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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.

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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.

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OJJDP Report: Webinar To Discuss Implementing Evidence-Based Services in Juvenile Justice Systems

Webinar To Discuss Implementing Evidence-Based Services in Juvenile Justice Systems

On September 17, 2014, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. ET, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice will present “Implementing Evidence-Based Services.” This Webinar will explore how jurisdictions and providers of evidence-based programs can better serve youth in the juvenile justice system. Presenters will discuss how providers can create agency and customer buy-in, identify strategies to address funding and fidelity challenges, share lessons learned from state jurisdictions, and describe how to embed evidence-based services in juvenile justice systems.

Resources:

  • Register and learn more about this free Webinar.
  • Access OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide for easy access to evidence-based juvenile justice resources.

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OJJDP Report: Card Addresses Law Enforcement Responses to Cyberbullying

Tip Card Addresses Law Enforcement Responses to Cyberbullying

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) have released “Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement.” This tip card, supported by OJJDP, provides more than 20 recommendations to help law enforcement address and investigate cyberbullying in their communities. This resource highlights information from experts in the fields of law enforcement, youth trauma, mental health, computer crimes, victim services, and education. The tip card is available in English and Spanish. Read More & Share

Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann interviewed on national public radio

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 6.05.05 PMThe best way for law enforcement agencies to avoid the kind of riots and upheaval that have occurred in Ferguson, Missouri the past week is to adhere to the principles of community-based policing and have departments reflect the ethnic makeup, values and concerns of the community where they serve, Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann said Monday in a nationally-syndicated public radio program.

“So much of what goes into policing in terms of community reaction, is a direct result of whether the community has confidence in the police, do they trust the police, do they feel that they are open, transparent and accountable, do they feel they have a voice in terms of policing,” Bueermann said. “When the police department does not reflect the ethnic makeup of the community it serves, and that disparity is as significant as … has been reported in Ferguson, then, in my opinion, the question is not ‘is there going to be a problem between the community and police,’ the question is ‘when is that problem going to occur?'” Read More & Share

Crime Mapping & Analysis News launched by Police Foundation

crime mappingThe Police Foundation is bringing back Crime Mapping & Analysis News. This week the first volume of the quarterly online newsletter (www.crimemapping.info) will be released, highlighting innovative programs in crime mapping and analysis. This is a renewal of the popular newsletter that started in the late 1990’s, that helped to shape the standards for how police strategically engage mapping and crime analysis methods.

Crime Mapping & Analysis News brings together articles by both researchers and practitioners on the methods, technologies and tools that support innovation, data collection and evidence-based practices in law enforcement agencies. The newsletter is a revamped version of Crime Mapping News, which was published by the Police Foundation from 1999-2009. This revised version is a vehicle for law enforcement professionals, crime analysts, researchers and crime prevention managers and executives, and criminologists to share their ideas to improve and strengthen the law enforcement community. Read More & Share

Unmanned Aerial System Guidebook Featured in Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Newsletter

Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 2.42.32 PM_0The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ August Dispatch Newsletter features the Police Foundation’s preparation of a guidebook for law enforcement agencies considering adding an unmanned aerial system to their department. This project, titled “Community Policing and UAS Guidelines to Enhance Community Trust,” is funded by the COPS office.

Because of Federal Aviation Administration restrictions, very few law enforcement agencies currently have access to unmanned aerial systems – which employ the guided flying vehicles most commonly referred to as “drones” by the public and media. However, the FAA is developing guidelines to allow commercial drones into U.S. airspace by September 2015, and the law enforcement interest in the technology is growing. Read More & Share