The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), in collaboration with Development Services Group, Inc., will present a webinar to discuss the Model Programs Guide (MPG) Diversion Programs Implementation Guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.