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Training Opportunities

OCJP Grants Fiscal Management Training

Click here for important guidelines for fiscal mangement of grants.


Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Women

Access the recorded Webinar on women and trauma, "Addressing the Intersection of Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, and Substance Use  The Past, Present, & Future of Federal Governments Commitment to Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Women", hosted by The Women and Trauma Federal Partners Committee.

Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Webinars & Resources

  • The Battered Women’s Justice Project has recordings of past webinars on issues of interest to already-existing CCR’s  here
  • The Stalking Resource Center has recordings of past webinars on the coordinated community response to stalking: here
  • webinar on faith leaders’ roles in CCR is maintained
  • The Sexual Violence Justice Institute maintains several videos on forming a CCR to sexual violence
  • Women and Violence Study: Trauma Services in Public Mental Health Susan E. Salasin, International Adviser for Development of Trauma Informed Care Public Health Programs
  • Seeking Safety: An evidence-based model for trauma and/or addition Lisa M. Najavits, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • If it Works I Miamia Model Program for Serving Traumatized Human Beings Teresa Descilo, MSW, MCT, The Trauma Resolution Center

Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online) - is a basic victim advocacy Web-based training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES): Impact on Health & Wellbeing across the Life Course Melissa Merrick, PhD, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

"The TLC TIER (Trauma Informed Effective Reinforcement) System for Girls is a female responsive, research-based model that offers short-term detention and residential programs an effective alternative to compliance-focused behavior management systems. The TIER System for Girls teaches staff skills that are more effective in motivating positive behavior with girls than traditional points and level systems. This Webinar reviews the framework of the TIER System for Girls, and provides examples of processes and techniques that will establish a gender responsive, trauma-informed program culture. Learning Objectives: explore the elements of a trauma-informed, gender responsive system that promotes safe behavior in residential programs and detention facilities; learn about the importance of developing a gender responsive program culture/environment for girls; and discover how to engage girls and staff when improving elements of program culture/environment through real-life examples. This website provides access to a recording of the webinar, presentation slides, speakers' transcript, and a transcript of chat questions and answers. SOURCE: National Girls Institute (NGI); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) (Washington, DC). Authored by Selvaggi, Kimberly S.; Wolf, Angie; Long, Callie.

Complicated matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill-health

This course has been developed alongside a toolkit for professionals who work with victims or perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence who are also affected by problematic substance use and/or mental ill-health. You will find links to the toolkit throughout the course.

Working with gang-affected young women experiencing sexual and domestic violence

This e-learning programme will help you understand the experiences of gang-affected young women. You will learn to identify the abuse young women are vulnerable to and learn strategies to engage and support young women at risk or or gang involved.

National Institute of Justice

In “Taking on the Challenge of Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits” experts from Detroit and Houston discuss the issues they grappled with when processing and testing large numbers of sexual assault kits that have never been sent to the lab. These NIJ-funded projects engaged key stakeholders (including police, prosecutors, victims, and victims support providers) in partnership with researchers to explore the underlying reasons of why so many unsubmitted sexual assault kits accumulated over time and make recommendations about how best to notify victims and change policy and practice to prevent future buildups of kits and enhance justice for victims of sexual assault.

Learn how Houston and Detroit responded to this challenge, watch the webinar now.

Upcoming Training

Two grants trainings in Nashville, TN - September and November 2018.  The State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development: Center for Economic Research in Tennessee and Grant Writing USA will present two (two-day) grants workshops in Nashville.  These trainings are for grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend these classes and you'll learn how to find grants, write winning grant proposals and stay in compliance.

Where to find the grants and how to get them             September 13-14, 2018        Click here for full event details

Stay in compliance and keep the money                          November 1-2, 2018             Click here for full event details


Recordings of Previous Meetings

National Institute of Corrections

  • Interventions for Adult Offenders With Serious Mental Illness (2013)

    This report is a great introduction to strategies for treating offenders with serious mental illness (i.e., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depression) in jails, prisons, forensic hospitals, or community reentry programs. The researchers “identified some promising treatments for individuals with serious mental illness during incarceration or during transition from incarceration to community settings. Treatment with antipsychotics other than clozapine appears to improve psychiatric symptoms more than clozapine in an incarceration setting. Two interventions, discharge planning with Medicaid-application assistance and integrated dual disorder treatment programs, appear to be effective interventions for seriously mentally ill offenders transitioning back to the community” (p. vii). SOURCE: ECRI Institute Evidence-based Practice Center (Plymouth Meeting, PA). Authored by Fontanarosa, Joann; Uhl, Stacy; Oyesanmi, Olu; Schoelles, Karen M..

  • Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States (2013)

    If your agency is looking for ideas on how to provide effective reentry services then this report is a great place to start. “The program snapshots below illustrate the positive impact these reentry initiatives can have by focusing on areas vital to reintegration back into the community … Representing a wide range of populations served, these programs also demonstrate the diversity of approaches that can address recidivism and increase public safety” (p. 1). Programs are described that: support employment and job readiness; build strong foundations through education; foster positive relationships and facilitating services through mentoring; address substance abuse and mental health needs; support youth to avert future involvement in the criminal justice system; address the distinct needs of women; support the strengths and needs of families; and serve tribes and reservations with culturally-relevant programs. SOURCE: Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center (New York, NY).

  • National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction (2014)

    "Persons convicted of crime are subject to a wide variety of legal and regulatory sanctions and restrictions in addition to the sentence imposed by the court. These so- called “collateral consequences” of conviction have been promulgated with little coordination in disparate sections of state and federal codes, which makes it difficult for anyone to identify all of the penalties and disabilities that are triggered by conviction of a particular offense … Through the National Inventory, each jurisdiction’s collateral consequences will be made accessible to the public through a website that can be searched and sorted by categories and keywords. The website will make it possible for criminal and civil lawyers to determine which collateral consequences are triggered by particular categories of offenses, for affected individuals to understand the limits on their rights and opportunities, and for lawmakers and policy advocates to understand the full measure of a jurisdiction’s sanctions and disqualifications. It will also be possible through the website to perform inter-jurisdictional comparisons and national analyses.” Points of entry include: project description; User Guide Frequently Asked Questions; links to a bibliography and additional resources; and contact information. SOURCE: American Bar Association (ABA). Criminal Justice Section (Washington, DC).

  • Reentry Conference Materials Online

    This past May the Council of State Governments Justice Center convened Second Chance Act and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees for a conference in Washington, DC that was designed to promote collaboration on combating issues of mental health and recidivism. Attendees heard from experts and practitioners about a wide range of programs being tested in the field to combat recidivism. Click link above to access the conference agenda and watch the opening plenary and many of the workshop sessions.

Federal Guidance

Please see the following links for webinars discussing the new OMB 2014 Uniform Guidance.

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Part 2:

The GAO (Government Accountability Office) recently issued the new Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, aka the Green Book. These standards provide the overall framework for establishing and maintaining an effective internal control system.


Victim Services Resources

Below is a link to an e-bulletin published by the Office for Victims of Crimes which provides brief descriptions of some of the innovative practices used by VOCA victim assistance and compensation programs. It draws on the firsthand experiences of state administrators and program staff in responding to victims’ needs, addressing gaps in services, and promoting awareness of crime victims’ rights. It is designed to spark dialogue among states and localities and encourage them to replicate these innovative practices.

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​Domestic Violence Resources

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence Available Training

Other Resources

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released " SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach." This paper identifies a working concept of trauma relevant to justice systems and other stakeholders, outlines fundamental assumptions and principles for developing a trauma-informed approach, and explores trauma in the context of community.     View and download the full paper.

TN Coalition Conference 2016: Common OCJP Monitoring Issues, Presented by Daina Moran & Jennifer Brinkman - PowerPoint Slides

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