NCJA Center for Justice Planning
Welcome to the homepage for NCJA Center for Justice Planning! From here you can learn who we are, what we do, and how to request our services.
The NCJA Center for Justice Planning team consists of experienced planners with backgrounds in local justice systems, data management and analysis, training, law enforcement programs, pretrial justice, behavioral health and substance use disorders and more. We are committed, individually and as a team, to helping justice systems find safe, fair and efficient solutions to their challenges. See the NCJA staff page for more information on our team.
NCJA provides TTA for Byrne JAG recipients on behalf of the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). We work with states to develop comprehensive, data-driven strategic plans that define how their awards dollars will be invested. BJA requires states to submit a comprehensive statewide strategic plan with their Byrne JAG application. The Plan must be developed in consultation with a diverse
group of stakeholders, address resource allocation, use of data and implementation of evidence-based
practices. Through our partnership with BJA our team is here to assist you with any needs you have to
meet these strategic planning requirements!
We provide a wide variety of training and guidance that states may need to ensure that Byrne JAG funding is administered effectively, from planning to reporting outcomes such as:
Toolkits, guidebooks, multimedia content (publications, podcasts, webinars, videos)
Training, direct guidance, planning sessions, on-site and virtual support
Peer-to-peer learning, regional calls, national conferences
We can also support you with:
Direct assistance with all areas within the development of your strategic plan
Developing SMART goals and performance metrics
Facilitating stakeholder and local planning board engagement
Assisting with stakeholder engagement efforts
Facilitating focus groups and planning sessions with your state planning bodies
Researching promising programs and nationwide trends
Developing peer-to-peer learning connections
Providing Subject Matter Experts (in-house and through partner organizations) in areas including data information sharing, braided funding, grants management, community-based violence reduction, strategic intercept model (SIM) mapping, local criminal justice system engagement, behavioral health programing, addressing equity in criminal justice, and more.
For more information about what TTA we provide, or to request TA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Offer
A pillar of the services we offer. We’ve created a series of informational and training materials to make creating a strategic plan easier and aligned to each state’s needs.
This is NCJA's online learning portal where we host live and recorded trainings on a variety of topics related to strategic planning, criminal justice practices and grants management. We also bring our clients together with subject matter experts, program operators and, perhaps most importantly, each other!
The engagement of local systems and partners in justice planning and interventions is crucial to ensuring that policies are enacted properly, and funding is directed to critical priority areas. Here you’ll find materials discussing the importance of local justice stakeholders and guidance on how to do it.
We strive to help Byrne JAG recipients and other justice stakeholders stay up to date on trends and promising practices in criminal justice practice, policy and reform. Visit this page to access a collection of information on trends and practices.
Publications & Multimedia - COMING SOON
We produce a lot of content to inform our clients and other stakeholders and partners. We have put a lot of that content here in one place, including documents that describe Byrne JAG; justice trends; the role of the State Administering Agency (SAA) in managing and steering Byrne JAG funds; state spending reports; and more. You’ll also find links to The NCJA podcast, our social media accounts and videos and recorded webinars.
This webpage was created with the support of Grant No. 2019-YA-BX-K002 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.