APA Additional Resources
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) http://www.abanet.org/home.html
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 http://www.aca.org/
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) www.americanhumane.org
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 http://www.ajs.org/
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.
Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) http://www.aldf.org/
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) http://www.awionline.org/
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.
BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) www.bjatraining.org
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 http://www.bgca.org
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) http://www.atf.gov/
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.
Center for Court Innovation (CCI) http://www.courtinnovation.org
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 http://www.csom.org/
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 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.
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 http://www.dtpnetwork.com/
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) http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/index.htm
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) http://www.fbi.gov/
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 http://www.bop.gov
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.
Gangs or Us http://www.gangsorus.com/
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.
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) www.humanesociety.org/justice
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.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) http://www.theiacp.org
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) http://www.imla.org/index.php
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.
National Alliance of Gang Investigators Association http://www.nagia.org/
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 Town Watch - National Night Out http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/
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 District Attorneys Association (NDAA) http://www.ndaa.org/index.html
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 Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) http://www.nist.gov/index.html
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 Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) http://www.nlada.org/
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 http://www.nagia.org/nmgtf.asp
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 Sheriffs' Association http://www.sheriffs.org/
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.
Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC) http://www.pomc.com/
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.
Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) http://www.pretrial.org/Pages/Default.aspx
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 http://www.psn.gov/
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.
Tribal Court Clearinghouse http://www.tribal-institute.org/
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) http://www.cbp.gov/
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 http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa
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. Federal Courts http://www.uscourts.gov/
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. Parole Commission http://www.usdoj.gov/uspc/
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 http://www.treas.gov/usss/
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.
Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/
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 http://www.vera.org/
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.