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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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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 are Open for Regional Reps

The NCJA Elections Committee is seeking nominations for regional representatives the NCJA Advisory Council, our principal governing body. Submit nominations by April 21.

news and update thumbnailsNominate an Outstanding Criminal Justice Program

Each year, we honor five programs that merit recognition for providing effective services to address crime-related issues in their communities. Nominations are due April 21.

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