Letters to Congress
When the need arises, NCJA writes letters to educate members of Congress about pending legislation that may impact the smooth and balanced functioning of the criminal justice system. NCJA also joins with other state and local criminal justice stakeholder organizations in expressing united support for continued federal funding for Byrne JAG and other priority programs. Below is a sample of recent letters. Click below to browse the archives of appropriations, dear colleague and legislation letters.
Dear Colleague Letters
Request for strong funding for the Byrne JAG program; sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and signed by 54 Senators (signatures not included as congressional office buildings were beginning to close due to COVID)