Advancing Science — News from the NIJ Director

NLV Glover Photo

This month, I made the rounds to Atlanta-area university grantees. Kennesaw State hosted me and had representation from Georgia State, Morehouse, Georgia Tech, and Clark Atlantic.

One highlight, among many, was learning about Professor Ebony Glover’s groundbreaking work on fear conditioning at Kennesaw’s Neuroscience Lab. I also met with faculty and students, learned about their interdisciplinary research, and shared my career trajectory and goals for NIJ and the field.

Leads Director's Newsletter

We've begun accepting applications for our 2024 Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars Program!

This program is a game-changing professional development opportunity for both law enforcement officers and non-sworn staff.

Get those applications in by May 3, 2024!


Vital City Graphic

I recently penned a piece in Vital City's 2023/2024 volume featuring crime trends. I emphasized the importance of examining crime at the local level to guide effective community-based approaches instead of broad, overgeneralized responses that aren't representative of people experiencing high levels of crime.

It’s essential that public safety professionals and policymakers partner with local community stakeholders to develop data-driven, tailored solutions for local crime problems.


NIJ Conference Exhibitors

Quick update on NIJ’s 2024 Research Conference scheduled for Sept 16-19 in Pittsburgh, PA: we anticipate opening registration in spring. Please be sure to sign up to be notified when we go live!

In the meantime, we have opened applications for research-based organizations to join the exhibitor showcase at the conference. This is an opportunity to present products, technology, or services with a direct application to data and research relevant to safety and justice. Interested exhibitors can submit an application by April 30.


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