Hearings of the Review Panel on Prison Rape
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announces that the Review Panel on Prison Rape (Panel) will hold hearings in Washington, DC on June 3-4, 2010. The hearing times and location are noted below. The purpose of the hearings is to assist the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in identifying common characteristics of victims and perpetrators of sexual victimization in juvenile facilities, and the common characteristics of juvenile facilities with the highest and lowest incidence of rape, respectively, based on an anonymous survey by the BJS of youth in a representative sample of juvenile facilities. On January 7, 2010, the BJS issued the report Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09. The report provides a listing of juvenile facilities grouped according to the prevalence of reported sexual victimization, and formed the basis of the Panel's decision about which facilities would be the subject of testimony.
NIJ Body Armor Compliance Testing Program Workshop
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting a Body Armor Compliance Testing Program Workshop for manufacturers and test laboratories on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. NIJ is hosting this workshop specifically to update manufacturers and test laboratories with regard to the Compliance Testing Program, status of testing, administrative clarifications, and the follow-up inspection and testing process. This will be an open forum and there will ample opportunities for attendees to ask questions. Participants are strongly encouraged to come prepared to ask questions.
Establishment of Advisory Committee on the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System
Pursuant to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Final Rule, 74 FR 5740, 5774 (January 30, 2009) the committee is being established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The NMVTIS Advisory Board is necessary and in the public interest. The objective of the NMVTIS Advisory Board is to provide input and recommendations to the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) regarding the operations and administration of NMVTIS. The Charter is subject to renewal and will expire two years from its filing. The NMVTIS Advisory Board is continuing in nature, to remain functional until the BJA Director determines that all necessary duties have been performed.