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FY2022 Grantee Welcome Webinar - Missing and Unidentified Human Remains (MUHR) Program
Forensics Training and Technical Assistance Team, Mar 8, 2023
The Forensics TTA Team recently hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The purpose of this webinar is to introduce MUHR grantees to the overall BJA Team that works collectively to administer their award funds - the BJA Policy Office, BJA Programs Office, and BJA Planning, Performance, and Impact Team. The webinar provides useful training information on how to submit progress reports; submit Grant Award Modifications; accept awards; performance management and measures; and other information to support the award management and grant monitoring activities of your project. During this webinar attendees are introduced to the RTI Team and the new Forensics TTA Program, which provide a range of TTA resources and services to all active grantees within BJA's individual forensic science programs.
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FY2023 Solicitation Webinar - Missing and Unidentified Human Remains (MUHR) Program
Forensics Training and Technical Assistance Team, Mar 2, 2023
The Forensics TTA Team recently hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The purpose of this webinar was to provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Fiscal Year 2023 BJA Missing and Unidentified Human Remains (MUHR) Program. The MUHR Program furthers the Justice Department's mission of increasing public safety by providing resources to locate and identify missing persons and unidentified human remains in the United States. The presenters provided a solicitation overview to discuss the purposes, goals, and deliverables of this funding opportunity; reviewed the eligibility requirements; the solicitation categories; permissible use of funds; guidance on how to apply for the program; and addressed frequently asked questions.
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FY2023 Solicitation Webinar - Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program
Forensics Training and Technical Assistance Team, Mar 1, 2023
The Forensics TTA Team recently hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). This webinar provides details and guidance for potential applicants to the Fiscal Year 2023 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner (ME/C) System Program. The ME/C Program provides funding to help address the extreme shortage of board-certified forensic pathologists in the United States and provides ME/C offices with the resources to become accredited and maintain that accreditation. The presenters provide a solicitation overview to discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review the eligibility requirements; the solicitation categories; guidance on how to apply for the program; and address frequently asked questions.
SAKI is enhancing the criminal justice response to sexual assault and ensuring justice for victims. SAKI funding will not only help link victims to advocates and needed services, but also help jurisdictions implement best practices and comprehensive reform to help bring perpetrators to justice and increase safety in communities by preventing future sexual assaults.
Sign up for upcoming webinars or watch webinars from the SAKI archive. Presentations feature practitioners and experts with years of experience in current and cold case sexual assault. The webinars cover investigations, forensic testing, prosecution strategies, victim notification, the neurobiology of trauma, offender research, and more
Choose from five E-Learning Curricula that provide guidance on issues related to unsubmitted sexual assault kits. The courses walk learners through the importance of SAK testing, the effects of trauma, creating a testing plan, victim notification, cold case investigation and prosecution. Individual modules allow learners to complete trainings at their own pace.
Explore hands-on resources tailored for practitioners working to improve their community's response to sexual assault. The SAKI Toolkit contains topics centered around skill development and covers the key categories of sexual assault response. Explore resources, save tools to a customizable Briefcase, or create resource sets to share with others.
SAKI is committed to helping survivors of sexual assault. If you or someone you know needs help, support is available through the resources provided by our partners.
Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative aims to create a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to sexual assault cases. Through this program, funding is provided to support multidisciplinary community response teams engaged in the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.