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Internet Safety Month
June is Internet Safety Month and a great opportunity to make sure children are safe online. Predators, identity thieves, and a wide array of scam artists use the Internet to commit crimes. Parents should carefully monitor their children’s use of computers and decide if unique accounts or parental controls are needed. Some helpful tips are available from the United States Computer Emergency Awareness Team, part of the Department of Homeland Security.
Every year, NIJ brings together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss evidence about the effectiveness of programs and policies in crime and justice. This year’s conference is being held June 14–16, 2010, in Arlington, Virginia. Laurence Tribe will be the keynote speaker. He is a renowned constitutional scholar and head of the Justice Department’s new Access to Justice Initiative, which is addressing indigent defense issues. The complete agenda and registration information is available online.
Enforcing Victims’ Rights Training
Victim advocates with at least 2 years of experience in the field are invited to Enforcing Victims’ Rights, a training hosted by OVC’s Training and Technical Assistance Center. The training will be held June 16–17, 2010, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Registration information is available online.
Innovative Technologies for Corrections Conference
The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) is sponsoring a conference that will spotlight the innovative use of existing correctional technologies, as well as technologies on the horizon. The conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 21–23, 2010, and registration is open.
SORNA Implementation Deadline
Registration jurisdictions have until July 27, 2010, to substantially implement requirements for registering and monitoring sex offenders under the SORNA provisions of the Adam Walsh Act. However, jurisdictions may request an additional 1-year extension by submitting an extension request form to the SMART Office.
2010 National Forum on Criminal Justice and Public Safety
BJA, the National Criminal Justice Association, and the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute are co-hosting the 2010 National Forum on Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Ft. Myers, Florida, August 1–3, 2010. Registration information is available online
OJP’s Web site includes a complete list of all open solicitations. Just click on Funding at the top of the site to review all funding opportunities. You can also review the entire 2010 Program Plan for complete information about opportunities throughout the year. Don’t forget to check the Web site regularly for updates.