PSN Training and Technical Assistance Bulletin – January 2021

Included in this issue:

Innovation Suite Academy

The BJA and the Innovations Suite TTA Team have created the Innovations Suite Researcher-Practitioner Fellows Academy. The Academy is a multi-day experience focusing on the importance of using science and data to: (a) support criminal justice planning and programming; (b) develop capacity to translate research into practice; (c) support the implementation of evidence-based practice; and (d) enhance public safety and improve the delivery of fair and cost-effective justice. The Academy will perpetuate a “community of practice” and develop “Fellows,” by providing training in action research, linkage to proven processes and strategies, and supporting the Fellows and the partnerships through ongoing training and technical assistance (TTA). The 2021 Spring Academy will be held in early-March. PSN sites have attended prior Academies and continue to be eligible to attend as an Innovations Suite program. Some of the training objectives include: Enhance the implementation of data-driven crime reduction approaches Encourage robust researcher-practitioner partnerships Improve community safety Minimize recidivism Prevent unnecessary confinement  If your district or agency is interested in attending the academy , check out the program overview video or the Innovation Suite Academy website.

PSN Targeting Offenders Podcast Series

A significant number of law enforcement agencies use, or are hoping to establish, offender-based approaches as part of their PSN strategies. The PSN TTA team developed a series of podcasts focused on Targeting Offenders and Creating Targeted Offender Lists Podcasts in 2020. The first four podcast focused on criteria, research, management, and analysis of offender list. The PSN TTA is pleased to release two additional podcasts in this series on: Legal Issues Organizational Change CNA Senior Advisor and retired police Lt. Tom Woodmansee, facilitates these podcasts. CNA Research Fellow Dr. Scott Decker and Dr. Bryanna Fox, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida and partner with the Tampa Police Department on its Violent Impact Player program, join him. Click on the podcast topics to listen to the episodes. View the prior podcasts here: Criteria for Inclusion on Targeted Offender Lists Research and Research Partners Managing a List Data and Crime Analysis