About Us

The mission of the U.S. Department of JusticeBureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal law enforcement in achieving safer communities. 

Established in 2008, BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) connects state, local, and tribal justice agencies in need of assistance with specialized national experts to help address those needs. The justice agencies BJA NTTAC assists range from prosecutors' offices, to police departments, to city and county commissioners, to corrections departments. Our goal is to provide these agencies the resources needed to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, manage people in confinement or on community supervision, and combat victimization. 

To achieve this goal, BJA NTTAC provides no-cost training and specialized guidance - also known as technical assistance - both in-person and virtually on a wide variety of criminal justice topics ranging from crime prevention, to mental health, to adjudication.  We take the time to understand the specific justice-related need of the agency requesting help and match that need with the right expert to provide the training or specialized guidance.