Data collection / analysis

New York University

The Litmus group is in the Marron Institute of Urban Management at NYU. Litmus promotes innovation in criminal justice, working with public agencies across a range of policy issues to engage stakeholders, help identify and develop promising strategies, support constant process improvement, and foster organic innovation through ongoing iterative evaluation. Litmus operates the BJA Swift Certain Fair Resource Center, supporting state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions and agencies in implementing and testing innovations in community corrections.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Swift, Certain, and Fair Resource Center

AEquitas

Without a thoughtful and well-intentioned justice system, victims are less likely to report and offenders are less likely to be held accountable. As the gatekeepers to our justice system, prosecutors are a key partner to our prevention and response efforts related to gender-based violence and human trafficking.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • AEquitas - RTI Smart Prosecution TTA Iniative
  • Category 1 Improving Victim and Witness Cooperation

Impact Justice

Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center based in Oakland, California and Washington, DC. Impact Justice is committed to reducing the number of people involved in our criminal justice system, improving conditions for those who remain incarcerated, providing meaningful opportunities for successful reentry, and attending to crime victims' needs.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • PREA Program Strategic Support for PREA Implementation in Local Confinement Facilities Nationwide
  • National PREA Resource Center Continuation

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
  • Supplemental Funding to Support Smart Defense Training and Technical Assistance

Polis Solutions, Inc

Polis Solutions, Inc. was founded in by the creators of a $40M Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) effort to develop innovative methods and technologies for training social interaction and trust-­‐building skills.  We are a training, consulting and research firm that specializes in creating evidence-­‐based programs that build public trust and safer communities.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • T3 - Tact, Tactics and Trust Training and Technical Assistance

Virginia Center for Policing Innovation

VCPI serves as a powerful resource for public safety and communities nationwide, advancing public safety through the development and delivery of training (onsite and eLearning); consulting; technical assistance; program development, implementation, and management; and much more.  Since 1997, VCPI, a nonprofit organization, has trained over 50,000 public safety professionals and others in a wide variety of public safety topics.

VCPI’s experience and expertise expands beyond the development and delivery of training, to include:

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Measuring What Matters: Building Trust and Legitimacy

The CNA Corporation

At CNA, we analyze and solve 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):

  • FY 18 Field Inittiated - CAT 2
  • FY 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • BJA PSP FY 2018 Supplement
  • Strategies for Policing Innovation Technical Assistance Program
  • Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Provider

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center staff members conduct research and evaluations and provide technical assistance to improve justice policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels. Urban researchers examine the development, implementation, and impact of policing, crime prevention, and gang disruption initiatives. The work includes a large breadth of topics ranging from risk assessment, community corrections and reentry, human trafficking, forensic science, courts and sentencing, to gun violence.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative - Program Oversight, Coordination, and Outcome Assessment Provide (Supplement)r
  • FY 16 Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

Margolis, Healy & Associates, LLC

Margolis Healy is a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. The firm provides their clients with a variety of specialized services that include, but are not limited to, campus safety and security assessments; Title IX and Clery Act assessments; emergency management risk and hazard assessments; emergency preparedness and crisis response systems and exercises; implementation of lethal and less-than-lethal force options; litigation consultation; and special investigations/independent reviews.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • National Center for Campus Public Safety Program

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