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Department of Justice JUSTICE INFORMATION September 15, 2007 Volume 13, Number 18. Access this issue online at: http://www.ncjrs.gov/justinfo/Sep1507.html JUSTINFO, published the 1st and 15th of each month, highlights information from the NCJRS sponsoring agencies. ************************************************************************* CONTENTS Announcements - Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers (OVC) - September Is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCJRS) - September Is National Youth Court Month (OJJDP) Publications - Black Victimization Detailed (BJS) - Findings From Studying Adolescents in Chicago Neighborhoods (NIJ) - OSDFS Fact Sheet Describes Trafficking of Children (OJJDP) - Sexual Violence in Prisons and Jails Examined (BJS) Online - Add - New - New Resources Your Event to OVC's National Calendar (OVC) Anti-Meth Campaign Announced (ONDCP) Venue Available to Discuss Meth (ONDCP)

Conferences and Trainings - Forensic Trainings Available (NIJ) - Search Institute Conference Promotes Healthy Youth (OJJDP) - Six Additional ALERRT Trainings Available (BJA) - Training for Corrections Professionals (NIC) - Training Schedule for Victim Service Providers Available (OVC) ************************************************************************* *** Announcements *** Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers On September 26, 2007, the Office for Victims of Crime will host a Web Forum Guest Host Session on recruiting and retaining volunteers. Join Daniel Gregory, Community Relations Coordinator at Casa de los Niños, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss methods of recruitment and best practices for enhancing volunteers' experiences. (OVC) For more information, visit: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/ ============================================================ September Is National Campus Safety Awareness Month In recognition of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, NCJRS presents Campus

Safety Resources, a compilation of information and resources on Campus Safety. This Web site provides information on general campus safety, law enforcement, and victims and victimization. (NCJRS) For more information, visit: http://www.ncjrs.gov/campussafetyresources/index.html ============================================================ September Is National Youth Court Month A record 1,255 youth courts annually involve more than 115,000 youth volunteers in the sentencing and disposition of more than 120,000 youth offenders. Published by the National Association of Youth Courts, the National Youth Court Month 2007 Planning and Action Guide assists communities in observing National Youth Court Month. (OJJDP) For more information, visit: http://training.youthcourt.net/NYCC2007-2008_Calendar_Action_Kit_6-4-07a.pdf ************************************************************************* *** Publications *** Black Victimization Detailed "Black Victims of Violent Crime" (NCJ 214258, 12 pp.) presents findings about violent crime experienced by non-Hispanic blacks. Comparisons are made with the victimization experience of other racial/ethnic groups. Findings include violent victimization rates by victim characteristics. Also examined are crime characteristics, including weapon use, offender race, police reporting, and police response to violent crime incidents. (BJS) For more information, visit: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/bvvc.htm For Ordering, visit: http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/ShoppingCart/ShopCart.aspx?item=NCJ+214258&repro= 0 ============================================================ Findings From Studying Adolescents in Chicago Neighborhoods "Adolescents, Neighborhoods, and Violence: Recent Findings From the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods" (NCJ 217397, 24 pp.), a research in brief, examines factors that lead children and adolescents to violent and criminal behavior, combining a longitudinal survey of more than 6,000 children and adolescents with a study of Chicago neighborhoods. (NIJ) For more information, visit: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/217397.htm For Ordering, visit: http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/ShoppingCart/ShopCart.aspx?item=NCJ+217397&repro= 0 ============================================================

OSDFS Fact Sheet Describes Trafficking of Children The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) has published "Human Trafficking of Children in the United States." The fact sheet describes the nature and extent of such child trafficking and how it affects our schools. Information and resources related to identifying victims of trafficking are also provided. (OJJDP) For more information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/factsheet.html ============================================================ Sexual Violence in Prisons and Jails Examined "Sexual Violence Reported by Correctional Authorities, 2006" (NCJ 218914, 12 pp.) presents data from an administrative records collection of incidents of inmate-oninmate and staff-on-inmate sexual violence reported to correctional authorities. It provides counts of sexual violence for adult prisons, jails, and other adult correctional facilities and an indepth analysis of substantiated incidents, characteristics of victims and perpetrators, injuries, and perpetrators’ sanctions. (BJS) For more information, visit: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/svrca06.htm For Ordering, visit: http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/ShoppingCart/ShopCart.aspx?item=NCJ+218914&repro= 0 ************************************************************************* *** Online Resources *** Add Your Event to OVC's National Calendar The OVC National Calendar of Events helps you locate, plan, and promote victim assistance-related events nationwide. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, OVC invites you to add your commemorative event to the calendar, allowing you to connect with a larger victim service audience and gain national exposure. (OVC) For more information, visit: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovccalendar/ http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovccalendar/add.asp ============================================================ New Anti-Meth Campaign Announced ONDCP has launched an Anti-Meth Campaign aimed at preventing methamphetamine use, dispelling "meth myths", and providing treatment for those who need it. Visit the Anti-Meth Campaign to learn more about this initiative, view and listen to the ads, learn about treatment, and download methamphetamine-related information. (ONDCP) For more information, visit: http://www.methresources.gov/antimeth/flash.html http://www.methresources.gov/antimeth/flash.html ============================================================ New Venue Available to Discuss Meth

ONDCP recently launched the DiscussMeth Web Forum, which provides those involved in the fight against methamphetamine an opportunity to interact, and share ideas, resources, and other information. (ONDCP) For more information, visit: https://forum.methresources.gov/ ************************************************************************* *** Conferences and Trainings *** Forensic Trainings Available NIJ is offering two online trainings, Crime Scene and DNA Basics for Forensic Analysis and Laboratory Orientation and Testing of Body Fluids and Tissues for Forensic Analysts. Topics include crime scene preservation, use of technology, and quality assurance measures. (NIJ) For more information, visit: http://www.dna.gov/training/evidence/ http://www.dna.gov/training/forensicbiology/ ============================================================ Search Institute Conference Promotes Healthy Youth On November 8–10, 2007, in Rochester, New York, the Search Institute will hold its annual Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth Conference. The Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth initiative brings together individuals and organizations to nurture competent, caring, and responsible children and adolescents. (OJJDP) For more information, visit: http://www.search-institute.org/hchy/ ============================================================ Six Additional ALERRT Trainings Available In partnership with Texas State University, BJA is funding the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) initiative for law enforcement nationwide. ALERRT Active Shooter Response training is specifically designed to provide law enforcement agencies with training to effectively and safely respond to active shooter events. (BJA) For more information, visit: http://www.alerrt.com/ ============================================================ Training for Corrections Professionals It Is All About Training: Who’s Developing You? is a live satellite/Internet broadcast to be held October 31-November 1, 2007, for 4 hours each day. This training for directors and curriculum developers will review the elements of NIC’s self-directed

DVD learning tool Training Design and Development. (NIC) For more information, visit: http://www.nicic.org/Training/SIB103107 ============================================================ Training Schedule for Victim Service Providers Available OVC is offering fall/winter training workshops for victim service providers. Workshops are filling quickly. Responding to School Violence will be offered October 23–24, 2007 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Program Evaluation will be offered December 4–5, 2007 in Birmingham, Alabama. Visit the OVC TTAC Web site for more information or to register. (OVC) For more information, visit: http://www.sei2003.com/ovcttac/school.htm http://www.sei2003.com/ovcttac/evaluation.htm https://www.ovcttac.org/calendar/training.cfm ************************************************************************* Ordering Instructions - Resources available for online ordering are noted with the reference "Order Online." Order these items online by searching for the NCJ number on the NCJRS Web site at http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/AlphaList.aspx NCJRS Online Resources - View the NCJRS Web site at http://www.ncjrs.gov - Have a question? Search our database of Questions and Answers at http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/QA/SearchQA.aspx - Can't find an answer? E-mail us at http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/QA/SubmitQuestion.aspx - Have a comment or suggestion? Tell us at http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Feedback.aspx Subscription Details - To subscribe to this newsletter go to http://www.ncjrs.gov/subreg.html - To unsubscribe from this newsletter go to https://puborder.ncjrs.gov/Listservs/unsubscribe_justinfo.asp If you have any questions about JUSTINFO, need to change your e-mail address, or experience technical difficulties in receiving or unsubscribing to the newsletter, please go to http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/QA/SubmitQuestion.aspx or call 800-851-3420 or 301 519-5500.