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CNN Justice Report: FBI: Mass shooting incidents occurring more frequently

Washington (CNN) — Mass shootings have been occurring more frequently in recent years, an FBI study shows, with nearly one incident a month from 2000 to 2013.

The study, which was released Wednesday, reported 160 incidents during that time, with 486 people killed and 557 wounded. Those figures don’t include the deaths or injuries of the shooters. Read More & Share

OJJDP Report: Webinar To Explore Civil Citations as Alternatives to Juvenile Arrests

Webinar To Explore Civil Citations as Alternatives to Juvenile Arrests

On September 22, 2014, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. ET, OJJDP’s State Training and Technical Assistance Center will present “Civil Citations in Juvenile Justice: An Alternative to Punitive Sanctions.” This Webinar will explore civil citations as an alternative to arresting low-risk, first-time youth offenders. The Webinar will highlight the success of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Civil Citation initiative. Participants will learn how to overcome challenges in their jurisdictions when implementing a civil citation model to improve youth outcomes, increase public safety, and reduce costs.

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OJJDP Report: OJJDP Releases Guide to Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse

OJJDP Releases Guide to Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse

unnamedLaw Enforcement Response to Child Abuse OJJDP has published “Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse.” This guide provides information to help law enforcement personnel ensure consistency in child abuse investigations, understand their role on a multidisciplinary child protection team during a child abuse case, and establish procedures and protocols for working with other professionals to meet the needs of abused children. Read More & Share

OJJDP Report: Webinar To Explore Civil Citations as Alternatives to Juvenile Arrests

Webinar To Explore Civil Citations as Alternatives to Juvenile Arrests

On September 22, 2014, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. ET, OJJDP’s State Training and Technical Assistance Center will present “Civil Citations in Juvenile Justice: An Alternative to Punitive Sanctions.” This Webinar will explore civil citations as an alternative to arresting low-risk, first-time youth offenders. The Webinar will highlight the success of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Civil Citation initiative. Participants will learn how to overcome challenges in their jurisdictions when implementing a civil citation model to improve youth outcomes, increase public safety, and reduce costs. Read More & Share

In memory of the first responders who gave their lives on September 11, 2001

Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann issued a statement in memory of the first responders who were killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001:

We must never forget the sacrifice of the 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers who lost their lives while trying to save others after the attacks on September 11, 2001. In a time of increased turmoil and tension in the world, it is important to reflect on those who rush to protect our communities no matter how grave the danger.

never-forgetWhen the first jetliner flew into World Trade Center North Tower on that terrible day, firefighters and police hurried to evacuate the thousands of people who worked there. They streamed up staircases toward acrid smoke and burning jet fuel in an effort to get everyone out safely. When the second jet hit the South Tower, it was clear that this was no accident – America was under attack. But those responding to the disaster never faltered – they redoubled their efforts to clear the buildings. Read More & Share

Military surplus equipment has saved officers’ lives, needs better oversight, Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann tells Senate Committee

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 1.08.03 PMSurplus military equipment provided to law enforcement agencies has saved lives and should be preserved, but the program needs better oversight and regulations, Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann told a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.

Bueermann testified during the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs hearing on oversight of federal programs for equipping law enforcement agencies. The hearing was called in response to the national debate over unarmed protesters facing heavily armed police in Ferguson, Missouri after a police shooting there. One program in particular – known as the 1033 program – was criticized by Senators for giving out equipment they felt was inappropriate for police forces. Click here for a copy of Bueermann’s testimony. Read More & Share

Police Foundation makes major contribution to National Institute of Justice report on Sentinel Event Reviews

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 4.00.28 PMThe National Institute of Justice has released a new publication that proposes that law enforcement agencies adopt “sentinel event” policies that seek to learn from errors rather than lay blame for them. The report includes commentaries from President Jim Bueermann and a number of others affiliated with the Police Foundation.

Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews explores ways to reduce errors in criminal justice by analyzing mistakes, such as the conviction or detention of innocent persons or the release of dangerous persons. This report explores whether this model – widely used in medicine and aviation – would be suitable in evaluating the criminal justice system. The report is available by clicking here. Read More & Share

OJJDP Report: Defending Childhood Webinar To Discuss Violence Prevention Partnerships

Defending Childhood Webinar To Discuss Violence Prevention Partnerships

On September 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET, the Defending Childhood initiative, in conjunction with OJJDP and Futures Without Violence, will present the 90-minute Webinar “From Associates to Allies: Forging Public Sector Partnerships that Prevent Violence.” Presenters will share how local governments and communities can work across public sectors to prevent gang violence, child abuse, bullying, and other violence. Participants will learn the benefits of collaborating with local school, health, criminal justice, and other sectors; explore non-traditional partnerships; and identify multi-sector strategies to prevent violence.

Registration is free and available online. Read More & Share

OJJDP Report: Defending Childhood Webinar To Discuss Violence Prevention Partnerships

Defending Childhood Webinar To Discuss Violence Prevention Partnerships

unnamed (1)On September 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET, the Defending Childhood initiative, in conjunction with OJJDP and Futures Without Violence, will present the 90-minute Webinar “From Associates to Allies: Forging Public Sector Partnerships that Prevent Violence.” Presenters will share how local governments and communities can work across public sectors to prevent gang violence, child abuse, bullying, and other violence. Participants will learn the benefits of collaborating with local school, health, criminal justice, and other sectors; explore non-traditional partnerships; and identify multi-sector strategies to prevent violence.

Registration is free and available online. Read More & Share