Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ category: General

What is the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)?

Established in 2008 by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), BJAs NTTAC connects state, local, and tribal justice agencies in need of assistance with specialized guidance – known as technical assistance – from national experts to help address those needs. The justice agencies BJA NTTAC assists range from prosecutors' offices, to police departments, to city and county commissioners, to corrections departments. Our goal is to provide these agencies the resources needed to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, manage people in confinement or on community supervision, and combat victimization.

FAQ category: Requestor

What is the process for submitting a TTA request to BJA NTTAC?

To submit a TTA request through BJA NTTAC, please complete our online application form. Once the application for TTA services is submitted, an email notification is sent to the user who submitted the application, confirming that the information was successfully transmitted. BJA NTTAC staff will review the application and an additional assessment form will be sent to the request point of contact to collect more in-depth information regarding the request. As part of the assessment, a letter of support must be submitted from an authorizing official from the requesting agency for the TTA services being requested. Once the assessment form and letter of support are submitted, the BJA NTTAC team will review the responses and schedule a call with the requestor to fill in any gaps and address any questions.