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Convening Policymakers, Practitioners, Experts and Advocates

Crime prevention and suppression programs will only be fully effective when all parts of the criminal justice system are operating seamlessly and in balance. With the goal of bringing balance to state and local criminal justice systems, NCJA regularly convenes policymakers, practitioners, experts and advocates to discuss issues of common interest and concern. In addition to the National Forum on Criminal Justice, the NCJA also hosts webinars, regional seminars, issue-specific working groups and focus groups, monthly meetings of government affairs specialists (the "Brown Baggers"), a roundtable of executive directors from stakeholder groups, and online communities.

The National Forum on Criminal Justice

The National Forum on Criminal Justice 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. Sponsored by the NCJA, the Justice Research and Statistics Association and the IJIS Institute, our annual conference showcases programs, research and technologies that help justice practitioners and decision makers in states, local communities and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. 



Connect2Justice (C2J) is an online community where NCJA members and employees of member agencies can ask questions, share ideas, network

with colleagues, and conduct committee business. You will also find a regularly-updated library of criminal justice-related funding and a calendar of events for justice professionals hosted around the country. The C2J website contains discussion forums, shared libraries, an events calendars, a searchable member directory, and a library of funding solicitations, known as Connect2Grants.

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