Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)
Using OJJDP funds, this program will utilize the resources of the The National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law at the University of Mississippi and the National Judicial College to develop high quality educational programming for state judges on the investigation and prosecution of technology-assisted crimes against children. The program focuses on core competencies in substantive crimes/defenses, understanding investigative techniques, and litigation of pretrial motions to suppress physical evidence (search and seizure) and statements by defendants.
The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive State and local tax increases. The University of Mississipi will create and/or retain three (3) jobs. CA/NCF