Fox Valley Technical College, Criminal Justice Center for Innovation
DOJ Training area of focus: Law Enforcement and Community Analysis
Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) is one of the leading national trainers and educators in law enforcement today. Through its criminal justice centers and programs it has been delivering best-practice training and technical assistance since 1983. To better serve its customers including law enforcement, corrections and courts, FVTC
recently reorganized these programs and centers of the college and structured them within the new National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC). The programs implemented through NCJTC encompass federally funded training and technical assistance programs and services, contract and cost recovery training. Each operation within NCJTC specializes in a particular set of issues critical to the criminal justice field. The training and technical assistance
programs are dedicated to improving the knowledge, skills, capability, capacity, and leadership potential of our nation's criminal justice professionals and systems.
The Criminal Justice Center for Innovation (CJCI) began in 1999 with the goal of using innovation to change how communities approach the development and enhancement of justice systems.
The cornerstone of CJCI's philosophy is reliance on community partnerships to develop strategies targeted to meet community challenges and needs. CJCI conducts trainings that help the criminal justice community analyze needs, identify gaps and assets, and create community-based solutions that ensure ownership, pride, and sustainability.
CJCI's earliest projects remain the cornerstone of the Center's work, including development of regional and national multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary law enforcement training, courthouse safety and security, as well as community analysis as a precursor to effective justice system planning strategies. CJCI takes pride in its close ties to the law enforcement community which enable Center staff to develop, promote, and deliver high-quality training and technical assistance programs that address today's diverse and challenging issues.
CJCI Helping Communities
• Peer-to-peer support (information exchange and mentoring for individuals and groups or with multiple jurisdictions)
• Publication drafting and dissemination
• Workshops and training events (agenda development, speaker identification, and logistical support)
• Curriculum development
• Diversion and prevention programs
• Treatment and services for offenders and families
• Resource development and grant writing strategies to promote sustainability
• Community development and assessment strategies
• Capacity and team building
Specialized Training Topical Areas
• Tribal law enforcement
• Tribal probation
• Working with juvenile offenders
• Gang awareness/Native youth gangs
• Drug and alcohol identification and recognition
• Restorative justice
• Community policing
Additional conference and training opportunities include:
• American Indian Justice Conference (AIJC)
• Community Analysis Process for Planning Strategies (CAPPS)
• Crimes Against Children in Indian Country Conference
• Drugs: Identification, Recognition, and Legal Update Training
• Highly Effective Grant Program Management Training
• Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement Conference
• Native American Law Enforcement Summit (NALES)
• Selling and Sustaining Your Program: Successful Grant Writing
• Tribal Faculty Development
• Tribal Probation Academy (TPA)
Conference training events focus on multi-disciplinary and multijurisdictional problem-solving approaches to address crime, violence, and substance abuse. Participants represent tribal and non-tribal law enforcement, social services, courts, government, probation, corrections, parole, treatment, and victim services. Training events include
a wide range of topics that promote the exchange of information and networking by using a team-building process to address specific problems and assist in grant implementation. Training and Technical assistance is not limited to tribes that have been awarded federal grants such as CTAS.
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