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Executive Board Statement on the Trump Administration's Policies Related to Crime and Justice - May 2017


THE EUROPEAN FORUM FOR RESTORITIVE JUSTICE NEWFLASH


INSTITUTE FOR PEACE & DIALOGUE, IPD
Early Bird Application & Payment Deadline: 01 May, 2018
Late Application & Payment Deadline: 01 June, 2018
Venue: Zug, Switzerland

Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, leadership, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights. Through these events IPD bring together academicians, state, private and public sector representatives.

- The main goal of the 10 or 20 days Summer Academy is to strengthen the skills of the representatives from state institutions, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through academic trainings in peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, security, human rights, leadership and intercultural dialogue fields. 

- The main goal of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program is to develop the skills of the researchers via academic trainings, reading materials, Supervisor guidance and closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutions.

For more information on participation fee, accommodation, experts, topics and etc. essential details please visit the program web site
http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/IX-X-Summer-Academy-2018-3-Month-CAS-Research-Program/  


NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2018
Solicitation:  https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2018-13682.pdf
Applications Due:  April 25, 2018 

NIJ's drugs and crime portfolio supports research on law enforcement efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, and address illegal drug trafficking, markets, and use. This FY2018 solicitation will seek investigator-initiated proposals to conduct applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, local and tribal jurisdictions. The two drug priorities are: 1) opioid-related criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance; and 2) illegal marijuana markets and drug-related violent crime. Opioid research proposals should address narcotics law enforcement, forensic science, and/or medicolegal death investigations; and opioids include heroin, fentanyl, diverted pharmaceuticals, synthetic drugs, and analogues.

See The National Institute of Justice’s Role in the Strategy to Combat Heroin and Other Opioids
at https://www.nij.gov/topics/drugs/Pages/nij-role-in-the-stategy-to-combat-heroin-and-other-opioids.aspx

General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/welcome.aspx. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/faqs.aspx. For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation (NIJ-2018-13682): toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.


The National Institute of Justice
Solicitation:  https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2018-13960.pdf
Applications Due:  May 14, 2018 

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for investigator-initiated research and evaluation related to reducing firearms violence and understanding the causes and effects of firearms violence. This solicitation is focused specifically on producing research related to intentional, interpersonal firearms violence. This program furthers the Department's mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to improve criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.


The National Institute of Justice
Solicitation: https://nij.gov/funding/documents/solicitations/NIJ-2018-14001.pdfApplications Due:  May 14, 2018

NIJ seeks to support the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) priorities of reducing violent crime and enhancing investigations and prosecutions by funding investigator-initiated, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects related to the administration of justice. While the scope of this solicitation is defined as investigator initiated, the following research topics are of particular interest to DOJ.

1.     Eyewitness Identification Evidence: cognitive neuroscience; and research on estimator and system variables
2.     Front-end Intervention Strategies: diversion and deflection; pretrial notification protocols and court appearance compliance; bail reform; and justice-led strategies aimed at young-adult offenders
3.     Enhancing Investigations and Prosecutions: body-worn cameras; and juror decision-making

Webinar: A webinar for this solicitation is scheduled for 3:00 pm EST on April 4, 2018. See the registration page at https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0ee8b353ae335b60d7ad92d7a83dd37e. A transcript will be available on NIJ’s website at https://www.nij.gov/.

Note: applicants must register with Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html prior to submitting an application.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. See also NIJ’s solicitation FAQ page at https://www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/faqs.aspx.