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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Provides Access to Funding, Publications

NCJ Number
Techbeat Dated: December 2019
Date Published
December 2019
10 pages

This article announces the agency that will assume distribution of publications that were formerly distributed by the Justice Technology Center (JTIC) prior to its closing on December 31, 2019.


The U.S. Justice Department's National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) will be distributing criminal justice-sensitive publications formerly distributed by JTIC, as well as the JTIC-produced tools, School Safe and Safeguarding Houses of Worship (SHOW). School Safe and SHOW, both available as fillable PDFs, help school resource officers and administrators, and local houses of worship assess safety and develop emergency plans. Members of the criminal justice community who previously obtained funding information from the JUSTNET website or JUSTNET-News can now obtain this information directly from NCJRS. NCJRS provides information on the grant-making components of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), which is composed of six bureaus and program offices. These agencies award federal financial assistance to support law enforcement and public safety activities in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions; to assist victims of crime; to provide training and technical assistance; to conduct research; and to implement programs that improve the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems. Recommended resources are briefly described.

Date Published: December 1, 2019