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Welcome to BJA NTTAC's TTA Today blog! TTA Today posts tell the story of training and technical assistance (TTA) engagements through individual perspectives, including those of DOJ and BJA leaders, staff, technical assistance providers, subject matter experts, community members, and other relevant stakeholders. These posts serve as an informal venue to share relevant updates or best practices from the criminal justice community, as well as to feature first-hand accounts of how TTA impacts state, local, and tribal communities across the nation.

Cities across the U.S. are experiencing an increase in gun violence and homicides, especially in segregated, high-poverty neighborhoods. Black men and women, Latinos, and Native Americans are disproportionately impacted by this violence.

President Biden declared April as Second Chance Month in support of reentry services. Reentry Week will also take place April 24–30, 2021. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) will host virtual events and resources related to reentry during that week. Learn more.