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Funding Opportunities

Webinar to Help Law Enforcement Agencies Bid for Justice and Mental Health Collaboration

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is inviting criminal justice agencies to partner with mental health providers to form collaborative programs/partnerships to address justice-involved individuals with mental disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. View BJA's Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grant solicitation here. Applications are due April 14, 2015.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center will host a Webinar March 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time, for law enforcement agencies to learn more about the funding opportunity. Presenters will be Gerard Murphy from the Justice Center; Jenna Savage from the Boston, Mass., Police Department; and Eilene Flory from the Deschutes County, Ore., Sheriff's Office. To register for the Webinar, click here.

Justice Office Funding to Support Sex Offender Registration
The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) is accepting applications for its fiscal year 2015 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program. The funding aids jurisdictions that are developing or enhancing Sex Offender Registration and Notification programs to offset implementation costs.

Bureau of Justice Assistance
The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities. The program provides resources to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop and implement more effective and evidence-based probation and parole practices that address individuals’ needs and reduce recidivism. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on March 24, 2015.

Training Opportunities

Course Offered to Indian Country Professionals on Understanding Drug-Endangered Children

The National Alliance for Drug-Endangered Children and Lamar Associates are offering an online course, "Drug-Endangered Children: Understanding the Risk," designed to help Indian Country service professionals a) identify the risk to children created by illegal drug activities, b) understand and be able to explain why the problems of drug-endangered children are often overlooked, and c) describe the roles that practitioners can play in identifying, intervening with, and preventing drug use in children. Register here.

National Conference on Health, Domestic Violence
On March 19, 2015, in Washington, D.C., the 3-day Seventh Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence will convene leading medical, public health, and domestic violence experts to address the U.S. healthcare system's response to domestic and sexual violence. With 14 preconference institutes, 72 workshop sessions, 5 plenaries, and numerous renowned keynote speakers, attendees can engage in an in-depth discussion of promising practices and the latest research.

National Summit on Youth Homelessness
During this 2-day event, attendees will get an inside look at how communities and federal agencies are responding to the needs of homeless youth. One topic slated for discussion is how communities manage federal resources to care for homeless youth. The summit begins March 19, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Research and Policy Conference: Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health
Called "The Tampa Conference," this Tampa, Fla., event is a learning and discussion forum for behavioral health. Speakers will showcase new research and share policy ideas taking shape from evidence-based and youth-guided programs and practices. The 4-day meeting starts March 22, 2015.

International Symposium on Child Abuse in Alabama Next Month
The National Children's Advocacy Center will host the 31st International Symposium on Child Abuse during March 23–26, 2015, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Internationally known experts from all areas of the child maltreatment field will lead more than 130 workshops over the 4-day event. The cost is $519 per person. Register here.