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Thanks for Attending!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice a success! We hope you found the conference beneficial. PowerPoint presentations from the workshop sessions will be available online on the National Forum website soon.

Planning for next year's National Forum is already underway, but we need your help. In order to make future conferences even better, we would appreciate your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete a final evaluation about this year's National Forum. Your answers will be kept confidential and will be used to improve the conference offerings and maximize the benefit to you in future years. Please respond by August 7.


About the Conference

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 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.

The 2018 conference workshops covered topics ranging from 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, we hosted sessions on collaborative responses to mental illness in the justice system, a panel presentation by state and local leaders about the Texas Criminal Justice Reform Experience, and an eye-opening luncheon keynote about cybercrime, the dark web and what state and local criminal justice agencies can do to prepare and respond. The program also included the popular Inside the Beltway update on government affairs and topical breakfast roundtables.

Join us next summer for the 2019 National Forum on Criminal Justice!