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Pretrial Research Summaries:

For statistical information, go to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) website.

Genealogy Research: Successful Convictions of a Serial Rapist

On May 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET, the BJA-supported Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance program will host a webinar to increase understanding of how genealogy can be used effectively in sex-related crimes. Participants can learn how genealogy research/investigation can bring new leads to decades-old cold cases.



Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program

BJA is seeking applications for funding through the FY 2019 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program. The URLPWC Program seeks to evaluate specific judicial outcomes and assess prospective risk factors that might impact a wrongful conviction. Apply by: July 2, 2019.



Learn About Project Safe Neighborhoods

Watch the recently posted Project Safe Neighborhoods video highlighting the Justice Department's comprehensive strategy to reduce violent crime in communities across the country.



Justice Assistance Grant State Solicitation

BJA has released the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2019 State Solicitation. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible states under this opportunity (a separate solicitation will be released for applications from units of local government). Apply by: June 25, 2019.



Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The FY 2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program opportunity supports cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who come into contact with the justice system. Apply by: June 25, 2019.



Project Safe Neighborhoods

BJA is seeking applications for funding under the FY 2019 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. This program provides support to state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce violent crime. Apply by: June 25, 2019.



Part 2: Child Interviewing Strategies (Webinar)
Dates: 5/22/2019 - 5/22/2019
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

Fostering Hope & Healing - Role of Resource Parents in Supporting Family Recovery and Family Reunification in Family Treatment Courts (Webinar)
Dates: 5/23/2019 - 5/23/2019
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

Introducing MOSAICS: How Courts Can Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking (Webinar)
Dates: 5/23/2019 - 5/23/2019
Location: 2:00 p.m. ET,

Genealogy Research: Successful Convictions of a Serial Rapist (Webinar)
Dates: 5/23/2019 - 5/23/2019
Location: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET,

Child Homicide Investigations
Dates: 6/3/2019 - 6/4/2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV

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Front-End Diversion Initiative
A preadjudication diversion program designed to divert juveniles with mental health needs away from the juvenile justice system through specialized supervision and case management.

Indigent Defense for Homicide Cases (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Indigent defense involves the constitutionally mandated free representation of individuals accused of crimes who are unable to afford private representation. Since 1993, every fifth murder case is sequentially assigned at the preliminary arraignment to be represented by attorneys from the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Maine Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
Court supervised, post-plea (but pre-final disposition) drug diversion programs that provide comprehensive community-based treatment services to juvenile offenders and their families.

Minneapolis Center for Victim-Offender Mediation
A restorative justice program that provides juvenile offenders and their victims the opportunity to meet face-to-face in the presence of a mediator to discuss the offense and establish a plan for the future.

Adolescent Diversion Project (Michigan State University)
A strengths-based, university-led program that diverts arrested youth from formal processing in the juvenile justice system and provides them with community-based services.

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Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components, (NCJ 205621), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2004. This report presents 10 key components that describe the basic elements that characterize effective drug courts.
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Fair, Timely, Economical Justice: Achieving Justice Through Effective Caseflow Management, (NCJ 229252), Bureau of Justice Assistance, December 2009. This document invites judges to examine effective caseflow management's benefits and contains six key concepts integral to effective caseflow management.
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Drug Courts, BJA, NIJ, and OJJDP, May 2018. This brief presents an overview of drug courts across the country.
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National Summit on Wrongful Convictions: Building a Systemic Approach to Prevent Wrongful Convictions, The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) gathered 75 subject matter experts to create a national strategy to prevent and reduce wrongful convictions.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2013 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2015. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided in FY 2013 to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Improving Witness Safety and Preventing Witness Intimidation in the Justice System: Benchmarks for Progress, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This resource includes tools that are intended to provide criminal justice leaders with concrete guidance to implement best practices in providing for victim and witness safety.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2012 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2014. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Program Performance Report: John R. Justice Program, October 2010-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, 2014. This report includes program performance information reported by recipients of the John R. Justice Program grants in FY 2010, FY 2011, and FY 2012.
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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2013, BJA-sponsored, September 2014. This report presents an overview of the grant activities of JMHCP grantees during FY 2013.
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Program Performance Report: Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP), January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report presents performance information reported by IPEP grant recipients for the January through June reporting periods.
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