Highlights

NIJ is hosting the Special Saturday Session at the IACP Annual Conference to provide the latest research to improve officer safety and protect communities. Join us for expert panels on reducing traffic-related officer deaths, preventing violent extremism, increasing firearm safety and new policing technology.

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Join us on October 29 for a webinar on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) to learn about best practices for utilizing dental records, DNA, and fingerprints; analytical tools to resolve cases; and case studies illustrating NamUs’ impact.

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Featured Video

Dr. Amy Farrell discusses her research looking at the barriers that local communities face identifying, investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases under new state human trafficking laws.

NIJ Welcomes New Deputy Director

This week, Howard Spivak, M.D., joined NIJ as its new Deputy Director and Chief of Staff. A pioneer in recognizing the link between violence and public health, he has published two books on youth violence and numerous other publications. Dr. Spivak will be a key leader in NIJ’s scientific endeavors and day-to-day operations.

Read Dr. Spivak's CV.