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A National Voice in Criminal Justice Policy

The National Criminal Justice Association represents state, local and tribal governments on crime control and crime prevention issues. Our members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community.

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Join NCJA to receive government affairs news, funding information, access to our online community, conference discounts, promising practices, and so much more.

ConnectGrants, a regularly updated library of funding solicitations, is available exclusively for NCJA members.

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Semester-long and summer internships are available to undergraduate students.

News and Updates


news and update thumbnailsNCJA Welcomes New Executive Director

Chris Asplen, a national and international expert in the use of DNA technologies and former prosecutor, takes over for Cabell Cropper, who retires after almost 20 years.

news and update thumbnailsSeeking Innovative Addiction Programs for New Initiative

We are partnering with the Addiction Policy Forum to showcase promising practices in reducing addiction and translating the science of addiction into practice. 

news and update thumbnailsElections for Regional Rep

Individual and tribal members, and designated representatives from member CJCCs will receive a ballot by email. Vote by June 2.

news and update thumbnailsOCJP Award Winners To Be Announced This Summer 

Thank you to all who nominated programs this year. Award winners will be announced this summer at the National Forum on Criminal Justice in Long Beach, California. 

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