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Environmental Scan of Criminal Justice Responses to Justice-Involved Young Adults

October 2016
The informational webinar will discuss the results of the recently published Environmental Scan of Developmentally Appropriate Criminal Justice Responses to Justice-Involved Young Adults produced by NIJ. It will provide a launching point for us to connect with others doing similar work and plan for future meetings to discuss research gaps and research needs of those providing programming to justice-involved young adults.

Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge Webinar

October 2016

This webinar will offer a brief overview of the National Institute of Justice and the data science needs of the criminal justice field. In addition, it will provide details about the Crime Forecasting Challenge, including who can submit, how to retrieve datasets, and the submission categories. The overall goal of the Crime Forecasting Challenge is to harness recent advances in data science to drive innovation in algorithms that advance place-based crime forecasting.

Progress on Testing Sexual Assault Kits

September 2016
Members from the Nevada Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Working Group describe the importance of using a multidisciplinary, victim-centered approach in addressing complex issues that arise while responding to sexual assault. The team also describes the importance of utilizing available resources, including research and federal support from the National Institute of Justice, in making progress towards processing untested sexual assault kits.

A Conversation With Natasha Alexenko, Founder of Natasha's Justice Project

September 2016
Natasha Alexenko tells her story as a sexual assault survivor and advocate. Building from her presentation at the National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium in September 2016, she also speaks about the need for a multidisciplinary approach to improve sexual assault response and highlights NIJ’s role in supporting these efforts.

Research Fellowship Opportunities at the National Institute of Justice

September 2016

This webinar, held on September 19, 2016, provided an overview of the research fellowship opportunities provided by NIJ, including the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship, Visiting Fellows Program, New Investigator/Early Career Program, and Research Assistantship Program. These fellowships provide opportunities for early career as well as experienced researchers in the social and behavioral sciences and STEM disciplines.

Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism in Montgomery County

August 2016
Darryl McSwain, Assistant Chief at Montgomery County Police Department, discusses the “Montgomery County Model” to prevent domestic radicalization and violence extremism. This included working with schools support youth before they take part in negative behavior and working with researchers to develop culturally-sensitive prevention programs that are effective.

Using Technology to Work Smarter, Faster and Cheaper

August 2016
Jim Bueerman, President of the Police Foundation, discusses how law enforcement can use technology in their work and how NIJ research helps law enforcement make better decisions about the consequences and impact of new technology.

Pathways to Violent Extremism

August 2016
John Horgan, Professor at Georgia State University, discusses the types and ideologies of lone-actor terrorists and how the bystander effect creates challenges to preventing and intervening on possible domestic radicalization situations early.

Using Research-Based Evidence in Your Jurisdiction

August 2016
Hank Stawinski, Chief at Prince George’s County Police Department, discusses how research can help law enforcement solve crime through evidence-based decision making and how partnerships between researchers and law enforcement can lead to innovative solutions. Learn more about researcher practitioner partnerships.

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men - 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

July 2016

This seminar provides the first set of estimates from a national large-scale survey of violence against women and men who identified themselves as American Indian or Alaska Native using detailed behaviorally specific questions on psychological aggression, coercive control and entrapment, physical violence, stalking, and sexual violence. These results are expected to raise awareness and understanding of violence experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: Findings from a National Survey

June 2016

This seminar provides the first set of estimates from a national large-scale survey of violence against women and men who identified themselves as American Indian or Alaska Native using detailed behaviorally specific questions on psychological aggression, coercive control and entrapment, physical violence, stalking, and sexual violence. These results are expected to raise awareness and understanding of violence experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Using Procedural Justice to Improve Community Relations

June 2016

Michael Davis, Director of Public Safety at Northeastern University, discusses the concept of procedural justice and how it can be integrated into policing operations to improve community relations and address crime challenges.

Research and Evaluation on Domestic Radicalization to Violent Extremism

April 2016

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to help build knowledge and evidence related to strategies for effective prevention and intervention of domestic radicalization and violent extremism in the United States. The overall purpose of this program will be to reduce the likelihood that acts of violent extremism occur. This funding will support replication and evaluation of existing programs as well as development and evaluation of programs where none currently exist.

What We Know — and Don't Know — About Restrictive Housing

April 2016

What do we know about the use of restrictive housing in jails and prison in the U.S.? Leading practitioners and researchers discuss what the current evidence can tell us about how restrictive housing is used, who is in restrictive housing, its effects on inmate populations, and what else we need to learn to identify alternatives to restrictive housing.

Violence Against Women Research Consortium Solicitation Webinar

April 2016

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to NIJ’s solicitation, “Violence Against Women Consortium.” NIJ seeks to fund a research consortium focused on topical areas related to violence against women to include domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence. The research consortium is expected to be an interdisciplinary team of researchers representing expertise broadly across violence against women.

Community-Level Efforts to Prevent Violent Extremism

March 2016
In this video three internationally-renowned experts from the research and practitioner arenas discuss how community policing can be used to prevent violent extremism and reduce violence within communities.

Solicitation Webinar - Elder Abuse Prevention Demonstration Project, Planning Phase

March 2016

To assist potential applicants in developing strong proposals, we are hosting educational webinars for interested stakeholders to learn more about the research goals, technical and submission requirements, and program objectives.

In this webinar we discussed the solicitation "Elder Abuse Prevention Demonstration Project: Planning Phase."

NIJ’s Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Program

March 2016

This video, featuring NIJ Director Nancy Rodriguez, Hassan Aden of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and two scholars from the 2014 Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program, describes the LEADS program, how NIJ and IACP are building the next generation of law enforcement leadership, and how the program has benefited the scholars.

What Is a Sexual Assault Kit?

January 2016
NIJ Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences Director Gerald LaPorte and Deputy Director Heather Waltke, along with Heather LaSalle, Forensic Examiner, DNA Casework Unit, from the FBI Laboratory explain what a sexual assault kit is and how it is used as part of a sexual assault investigation.

The NIJ/IACP Partnership

January 2016

This video, featuring NIJ Director Nancy Rodriguez and Hassan Aden of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), describes the partnership between NIJ and IACP and how the two organizations are linking what we know about what works in policing to the field.

How Research and Technology Are Expanding Sexual Assault Kit Testing

January 2016

NIJ Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences Director Gerald LaPorte and Deputy Director Heather Waltke, along with Heather LaSalle, Forensic Examiner, DNA Casework Unit, and Tina Delgado, Chief, Biometrics Division from the FBI Laboratory discuss how scientific advances can help jurisdictions process a large number of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.