Evidence generation and integration

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. AIR's mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.

Within the United States and internationally, AIR will be the preeminent organization that

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Category 1: National Reentry Resource Center

The Moss Group, Inc.

The Moss Group, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based criminal justice consulting firm dedicated to helping state, local, federal, and private organizations in achieving organizational excellence. We specialize in developing strategic solutions to sensitive issues facing correctional administrators, executives, and leaders. We address complex and emerging issues through training and technical assistance, and have worked in all 50 states.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Improving Institutional Corrections Training Academy Training

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

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 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:

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Violent Crime Reduction: Information, Messaging, and Engagement (VCRIME)
  • Measuring What Matters: Building Trust and Legitimacy

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
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative - TTA Supplemental Funding
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative - Program Oversight, Coordination, and Outcome Assessment Provide (Supplement)r

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

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system by designing and implementing operating programs, performing original research, and providing reformers around the world with the tools they need to launch new strategies.

Operating Programs

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Center for Court Innovation State-Based Adult Drug Court TTA
  • Tribal Risk/Need Assessment Tool
  • FY18 Sixth Amendment TTA
  • FY 17 Price of Justice Training and Technical Assistance
  • Adult Drug Court State-Based Drug Court TTA
  • National Problem-Solving Justice Initiative

National Criminal Justice Association

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) works to promote a balanced approach to communities’ complex public safety, criminal, and juvenile justice system problems. The NCJA offers a number of different opportunities to enhance the professional development of state and local criminal and juvenile justice decisionmakers and policymakers through both educational training and events. NCJA also promotes a variety of events and conferences, all designed to increase networking opportunities and to foster the exchange of valuable knowledge and skills.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • NCJA Statewide Strategic Planning Training and Technical Assistance; Category 1 of Justice for All: Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • National Initiatives: Reaching Criminal Justice Policy Makers