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Call for Chapter Proposals

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 25, 2019
Full Chapters Due: March 10, 2019
Submission Date: May 21, 2019


The call for chapter proposals centers on human services and the Muslim community. Helping professionals with little experience working with Muslims may face their own challenges understanding the unique needs of Muslim clients. This books seeks to present research and evidence-based practice to bridge the gap in knowledge for helping professionals.  The chapter is open to a wide variety of helping profession topics; however, we have a specific need on intimate partner violence services and victim services.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 25, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 25, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 10, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 


$10 Million in Gun Policy Research Grants Now Available

The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research is seeking research proposals on gun policy. The goal is to help provide policymakers nonpartisan, scientific information to support policies that may reduce gun violence. The collaborative released its first request for proposals (RFP) on Jan. 7. Applicants now have until February 4 to submit a short letter of interest, after which full proposals will be invited from some applicants. This round of grant funding will award up to $10 million for scientific research on U.S. gun policy and gun violence prevention. Funding awards will be made in June and July, 2019. You can see the RFP here.


National Law Enforcement Museum Opens

The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building has officially opened its doors to the public. The Museum, located in the historic Judiciary Square, tells the story of American law enforcement through pivotal moments in history that changed policing, beginning with the earliest forms of colonial law and order, through the formation of the FBI, the civil rights movement, the 9/11 terror attacks, and current day events like Ferguson, MO. and community relations. It is the only Museum in the country that explores nearly every facet of American law.  To read the full Press Release statement click here


National Association of African American Studies National Conference

The National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) and Affiliates will host their national conference in Dallas,Texas February 11 - 16, 2019. The national organization will host scholars from international countries such as India, China, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Nigeria and others. The planning committee expects an attendance to exceed 1,200 professionals. The national organization welcomes research that speaks to the global criminal element and justice system. Abstracts may include, but are not limited to: Black women in Prison, does the punishment fit the crime, impact of socio - economic conditions on crime, role of police in monitoring the criminal element, training personnel to serve in the justice system, political fight to give felons who have completed her/his term in a correction facility the right to vote, police targeting, and other related topics.


Any questions regarding submitting abstracts or registering for the conference should be directed to: or (207) 856-2500.


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( 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.