SAA Training and Technical Assistance
Supported by grant from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, we provide training and technical assistance to SAAs on strategic planning and data-driven policy and practice. A well-crafted and well-executed strategic planning process is comprehensive, looks statewide, and is developed by engaging voices from across the state’s justice system. The strategic plan is dynamic and updated regularly. It allows an organization to express its vision, describe its values, state or update its mission, develop and accomplish short- and long-term goals, identify appropriate programs to meet those goals, identify strengths and weaknesses and barriers, and track progress.
Through this work the NCJA has developed a video series exploring innovative programs developed and implemented by state criminal justice planning agencies, and how these programs are helping local jurisdictions identify, implement, and evaluate evidence-based programs to reduce crime and prevent recidivism. Watch the videos here.