Acronyms and Definitions Guide

Below are some of the commonly used acronyms within BJA and BJA’s NTTAC. This list is not exhaustive and we plan to regularly update and expand the list moving forward. If you have any suggestions for items to include, please contact us and let us know.


ABC – D – E – FG – H – IJ – K – L – MNOP – Q – RSTUV – W – X – Y – Z


AAMVA American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

ABA American Bar Association

ACA American Correctional Association

APA Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

APPA American Probation and Parole Association

ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

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BJA Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics

BOP Bureau of Prisons

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CALEA Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement

CCI Center for Court Innovation

CIPP Center for Innovative Public Policies

CNA CNA's Center for Naval Analyses

COPS Community Oriented Policing Strategies

CSG Council of State Governments

CSOM Center for Sex Offender Management

CSR Corporate Social Responsibility

CTC Concurrent Technologies Corporation

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FOP Fraternal Order of Police

FVTC Fox Valley Technical College

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Global Global Information Sharing Tool

GTRI Georgia Tech Research Institute

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IACP International Association of Chiefs of Police

IASAP Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

IIR Institute for Intergovernmental Research

IJIS Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute

ILJ Institute for Law and Justice

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JAG Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

JMI Justice Management Institute

JRSA Justice Research and Statistics Association

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MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MNADV Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

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NACDL National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

NACM National Association for Court Management

NACRF National Association of Counties Research Foundation

NADCP National Association of Drug Court Professionals

NAICJA National American Indian Court Judges Association

NAMSDL National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws

NASCIO National Association of State Chief Information Officers

NCAI National Congress of American Indians

NCJA National Criminal Justice Association

NCMEC National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

NCPC National Crime Prevention Council

NCSC National Center for State Courts

NDAA National District Attorney’s Association

NDCI National Drug Court Institute

NDRI National Development and Research Institutes, Inc

NGA National Governor’s Association

NIJC National Indian Justice Center

NIJ National Institute of Justice

NJC National Judicial College

NMVTIS National Motor Vehicle Title Information System

NNABA National Native American Bar Association

NOBLE National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

NRADAN National Rural Alcohol and Drug Alliance Network

NSA National Sheriffs' Association

NTTAC National Training and Technical Assistance Center

NW3C National White Collar Crime Center

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OJJDP Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

OJP Office of Justice Programs

OVC Office for Victims of Crime

OVW Office on Violence against Women

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PERF Police Executive Research Forum

PF Police Foundation

PJI Pretrial Justice Institute

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RISS Regional Information Sharing Systems Program

RSAT Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program

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SAA State Administering Agency

SEARCH The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics

SJI State Justice Institute

SMART Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking

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TTARS BJA Training and Technical Assistance Reporting System

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UMCPI Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute

USAO United States Attorneys’ Office

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VALOR Initiative Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability Initiative

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YCWA Youth Crime Watch America

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