The Nuts and Bolts of Congressional Education and Template Letters

NCJA has prepared materials to support our members in working with their congressional delegations on continued funding for the Byrne JAG program and federal support for improving the administration of state and local justice systems. These include:

  1. SAAs sample email text to House members

  2. SAA sample letter to House members

  3. Subgrantee sample email text to House members

  4. Subgrantee sample letter to House members

  5. Sample text for Senate outreach coming soon

  • Staff contact information for the top policy (Legislative Director) and justice policy staff in each office:

  1. House staff contact information

  2. Senate staff contact information

  • List of every Member of Congress who signed previous Byrne JAG Dear Colleague letters (coming soon)

  • Byrne JAG: Leading Change in State and Local Justice Systems report.

  • One page background on the Byrne JAG program (coming soon)

  • List of key members of the Senate and House Appropriations and Judiciary Committees and/or key subcommittee.

  • Rosters of all key committees and subcommittees:

    • U.S. Senate

    • U.S. House of Representatives

    • Senate Judiciary Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism subcommittee

    • House Judiciary Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security subcommittee

    • Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

    • House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

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Justice Assistance Table, FY18-FY22 House Committee

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