The Center for Effective Public Policy (the Center), under the Justice Reinvestment Initiative sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides technical assistance and financial support to states, counties, cities, and tribal authorities that are currently engaged in justice reinvestment. The Center is currently working with a consortium of partners to provide technical assistance as part of a two-phase effort.
Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) delivers trainings for direct services staff, supervisors, managers, and others working within the criminal and juvenile justice systems to improve outcomes. Trainings are customized for the audience, target population, and setting. All trainings are interactive, providing participants the opportunity to practice and demonstrate mastery of research-based content and skills. CRJ provides BJA-funded technical assistance in support of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.
The mission of the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program is to assist federal, state, local, and tribal criminal justice partners by providing adaptive solutions and services that facilitate information sharing, support criminal investigations, and promote officer safety. RISS, a Bureau of Justice Assistance partner, has been supporting the law enforcement and criminal justice communities for more than 40 years. RISS is composed of six regional centers and the RISS Technology Support Center.
The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative website is a comprehensive information-sharing resource for justice practitioners at all levels of government, providing timely and useful information on justice integration and relevant technological developments.
On November 1, 2018, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, presented the webinar "Introducing the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse." This webinar presented the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse (PSRAC), an online, comprehensive collection of information and resources focused on identifying and reducing the risk of re-offending or noncompliance with a community’s justice system requirements.