Convening criminal justice policymakers, practitioners, experts and advocates.


The NCJA offers a number of different opportunities to enhance your professional development through both in person meetings and online webinars. We also promote events and conferences on different criminal justice related issues to increase networking opportunities and to help you gain valuable knowledge and skills.

National Forum on Criminal Justice

Sponsored by the NCJA and the IJIS Institute, the National Forum on Criminal Justice showcases programs, research and technologies that help justice practitioners and decision makers in states, local communities and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. It is the only criminal justice conference that brings together leaders from federal, state, local and tribal government and the public and private sector to share real world strategies and solutions from around the country.

The 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice will be held Sunday, July 22 - Wednesday, July 25 at the  Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Registration will open in the Spring.  Visit the National Forum website for more information.

Webinars and Virtual Events

Online learning is an important tool to access the latest criminal justice information, promising practices and trends. Our webinars focus on innovative and data-driven programs and practices to keep you ahead of the learning curve. View our webinar schedule and archive.

Regional Strategic Planning Training for SAAs

These regional trainings are designed to help state agency administrators (SAAs) meet the new strategic planning requirements that will be part of the FY19 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant applications. The agenda and content for this training is targeted to those SAAs with limited experience in strategic planning, though experienced SAAs are welcome to attend, share their expertise and engage in the training. View the schedule.

Institute for State Criminal Justice and Public Safety Executives

State Agency Administrators and Governors’ Criminal Justice Policy Advisors met in Charleston, South Carolina in December 2017 for the Institute for State Criminal Justice and Public Safety Executives, hosted by NCJA and the National Governor’s Association. Representatives from 38 states and territories registered for the event which featured a robust agenda of high priority topics, networking opportunities and discussions. View details about this event, the agenda, participant list, and presentations.

Events Hosted by Other Organizations and Agencies

Check out the Connect2Justice event calendar for website for conferences, webinars, trainings and other events around the country designed for criminal justice planners, policymakers and practitioners. Browse the calendar.