criminal investigations, as well as how it is used and presented in prosecutions.

DNA Basics: Understanding DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions

DNA evidence can be some of the most powerful and compelling evidence in criminal investigations, but how does it really work? Peek behind the scenes and learn how DNA evidence is gathered, analyzed, and presented in court in criminal prosecutions. The webinar will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this silent biological witness that is present at almost every crime scene, as well as some exciting new trends in DNA analysis that promise to solve even more cases in the future.

FY 2018 Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program: Site-Based Solicitation Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program (the current model and training and technical assistance program), as well as a walkthrough of key changes in the fiscal year 2018 solicitation. There will also be time for questions and answers.

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