Grantee Guidelines for Global Standards Package Compliance

To promote increased interoperability among justice information sharing systems, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has started issuing guidance relative to the use of the Global Standards Package. Continue to the Global Standards Package

Global Justice

Learn about the definitive justice advisory group that promotes best practices and effective solutions to improve information sharing nationwide. Continue to Global

Global Information Sharing Toolkit (GIST)

The Global Justice Information Sharing Toolkit (GIST) provides a way for users to explore, discover, and learn about beneficial Global solutions. Whether tackling a justice information sharing business problem, targeting a general area of interest, or looking for a specific Global publication, the GIST has an answer.
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Maine State Police Incident Reporting Project

The Maine State Police and SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, have implemented an incident reporting process with the FBI’s National Data Exchange system (N-DEx) that can be used by all law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Read the Article

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Recommendations for First Amendment-Protected Events for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Provides guidance and recommendations to law enforcement agency personnel in understanding their roles and responsibilities in First Amendment-protected events. Details and Download

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Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity Main FBI Priorities, Comey Tells Lawmakers
The threat from terrorism has metastasized as independent actors mimic a weakened Al Qaeda, FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers, also outlining the persistent cyber threat from high-tech thieves in China.
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How Twitter Could Help Police Departments Predict Crime
Initially, Matthew Gerber didn't believe Twitter could help predict where crimes might occur. For one thing, Twitter's 140-character limit leads to slang and abbreviations and neologisms that are hard to analyze from a linguistic perspective. Beyond that, while criminals occasionally taunt law enforcement via Twitter, few are dumb or bold enough to tweet their plans ahead of time. "My hypothesis was there was nothing there," says Gerber.
April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
The theme for this year’s observance is “Making Meaningful Connections.” During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share their child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. In observance, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service has posted “Special Feature: Child Abuse,” a compilation of publications and resources on the prevalence, prevention, and responses to child abuse.
2014 Specialized Analytic Seminar Series: Child Sex Trafficking

The Child Sex Trafficking Seminar, April 29–May 1, 2014, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is part of the 2014 Specialized Analytic Seminar Series, which is a series of introductory and intermediate analytic courses to support the training of analysts in analytic competencies and tradecraft offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

The Child Sex Trafficking Seminar is a 2½-day event focusing on the details of how to investigate child sex trafficking.  Although the event focuses mainly on operational strategies and tactics used to investigate child sex trafficking, topics related to analytics—such as quantifying this specific problem within a given area—and intelligence sharing will be presented as well.  This seminar is designed for law enforcement investigators, analysts, and prosecutors.  Additional partner organizations for this event include the Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; DHS Blue Campaign; Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center; Georgia Bureau of Investigation; Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center; and Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Office of Homeland Security. 

Topics include:
• How to Utilize Online Chat Rooms
• How to Use Online Advertisement Web Sites
• Undercover Operations to Combat Child Sex Trafficking
• International Child Sex Trafficking Investigations
• Current and Future Solutions to Human Trafficking Information Sharing
• Utilizing Survey Results to Quantify Law Enforcement’s Awareness of and Involvement in Human Trafficking-Related Activity
• Victim Impact Statements
• Prosecution of Traffickers of Children

Registration
There is no registration fee for the seminars. Law enforcement and analytic personnel may register for this seminar at http://dhs.anl.gov/analyticseminar.  This site includes additional details regarding registration and logistics.

For questions regarding the Specialized Analytic Seminar Series, please visit the OJP Event Calendar or e-mail analyticseminars@anl.gov

All Seminar Topics and Locations
• Child Sex Trafficking:  April 29–May 1, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia
• Cybersecurity:  June 5–6, 2014, Albany, New York
• Air Domain:  August 12–13, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee
• Suspicious Activity Reporting:  October 8–9, 2014, Glendale, AZ

Global Featured In New Edition of the BJA- and OJJDP-Supported National Gang Center Newsletter!

See "Global: Collaboration and Information Sharing for Better Juvenile Justice" on pages 5–7 of the newsletter, available at http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Newsletter.

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