BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center - NTTAC

BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center - NTTAC BJA NTTAC is a training and technical assistance (TTA) resource to help state, local, and tribal justice agencies achieve safer communities.
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Visit https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/ to learn more. The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs launched the Diagnostic Center in spring 2012 to serve as a technical assistance resource for state, local and tribal policymakers seeking to implement data-driven strategies to combat crime and improve public safety in their communities. The defining
characteristic of the Diagnostic Center is its approach to being smart on crime by helping state and local leaders use local data to apply what works in criminal justice in their communities. This effort ensures limited local resources are invested wisely, federal assets are leveraged where they are needed most and communities reap better public safety outcomes.

February 17: Join the OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance for a funding webinar on the FY21 Emmett Till Cold Case Investiga...
02/12/2021
OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance

February 17: Join the OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance for a funding webinar on the FY21 Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations Training and Technical Assistance Program.

Funding Webinar Available! FY21 Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Training and Technical Assistance Program Funding Webinar will provide details and guidance to potential applicants. The webinar will be held February 17, 2021, at 1 pm ET. Register. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/emmett-till-cold-case-investigations-and-training-and-technical-assistance-program?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=emmett-till_tta_webinar&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021

Deadline: February 15. Nominate a law enforcement officer for the Congressional Badge of Bravery.
02/10/2021

Deadline: February 15. Nominate a law enforcement officer for the Congressional Badge of Bravery.

CLOSING SOON: 2020 Congressional Badge of Bravery. Time is running out to recognize law enforcement officers for their extraordinary acts of bravery in the line of duty. Find helpful resources such as frequently asked questions, nomination templates, and submission guidelines. Nominations are due February 15, 2021. #BadgeOfBravery https://bja.ojp.gov/program/badgeofbravery?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=nominate&utm_campaign=cbob2020#men

OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance
02/02/2021
OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance

OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance

Funding Webinar Recordings: An Overview of What’s Ahead and the Federal Funding Process. BJA conducted two webinars to inform users of 2021 funding opportunities and the new two-step process required to apply for BJA funding. We encourage anyone interested in applying for FY 2021 funding to review materials from these webinars. Access Now. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/funding-webinars?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=webinar-recording&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021#previously-held-webinars

VCPI and OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance collaborated to create the Measuring What Matters Resource Center providing pr...
01/29/2021
Measuring What Matters | VCPI

VCPI and OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance collaborated to create the Measuring What Matters Resource Center providing professional resources on officer safety and wellness, organizational culture, violent crime reduction, and measuring and sustaining success. Check it out: https://www.vcpionline.org/measuring-what-matters/

An online resource center for public safety professionals.

Through OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance, the International Association of Chiefs of Police supports the One Mind Nation...
01/27/2021
One Mind

Through OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance, the International Association of Chiefs of Police supports the One Mind National Training and Technical Assistance Initiative: Enhancing Law Enforcement Engagement with People with Mental Health Disorders or Crisis and/or Developmental Disabilities. Check it out: https://www.theiacp.org/projects/one-mind

National Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Enhancing Law Enforcement Engagement with People in Crisis and/or with Mental Health Issues or Disorders

01/22/2021
Request TTA

Do you know an agency or community that would benefit from receiving #TTA services? Please share our online TTA request form so we can start a conversation on how BJA NTTAC can help them today. https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/working-with-nttac/requestors

BJA NTTAC provides no-cost training and technical assistance (TTA) on a wide-variety of criminal justice topics to improve the knowledge and skills of criminal justice professionals. We do this by assessing a state, local, or tribal agency’s request for TTA services and then matching that request ...

Tomorrow! Learn how to prepare and apply for @DOJBJA funding opportunities. Register today.
01/20/2021

Tomorrow! Learn how to prepare and apply for @DOJBJA funding opportunities. Register today.

REGISTER: BJA will conduct a webinar this week to discuss the funding process for fiscal year 2021. Attendees will learn about necessary registrations, how to navigate application systems, and what resources are available for applicants. The webinar will be held 1/21 at 1pm ET. https://bja.ojp.gov/events/funding-webinars?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=funding_webinars&utm_campaign=solicitation_2021#upcoming-webinars

Evaluate your Police–Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) efforts with the The Council of State Governments Justice Center...
01/19/2021
The Council of State Governments Justice Center

Evaluate your Police–Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) efforts with the The Council of State Governments Justice Center's PMHC self-assessment tool.

Does your agency have a police-mental health partnership? Our new self-assessment tool helps law enforcement and their behavioral health partners measure their progress toward creating high-quality, joint interventions to better serve people with mental illnesses.

Through The United States Department of Justice's Violence Reduction Response Center (VRRC), #LawEnforcement agencies an...
01/14/2021

Through The United States Department of Justice's Violence Reduction Response Center (VRRC), #LawEnforcement agencies and #CriminalJustice practitioners can gain access to #TTA, upcoming events, and other resources to help respond to agency- and situation-specific crime reduction efforts. Learn more about #DOJVRRC today. https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/content/violence-reduction-response-center

Register today for the free International Association of Chiefs of Police “Enhancing the Law Enforcement Response to Vio...
01/11/2021
Enhancing the Law Enforcement Response to Violence Against Women – National Virtual Training Series

Register today for the free International Association of Chiefs of Police “Enhancing the Law Enforcement Response to Violence Against Women” training. The first session is 1/14. https://www.theiacp.org/events/enhancing-the-law-enforcement-response-to-violence-against-women-national-virtual-training

The IACP “Enhancing the Law Enforcement Response to Violence Against Women” is a free 5-part virtual training series designed to enhance the capacity of law enforcement when responding to and investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and strangulation.

OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance
12/16/2020

OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance

Do you know a law enforcement officer who has demonstrated exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty? The Bureau of Justice Assistance is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Congressional Badge of Bravery. Learn about these prestigious awards and submit your nomination by February 15, 2021. #BadgeOfBravery https://bja.ojp.gov/program/badgeofbravery?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=nomination_period_announcement&utm_campaign=cbob2020

Policy Research Associates, Inc.
12/02/2020

Policy Research Associates, Inc.

New technical assistance opportunity from SAMHSA’s GAINS Center: Criminal Justice Communities of Practice (CoPs)! CoPs are designed to bring together local teams virtually for an intensive strategic planning, and implementation process to address #CriminalJustice issues. Apply for one of four CoP opportunities by 12/16:

- Building a Competent Crisis Care System at Intercepts 0-1
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Reentry
- Engaging Clients for Successful Reentry
- Effectively Identifying & Treating Justice-Involved Individuals with Polysubstance Use Disorder

Apply by 12/16: http://pra.tw/1tsX50CsFVj

OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance
12/01/2020

OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance

Today, and every day, the Bureau of Justice Assistance recognizes all that law enforcement do to serve our communities. You wear many hats and are not only our protectors but our neighbors, our friends, our family. Thank you for all that you do. Watch “Letter to Our Law Enforcement Family”. VALOR Officer Safety Program #LawEnforcementFamily #ThankYou ow.ly/d3Si50CtPcQ

One law enforcement suicide is too many. To address this important issue, the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enfo...
11/25/2020
The National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide Develops High-demand Wellness Resources

One law enforcement suicide is too many. To address this important issue, the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide, supported by OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance and convened by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, just released several resources designed to support agencies in developing a comprehensive approach to officer mental health and law enforcement suicide prevention. Learn more: https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/media/blog/national-consortium-preventing-law-enforcement-suicide-develops-high-demand-wellness

Losing even one life to officer suicide is too many. To address this important issue, the Bureau of Justice Assistance created the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide.

11/23/2020
Our TTA Services

Is your agency interested in training or specialized guidance to address a criminal justice need? Check out the wide range of TTA services BJA NTTAC offers.
https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/about/service-areas

BJA NTTAC's training and specialized guidance services, also known as technical assistance, take a variety of forms that can be combined or modified to meet the unique needs of criminal justice practitioners and agencies, as well as elected officials, community organizations, or citizen advocates.

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Check out some valuable resources from the Office for Victims of Cr...
11/12/2020
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Check out some valuable resources from the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center that benefit Native American communities: https://www.ovcttac.gov/news/index.cfm?nm=news#NativeAmericanHeritage20

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.

Happening live tomorrow! Register for OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance's and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ...
11/09/2020
Destination Zero

Happening live tomorrow! Register for OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance's and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's free, virtual Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference, which gathers law enforcement officers looking to enhance their officers’ safety and wellness: https://destinationzero.org/destination-zero-conference/

Destination Zero Conference 11:00am – 4:00pm Eastern Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | Access is Virtual The Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference is a bi-annual gathering of law enforcement officials who are dedicated to improving the safety and wellness of their employees. Destinati...

Funding opportunity: OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance COSSAP is seeking applications for their Responding to America's C...
11/06/2020
Responding to America's Communities: Comprehensive Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Program

Funding opportunity: OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance COSSAP is seeking applications for their Responding to America's Communities: Comprehensive Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Program by November 25. Register for the informational webinar on November 10: https://bja.ojp.gov/events/responding-americas-communities-comprehensive-secure-and-responsible-drug-disposal-program

Register to participate in this November 10 webinar.

OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance
11/02/2020

OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance

With the school year in session, the latest issue of Catching Up With COSSAP, the bimonthly newsletter for BJA’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program, highlights strategies that law enforcement agencies can use to guide drug-endangered children and their families toward treatment – it’s the inaugural release from the National Stakeholder Partnership, a new BJA-Office for Victims of Crime collaboration. Another in-depth feature explores adverse childhood experiences in tribal communities and strategies to address them. Read now. https://www.cossapresources.org/Media

#LawEnforcement agencies, victims’ groups, and other practitioners seeking guidance on combating violent crime can conta...
11/02/2020
Violence Reduction Response Center

#LawEnforcement agencies, victims’ groups, and other practitioners seeking guidance on combating violent crime can contact #DOJVRRC to get connected to resources and TTA in response to your local and specific criminal justice needs. https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/content/violence-reduction-response-center

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Violence Reduction Response Center (VRRC). VRRC provides easy access to DOJ resources to help you address violent crime.

Join NW3C for their webinar “Prosecuting Intellectual Property Crimes” on November 10, 2020 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET. Partic...
10/28/2020
Webinars

Join NW3C for their webinar “Prosecuting Intellectual Property Crimes” on November 10, 2020 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET. Participants will learn how to prosecute intellectual property crimes and the importance of communication between the prosecutor and the investigator. Register today: https://www.nw3c.org/webinars/Register?id=11654

Note that this training is intended for U.S. Criminal Justice Practitioners. Please register using your agency-issued email.

NW3C offers a number of webinars on various law enforcement-related topics.

Looking for ways to enhance your criminal justice workforce? Join The Justice Clearinghouse for their webinar “Creating ...
10/26/2020
Creating and Maintaining A Great Workforce: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Employees

Looking for ways to enhance your criminal justice workforce? Join The Justice Clearinghouse for their webinar “Creating and Maintaining A Great Workforce: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Employees” on November 3, 2020 at 1–2 p.m. ET. The webinar will be presented by Dr. Jeff Fox, who served for 27 years in the field of criminal justice, 21 of which were with the Virginia State Police. Register today: https://www.justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/creating-and-maintaining-a-great-workforce-recruiting-and-retaining-quality-employees/

In this course, we will examine how to create and maintain a great workforce. We will explore the role proper recruiting has as well as the role excellent human resource management plays in retaining quality employees. The need for hiring, training, coaching, mentoring, rewarding, and recognizing em...

10/23/2020
Our TTA Services

Is your agency interested in training or specialized guidance to address a criminal justice need? Check out the wide range of TTA services offered by BJA NTTAC.
https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/about/service-areas

BJA NTTAC's training and specialized guidance services, also known as technical assistance, take a variety of forms that can be combined or modified to meet the unique needs of criminal justice practitioners and agencies, as well as elected officials, community organizations, or citizen advocates.

Looking for resources to combat the #opioid overdose crisis in your community? Access @DOJBJA’s #LawEnforcement #Naloxon...
10/21/2020
Naloxone Background

Looking for resources to combat the #opioid overdose crisis in your community? Access @DOJBJA’s #LawEnforcement #Naloxone Toolkit for tools and training materials that help law enforcement reduce #opioid overdoses and save lives. https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/tools/naloxone/Naloxone-Background

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit is a clearinghouse of resources to support law enforcement agencies in establishing a naloxone program. The Trump administration vows to work closely with law enforcement to help combat the opioid epidemic, including expanding acc...

Interested in finding ways to combat human trafficking? The International Association of Chiefs of Police has created a ...
10/19/2020
HumanTraffickingDirectory - Community Hub

Interested in finding ways to combat human trafficking? The International Association of Chiefs of Police has created a library with over 500 low or no-cost human trafficking training, tools, and resources. Check out the database today: https://www.myiacp.org/humantraffickingdirectoryvp?_ga=2.237035267.2093544938.1600101453-1944368904.1600101453

This is a compilation of more than 500 in-person and online trainings, webinars, workshops, tools, articles, blogs, checklists, and other resources to better inform anti-human trafficking efforts. This library includes resources which are no or low cost to law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges. W...

Join the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center for their webinar “Understanding the Dynamics and Tactics of Intima...
10/16/2020

Join the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center for their webinar “Understanding the Dynamics and Tactics of Intimate Partner Violence through the Lens of Indigenous Survivors” on October 21, 2020 at 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will explore the root causes of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Indigenous communities through the lens of a survivor’s perspective.

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Advocacy for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) requires an understanding of the dynamics and tactics of IPV. This understanding is also necessary for advocacy for social change to end domestic violence.

Register now for NIWRC's October 21st webinar for an overview of the root causes of domestic violence in Indigenous communities. Highlighted in this webinar is the importance of traditional, cultural practices in strengthening and building our capacity to provide effective, respectful advocacy with our relatives. Sign up: http://ow.ly/eA1x50BRjWL

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Welcome to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) Page. This page is intended to provide updated information and a discussion forum on BJA NTTAC. While this is an open forum, it’s also a family-friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family-friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. Comments and posts that do not follow these guidelines will be removed. • We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit, or racial comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful, or intended to defame any person or organization. • We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency. • We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. • Apparent spam will be removed and may cause the author(s) to be blocked from the place without notice. • You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information provided. • For Official Use Only (FOUO), classified, pre-decisional, proprietary, or business-sensitive information should never be discussed here. Don’t post personnel lists, rosters, organization charts, or directories: to do so would be a violation of privacy. The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, or BJA NTTAC. You are encouraged to quote, republish, and share any content on this page on your own blog, website or other communication/publication. If you do so, please credit the office or person who authored the content as a courtesy, (e.g., “Photo by Joe Smith,” “Article by Susan Smith”). Thank you for your interest in and support of BJA NTTAC.

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) facilitates the delivery of high-quality, strategically focused training and technical assistance (TTA) by connecting state, local, and tribal justice agencies with national experts to help address communities’ unique needs. Our goal is to provide the TTA resources needed to reduce crime, achieve safer communities, and promote a fair criminal justice system. In addition to our specialized TTA services, BJA NTTAC offers resources, tools, and other services that have been developed to address emerging issues and key trends in the criminal justice technical assistance field.

There are multiple ways to work with BJA NTTAC and get involved in TTA initiatives:

- Request Assistance: Submit a request at https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/working-with-nttac/requestors.

- Provide TTA Services: Submit a BJA NTTAC provider application online at https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/working-with-nttac/providers.


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