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Showcasing Real World Public Safety Solutions

The National Forum showcases programs, research and technologies that help justice practitioners and decision makers in states, local communities and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) and the IJIS Institute (IJIS), the Forum is the only criminal justice conference that brings together leaders from federal, state, local and tribal government and the public and private sector to share real life solutions that are working across the country. Learn more.



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Conference Highlights

This year's program will highlight promising and innovative strategies to address crime around the country; explore how technology can improve the administration of justice; examine research and evaluation; and highlight priority issues within the Department of Justice and available resources.Topics include:

• Exploring criminal justice and public safety priorities across the country;
• Incarceration and options for state reform;
• Evidence-based juvenile programs;
• Comprehensive crime reporting;
• Justice-to-mental health exchanges;
• The future of policing;
• Innovations in victim services;
• Law enforcement technology;
• Reducing violent crime;
• Drug intervention and enforcement;
• Improving victim notification;
• The Justice Reinvestment Initiative;
• Impact of the legalization of Marijuana;
• The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative;
• Enhancing grants management;
• Successful strategic planning;
• Using data to inform research;
• Crime mapping for policy analysis; and
• Implementation science 101.



Workshop presentations and handouts have been posted! August 14, 2015
View the 2015 Presentations page for workshop descriptions, workshops, handouts, and speaker bios.

Download and print the online agenda! July 28, 2015
PDF versions of the complete agenda, speaker bios, hotel floor plan, and sponsor profiles are now available to download and print on the Agenda page.

Get the Forum App! July 23, 2015
Download the free National Forum app for handy access to the complete agenda, speaker profiles, hotel and travel info, and important announcements during the conference! Get started.

OCJP Awards May 1, 2015
Thank to our Outstanding Criminal Justice Program nominees! Award winners will be announced at the Forum.

NCJA and JRSA Post-Conference Workshops March 18, 2015
Additional workshops will be held before and after the Forum. Topics include: using data for research; grants management; strategic planning, crime mapping, and implementation science. View the Additional Events for more info.

Tweeting About the Forum? Feb 2, 2015
Use the #cjforum tag to share your Tweets!