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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • Friday, October 22, 2010
  • Contact: Office of Justice Programs
  • Telephone: (202) 307-0703
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Weekly News Brief

Campus Safety Highlighted at Conference—"I think too many people take for granted that our institutions of higher learning are peaceful havens for learning – and largely, they are. What I don't think they appreciate is the extent to which our college administrators and campus security personnel have made that possible," said Laurie O. Robinson, OJP's Assistant Attorney General (AAG). "The bottom line is that campus law enforcement is now seen as part of the front line response in public safety. The key is to make sure the roles of campus security personnel and local law enforcement are clearly defined and closely coordinated." AAG Robinson delivered her remarks at the National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education on October 19. More details about OJP's efforts to enhance campus security are included in a blog by AAG Robinson at: http://blogs.usdoj.gov/blog/archives/1017

New Guide for Reentry Programs in Indian Country—OJP's Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO) released a new publication, Strategies for Creating Offender Reentry Programs in Indian Country, on October 19. The publication highlights promising practices and strategies for adults and juveniles transitioning from incarceration back into tribal communities. It also provides an historical overview and reference material for tribal justice practitioners, administrators, and policymakers. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ccdo/programs/reentry-indiancounty

Registration Now Open for BJA Conference—OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance will hold its 2010 National Conference, entitled Advancing Justice through Evidence and Innovation, December 6–8, in Washington, DC. Immediately following the National Conference, on December 8 from 1:00-5:00 p.m., BJA will host an Intellectual Property Forum. The forum will highlight the damaging effects of this type of crime to the economy, the health and safety risks it poses to the public, and its relationship with gangs and organized crime. Register at: http://www.esi-bethesda.com/bja2010/registration.html

The BJA 2010 National Conference will not include sessions that focus exclusively on important justice issues in tribal communities to avoid conflict with the Department of Justice's Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety, and Wellness (TJSW) Conference, December 7-8 in Palm Springs, CA. The TJSW Conference will include discussion of BJA resources and topics, as well as BJA senior leader involvement. BJA will continue to strongly support and respect tribal justice needs throughout its programs and resources and welcomes the involvement and participation of tribal justice professionals at the BJA National Conference. Individuals who are interested in the TSJW Conference can register and learn more by visiting: http://www.tribaljusticeandsafety.gov

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