This section contains resource intended to help pretrial practitioners and system stakeholders efficient and effective processes while improving public safety outcomes through the adoption of legal and evidence-based practices.
For those seeking training and technical assistance for the first time, be sure to check out the guide, Using Outside Expertise: Know What to Expect,
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
To achieve safer communities nationwide, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) connects criminal justice professionals to the resources they need to improve outcomes at the state, local, or tribal level.
The training and technical assistance (TTA) lifecycle begins when a state, local, or tribal jurisdiction submits a request for resources and services. NTTAC follows up with the requesting jurisdiction to gather more information, and evaluates whether the scale and scope of the request meet established response criteria. If the request meets criteria, NTTAC moves forward by matching the request to the TTA provider(s) best able to meet the request – through either a new or existing funding arrangement.
Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI)
The Pretrial Justice Institute’s core purpose is to advance safe, fair, and effective juvenile and adult pretrial justice practices and policies. Funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Public Welfare Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the organizations works to achieve our core purpose by moving policymakers and justice system stakeholder to adopt and implement practices and policies through educating key stakeholders; moving stakeholders into action; advocating change in key states; developing messages, stories, and media coverage in support of change; and connecting local jurisdictions to assistance.
Crime and Justice Institute (CJI)
The Crime and Justice Institute offers a continuum of trainings to engage and educate corrections professionals and partners. For systems embarking on evidence-based reform, CJI provides an introductory series on effective interventions, organizational change, and collaboration. For those committed to comprehensive skill development, the Supervisor’s Leadership Academy cultivates current and future leaders. CJI is able to tailor training content to the specific needs of the organization. Our trainers also offer coaching and training-of-trainers to increase the capacity of organizations to deliver training themselves.
Justice Management Institute (JMI)
The Justice Management Institute, a non-profit organization based in Arlington, Virginia, provides cutting edge research, education and training programs, and technical assistance in justice policy, planning, and operations. JMI collaborates with justice professionals to shape systems that are responsive, outcome-driven, fairer, more equitable, and more efficient. JMI has worked with counties and local courts to develop strategic plans to reduce jail overcrowding, launch new accountability courts, or grow diversionary programs.
Luminosity is a criminal justice consulting firm specializing in data driven justice solutions focused on the front-end or pretrial stage of the criminal justice system. The pretrial stage includes arrest Shrough case disposition and involves many system stakeholders including law enforcement, jail, court, prosecutor, and defense. Luminosity works with local, state, and federal agencies and systems to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness and implement practical data driven solutions to solve the most challenging problems.
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
Based in Washington, D.C., the National Criminal Justice Association represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. Its members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services and educational institutions to federal, state and local elected officials. NCJA CJA regularly convenes SAAs regarding multiple criminal justice issues, and is able to provide implementation and justice information sharing TTA. Please contact NCJA Senior Policy Advsior, Carol Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
The National Institute of Corrections is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. We provide training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. Through cooperative agreements, we award funds to support our program initiatives. We also provide leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers.
National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
The National Center for State Courts is the organization courts turn to for authoritative knowledge and information, because its efforts are directed by collaborative work with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and other associations of judicial leaders. Consequently, NCSC is able to return expertise to the courts in a variety of forms — from Web resources to hands-on assistance. State assessments pay for the distribution of information from knowledge analysts and online sources, available free of charge to state trial and appellate courts and their administrative offices.
Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice, with offices in New York City, Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. Our projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world.