Who We Are
The National Criminal Justice Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit member association based in Washington, DC . We work with all levels of government to support effective criminal justice policy and funding for justice assistance programs across a broad range of policy issues.
Our members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, including law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services and academic research, as well as federal, state, and local elected officials.
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Become a Member
NCJA members receive news and updates about federal activity; funding opportunities; innovative and promising policies and practices; and discounted rates for NCJA's annual conference, and so much more. Compare member benefits.
Request Training and Technical Assistance
The NCJA staff has extensive experience in providing training and technical assistance to federal, state, local and tribal justice agencies to develop strategies to increase the effectiveness of criminal justice agencies and programs. We are also supported by a cadre of experienced criminal justice decision makers who can provide specialized expertise. Learn more about types of training and technical assistance we offer.
Partner with Us
Our organization strives to promote the development of justice systems that enhance public safety; prevent and reduce the harmful effects of criminal and delinquent behavior on victims, individuals, and communities; adjudicate defendants and sanction offenders fairly and justly; and operate effectively and efficiently. Contact NCJA Executive Director, Chris Asplen, to discuss how we can work together to have an even bigger impact.
Apply for an Internship
The NCJA offers semester-long and summer internships for students. This internship program is designed to provide substantive experience in criminal justice policy. Interns primarily research and write articles; summarize and analyze criminal justice research; attend congressional hearings, Justice Department briefings, and other local justice-related events; and participate in other projects as assigned. Submit an application.