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 Police Foundation for a webinar on October 17 to learn more about the various types of law enforcement data sources used to fight crime.
Join the Vera Institute of Justice, as part of the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims, for an October 11 webinar on enhancing access to victim services for people with disabilities.
Through the National Public Safety Partnership, the Chicago, Illinois Police Department implemented strategies to reduce violent crime, which included establishing Strategic Decision Support Centers across the city’s districts.
Find information, resources, training, and announcements related to addressing the nationwide opioid epidemic in the newly launched Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Resource Center.
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 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.”
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.