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AEquitas' mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability.
American Bar Association (ABA) 
With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
American Correctional Association 
The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a multi-disciplinary organization of professionals representing all facets of corrections and criminal justice, including federal, state, and military correctional facilities and prisons, county jails and prisons, county jails and detention centers, probation/parole agencies, and community corrections/halfway houses.
American Humane Association (AHA) 
Founded in 1877, the American Humane Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals. A nonprofit membership organization, American Humane is headquartered in Denver, with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
American Judicature Society 
The American Judicature Society works to maintain the independence and integrity of the courts and increase public understanding of the justice system. We are a nonpartisan organization with a national membership of judges, lawyers and other citizens interested in the administration of justice.
American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) 
The American Probation and Parole Association is an international association composed of members from the United States, Canada and other countries actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors.
Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) 
For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life.
Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) 
Since its founding in 1951 AWI has sought to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by people. In the organization's early years our particular emphasis was on the desperate needs of animals used for experimentation. In the decades that followed we expanded the scope of our work to address many other areas of animal suffering.
Animals and Society Institute 
The Animals and Society Institute is an independent research and education organization dedicated to advancing the status of animals in public policy and promoting the study of human-animal relationships.
Associação Nacional do Ministério Público Militar 
Associação Nacional do Ministério Público Militar is our international partner in Brazil.
BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) 
BJA has launched the National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) web site. Eligible recipients of training and technical assistance (TTA) services include law enforcement, courts, corrections, substance abuse and mental health service providers, justice information sharing professionals, crime prevention specialists, and tribal communities. Services focus on imparting information and skills that target the specific needs and evolving issues facing the criminal justice community.
Boys and Girls Clubs 
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 
A unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services 
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States of America. We establish immigration services, policies and priorities to preserve America's legacy as a nation of immigrants while ensuring that no one is admitted who is a threat to public safety.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) 
BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation's criminal justice system.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Firearms and Crime Statistics 
Our mission is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of  government. These data are critical to Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.
Center for Court Innovation (CCI) 
Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit think tank that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime and improve public trust in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark problem-solving innovation both locally and nationally.
Center for Sex Offender Management 
Established in June 1997, the Center for Sex Offender Management's (CSOM) goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders who are in the community.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America  
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, or CADCA, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions in their effort to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities.
Community Capacity Development Office  
The mission of the Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO) is to promote comprehensive strategies to reduce crime and revitalize communities. CCDO helps communities help themselves, enabling them to reduce violent and drug crime, strengthen community capacity to increase the quality of life, and promote long-term community health and resilience.
Community Policing Consortium  
The Community Policing Consortium is a partnership of five of the leading police organizations in the United States: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and the Police Foundation.
Community Relations Service  
The Community Relations Service is the Department's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only Federal agency dedicated to assist State and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony.
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)  
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria.
COPS - Office of Community Oriented Policing Services 
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territory, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.
Coroner's Report: Information and Resources on Gang Intervention and Prevention  
The Coroner's Report provides an overview of the history and formation of street gangs.
Criminal Justice Institute  
The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) was established to meet the unfulfilled advanced educational needs of Arkansas law enforcement. Designing practical programs and curricula, CJI quickly became an acknowledged source of premier continued education and professional development for law enforcement agencies.
Criminal Justice Profiles  
Your Online Guide to Criminal Justice Careers, Degrees, Schools and More. Making an informed decision about a career in criminal justice can be a daunting and difficult endeavor. For nearly 5 years we've been assisting aspiring criminal justice professionals, job seekers and students make better, more informed career choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information.
Dropout & Truancy Prevention Network 
DTPN is applying proven techniques to provide a simple yet powerfully effective solution to chronic truancy. By combining location verification technology and the involvement of committed and concerned mentor/coaches, DTPN programs are highly successful at combating truancy and boosting daily enrollments.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 
Our mission is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
Federal Bureau of Prisons 
The Federal Bureau of Prisons protects society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens.
Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center 
The Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC) maintains the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) database, which contains information about suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system.
Fedlaw has assembled references of use to people doing Federal legal research and which can be accessed directly through "point and click" hypertext connections.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 
FinCEN's mission is to enhance U.S. national security, deter and detect criminal activity, and safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting transparency in the U.S. and international financial systems.
Firearms Litigation Clearinghouse 
The Firearms Litigation Clearinghouse (FLC) was established in 1981 to facilitate the reduction of firearms injuries through the use of the civil justice system.
Gangs or Us 
On this site you will find many pages with over 1200 external gang videos and text links about street gangs and prison gangs;   most are designed to teach you  that will teach about the identification of  clothing, colors, graffiti, marks, and tattoos, investigations, prosecutions, rivalries, and alliances.
Harvard Injury Control Research Center 
A database of social science, criminology, law reviews, medical and public health research concerning firearms (2002-2009), compiled by the Harvard Injury Control Research Center.
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) 
The HSUS has a long history of collaborating with and training prosecutors around the country in achieving effective results in animal cruelty cases. We are pleased to be working with APA on training prosecutors.  Please browse our prosecutor resource page to find information on prosecuting animal cruelty cases and other resources we can provide.  You can also join a google group for prosecutors who handle animal cruelty cases.
Institute for Intergovernmental Research 
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), a nonprofit research and training organization, specializes in law enforcement, juvenile justice, criminal justice, and homeland security issues.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries. IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes.
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) 
The International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) is a non-profit, professional organization that has been an advocate and resource for local government attorneys since 1935. Owned solely by over 2500 members, IMLA services as an international clearinghouse of legal information and cooperation on municipal legal matters.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 
IC3's mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet.
Legal Information Institute 
The Legal Information Institute offers information on Supreme Court opinions.
Local Law Enforcement Block Grants Program 
The LLEBG Program provided units of government with funds to underwrite projects designed to reduce crime and improve public safety.
National Alliance of Gang Investigators Association 
The National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations (NAGIA) was formed in 1998. It is a cooperative organization currently composed of representatives from 16 regional gang investigators associations representing over 20,000 gang investigators across the country, as well as federal agencies and other organizations involved in gang-related matters.
National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA) 
The National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA) is the voice of Assistant United States Attorneys in the Department of Justice and Congress, helping safeguard justice and promoting the interests of AUSAs.  NAAUSA is the "bar association" for the more than 5,400 AUSAs throughout the country and the U.S. territories.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) 
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is the principal organization of professionals involved in the development and implementation of treatment-oriented Drug Courts.
National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators (NAPC) 
The National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators (NAPC) is the only national professional association of prosecutor coordinators. It consists of 50 member states and meets at a minimum of twice a year to share and exchange ideas, information and trends that impact state prosecutors.
National Association of Town Watch - National Night Out 
The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of organized, law enforcement-affiliated crime and drug prevention programs. Members include: Neighborhood, Crime, Community, Town and Block Watch Groups; law enforcement agencies; state and regional crime prevention associations; and a variety of businesses, civic groups and concerned individuals working to make their communities safer places in which to live and work.
National Center for Rural Law Enforcement 
The National Center for Rural Law Enforcement is a part of the Criminal Justice Institute. It was established in 1995 to meet the educational and technological needs of rural law enforcement officials throughout the United States.
National Center for State Courts (NCSC) 
The mission of NCSC is to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service to state courts, and courts around the world. 
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) 
The National Crime Prevention Council's mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.
National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) 
NDAA was formed in 1950 by local prosecutors to give a focal point to advance their causes and issues at the national level.  NDAA is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, along with the training, research and development division. The training and education division and the National Advocacy Center are located in Columbia, South Carolina.
National Drug Court Institute 
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals seeks to reduce substance abuse, crime and recidivism by promoting and advocating for the establishment and funding of Drug Courts.
National Drug Intelligence Center 
The National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) was established by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1993 (Public Law 102-396) signed into law on October 6, 1992.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
Welcome to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's web site. NIST, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was founded in 1901 as the nation's first federal physical science research laboratory. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories. NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies-nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair-to the largest and most complex of human-made creations, from earthquake-resistant skyscrapers to wide-body jetliners to global communication networks.

Recently, the Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis has published "Latent Print Examination and Human Factors: Improving the Practice through a Systems Approach." The publication can be found here.
National Integrated Ballistics Information Network 
This website contains information regarding ATF's National Integrated Ballistics Information Network.
National Judicial College 
Our mission is to provide leadership in achieving justice through quality judicial and collegial dialogue.
National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) 
NLADA is the nation's leading advocate for front-line attorneys and other equal justice professionals - those who make a difference in the lives of low-income clients and their families and communities. Representing legal aid and defender programs, as well as individual advocates, NLADA is proud to be the oldest and largest national, nonprofit membership association devoting 100 percent of its resources to serving the broad equal justice community.
National Major Gang Task Force 
The National Major Gang Task Force is committed to providing leadership and information within the criminal justice system and other stakeholders to minimize the effects of security threat groups, gangs and terrorists in jails, prisons and communities.
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) 
The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) was founded in September, 1976, during a three day symposium to address crime in urban low income areas.
National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse and Crime 
The National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse and Crime (NPAMC) is an inclusive public-private partnership committed to identifying, developing, and promoting justice programs that improve public safety, reduce recidivism, and change lives for offenders who misuse alcohol.
National Sheriffs' Association 
The National Sheriffs' Association, now in its sixty-eighth year of serving law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals of the nation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field.
National Tribal Justice Resource Center 
The National Tribal Justice Resource Center is the largest and most comprehensive site dedicated to tribal justice systems, personnel and tribal law.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) 
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) 
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC) 
The National Organiztion of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC) provides the on-going emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief but also helps with the criminal justice system.
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) 
The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a national membership organization of progressive police executives from the largest city, county and state law enforcement agencies.
Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) 
The Pretrial Justice Institute is the nation's only nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring informed pretrial decision-making for safe communities. When people are arrested, their release or detention pending trial should be based on a thoughtful, informed assessment of whether they will stay crime-free while on release and return to court for trial. PJI advocates for fair and effective pretrial policies and practices that eliminate inappropriate detention, optimize diversion from prosecution and maintain community safety.
Project Safe Neighborhoods 
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Tribal Court Clearinghouse 
The Tribal Court Clearinghouse is a comprehensive website established in June 1997 to serve as a resource for American Indian and Alaska Native Nations, American Indian and Alaska Native people, tribal justice systems, victims' services providers, tribal service providers, and others involved in the improvement of justice in Indian country.
U.S. Customs Service (CBP) 
CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security's largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws.
U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys 
The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) was created on April 6, 1953, by AG Order No. 8-53 to provide for close liaison between the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., and the 93 United States Attorneys located throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice 
The Office of Tribal Justice is the primary point of contact for the Department of Justice with federally recognized Native American tribes, and advises the Department on legal and policy matters pertaining to Native Americans.
U.S. Federal Courts 
The federal courts often are called the guardians of the Constitution because their rulings protect rights and liberties guaranteed by it. Through fair and impartial judgments, the federal courts interpret and apply the law to resolve disputes.
U.S. Marshals Service 
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal Marshals have served the country since 1789, oftentimes in unseen but critical ways.
U.S. Parole Commission 
The mission of the United States Parole Commission is to promote public safety and strive for justice and fairness in the exercise of its authority to release and supervise offenders under its jurisdiction.
U.S. Secret Service 
The Secret Service was established in 1865, solely to suppress the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Today, the agency is mandated by Congress to carry out dual missions: protection of national and visiting foreign leaders, and criminal investigations.
U.S. Sentencing Commission 
The United States Sentencing Commission was created by the Sentencing Reform Act provisions of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984.
Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) 
The FBI has gathered crime offense statistics from law enforcement agencies across the Nation through its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program since 1930.  These data have been published each year, and since 1958, have been available in the publication Crime in the United States (CIUS).  As a supplement to CIUS, the FBI, in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, provides this site that allows users to build their own customized data tables.
Vera Institute of Justice 
The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.
Vera Institute of Justice - Knowledge Bank for Cost-Benefit Analysis in Criminal Justice 
Vera's Cost-Benefit Analysis Unit has developed a national knowledge bank for cost-benefit analysis in criminal justice to help practitioners and policymakers better understand the budgetary impact of criminal justice policy choices.
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) 
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

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