About Us

The mission of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is to help state, local, and tribal jurisdictions achieve safer communities by providing leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development.

Established in 2008, BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) connects state, local, and tribal justice agencies in need of assistance with specialized national experts to help address those needs. The justice agencies BJA NTTAC assists range from prosecutor’s offices, to police departments, to city and county commissioners, to corrections departments. Our goal is to provide these agencies the resources needed to reduce crime, recidivism, and unnecessary confinement, while also promoting a safe and fair criminal justice system.

To achieve this goal, BJA NTTAC provides no-cost training and specialized guidance - also known as technical assistance - both in-person and virtually on a wide-variety of criminal justice topics ranging from crime prevention, to mental health, to adjudication. We take the time to understand the specific justice-related need of the agency requesting help and match that need with the right expert to provide the training or specialized guidance.