Director, The NCJA Center for Justice Planning
Allison Badger serves as the director for the NCJA Center for Justice Planning, overseeing the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) portfolio. This TTA assists state administering agencies and local criminal justice advisory boards and councils in the development of comprehensive strategic plans, criminal justice data collection and analysis and the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices, with the overall goal of working towards a more fair and equitable criminal justice system.
Her roles prior to joining NCJA have included a focus on criminal justice reform and systems improvement. As the criminal justice planner for Adams County (CO), she primarily served as the director for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. In this role, she engaged stakeholders from all areas within criminal justice and the community to find creative and innovative ways to divert individuals from the criminal justice system. Previously, Allison worked for both the Colorado State Court Administrator’s Office and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office (NC), focusing on utilizing best practices for systems improvements, program evaluation and the use of data-based decision making in the criminal justice system. Allison has over 15 years of experience as a program manager and program director with local and state criminal justice agencies.
She received her master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a certified project manager.