Office of Justice Programs Weekly News Brief

Jul 27, 2012, 11:45 ET from Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Office of Justice Programs:

Tribal Youth Leadership Conference Provides Opportunity for Federal Officials to Hear from Youth – Youth from tribal communities across the country will attend the week-long 2012 National Intertribal Youth Summit in Washington, DC from Saturday, July 28- Thursday, Aug. 2. The Summit features officials from the White House and the Departments of Justice, Interior, Health and Human Services and Energy, and provides opportunities for tribal youth to identify, learn, and hone leadership skills in an effort to address many of the challenges facing communities in Indian Country. The summit is part of the Justice Department's ongoing efforts to increase engagement and to build healthier, safer communities through strengthened coordination and collaboration with tribal governments and partners.  For special requests to film b-roll and event locations, contact Wyn Hornbuckle at  or 202-514-2007.

NIJ Releases New Publications, Explores Effect of Prison Restructuring and New Officers and Technology in Law Enforcement Agencies – The Office of Justice Program's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today released the newest publications from the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety, a roundtable funded by NIJ and managed by Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management.  The publications are Exploring the Role of the Police in Prisoner Reentry, written by former NIJ Director Jeremy Travis, Ronald Davis and Sarah Lawrence; and Police Leadership Challenges in a Changing World, by former NIJ Deputy Director Ellen Scrivner, Anthony Batts and Sean Michael Smoot.  The Executive Session brings together police chiefs, union leaders, and academic and criminal justice policy leaders to find solutions to today's most pressing law enforcement issues.  (Prisoner Reentry)  (Police Leadership)

Did you know …

NIJ has released their first eBook, "Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: An On-the-Scene Reference for First Responders," now available in formats that can be used on most e-readers (.epub for many readers and .mobi for Kindle).


SOURCE Office of Justice Programs