The NCJA regularly convenes 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, the Justice Research and Statistics Association, 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.

The 2017 conference will be held July 30 - August 2 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, California. NCJA members receive registration discounts. Learn more.

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 archive.

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.