People of Color in Criminal Justice Conference
Framingham, Massachusetts, May 22, 2018.
Theme: “Resiliency” The POCCJ Conference, co-hosted by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and Framingham State University, was conceived as a vehicle to address the unique concerns and issues facing professionals of color across the spectrum of criminal justice disciplines.
The goal of the conference is to engage practitioners and academic researchers in dialogue regarding the theoretical and practical aspects of criminal justice work, through the perspective and experiences of people of color active in the field.
We are looking for proposals for workshops which will be offered in 75 minute sessions twice during the conference. Alternatively a workshop can be proposed to be delivered in 2 parts covering the entire 150 minutes.
The conference location is Framingham State University, 100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts. Online registration begins March 12 at www.middlesexsheriff.org.
For a copy of the workshop RFP or to submit a proposal email: email@example.com.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 20, 2018
For additional conference information contact David Halbert at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office at 781-960-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2018
Applications Due: April 25, 2018
NIJ's drugs and crime portfolio supports research on law enforcement efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, and address illegal drug trafficking, markets, and use. This FY2018 solicitation will seek investigator-initiated proposals to conduct applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, local and tribal jurisdictions. The two drug priorities are: 1) opioid-related criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance; and 2) illegal marijuana markets and drug-related violent crime. Opioid research proposals should address narcotics law enforcement, forensic science, and/or medicolegal death investigations; and opioids include heroin, fentanyl, diverted pharmaceuticals, synthetic drugs, and analogues.
See The National Institute of Justice’s Role in the Strategy to Combat Heroin and Other Opioids
General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/welcome.aspx. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/faqs.aspx. For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation (NIJ-2018-13682): toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email email@example.com; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.
Call for Participation
Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology Annual Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, October 11-13, 2018. Theme: “Translating Complexity into Action.” The call to participate in the 2018 AACS Annual Conference is now open to all applied social scientists, as well as those looking to use their social science skills in applied and clinical areas. All faculty and students engaging in applied work, and all practitioners are welcomed to submit proposals.
We are looking for submissions of: individual papers, panels, posters, demonstration of applied and clinical work, professional development seminars, and workshops. AACS has a reputation as a student-friendly conference for both undergraduates and graduate students, featuring student problem solving, paper competitions, and mentoring opportunities.
The conference location is Hilton Norfolk The Main, located just off the downtown Norfolk waterfront.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org Submit your proposal at: www.aacsnet.net/2018-conference-aacs/ DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: June 1, 2018 For more information email: email@example.com
DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance Seeking Peer Reviewers
DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is currently seeking peer reviewers to assess grant applications and we need YOUR help! BJA needs reviewers who are subject matter experts in their fields and come from diverse backgrounds, regions, and experience. Reviewers will participate remotely and will not be required to attend any in-person meetings. Participants will review and score 10-20 applications within a 2-week period. Reviewers are also required to participate in an Orientation Call before beginning their review. The purpose of the Orientation Call is to define the role and responsibilities of the peer reviewers as well as the background and purpose of the grant program being peer reviewed. Reviewers are paid $125 for each application reviewed. If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer, please submit an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae, including a valid e-mail address, to: BJAreviewer@ojp.usdoj.gov. Please put "Peer Reviewer Candidate Resume" in the subject line.
New Resource on the Justice System and People with Disabilities
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities often face unique and serious challenges when involved with the juvenile and criminal justice systems, whether in courts, prisons, detention centers, or community encounters with law enforcement. They may, for example, experience difficulty responding to questions, explaining what happened, or understanding and following instructions. Justice professionals may misinterpret behaviors of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or other disabilities as intent to harm others or as defiance when the individual is actually acting out of confusion, distress, fear or lack of understanding.
The new publication, Impact: Feature Issue on the Justice System and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities (ici.umn.edu/products/impact301) offers justice professionals and the disability community leading-edge articles that help them work together to address these and other challenges, and support equal access to justice for all. Impact is published by the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota, and among the topics in this issue are:
• What justice system professionals need to know about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
• Models for identifying barriers to equal access and providing accommodations in courtrooms, prisons, and precincts
• Creating positive relationships among law enforcement, individuals with disabilities, families, and disability organizations
• Why families, educators, and disability service professionals need to discuss sexual nuances with youth and young adults
• Models for supporting successful re-entry of youth with disabilities from juvenile justice facilities into the community
• Prisons, the death penalty, and the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
• Training for de-escalation and diversion in encounters between law enforcement and people with disabilities
• Personal stories from justice system professionals, parents, individuals with disabilities, and disability service providers