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A Conversation with Roberta Roper: The Evolution of Victims' Rights

September 2022
To commemorate the annual observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims on September 25, Office for Victims of Crime Director Kristina Rose speaks to Roberta Roper about the murder of her beloved daughter, Stephanie. Hear Roberta’s inspiring story and how the crime victims’ field has changed in the past four decades and learn about the ongoing work that needs to be done to help all victims of crime find their justice.

Tribal Crime, Justice, and Safety (Part 1)

June 2022

Research indicates that Native American persons experience crime victimization at higher rates than non-Native people. Furthermore, the unique position of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes as both sovereign nations and domestic dependents of the U.S. creates jurisdictional complexities in responding to crime, justice, and safety. Senior social and behavioral scientist Christine (Tina) Crossland discusses NIJ’s research on these topics, especially on the prevention of violence towards American Indians and Alaska Natives. Communications Assistant Stacy Lee Reynolds hosts.

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

December 2019

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 hour 29 min.

Protecting Against Stress & Trauma – Part 3: Next Steps

October 2019

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.

This gathering provided an exploration into what additional research is needed to best support officer health and wellness, potentially highlighting priority areas for future research.

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

October 2019

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 2: Research & Practice

October 2019

Part 2 of Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Research & Practice.  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: 24:58 min.

Protecting Against Stress and Trauma - NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar

July 2019

NIJ 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.

Researchers on the panel are pioneers in the field of the Evidence-Based Policing Movement. They are leading scholars and Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) scholars. Video run time: 43.26 min.