Research and Evaluation on Correctional Culture and Climate Solicitation Webinar
Join us on Wednesday, June 7 from 3- 4:00 pm ET for a webinar about NIJ's FY23 Correctional Culture and Climate solicitation. We're seeking proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects that inform our understanding of the impact of culture and climate on the ability of correctional agencies to achieve their missions.
Addressing High Incidence of Missing Native Persons
The high percentage of Native American people on missing persons lists reflects both systemic social problems and long-standing communication disconnects. An NIJ-supported study details the scope of the problem in Nebraska and urges culturally sensitive research and better access to justice.
Join a Webinar Discussing NIJ’s Latest Challenge
This webinar will provide an overview of the Innovations in Measuring Community Perceptions Challenge, which NIJ launched to address the challenges of collecting consistent, rigorous measurements of community views of law enforcement. With this challenge, NIJ invites innovative methods for measuring community attitudes, perceptions, or beliefs about public safety.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the conference or watched the live-streamed events. We are both energized and exhausted and hope you found the panels and plenaries as exciting and informative as we did. Over the coming weeks we will be posting some follow-up content so stay tuned.
Term of the Month - Forensic Toxicology
Forensic Toxicology uses contextual information and analysis of biological samples for medicolegal investigations of drug use, poisoning, and death. The principles of analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry, and pharmacology are applied to determine the presences of toxic substances.
Criminal Justice Data Archives
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data archives data on crime and justice and contains data from over 2,700 curated studies or statistical data series. The website is home to several large-scale datasets, including the National Crime Victimization Survey, FBI's Uniform Crime Reports and National Incident-Based Reporting System, and the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods.
List of Compliant Ballistic Resistant Body Armor
NIJ certifies torso-worn ballistic resistant body armor for law enforcement that complies with the requirements our Compliance Testing Program. If you’re in the law enforcement profession, review a newly updated list of all compliant armor, searching by manufacturing company, gender, threat levels, and other factors.
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CrimeSolutions Program and Practice Ratings
Formal Mentoring to Prevent Youth Substance Use
This practice encompasses programs that provide youths with formal supportive relationships and various positive, community-based activities and experiences to reduce their need to use alcohol and/or drugs.
School-Based Cyberbullying Prevention Programs
This practice aims to decrease cyberbullying perpetration and victimization and promote cyber-bystander behaviors among students in kindergarten through grade 12.
School-Based Law Enforcement Framework (Texas)
This is a framework of recommended practices for integrating police into the educational environment to enhance a safe school climate.
The First Step Act
The First Step Act of 2018 aims to reform the federal prison system and reduce recidivism. NIJ is working to assess and develop an existing risk and needs assessment system for incarcerated individuals, and develop recommendations regarding effective evidence-based recidivism reduction programs and activities.