Annual Conference

Convening criminal justice policymakers, practitioners, experts and advocates.

National Forum on Criminal Justice

Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the IJIS Institute (IJIS), 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. Workshops feature promising and innovative programs and strategies to address crime around the country; explore how technology can improve the administration of justice; examine research and evaluation; and highlight priority issues and available resources within the Department of Justice.

Join us for the 2019 National Forum on Criminal Justice! Check out the National Forum website for more info.

The 2018 conference workshops covered topics ranging from improving the criminal background check system; law enforcement diversion models; effective community corrections models; school safety technology; trauma-informed policing in Indian Country; blockchain; effective pretrial; NIBRS compliance; addressing the opioid epidemic through technology; law enforcement and mental health; juvenile justice legislation and multiple grants management sessions. In addition, we hosted sessions on collaborative responses to mental illness in the justice system, a panel presentation by state and local leaders about the Texas Criminal Justice Reform Experience, and an eye-opening luncheon keynote about cybercrime, the dark web and what state and local criminal justice agencies can do to prepare and respond. The program also included the popular Inside the Beltway update on government affairs and topical breakfast roundtables.