What We Do

Developing strategies designed to increase agency and program effectiveness.

What We Do

The National Criminal Justice Association has extensive experience in providing assistance to federal, state, local and tribal justice agencies to identify barriers and develop strategies to increase the effectiveness of criminal justice agencies and programs. We offer training and technical assistance in strategic planning and strategy implementation, stakeholder engagement, grants management and administration, data access and information sharing. We also host events that bring together policymakers, practitioners, experts and advocates; promote programs from around the country; and engage in many legislative issues. 

Providing Training and Technical Assistance

We offer training and technical assistance (TTA) in strategic planning and strategy implementation, stakeholder engagement, grants management and administration, data access and information sharing. To request a consultation, please contact our office at (202) 628-8550.

Strategic Planning and Strategy Implementation

Comprehensive planning based on priorities for addressing a jurisdiction’s criminal justice challenges is the foundation for effective resource management. However, there is no single strategic planning model or process that will work for every agency. We can help guide your organization or agency through a planning process that engages all stakeholders in the criminal justice system and produces a dynamic plan and implementation strategies unique to the environment you face. 

We also offer numerous planning and implementation resources through our NCJA Center for Justice Planning (NCJP) website, including guidance for grants management and administration, accessing and sharing data, and measuring outcomes. Browse justice planning resources.

Federal Grants Management and Administration

Accounting for funding provided by federal agencies as well as from other sources undergirds effective resource management. One wrong move can put your entire program at risk. Our training and technical assistance supports recipients of funding from public and private entities to fulfill the requirements attached to this support.

We also host several grants management workshops at our annual conference, the National Forum on Criminal Justice. You can also find more information in our webinars archive and online guide to federal grants management.

Data Access and Justice Information Sharing

Data is essential to determining which problems to tackle, to choose which initiatives to fund, and to measure how well programs are working. But do you have the data you need? If not, who does and will they share? How do we know if the data are telling us what we need to know? And how in the world do we pay for the analysis? We can help assess your data needs and find solutions to enhance public safety and maximize investments.