Why an SAA Deskbook?
Following gubernatorial elections, states appoint new State Administering Agency (SAA) administrators – many who may have experience in criminal justice policy and practice, but who may be new to formula and block grant administration. Adjusting to a changed role, a new cadre of principles and partners, and distinctive information and processes can be challenging. The SAA Deskbook was conceived to assist the orientation process for new SAAs.
Training and Technical Assistance Resources
The National Center for Justice Planning (NCJP)
NCJP is a unique resource for planners at all levels of government and in all agencies and organizations responsible for developing strategies for delivering justice. Building on the knowledge and expertise of practitioners who are working to support communities through effective justice, NCJP offers information on strategic planning, best practices within the grant making and management, research informed and evidence based criminal justice practices and additional resources.
U.S. Department of Justice CrimeSolutions.Gov
Finding the right person at BJA
There are two offices at BJA that are of particular interest to SAAs: the Program Office and the Policy Office.