Solicitation Deadline Extended

NIJ has extended the deadlines for the solicitation Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System. It now will close on May 8, 2017.

Highlights

NIJ, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the state of Nevada teamed up to reduce the backlog of untested sexual assault kits. A new article details how this multidisciplinary team worked collaboratively to address this challenge, ultimately working to resolve resourcing, investigatory, and victim-oriented issues.

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NIJ is the largest support agency in the United States for forensic laboratory technical assistance, and offers the only extramural grant program in the nation dedicated to forensic science research, development, and evaluation.

In a new Director’s Corner, Acting Director Howard Spivak summarizes NIJ’s major contributions in strengthening the forensic science enterprise and restoring trust in the scientific underpinnings of the varied forensic science disciplines.

Read the Director’s Corner message.

Alcoholism in Parents May Lead to TDV

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Two NIJ-funded studies found that some parental behaviors, including marital conflict and lower maternal warmth and acceptance, were indirectly linked to instances of teen dating violence.

Learn more in our new article

Violence Against AI/AN People

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Watch a video that illustrates the above-mentioned research findings on the staggering violence experienced by AI/AN adults. Researchers also measured a range of impacts, as well as services needed, because of violence.

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