JUSTNET-News Archive

JUSTNET-News is a weekly summary that includes brief news items from the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies, as well as abstracts of articles from newspapers, business magazines, websites, national and international wire services, and periodicals focusing on law enforcement, corrections and courts technology.

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February 16, 2017

  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Produces Guidance on Developing License Plate Reader Policies
  • Court Safety and Security Conference
  • Webinar on Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System Solicitation
  • CICC Five in 5

February 9, 2017

  • Learn About “Identifying Technology Needs and Innovations to Advance Corrections” in the Latest Issue of the NIJ Journal
  • Input Requested for 2017 National Campus Safety Seminar and Tabletop Exercise
  • Report Released on Combatting Violent Crime
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Released
  • Newsletter Highlights Smart Policing Initiative Activities
  • Read the latest issue of AJAlert

February 2, 2017

  • Nomination Period Closes February 15 for Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery
  • Webinar on Benefits of Collaborative Policing
  • 2017 Specialized Analytic Seminar Series
  • Report on Reducing the Number of People With Mental Illnesses in Jail

January 26, 2017

  • How Do I Know If My Body Armor Fits? Justice Technology Information Center Has Information to Help You Decide
  • Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • Emerging Issues for Improving the Law Enforcement Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence: Three New Reports Available

January 19, 2017

  • Report Outlines Issues Raised by Law Enforcement Executives
  • New Solicitation: Comprehensive School Safety Initiative
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Now Available

January 12, 2017

  • App Helps Congregations Assess Their Risks and Plan Accordingly
  • ILEETA Training Conference
  • January Is National Stalking Awareness Month
  • Forensic Technology Center of Excellence Releases Report on Breath Alcohol Instruments
  • Register Now for the NIJ Forensic Science Conference
  • New Solicitation: Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System
  • Nationwide Real-Time Overdose Surveillance System
  • DNA Analyst Online Training Updated
  • Funding Webinar: Public Crime Labs
  • Online School Safety Training Academy
  • 2017 National Conference on Bullying
  • Smart Policing Initiative Update

January 5, 2017

  • Forensics Technology Center of Excellence Releases Guidance Document on “Next-Generation” Sequencing
  • National Center for Campus Public Safety Forum Reports, Webinar Archives Available Online
  • 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise
  • December National Institute of Corrections Information Center Dispatch Posted
  • Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grants
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Now Available

December 22, 2016

  • Upcoming NIJ Funding Opportunities for FY2017
  • Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit Available
  • Nomination Period Open for Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery
  • Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program FY 2017 Competitive Grant
  • Improving Police Response to Persons Affected by Mental Illness
  • Report: Considerations and Recommendations for Implementing an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program
  • Factsheets for Improving Body Armor Safety Through Threat-Level and Personal Fit Assessments, Compliance and Testing

December 15, 2016

  • Fact Sheet Highlights JRI Impact in 33 States
  • NIJ Studies Use of CT Scans in Autopsies
  • Report Looks at Analytical Capabilities of Offender Tracking Devices
  • New Paper on Community Corrections
  • DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment
  • Smart Policing Initiative Solicitation
  • New Issue of AJAlert Available

December 8, 2016

  • New URL for DHS Newsletter
  • VALOR Initiative Special Bulletin
  • Nomination Period for Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery
  • Institutions of Higher Education Emergency Management Program Needs
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Now Available

December 1, 2016

  • New Profiles Added to JTIC Body Worn Camera Market Survey
  • Read About How “Eyes in the Skies” Create Problems for Correctional Facilities
  • Nominations Open for National Missing Children’s Day Awards
  • New Issue of AJAlert Available
  • Join the National Conversation on Flood Insurance

November 24, 2016

  • Baseline Specifications for Smart Gun Technology
  • Report on Law Enforcement Use of UAS
  • New Book on Restrictive Housing in Correctional Facilities
  • DEA Schedules Deadly Synthetic Drug U-47700
  • SSAC 2017 Bullying Conference
  • AJA Annual Conference & Jail Expo
  • Justice Innovation Center Report Now Available on JUSTNET

November 17, 2016

  • New Resources on Use of Video in the Justice Arena
  • SchoolSafetyInfo.org Features Article on Community Campaign Against Substance Abuse
  • DHS S&T National Conversation on Homeland Security
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Now Available
  • Webinar: Research Assistantship Program

November 10, 2016

  • Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • Roadway Incident Scene Training
  • NIJ Panels at ASC 2016 Meeting
  • Policing Inside-Out Course
  • Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics Portal

November 3, 2016

  • FBI’s Cyber Investigation Certification Program
  • 2017 National Conference on Bullying
  • RTI International to Continue Operation of Forensic Technology Center of Excellence
  • Operation Prevention Initiative
  • Smart Policing Initiative Update
  • Alternatives to Exclusionary School Disciplinary Practices
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Now Available
  • NIJ Fellowship Opportunities Webinar

October 27, 2016

  • A Framework for Prevention and Intervention Strategies: Incorporating Violent Extremism into Violence Prevention Efforts
  • Research on Alternatives to Youth Incarceration
  • Violence Reduction Clearinghouse Launched

October 20, 2016

  • DEA Officer Security Alert
  • FEMA’s FusionTalk Webinar Series
  • Award Nominations Open for National Conference on Bullying
  • Website Addresses Domestic Violence and Firearms
  • NIJ Director’s Message
  • Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Now Available

October 13, 2016

  • Forensics Technology Center of Excellence Plans Technology Transition Workshops
  • National Institute of Justice Releases Video on Research-Based Practices
  • Information Needs Before and During a Flood Emergency
  • October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • Smart Police Initiative Webinar Focuses on Addressing Mental Health Concerns

October 6, 2016

  • New Fact Sheet Focuses on Proposed Changes to Ballistic-resistant Body Armor Standard
  • National Institute of Justice Releases Videos on Sexual Assault Kit Processing
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Now Available
  • Create a Custom Toolkit With the Violence Reduction Clearinghouse
  • FBI Releases Uniform Crime Reporting Annual Report
  • Community Policing in Action Photo Contest Runs Through November 4
  • September 2016 Smart Policing Initiative Update Released

September 29, 2016

  • Smart Policing Initiative to Join Annual Global Police Tweet-a-thon
  • Issue No. 277 of NIJ Journal Released
  • U.S. Department of Justice Awards Over $20 Million to Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Programs

September 22, 2016

  • SchoolSafetyInfo.org Features Three New Success Stories
  • Visit JUSTNET to Read the Final Report of the NIJ Law Enforcement Aviation Technology Program
  • U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Recommendations on School-Based Policing
  • New Issue of JUSTINFO Released
  • Smart Policing Initiative Summer 2016 Newsletter Now Available
  • FBI Releases Materials on N-Dex System

September 15, 2016

  • JUSTNET Observes 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
  • JUSTNET Blog: “Internet of Things” and Its Impact on Community Corrections
  • Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • Body Armor Compliance Testing Program at IACP
  • Increasing Confidence in Body Armor’s Capability
  • National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education Set for November
  • Guide on Handling Officer-Involved Shootings Released
  • AskRail App Safety Tool
  • Training Program for Florida Law Enforcement on How to Respond to Illegal Drone Activity

September 8, 2016

  • September Is National Campus Safety Awareness Month
  • U.S. Department of Justice Releases New Transgender Awareness Training Video for Law Enforcement
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Now Available
  • August 2016 SPI Update Newsletter Released
  • Latest Issue of OJJDP News@A Glance Available Online
  • August 2016 Justice Today Released

September 1, 2016

  • Guide for Officer-Involved Shootings
  • National Fusion Center Training Event
  • Virtual National Institute of Corrections Conference
  • Webinar on NIJ Research Fellowship Opportunities

August 25, 2016

  • U.S. Department of Justice Announces Plans to Phase Out Use of Private Prisons
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Releases Information on Addressing Violent Crime
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Counterterrorism Guide
  • Seminar on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men Available Online
  • National Conversation Focuses on Communicating During Flash Flood Events

August 18, 2016

  • Read About New Bomb Threat Training Video on SchoolSafetyInfo.org
  • Upcoming School Safety Conferences
  • Crime Analysis for Chief Executives Workshop

August 11, 2016

  • Fact Sheet on Stab-Resistant Body Armor Standard Available on JUSTNET
  • School Safety Assessments Topic of New JUSTNET Blog
  • Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Institutes Set

August 4, 2016

  • NIJ Compliance Testing Program for Autoloading Pistols Resumes
  • National Institute of Justice Video Discusses Procedural Policing
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Now Available
  • Guide for Planning for Active Shooter/Hostile Events
  • July 2016 SPI Update Newsletter Released

July 28, 2016

  • Body Armor Publication Released
  • White Paper Addresses UAS Operations
  • Fact Sheet on Understanding NIJ 0101.06 Armor Protection Levels
  • 2016 Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) Workshop
  • Article on UAS and Traffic Incident Management
  • Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge

July 21, 2016

  • 2015 NLECTC System Annual Report Released
  • Webinar: Tasking the Collection and Analysis of Intelligence to Inform Decision Making
  • Cybersecurity Resources for State and Local Law Enforcement

July 7, 2016

  • Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • Stab-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability
  • Webinar From Body Worn Camera TTA Program
  • Social Media and Open Source Seminar

June 30, 2016

  • School Safety Video Wins 2016 APEX Award
  • DEA Releases Training Video on Fentanyl Exposure
  • Latest SPI Newsletter Available
  • CCIC Five in 5
  • National Incident-Based Reporting System

June 23, 2016

  • Presentation on JTIC and NIJ School Safety Efforts Featured at National Conference on School Safety
  • IACP 2016 Conference Scholarship Deadline Extended
  • National Institute of Justice Issues Special Report on Sexual Assault
  • Latest Issue of JUSTINFO Available
  • DHS Releases Revised National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

June 16, 2016

  • Visit SchoolSafetyInfo.org to Read About Award-Winning Video
  • U.S. Department of Justice and National Alliance on Mental Illness Produce Guide on Coping with Mass Casualty Incidents
  • May 2016 Justice Today Released
  • National Institute of Justice Adds Webpage on Microbial Forensics

June 9, 2016

  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Updates Body Worn Camera Toolkit
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Seeks Topic/Exercise Scenario Nominations
  • Oklahoma School Safety Conference Set

June 2, 2016

  • Visit SchoolSafetyInfo.org to Read About Missouri’s School Bus Driver Training
  • New Forensics Webinars Available
  • Course Materials for Introduction to Crime Mapping and Analysis Using ArcGIS 10.1 Released
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police Offers Institute for Community-Police Relations
  • Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Nominations Now Being Accepted

May 26, 2016

  • Engineering Review of Draft NIJ Standards for Video Equipment Used by Criminal Justice Agencies
  • 2016 Specialized Analytic Seminar Series
  • BJA Justice Today
  • LEADS Scholarship Program
  • Read the Latest JUSTINFO Online
  • 2016 National School Safety Conference
  • Visit SchoolSafetyInfo.org to Read About Award-Winning Youth Crime Watch Program
  • Training on Toolkit on Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism
  • Medal of Valor Nomination Period Opens May 31

May 19, 2016

  • Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • Stab-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • JUSTNET Salutes Police Week
  • 2016 Specialized Analytic Seminar Series
  • BJA Justice Today
  • LEADS Scholarship Program
  • Engineering Review of Draft NIJ Standards for Video Equipment Used by Criminal Justice Agencies
  • Read the Latest JUSTINFO Online
  • 2016 National School Safety Conference

May 12, 2016

  • National Institute of Justice Seeking Chief Research Advisor
  • Webinar on Safety and Emergency Planning for Minors on Campus
  • Online School Safety Academy Opens
  • Webinar on Randomized Drug Trials
  • Public Comment Period on Gun Safety Open
  • Survey on Protective Gloves Closes Soon

May 5, 2016

  • NLECTC Minutes: Eyes in the Sky: How Law Enforcement Uses Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • National Institute of Justice introduces the Justice Technology Information Center
  • JUSTNET Has a New Look and Feel: Come See!
  • Public Comment Period on Gun Safety Open
  • Survey on Protective Gloves Closes Soon
  • Latest Issue of OJJDP News@AGlance Available Online
  • Smart Policing Initiative April Newsletter Available Online
  • Read the Latest JUSTINFO Online

April 28, 2016

  • Video Looks at How Law Enforcement Can Use Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Bomb Suit Standard Released
  • National Institute of Justice Director Issues Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Comprehensive School Safety Initiative
  • School Safety Advocacy Council Introduces National School Safety Leadership Academy
  • U.S. Department of Justice Releases 2016 National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction
  • Registration Open for Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Webinars

April 21, 2016

  • Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • School Safe App Now Available for Android
  • Students Lead Way in Developing North Carolina State Tipline
  • Webinar on Domestic Radicalization to Violent Extremism Solicitation Available Online
  • Call for Presentations on Innovative Crime Analysis Research
  • New Solicitation: Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
  • April 15 Issue of JUSTINFO Available
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Has Opening for Mental Health & Law Enforcement Fellow

April 14, 2016

  • Minimum Performance Standard for Duty Gloves
  • Article on Stopping Childhood Bullying Added to SchoolSafetyInfo.org
  • Cybercrime Conference

April 7, 2016

  • Office of Forensic Sciences Seeks Qualified Law Enforcement Peer Reviewers
  • Article on Emergency Operations Plan Tool Added to SchoolSafetyInfo.org
  • Offender Tracking Record Transfer Service Specification, Version 1.0 Now Available
  • Smart Policing Initiative Winter 2016 Newsletter Released
  • Latest Issue of JUSTInfo Available Online
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces 2016 Body Worn Camera Grant Programs

March 31, 2016

  • Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • Webinar on Domestic Radicalization and Violent Extremism Solicitation
  • New National Institute of Justice Solicitations:
  • Report: Understanding Attacks Using Knives & Cutting Instruments

March 24, 2016

  • Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor Models Added to NIJ Compliant List
  • Active Shooter Training for Campuses Nationwide
  • Invitation to Bid: Aircraft to Support Kenya Wildlife Service Counter-Poaching Mission
  • New Features for Body-Worn Camera Toolkit
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Funding-Based Webinars
  • Solicitation: Research on "Sentinel Events" and Criminal Justice System Errors
  • Webinar: New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Solicitation
  • Public Crime Lab Research and Evaluation Funding Webinar: Slides, Transcript and Recording Now Online
  • Webinars on Addressing Campus Sexual Assault

March 17, 2016

  • National Institute of Justice Director's Corner Message Offers Tips on Applying to Solicitations
  • Assessment of the Methods by Which Criminal Justice Agencies Collect and Use Information to Support Technology Procurement, Implementation and Policy Decisions
  • Register Now for Violence Against Women Funding Webinar
  • FBI Launches Website Aimed at Countering Violent Extremism Among Teens
  • National Institute of Justice to Fund Research on Video Technology

March 10, 2016

  • 2016 Patrol Vehicle Report Available on JUSTNET
  • Visit SchoolSafetyInfo.org to Read New Article on Rutgers' Text Messaging System
  • New Orleans, St. Louis and Milwaukee Join DOJ Violence Reduction Network

March 3, 2016

  • National School Safety Conference
  • National School Safety Leadership Academy
  • Public Crime Lab Process Evaluation Funding Webinar
  • SPI Webinar on Collective Efficacy
  • CCIC Five in 5