TTA Training Events

Indian Country Homicide and Sexual Assault Training Seminar – June 8-12, 2020

The National Indian Country Training Initiative, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Indian Country and Violent Crimes Unit, is pleased to announce that they are co-sponsoring the Indian Country Homicide and Sexual Assault Training Seminar. The seminar is June 8-12, 2020, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.  Lodging and travel accommodations will be provided by the Department of Justice. There is no fee charged to attend this class.

This course is for prosecutors and law enforcement personnel assigned to homicide and sexual assault cases in Indian Country. Topics to be covered include the following: mechanisms of death; post-mortem changes; crime scene management, evidence collection and documentation; forensic evidence and crime lab issues; interview, interrogation, and polygraph issues; sexual assault investigations, legal issues, and victim issues in violent crime cases. The course will be primarily classroom lectures.

Please complete and submit the nomination form at the following link for each of your nominees:

https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=158333051622

Nomination forms are due by April 3, 2020.

The NICTI will review all nominations and the NICTI will send an e-mail advising nominees of their selection on or about April 13, 2020.  Selected nominees will also receive information on how to book travel and lodging.

In order to ensure that our records are correct, please type in the required information when completing the nomination forms.  Illegible and/or incomplete forms will not be considered.

Due to the increasing number of last minute cancellations, we must ask that only nominations for those who are certain to attend be submitted.

The Executive Office for United States Attorneys will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.  Requests should be made to Delores Johnson as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks in advance of the seminar.  No nominee will be excluded from a course on the basis of a disability-related accommodations request.

This training is authorized under the Government Employees Training Act. 

Any questions regarding this training seminar should be directed to Delores Johnson at (803) 705-5123.

Forensic Interviewing of Child and Adolescent Victims and Witnesses in Indian Country Seminar - May 4-7, 2020

The Department of Justice's National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI) is pleased to announce the Forensic Interviewing of Child and Adolescent Victims and Witnesses in Indian Country Seminar.  

When: May 4-7, 2020

Where: National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Travel and lodging accommodations will be paid for by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Education.

Why Attend?
Forensic interviewing is an interviewing process used with children for the purpose of providing evidence to the police, prosecutors, and the court in the investigation and prosecution of suspected abuse.  The goal of a forensic interview is to obtain a statement from a child in a developmentally-sensitive, unbiased, and truth seeking manner.  This training is designed for federal and tribal law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and social workers who have significant responsibility for conducting forensic interviews of child and adolescent victims and witnesses. Priority will be given to those individuals regularly working cases in Indian Country.  The attendee will receive instruction on the latest research-based information on interviewing techniques and will be provided opportunities to develop and refine interviewing skills during interviewing practice exercises.

Important: 
Please complete and submit the nomination form at the following link for each of your nominees:  

https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=158024008631   

Due Date: Nomination forms are due by February 28, 2020.

I'm Registered - Now What?
The NICTI will review all nominations and the NICTI will send an e-mail advising nominees of their selection on or about March 9, 2020.  Selected nominees will also receive information on how to book travel and lodging.

In order to ensure that our records are correct, please type in the required information when completing the nomination forms.  Illegible and/or incomplete forms will not be considered.

Due to the increasing number of last minute cancellations, we must ask that only nominations for those who are certain to attend be submitted.

Note: 
The Executive Office for United States Attorneys will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.  Requests should be made to Delores Johnson as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks in advance of the seminar.  No nominee will be excluded from a course on the basis of a disability-related accommodations request. 

DOJ Sponsoring Training and Outreach to Rural and Tribal Communities and Organizations

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs is sponsoring 10 outreach sessions in January and February to educate rural and tribal organizations and agencies about how to apply for OJP funding to address public safety and victims service needs in tribal and rural communities. OJP is sending representatives from the, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime to several states to provide assistance and answer any questions rural and tribal organizations and agencies may have.

The key goals are to:

  • Provide overview of BJA, COPS, OJJDP, OVC, and OVW grants and application process;
  • Highlight application requirements of grants;
  • Identify tools and resources for applicants that will help with the application process;
  • Offer applicants the opportunity to ask questions;

Participants may attend in person.  Some sessions are available remotely via Web/Skype.

Click here for more information

DOJ Facilitating Multiple Accessing Grants to Strengthen Tribal Justice System Capacity in January 2020

The Department of Justice is facilitating a series of workshops designed to provide tribes tools and guidance to increase access to grant funding and other resources to improve tribal justice systems. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required for the workshops and is limited to one attendee per tribe. 

When and Where?

Anchorage, AK | January 6-7, 2020

Phoenix, AZ | January 14-15, 2020

***Deadline to pre-register for either workshop is 11:59 p.m. EST, December. 11, 2019

Why Attend?

Each workshop, led by Department of Justice staff and experienced technical assistance providers, will focus on:

  • Strategic planning to support a strong program design
  • Writing a proposal
  • Grant writing tips
  • DOJ funding opportunities and training and technical assistance resources 

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Execute the grant writing process and application submission process for the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
  • Identify required forms for CTAS application
  • Consider budget requirements and differentiate between allowable and unallowable costs
  • Establish a program sustainability plan 

How Do I Register?

To register for the Anchorage, AK Workshop on January 6-7, click here.

To register for the Phoenix, AZ Workshop on January 14-15, click here.

*Please note, financial assistance is not available for the U.S. Department of Justice Accessing Grants to Strengthen Tribal Justice System Capacity Workshops. There is no registration fee or tuition charged for this trainingRegistrants will be responsible for their own travel, lodging, per diem expenses.  Please be advised that Department of Justice grant funds cannot be used to fund travel expenses associated with this training opportunity.

I’m Registered – Now What?

The Department of Justice CTAS Committee will review all pre-registrations and will send an email advising registrants on their selection status on or around December 18, 2019.

***Registrants should NOT make non-refundable travel arrangements until they receive a confirmation on their selection status.

Questions about the workshop? Please contact Fox Valley Technical College at (855) 866-2582 or info@ncjtc.org.

Law Enforcement Investigative Response to Child Sex Trafficking Specialized Training

Focus of Training: Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Learn the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to interviewing the victim and interrogating the trafficker. Focus on the survivor’s perspective and changing perceptions regarding trafficking victims. Receive instruction on tactical implementation designed to identify human trafficking and exploitation, conduct enforcement operations as well as receive instruction on the roles of non-profits, probation and parole.

Cost: NO FEE

Where: DC Children’s Advocacy Center Safe Shores, 429 O Street NW, Washington DC 20001 

When: Jan. 13-14, 2020 

Who: Can benefit from this training?

• Court System Personnel

• Law Enforcement

• Prosecutors

• Victim Service Providers 

Registration: Register for this training online here.

Child Abduction Response Team Training (CART)

Focus of Training: Take steps toward implementing a successful Child Abduction Response Team (CART) by bringing together a team of experts whose knowledge, skills, and abilities will be beneficial in a child abduction case. Join us to learn how to develop a multidisciplinary Child Abduction Response Team (CART) for responding to endangered, missing, or abducted children. Hear about the impact a child abduction has on the family and learn the fundamentals of developing an effective responsive CART team. Examine incident command considerations, search and canvassing operations, CART activation, and resources to improve the response, investigation, search, and canvass activities associated with missing children investigations. 

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Leverage resources to develop an effective CART Team
  • Define roles and responsibilities for an effective Incident Command
  • Deploy a search and canvass operation
  • Conduct successful investigations
  • Sustain the CART Team 

Cost: NO FEE

Where:

Ivy Tech Community College, North Meridian Center, 50 W Fall Creek Pkwy N Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (Jan. 14-16)

Grapevine Public Safety Building, 1007 Ira E Woods Ave, Grapevine, TX 76051 (Feb. 11-13)

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 901 RS Gass Blvd, Nashville, TN 37216 (March 4-6)

Great Falls Civic Center – Missouri Room, 2 Park Dr S, Great Falls, MT 59401 (April 21-23) 

When:

Jan. 14-16, 2020

Feb. 11-13, 2020

March 4-6, 2020

April 21-23, 2020 

Who: Can benefit from this training?

• Community Corrections Officer

• Court System Personnel

• Educator

• Emergency Management

• Law Enforcement

• Law Enforcement Support

• Prosecutors

• Social Workers

• Tribes/Tribal Partners 

Registration:

Register for the Jan. 14-16 training online here.  

Register for the Feb. 11-13 training online here.

Register for the March 4-6 training online here.

Register for the April 21-23 training online here.

OVW Hosting Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Conference, Jan. 28-30, 2020

Registration is now open for the Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Conference to be held January 28-30, 2020, in Tucson, Arizona. Registration and logistics information is here: https://miwsactraffickingconference.com/

Conference Agenda (all times listed are local):  

January 28:

  • Sex Trafficking in Indian Country: Advocacy Curriculum Training (registration limited to tribal coalitions and tribal advocates)
  • National Missing & Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) Law Enforcement Training (8 a.m. – Noon)
  • NamUs Missing Persons Day Event (3-7 p.m.)

January 29-30:

  • Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Conference (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day).

Through this event, we will bring together advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, health care providers, tribal enterprises staff, tribal leadership, and others committed to eliminating sex trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native adults and youth. Workshops will offer discipline specific foundational-level understanding of sex trafficking of Native victims, as well as more in-depth information such as: conducting trauma-informed interviews and prosecutions; promising practices in anti-trafficking efforts; working across disciplines using a victim-centered approach; data collection; and considerations when working with special populations (such as persons with disabilities, youth, and LGBTQ Two-Spirit individuals). Sessions will focus on strategies to support American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of sex trafficking while holding perpetrators accountable.

Prior approvals:

  • OVW Tribal Governments Program, Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program, and Tribal Coalitions Program Grantees have prior approval to support travel costs utilizing grant funds for up to THREE people to attend. You do not need to submit a GAN unless you wish to support travel costs for additional persons.
  • OVW Tribal SAUSA Program Grantees have prior approval to support travel costs utilizing grant funds for up to TWO people to attend. You do not need to submit a GAN unless you wish to support travel costs for additional persons. 
  • If you would like to support additional attendees utilizing grant funds to for travel costs, or for OVW grantees in other grant programs, please submit a program office approval GAN for consideration by your assigned OVW grant program specialist. 

For conference logistics, programming, or other information related to the conference, please contact MIWSAC - Corinne coestreich@miwsac.org or Cinnamon cronneng@miwsac.org.

If you have questions regarding your OVW grant requirements or allowable costs, please contact your OVW Grant Program Specialist.

Recognition and Response to Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation at Tribal Casinos

Focus of Training: Tribal communities are increasingly seeing the rise in cases of trafficking and exploitation involving native and non-native youth in and around tribal operated casinos, hotels, and travel plazas. During the training, you will examine different types of human trafficking, the importance of recognizing domestic trafficking of tribal children, and identifying and reporting suspected cases. Learn the investigative challenges of trafficking cases, the victim interview, and victim placement. Through a facilitated discussion with other local public safety officials and stakeholders, you will identify available resources for victims to ensure an effective response. 

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of human trafficking
  • Identify the investigative challenges with human trafficking cases
  • Recommend local resources to victims 

Cost: NO FEE

Deadline to Register: July 1, 2020 

Where: Old Bingo Hall, 16277 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509 

When: Aug. 5, 2020 

Who: Can benefit from this training?

  • Management security personnel and staff at tribal casinos/hotels/resorts.
  • Tribal and local Law enforcement investigators
  • Human Trafficking Task Force members
  • Social Service providers
  • Prosecutors, NPO/NGOs 

Registration: Register for this training online here.

Updated March 10, 2020

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