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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.


Appropriations and Budget Letters





FY 2022

FY 2021

FY 2020

FY 2019



FY 2018

FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015

FY 2014

FY 2013


FY 2012

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