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Honoring Homicide Victims and Their Families
September 25, 2009, is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, Parents of Murdered Children, Inc., Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc., are sponsoring a symposium on September 25 in Washington, DC, to commemorate this observance. A candlelight ceremony will follow the symposium. Call 1-800-438-6233 to register to attend these events.

OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2009
This issue of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) bi-monthly newsletter features a new report recommending comprehensive dependency court improvements for American Indian/Alaska Native children; recent visits to OJJDP by delegations from the United Kingdom, Spain, and Brazil to learn more about the Office's programs; and a Tribal Youth Program grant that enabled American Indian youth to travel to the Oregon Statehouse to view lawmakers at work. (NCJ 227625)

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Police Recruitment and Retention in the Contemporary Urban Environment - Conference Proceedings
This Office of Community Oriented Policing Services report, based on a national summit held in June 2008, summarizes the panelists' presentations, discussions, and opinions, and highlights key recruitment and retention lessons learned from the military and other organizations. (NCJ 227663)

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Conference Addresses Crime Victims With Disabilities
The Office for Victims of Crime-funded National Professional Training Conference on Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities will be held September 30 to October 2, 2009, in Denver, Colorado. Individual scholarships of up to $1,000 are available. The application deadline for scholarships is September 1, 2009. The Bureau of Justice Statistics will present the first findings about nonfatal violent and property crime experienced by persons with disabilities drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Advancing Community Policing Through Community Governance
This new release from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services offers a collaborative approach to local governance in responding to community problems and issues. The publication examines the emergence of community governance, defines the strategy and its elements, and illustrates examples from the field. (NCJ 227601)

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August Issue of SMART Watch Available
The latest issue of "SMART Watch" announces that Linda M. Baldwin has been appointed as the new director of the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). It also includes articles on the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, SMART's 2009 national symposium, and current grant activities. (NCJ 227926)

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PREA Data Collection Activities, 2009
This new Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) status report on Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) (P.L. 108-79) requires BJS to carry out, for each calendar year, a comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape. BJS has developed a multiple-measure, multiple-mode data collection strategy to fully implement requirements under PREA. (NCJ 227377)

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National Summit on Intelligence: Gathering, Sharing, Analysis, and Use after 9-11
This Office of Community Oriented Policing Services report contains findings from a November 2007 summit that addressed challenges encountered in sharing criminal intelligence. It includes eight recommendations on how law enforcement agencies can share information and intelligence seamlessly while protecting privacy and civil rights. (NCJ 227676)

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National Institute of Corrections Service Plan Available
The National Institute of Corrections has posted its Fiscal Year 2010 Adult Service Plan, "Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections: All Corrections Disciplines--Jails, Prisons, Community Corrections October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010" This service plan presents the training programs, technical assistance opportunities, and information services available for correctional executives and practitioners working in Federal, state, and local adult correctional agencies. Available from NIC. (ACCN 023761)

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Upcoming Conferences 

American Parole and Probation Association Annual Training Institute
August 23, 2009 - August 26, 2009
Anaheim, California
Visit the BJA, BJS, NIJ, OJJDP and OVC exhibit.

NOVA's 35th Annual North American Victim Assistance Conference
August 23, 2009 - August 27, 2009
Scottsdale, Arizona
Visit the OVC exhibit.

10th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention
August 25, 2009 - August 27, 2009
New Orleans, Louisiana
Visit the OJJDP exhibit.

43rd Annual National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) Meeting
September 11, 2009 - September 16, 2009
San Francisco, California

International Community Corrections Association 17th Annual International Research Conference
September 13, 2009 - September 16, 2009
Orlando, Florida

37th Annual National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) Conference & Training Institute
September 13, 2009 - September 16, 2009
Charlotte, North Carolina

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