Is your agency looking for resources to address violent crime in your community, but is not sure where to start? Visit the Violence Reduction Response Center for more information on training and technical assistance, grant opportunities, and publications available through the U.S. Department of Justice.
In partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Vera Institute of Justice is spearheading an initiative to enhance police responses to people with mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Join the Justice Clearinghouse’s webinar on how to reduce crime through intelligence-driven strategies on November 15.
Attend a November 20 webinar to learn about new funding opportunities under the Justice Reinvestment Initiative for state, local, and tribal agencies and technical and training assistance providers.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Urban Institute released a new, online resource for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers seeking to use risk assessments to build safer communities.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released the updated Justice Manual, a comprehensive collection of internal DOJ guidance designed to enhance efficiency, promote consistency, and increase transparency and accountability.
Who We AreThe Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is a training and technical assistance (TTA) resource to help state, local, and tribal justice agencies achieve safer communities.
What We DoBJA NTTAC works to improve the criminal justice system by providing rapid, expert, and coordinated TTA to support practitioners in reducing violent and drug-related crime, supporting law enforcement, managing offenders, and combating victimization.
How We Can HelpBJA and BJA NTTAC can provide your agency FREE TTA to address your community’s justice-related challenges. We support a wide variety of services – from onsite and distance learning training to assistance in implementing evidence-based programs – to address the unique needs of your community.
“The training and technical assistance we received through BJA NTTAC was exceptional. The flexibility with which we were able to craft the format of this training allowed us to efficiently and precisely address the specific crime analysis needs of the Columbia Police Department. Subject matter experts provided in-depth technical support on the various analysis tools and guidance on the theory behind the types of analysis we sought to implement. As a result, the CPD has progressed in researching violent gun crime data to reduce acts of violence in our jurisdiction.”
“The Durham Police Department wanted to express our gratitude to the team at the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center, who provided assistance through their associates, the Virginia Center for Police Innovation, in creating a solid foundation for our award winning “Good Neighbor Program.” The insight and guidance catapulted the program from good to excellent and the entire Durham community is better for their efforts!”
“BJA NTTAC's assistance allowed my department to have a starting point in a major re-tooling of our crime analysis program. We have no one with real experience in this area, but we knew that we needed to make changes to improve. Through BJA NTTAC, we were able to make informed decisions as we move forward.”
Introduction to FinCEN
Intelligence-Driven Strategies: Creating an Integrated Approach for Justice Agencies
FY 2018 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Funding Opportunities for State, Local, and Tribal Agencies and TTA Providers
Webinar - Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Outpatient Clinics: Using Behavioral Telehealth
Violence Reduction Response Center
Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 8,200 people died in 2013 from heroin overdoses. Naloxone is a drug that – when administered early in an overdose situation – can reverse the affects and save a life. Read moreread more about naloxone to learn how first responders can implement a naloxone program.