Convening criminal justice policymakers, practitioners, experts and advocates.


The NCJA offers a number of different opportunities to enhance your professional development through both in person meetings and online webinars. We also promote events and conferences on different criminal justice related issues to increase networking opportunities and to help you gain valuable knowledge and skills.

Upcoming Events

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National Forum on Criminal Justice

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

The 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice will be held Sunday, July 22 - Wednesday, July 25 at the  Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Registration will open in the Spring.  Visit the National Forum website for more information.

Webinars and Virtual Events

Online learning is an important tool to access the latest criminal justice information, promising practices and trends. Our webinars focus on innovative and data-driven programs and practices to keep you ahead of the learning curve. View our webinar schedule and archive.

Institute for Criminal Justice and Public Safety Executives

This two-day training event brings together governors' criminal justice policy advisors and state criminal justice agency administrators to discuss a variety of criminal justice and public safety issues, hear from federal partners, and share best practices. The Institute will be held December 14-15 in Charleston, South Carolina. Learn more about this event.

Events Hosted by Other Organizations and Agencies

Check out the Connect2Justice event calendar for website for conferences, webinars, trainings and other events around the country designed for criminal justice planners, policymakers and practitioners.Browse the calendar.