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Collaborative Approaches to Criminal Justice Challenges

The conference will be held Sunday, July 22 - Wednesday, July 25 at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. This year’s conference will focus on collaborative approaches to criminal justice challenges. There will also be a special emphasis on mental and behavioral health. View complete program.

Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the IJIS Institute (IJIS), the National Forum on Criminal Justice showcases programs, research and technologies that help justice practitioners and decision makers in states, local communities and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. Workshops will feature promising and innovative programs and strategies to address crime around the country; explore how technology can improve the administration of justice; examine research and evaluation; and highlight priority issues and available resources within the Department of Justice.

Workshops will cover timely topics like: improving the criminal background check system; law enforcement diversion models; effective community corrections models; school safety technology; trauma-informed policing in Indian Country; blockchain; effective pretrial; NIBRS compliance; addressing the opioid epidemic through technology; law enforcement and mental health; juvenile justice legislation and multiple grants management sessions.

In addition, Monday morning sessions will include a focus on collaborative responses to mental illness in the justice system. The opening ceremony will feature a panel presentation by state and local leaders discussing the Texas Criminal Justice Reform Experience and Monday’s lunch will feature an eye-opening keynote session about cybercrime, the dark web and what state and local criminal justice agencies can do to prepare and respond. And, back by popular demand is the Inside the Beltway update on government affairs and topical breakfast roundtables.

Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you in Fort Worth!