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Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: 10 Facts Officers Need to Know

December 2019

BJA's Serving Safely Webinar Series  This webinar provides 10 practical tips law enforcement officers can use to effectively serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Additionally, the webinar presenters share information about how officers can seek further training through the "Pathways to Justice" law enforcement module. Video run time: 1:17 min.

Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Persons with Mental Illness and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

December 2019

BJA's Serving Safely Webinar Series  This webinar provides strategies to improve the behavioral health crisis response for individuals with mental illnesses and intellectual & developmental disabilities (I/DD). It presents models of mental health crisis response, including Crisis Intervention Teams, mobile crisis, co-responder, and stand-alone mental health response training. It discusses how research addresses the effectiveness of models for responding to individuals with I/DD & directions for future research. Video run time: 1:29 min.

The Surviving Victims: Guiding the Families of Homicide Victims Through the Criminal Justice Process

December 2019

BJA's Capital Case Litigation Improvement Project Webinar Series  This webinar focuses on how to be the best advocate possible for victims of capital crimes and their families, with emphasis on building effective, empathetic relationships with these families and guiding them through the judicial process. This presentation includes resources for prosecutors dealing with such capital litigation cases. Video run time: 56 min.

Mitigating Mental Health Defenses

December 2019

BJA's Capital Case Litigation Improvement Project Webinar Series  First Assistant Ed McCann of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office explores various mental health defenses in capital cases & how prosecutors can effectively counter them. A career prosecutor who has been on the front lines of many high-profile cases, McCann provides anecdotal insights & practical tools to take straight into trial. This presentation is intended for prosecutors, prosecution teams, victim advocates, and law enforcement personnel. Video run time: 1:11 min.

NIJ LEADS Program Increases Research Capabilities of Law Enforcement Officers

October 2019
This video, produced for IACPTV, provides an overview of the NIJ Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program. NIJ LEADS Scholars from Dayton and Newark police departments provide an overview of the LEADS program as they describe their projects and experiences working in the program. Hear from LEADS scholars Major Wendy Stiver, Dayton Police Department, and Captain Ivonne Roman, Newark Police Department.

Protecting Against Stress & Trauma – Part 3: Next Steps

October 2019

NIJ Research Lessons for Law Enforcement  Part 3 of Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Next Steps. At this Research for the Real World seminar, NIJ brought together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness.  Video run time: 14:25 min.

Protecting Against Stress & Trauma - Part 1: Defining the Problem

October 2019

NIJ Research Lessons for Law Enforcement  Part 1 of Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Defining the Problem.  At this Research for the Real World seminar, NIJ brought together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness. Video run time: 43:26 min.

Protecting Against Stress & Trauma - Part 4: Audience Q&A

October 2019

NIJ Research Lessons for Law Enforcement  Part 4 of Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Audience Q&A. At this Research for the Real World seminar, NIJ brought together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness. Video run time: 26:07 min.