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SMART Office Welcomes New Director

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katie Sullivan (left) swears in Kendel Ehrlich as the Director of the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking on March 16.

In March, the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking welcomed a new Director, Kendel Ehrlich.

Peer Reviewers

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Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA is looking for subject experts with diverse professional backgrounds across various criminal justice fields.  Reviewers will participate remotely and will review 5-15 applications within a two-week period.  If interested, send an email with "Peer Reviewer Candidate Resume" in

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. Video run time: 43.26 min.

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.

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.

Finding the Missing in Indian Country

Juanita Adams
Juanita Adams

It seems prescient that Juanita Adams' Lakota name, Omani Wi, means "woman on the longest walk." Because her last journey took 30 years—until she reached her final

Children Exposed to Violence

A study of a national sample of American children found that over the past year 60 percent were exposed to violence, crime, or abuse in their homes, schools, and communities. Almost 40 percent of American children were direct victims of 2 or more violent acts, and 1 in 10 were victims of violence 5 or more times. Children are more likely to be exposed to violence and crime than adults. Almost 1 in 10 American children saw one family member assault another family member, and more than 25 percent had been exposed to family violence during their life (Finkelhor et al., 2009).