Implementation science

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 Regents of the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a top public research university located in Michigan. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan values scholarship, diversity, equity and inclusion, and public engagement.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • National Center for School Safety

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

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):

  • 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 TTA Continuation Program
  • FY 18 Field Inittiated - CAT 2
  • The Project Safe Neighborhoods Training and Technical Assistance Program Supplement to Award 2018-DP-BX-K013
  • BJA PSP FY 2018 Supplement
  • Strategies for Policing Innovation Technical Assistance Program
  • Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Provider

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

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 Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Training Initiative
  • Veterans Treatment Court TTA Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Training Initiative

Community Resources for Justice

The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) bridges the gap between research and practice with data-driven solutions that drive bold, transformative improvements in criminal and juvenile justice systems. CJI works with local, state, tribal, and national criminal justice organizations, providing nonpartisan policy analysis, implementation consulting, capacity building assistance, and research services to advance evidence-based practices and create systems-level change.

Some of CJI’s major projects include:

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State Level Technical Assistance (Supplement)

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