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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses attendees at the 2023 NIJ Research Conference


NIJ was honored to have Attorney General Garland help open the 2023 NIJ Research Conference. AG Garland emphasized the importance of connecting data and research findings to policy and practice. 

"Far too often, research findings do not reach the people who can best use them to improve outcomes for individuals and communities. This conference – which brings together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers – gives us an opportunity to bridge that divide."

See AG Garland's prepared remarks.