Crime Prevention

Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute

The Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI) is a Minnesota 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  UMCPI is committed to the advancement of excellence in policing and public safety. We provide public safety agencies with the knowledge,skills and best practices needed to serve their communities and build public trust. Our training and consulting services are built on the key principles of communication, collaboration, ethical solutions, and community partnerships.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • National Human Trafficking Task Force Training and Technical Assistance Initiative

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
  • Improving Public Safety and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population Initiative
  • FY 16 Risk Assessment Clearinghouse
  • Operationalizing Pay for Success: Using Research Evidence to Identify, Price and Evaluate Pay for Success Agreements

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):

  • Public Safety Partnership (formerly the VRN Initiative)
  • The Smart Policing Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Violence Reduction Network (VRN) Initiative
  • Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Provider
  • Evidence Based Violence Reduction Strategies Training and Technical Assistance (The V10 Initiative)
  • Smart Policing Initiative TTA Support

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

Police Executive Research Forum

Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit organization, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a police research organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. PERF helps improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership, public debate of police and criminal justice issues, and research and policy development.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Improving Homicide Investigations
  • Police Leadership Strategies in Action:Expanding the Practice of Procedural Justice and Legitimacy Project

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system by designing and implementing operating programs, performing original research, and providing reformers around the world with the tools they need to launch new strategies.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Sixth Amendment Strategic Planning: A Research-to-Practice Approach
  • FY 17 Price of Justice Training and Technical Assistance
  • Center for Court Innovation State-Based Adult Drug Court TTA Program
  • Center for Court Innovation Improving Public Trust and Confidence Initiative
  • National Problem-Solving Justice Initiative

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc.

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc. (APA) is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and headquartered in Washington, DC. The association is a nonprofit charitable organization which is supported by member contributions as well as government grants and funding from both foundations and the private sector. Prosecutors direct the organization through a volunteer Board of Directors led by the Chairman of the Board, Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, and Vice-Chairman, District Attorney of Philadelphia Seth Williams.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Prosecutor-Led Diversion Initiative
  • Smart Prosecution Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
  • High Performing Prosecution Initiative

American University

American University (AU) creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and a career-advancing experience in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Its students, among the country's most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • National Drug Court Resource Center
  • Right to Counsel National Campaign and TTA for Public Defense Delivery Systems
  • Technical Assistance, Training and Strategic Planning Services to State Administering Agencies