To help children that have been exposed to different and multiple forms of violence, we need a better understanding of the strengths that help build resiliency. A new NIJ-supported project will develop a comprehensive measurement tool to measure protective factors that build resilience in children who have been exposed to violence.

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The 2014 Violence Against Women Research Compendium is now available for download. The Compendium contains summaries of studies NIJ has funded since 1993 on intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. It also summarizes studies about the availability of legal and victim support services, the effectiveness of prevention programs, and the impact of IPV crimes over time.

Download the Compendium (pdf, 237 pages)

Helpful Hints for GRF Applications

Only a few weeks left to apply for Graduate Research Fellowship funding. Watch a helpful video of tips for schools and students who want to submit applications for NIJ’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and social and behavioral sciences (SBS) fellowships. Applications are due Dec 15.

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Evaluating Video Technology

Cameras mounted on a police SUV.

Video cameras, whether on lamp posts, in police cars, or worn by officers, are often used to fight crime. But there is much we don’t know about their impact on crime and how video technology is best used. NIJ has awarded over $4 million to test and evaluate the use of video camera systems and advanced analytic software in law enforcement and corrections operations.

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