Ethics and integrity

National Legal Aid and Defender Association

Founded in 1911, NLADA is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted
to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. NLADA has a
long history of providing technical assistance, including seminal systems evaluations,
training, and toolkits to promote excellence in state and local public defense delivery systems.
NLADA team devoted to this project bring extensive technical assistance and evaluation
experience, as well as a wealth of field experience in public defense delivery. NLADA is a

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • FY18 Sixth Amendment TTA Supplement
  • Supplemental Funding to Support Smart Defense Training and Technical Assistance

Polis Solutions, Inc

Polis Solutions, Inc. was founded in by the creators of a $40M Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) effort to develop innovative methods and technologies for training social interaction and trust-­‐building skills.  We are a training, consulting and research firm that specializes in creating evidence-­‐based programs that build public trust and safer communities.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • T3 - Tact, Tactics and Trust Training and Technical Assistance

Virginia 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 50,000 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:

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Measuring What Matters: Building Trust and Legitimacy

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

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):

  • Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Training Initiative

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.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2018
  • Smart Suite Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods Training and Technical Assistance Program

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc.

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc. (APA) is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and headquartered in Washington, DC. The association is a nonprofit charitable organization which is supported by member contributions as well as government grants and funding from both foundations and the private sector. Prosecutors direct the organization through a volunteer Board of Directors led by the Chairman of the Board, Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, and Vice-Chairman, District Attorney of Philadelphia Seth Williams.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • FY 18 Capital Case Litigation Initiative