Programs: Grants, subgrants, and cooperative agreements: grant monies received from the united states department of justice and the department of homeland security to provide training and technical assistance to states and territories in relation to victim notification services, strategic planning and evidence-based practices, and justice information sharing initiatives and to assist tribal and state governments with intergovernmental collaboration initiatives. See schedule o for additional information.
membership: ncja is a national membership organization of criminal justice practitioners in local, state and tribal governments as well as in academic studies in criminal justice.
contracts and subcontracts: research the latest state, territory and local firearm statutes based on a federal contract with atf. In a subcontract with national center state courts, two regional meetings were held as part of a larger federal agreement with the office of violence against women. Ncja also provided some short consulting services to several criminal justice state agencies.
service agreements: assist other criminal justice related organizations with activities to improve public safety.
I do not believe this is an organization that is worthy of support. There are many other similar organizations, with a more established history, and that receive high review marks from independent third party evaluators such as Charity Navigator, the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance or American Institute of Philanthropy. With so many groups out there claiming to be unique in their quest to obtain financial support, one must be diligent in evaluating where to lend support. I do not believe the National Criminal Justice Association merits neither the trust not financial investment that could be better invested elsewhere.