The IJIS Institute (IJIS) is a nonprofit corporation representing industry’s leading companies who collaborate with local, state, tribal, and federal agencies to provide technical assistance, training, and support services for information exchange and technology initiatives. IJIS unites the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing for those who protect and serve local communities. IJIS was founded in 2001 as a result of the U.S. Department of Justice’s interest in raising private sector participation in the advancement of national initiatives affecting justice and public safety, and more recently homeland security. Today, IJIS represents the leading companies serving these and other related sectors and provides assistance to government agencies by bringing industry to the table in a constructive role, and continuing to drive toward achieving high regard for the companies that are dedicated to helping the public sector find high-value solutions. IJIS is funded through a combination of federal grants, industry contributions, and partnership agreements.
NCJA partners with a number of different organizations in the course of our work. In our government affairs work we frequently work as part of a broader coalition criminal justice groups to advance important public safety issues. In our grant work we partner with other nonprofit organizations on victims issues, state and tribal collaboration issues and gathering and disseminating information on evidence based policies and practices. Below are some of our organizational partners.
Justice Research and Statistics Association
The Justice Research and Statistics Association is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers, and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations dedicated to policy-orientated research and analysis. Created in 1974, JRSA serves to promote the exchange of information among the SACs, enabling them to work towards common goals, and as a liaison between the state agencies and the Justice Department. The JRSA conducts multistate research on statewide and system-wide problems such as domestic violence data collection and convenience store crime, and practices such as community policing. In addition, the JRSA convenes conferences and seminars so criminal justice professionals can share information and hear about new research, programs, and technologies. JRSA's Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training and technical assistance on a wide range of topics including automated systems planning and management, crime analysis, evaluation and research methods, crime and prison population forecasting, and improving presentations through computer graphics.
Justice Solutions is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing rights, resources, and respect for victims and communities hurt by crime; enhancing governmental and societal responses to crime and its consequences on individuals and communities; and strengthening crime prevention initiatives in America. This mission is accomplished through the provision of education, training, and technical assistance to victims, service providers, criminal justice and juvenile justice professionals, allied professionals, and members of the community; promoting research-to-practice as the foundation for public and justice-related policy development, and community safety and victim assistance programs; promoting sound public policy that enhances victims’ rights and services, offender accountability, and community protection; and collaborating with individuals, organizations, and government agencies that share its vision and goals. The organization is comprised of some of the nation’s most experienced victim service and criminal justice professionals, all of whom have worked extensively in pioneering strategies that promote victims’ rights/services and has contributed to the development and implementation of resources related to automated victim information and notification, including developing language for victims’ statutory and constitutional rights; agency and interagency policies and protocols; victim education and outreach strategies; and public awareness and education.
National Congress of American Indians
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities. NCAI advocates for a bright future for generations to come by taking the lead to gain consensus on a constructive and promising vision for Indian Country. The organization’s policy issues and initiatives are driven by the consensus of our diverse membership, which consists of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, tribal citizens, individuals, and Native and non-Native organizations.