Capacity Building

National Center for Policing Innovation

VCPI serves as a powerful resource for public safety and communities nationwide, advancing public safety through the development and delivery of training (onsite and eLearning); consulting; technical assistance; program development, implementation, and management; and much more.  Since 1997, VCPI, a nonprofit organization, has trained over 70,000 public safety professionals and others in a wide variety of public safety topics.

VCPI’s experience and expertise expands beyond the development and delivery of training, to include:

National White Collar Crime Center

For over 40 years, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) has provided comprehensive training programs to help law enforcement professionals master the principles, concepts, and skills needed to fight cyber and economic crime.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Economic, High-Technology, White Collar, and Internet Crime Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Program: NW3C, Inc.
  • Northern and Middle States Rural Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Program

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center staff members conduct research and evaluations and provide technical assistance to improve justice policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels. Urban researchers examine the development, implementation, and impact of policing, crime prevention, and gang disruption initiatives. The work includes a large breadth of topics ranging from risk assessment, community corrections and reentry, human trafficking, forensic science, courts and sentencing, to gun violence.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Improving Safety for Institutional Corrections

The CNA Corporation

The CNA Corporation analyzes and solves problems by getting as close as possible to the people, the data – and the problems themselves – in order to find the clear, credible answers government leaders need to choose the best course of action.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • BJA FY 23 National Initiatives: Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation: Category 1
  • DOJ Jails and Justice Support Center
  • BJA FY 22 Law Enforcement National Initiatives to Improve Public Safety, Enhance Agency Operations via Training, Recruitment and Retention and Building Community Trust
  • FY 2021 Project Safe Neighborhoods Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Crime and Corrections Analyst in Residence Program
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Training and Technical Assistance for Site-based JRI Projects.
  • Strategies for Policing Innovation National Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • PSP National Training and Technical Assistance Program - Local Law Enforcement Violent Crime Strategy Enhancement
  • FY 19 Body-Worn Camera Program
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance, Category 3
  • FY 18 Field Inittiated - CAT 2

School of Criminal Justice: Michigan State University

The School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU) is the nation’s oldest continuous degree-granting program in criminal justice. Since 1935, MSU has been a leader in criminal justice scholarship with its pioneering research, undergraduate, and graduate education and engaged collaboration with criminal justice agencies, the private sector, and communities locally and abroad.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The mission of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation is to support the neighborhood revitalization efforts of community groups by providing them with financing (e.g., grants, loans, and equity capital), technical and management assistance, training opportunities, and policy support.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • CVI in Schools: A New Approach to STOP School Violence
  • Building Capacity for Safer Communities
  • Building CVI Resources for a Stronger Field
  • Building Lasting Capacity for Violent Crime Reduction in Rural Communities

National American Indian Court Judges Association

The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) is a national association comprised of tribal justice personnel and others devoted to supporting and strengthening tribal justice systems through education, information-sharing, and advocacy. NAICJA is a nonprofit corporation established in 1969 as a corporation in the State of Delaware following the enactment of the federal Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968. The Act required tribes to follow certain requirements similar to those in the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • FY18-20 Holistic Defense Pilot TTA

Police Executive Research Forum

Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit organization, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a police research organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. PERF helps improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership, public debate of police and criminal justice issues, and research and policy development.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • National Training and Technical Assistance Project on Reducing Violent Crime

All Rise

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1994 by pioneers from the first 12 drug courts in the nation.

This extraordinary group of innovative judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical professionals created a common sense approach to improving the justice system by using a combination of judicial monitoring and effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to change their lives.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • VETERANS TREATMENT COURT TRAINING AND TECHNICALASSISTANCE
  • Adult Treatment Court Foundational Training
  • ADULT DRUG COURT SITE BASED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
  • Adult Treatment Court Training Initiative
  • Veterans Treatment Court TTA Initiative

National Police Institute

The purpose of the National Policing Institute is to help the police be more effective in doing their job, whether it be deterring robberies, intervening in potentially injurious family disputes, or working to improve relationships between the police and the communities they serve. To accomplish their mission, they work closely with police officers and police agencies across the country, and it is in their hard work and contributions that their accomplishments are rooted.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • BJA Digital Trust
  • Expanding the Reach and Impact of the 30x30 Initiative
  • Crisis Intervention and Effective De-escalation: Building a National Model for Police Standards and Training
  • National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program (NLERSP)
  • Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative TTA Provider
  • National Law Enforcement Learning Lab
  • CGIC-Improving Investigations
  • National Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Program

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