National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)

National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments and practitioners on public safety & criminal justice issues
The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. Its members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services and educational institutions to federal, state and local elected officials.

The NCJA is a national voice in shaping and implementing criminal justice policy since its founding in 1971. As the representative of state, tribal and local criminal and juvenile justice practitioners, the NCJA works to promote a balanced approach to communities' complex public safety and criminal and juvenile justice system problems. The NCJA recognizes the importance of interrelationships among criminal and juvenile justice agencies and between these agencies and the community and the strong, steady advocacy necessary to achieve comprehensive planning and policy coordination goals. Guided by a 17-18 member Board of Directors, the NCJA serves as the formal mechanism for informing the Congress of state, tribal and local criminal and juvenile justice needs and accomplishments. Through collaboration with practitioners and policymakers, the NCJA also communicates state, tribal and local views on crime prevention and control to federal executive and other public and private agencies at all levels.

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07/30/2020
Statement on Criminal Justice Reform | NCJA

Today the Board of Directors of the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) released a statement affirming its commitment to the work of criminal justice reform in the wake of the death of George Floyd. To ensure that the words in the statement translate into affirmative and impactful work, NCJA is also announcing the establishment of a new Board committee dedicated to addressing issues of racial equality in the justice system. Read the statement: https://www.ncja.org/statement-on-criminal-justice

Today the Board of Directors of the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) released a statement affirming its commitment to the work of criminal justice reform in the wake of the death of George Floyd. To ensure that the words in the statement translate into affirmative and impactful work, NC...

We are seeking outstanding criminal justice programs for our annual awards. Check it out here: http://www.ncja.org/about...
02/26/2020
OCJP Awards - National Criminal Justice Association

We are seeking outstanding criminal justice programs for our annual awards. Check it out here: http://www.ncja.org/about-ncja/ocjp-awards

Each year at the Forum on Criminal Justice, NCJA honors up to five outstanding criminal justice programs that showcase successful promising practices in criminal justice. The NCJA will honor these winning programs during an Awards Luncheon at the 2020 Forum on Criminal Justice, October 25-28 in Clev...

Early registration deadline is fast approaching for the 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice. Register today! http://...
05/02/2018
Registration - National Forum on Criminal Justice

Early registration deadline is fast approaching for the 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice. Register today! http://www.national-forum.net/registration

The 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice will be held on Sunday, July 22 - Wednesday, July 25. Information about registering for this event can be found below. In addition, the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) will be hosting a pre-conference grants management training day on Sunday,....

04/12/2018

Registration is open for the 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice, July 22-25 in Fort Worth, TX. Visit http://www.national-forum.net for an agenda and registration information

03/06/2018

NCJA is co-hosting a congressional briefing about the role of community corrections in the justice system with the International Community Corrections Association, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the American Probation and Parole Association. Speakers will discuss community services offered to justice-involved individuals in lieu of jail and upon reentry.

Great meeting of the five states involved in the National Criminal Justice Reform Project. Sharing of best practices and...
11/16/2017

Great meeting of the five states involved in the National Criminal Justice Reform Project. Sharing of best practices and sharing of real work happening now in the states around reducing incarceration, addressing mental health and substance use disorders, pretrial justice and improving access to data.

Learn more about the project here: http://www.ncja.org/ncja/policy/criminal-justice-reform

08/30/2017
Internships - NCJA - The National Criminal Justice Association

Want to intern with NCJA? We are launching a new virtual internship. Work for us from anywhere! Learn more: http://www.ncja.org/ncja/about-ncja/internships

The NCJA offers semester-long and summer internships to undergraduates. This internship program is designed to provide substantive experience in criminal justice policy. Interns primarily research and write articles for two weekly newsletters; summarize and analyze criminal justice research reports;...

Janette Thomas is holding Dixie, with Denise Nichols, Orange County Probation.  Jack is the one sitting so nicely...
08/07/2017

Janette Thomas is holding Dixie, with Denise Nichols, Orange County Probation. Jack is the one sitting so nicely...

08/01/2017
Data: What it is, Why You Need it and What in the World to Do ...

Watch this session live from the 2017 National Forum on Criminal Justice on data issues. Speakers are Terry Salo and Jeff Bender, deputy commissioners, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services. Moderated by Glenn Fueston, executive director of the MD Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

07/31/2017

Watch our session "Data: What it is, Why you need it, and What in the World to do With It" live right here on Facebook. Tomorrow at 2:00 pm PT

07/31/2017

The National Forum is underway. Lots of great learning and sharing. Follow us on twitter @thencja to see updates

07/26/2017

Looking forward to the 2017 National Forum beginning July 31! There is still time to join us. Registration is available on site at the Long Beach Hilton

03/27/2017
Webinar: Grant Writing 101

Join us on 3/31 at 1:00 PM for the Webinar: Grant Writing 101.

Looking at grant opportunities to address addiction? New to the grant writing process or interested in more information to ensure your application is competitive? Join us for a training on guidelines and tips for writing a grant proposal.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2mIOtJQ

This webinar will provide training on guidelines and tips for writing a grant proposal. Attendees will be given step-by-step instructions on the essential elements, common missteps, the process, and requirements to improve your grant writing capabilities and assist in grant applications. Hosted by -...

02/16/2017
Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Awards | NCJA

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Programs Awards. These awards honor successful criminal justice programs that use promising practices to address important crime and justice issues in communities.

The NCJA will honor these winning programs during an Awards Luncheon at the 2017 National Forum on Criminal Justice in Long Beach, California. Travel expenses will be provided for one representative from each winning program.

Nominations for outstanding programs must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. ET on Friday, April 21, 2017. Nominations will be accepted online, or by email to [email protected], or mail to: NCJA, 720 7th St. NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001.

http://www.ncja.org/outstanding-criminal-justice-program-awards

, NCJA honors five outstanding criminal justice programs that merit recognition for providing effective services to address crime-related issues in their communities. We are particularly interested in programs that are innovative and can document concrete results.

01/05/2017
Bureau of Justice Assistance - Success Story - Pennsylvania Justice Network & Cumberland County Laboratory Information Management System Web Service Project

The NCJA Center for Justice Planning (NCJP) was proud to provide technical assistance to PA JNET to help them implement a new information management system
https://www.bja.gov/SuccessStoryDetail.aspx?ssid=90

A component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, BJA's mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.

12/21/2016

The NCJA Center for Justice Planning (NCJP) in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA Center) announced that three states — Arizona, Illinois and Oregon — have been selected to participate in the National Criminal Justice Reform Project (NCJRP).

Funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the NCJRP will help those states with planning and implementation of data-driven, evidence-based reform focused on one or more of the following areas: pretrial reform, re-entry and offender recidivism, mental health and substance abuse, reducing incarceration and information sharing and integration of evidence-based practices across the justice system. Two additional states will be announced in early 2017.

Through the project, each state’s criminal justice policy advisor and criminal justice administering agency will lead teams of policymakers and key stakeholders to embed a strategic planning process for advancing and sustaining reforms within the state’s executive branch. That process will enable executive branch agencies to address priorities, enhance decision-making and achieve system-wide improvements in areas where governors can drive change.

12/05/2016
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NCJA has named Chris Asplen as its new Executive Director. Asplen will take over for Cabell Cropper, who led the association for almost 20 years and will retire in December.

Full release:
http://www.ncja.org/sites/default/files/documents/Chris-Asplen-announcement.pdf

Asplen, a former prosecutor, is a national and international expert on the use of DNA technologies. Previously he served as Director of the DNA Legal Assistance Unit for the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute and the National District Attorney’s Association, as an Assistant United States Attorney and as the Executive Director of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence for the U.S. Department of Justice.

In private practice, Asplen has advocated for policy and legislative initiatives integrating DNA technology, including post-conviction DNA, into criminal justice systems around the world. He has worked with governments and law enforcement agencies in 35 countries to implement DNA technology to maximize its ability to identify and convict the guilty while protecting the innocent. A noted national and international speaker he has testified before the U.S. Congress, the South African and Philippine Parliaments and has appeared on, and written for, numerous news outlets. He also serves as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism on the prosecution of nuclear terrorism crimes.

Join NCJA for a webinar on Improving Community Policing with Intelligence Led Public Safety on November 2 from 3:00 -4:0...
10/19/2016
Webinars | NCJA

Join NCJA for a webinar on Improving Community Policing with Intelligence Led Public Safety on November 2 from 3:00 -4:00 PM ET. With ever-changing technology in public safety, how does your agency manage its data and the data coming in from the community? Join speakers from Motorola Solutions on this webinar to discover how your agencies data combined with community engagement can improve the safety of your city by using Intelligence Public Safety Solutions. http://www.ncja.org/webinars

Online learning is an important tool to access the latest criminal justice information, promising practices and trends. The National Criminal Justice Association hosts a number of webinar series focusing on a variety of topics. Our webinars focus on innovative and data-driven programs and practices…

The State Strategic Planning and Leadership Summit is underway in Denver, Colorado. Check out the agenda: http://www.ncj...
10/18/2016
State Strategic Planning and Leadership Summit Agenda and Presentation Materials | NCJP

The State Strategic Planning and Leadership Summit is underway in Denver, Colorado. Check out the agenda: http://www.ncjp.org/ncjrp/state-summit-oct-2016/agenda

Below is the agenda and presentation materials for the State Strategic Planning and Leadership Summit, held October 17 - 19, 2016 at the Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado as part of the National Criminal Justice Reform Project. A PDF version of this agenda can be found here.

05/25/2016

Help us identify criminal justice reform priorities in the states by completing a short survey to capture stakeholder priorities. This survey will help us with the National Criminal Justice Reform Project.

We are asking you to please complete this survey and forward it to your colleagues in criminal justice including corrections officials, law enforcement officers, courts, sheriffs, legislators, prosecutors, academic experts, community-based service providers. Please ask them to complete the survey and also share it with their colleagues. We hope to get as many respondents as possible.

The survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCJRPpractitioner

Chatham County Criminal Justice & Emergency Management Drug Court staff learn about business cycle of grant program mana...
04/29/2016

Chatham County Criminal Justice & Emergency Management Drug Court staff learn about business cycle of grant program management including updates on the 2 CFR Part 200, at a 2-day NCJA Grants Mgmt Training delivered by Lisa A Nine-Accordini

04/28/2016
National Criminal Justice Reform Project | NCJA

NCJA through its Center for Justice Planning in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA) announced a joint initiative to support system-wide criminal justice reform in up to five states.

The National Criminal Justice Reform Project is funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The project will support planning and implementation of data-driven, evidence-based reform focused on one or more areas of state policy and practice, including pretrial reform, re-entry and offender recidivism, mental health and substance abuse, reducing incarceration and information sharing and integration of evidence-based practices across the justice system.

- See more at: http://www.ncja.org/ncja-services/state-reform-initiative#sthash.Xfrx3CFs.dpuf

The National Criminal Justice Association through its Center for Justice Planning (NCJP) in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced a joint initiative to support system-wide criminal justice reform in up to five states.

Know an outstanding criminal justice program that deserves recognition? Nominate it for an NCJA award. See all the great...
03/16/2016
Outstanding Criminal Justice Awards | NCJA

Know an outstanding criminal justice program that deserves recognition? Nominate it for an NCJA award. See all the great programs that won previously
http://www.ncja.org/webinars-events/OCJP-awards/past-winners

Each year the National Criminal Justice Association recognizes outstanding criminal justice programs that showcase successful promising practices in criminal justice. The programs selected all address important criminal justice issues; demonstrate effectiveness based upon the programs stated goals;…

New dates announced for our regional meetings on pretrial justice reform. Join us in Baltimore June 8-9. Learn about all...
02/25/2016
Regional Pretrial Meetings: Challenges and Solutions | NCJA

New dates announced for our regional meetings on pretrial justice reform. Join us in Baltimore June 8-9. Learn about all the meetings on our website
http://www.ncja.org/webinars-events/pretrial

NCJA will host representatives from States and subject matter experts on pretrial justice reform to share updates on data-driven decision making in pretrial practice, program outcomes, and the application of research to pretrial practice throughout the country. For questions about the meeting, pleas…

02/23/2016

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Save the Date! The 2016 National Forum on Criminal Justice will take place August 7-10 in Philadelphia, PA.The National ...
02/11/2016
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Save the Date! The 2016 National Forum on Criminal Justice will take place August 7-10 in Philadelphia, PA.

The National Forum on Criminal Justice showcases programs, research and technologies that help justice practitioners and decision makers in states, local communities and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. It is the only national conference that brings together leaders from federal, state, tribal and local criminal justice agencies, top criminal justice researchers and technologists from companies providing solutions to justice agencies.

Workshops will feature promising and innovative programs and strategies to address crime around the country; explore how technology can improve the administration of justice; examine research and evaluation; and highlight priority issues within the Department of Justice and available resources.

http://www.national-forum.net

NCJA is seeking nominations for its annual NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Programs Awards. These awards honor success...
02/01/2016
Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Awards | NCJA

NCJA is seeking nominations for its annual NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Programs Awards. These awards honor successful criminal justice programs that use promising practices to address important crime and justice issues in communities.

Visit the NCJA website for more information about the Outstanding Criminal Justice Awards, including a nomination form. The deadline to submit nominations is April 15 at 5:00 PM ET.

http://www.ncja.org/outstanding-criminal-justice-program-awards

Nominations for the 2016 OCJP Awards must be submitted by 5:00 PM ET on Friday, April 15, 2016. Please contact NCJA Director of Communications, Bethany Broida, at (202) 448-1713 or [email protected] for more information.

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NCJA offers many types of membership for individuals, students, state agencies, public agencies, tribes, corporations and nonprofits. Visit www.ncja.org to learn more about membership.

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