About Us

The U.S. Department of Justice’s nationwide strategy to combat violent crime in partnership with state, local, and tribal law enforcement and communities is now supported by enhanced training and technical assistance (TTA) resources from leading national organizations.

Bureau of Justice assistance (BJA)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) helps to make American communities safer by strengthening the nation’s criminal justice system: Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting edge tools and best practices they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization.

BJA is a component of the Office of Justice ProgramsU.S. Department of Justice, which also includes the Bureau of Justice StatisticsNational Institute of JusticeOffice of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency PreventionOffice for Victims of Crime, and Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.

PSN TTA Providers

BJA will provide TTA in partnership with Michigan State University (MSU), the CNA Institute for Public Research, and the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC). 

Michigan State University (MSU) will provide TTA support for developing of your PSN strategy and key partnerships, addressing crime analysis issues, implementing promising and evidence-based approaches, and measuring the success of your strategy.

CNA, in partnership with Major Cities Chiefs Association and the National District Attorneys Association, will provide specialized TTA around law enforcement and prosecution strategies in support of your PSN project goals through distance learning opportunities, direct support from regional liaisons, tailored training, and peer-to-peer exchange opportunities.

The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) and its partners will provide specialized TTA around the effective support and engagement of victims of violent crime as part of your PSN strategy.  NCVC will provide this TTA in partnership with: CNA; Association of Prosecuting Attorneys; Center for Court Innovation; George Mason University Department of Psychology; National Sheriffs’ Association; Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network; NCVC National Institute; and State Victim Assistance Academies.