Listen, Learn, Inform - About the National Institute of Justice
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.
We are dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. We provide objective and independent knowledge and tools to inform the decision-making of the criminal and juvenile justice communities to reduce crime and advance justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
We accomplish our mission through the "Listen, Learn, Inform" model — we "listen" to the needs of the field; "learn" ways to meet those needs by funding research, development, and evaluation projects; and then "inform" the field of what we learned.
The National Institute of Justice is the research, development, and evaluation agency of theU.S. Department of Justice. Our mission at NIJ is to strengthen science and advance justice.
We accomplish our mission through the "Listen-- Learn-- Inform" model We "listen" to the needs of the field. We "learn" ways to meet those needs by funding research, development, and evaluation projects.We "inform" the field of what we learned .
Improving our ability to understand and respond to crime and justice challenges begins with listening to the field. NIJ regularly engages with criminal justice researchers and professionals to learn from their unique expertise and gather information on what knowledge and tools are necessary to reduce crime and advance justice. This process guides our research investments.
We invest in research across scientific disciplines, including the social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and technology, to provide evidence-based knowledge to strengthen the justice system. Researchers, students, and justice professionals have the opportunity to apply for research and development funding through NIJ solicitations, fellowships, and challenges.
NIJ's scientific investments inform the national conversation on issues of criminal justice and public safety. Evidence-based knowledge can lead to more effective justice policy and practice, new technology and scientific techniques, and responses to emerging justice challenges. We are committed to providing the criminal justice community with the knowledge and tools necessary to reduce crime and advance justice. We are dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to inform the decision-making of the criminal justice community to reduce crime and advance justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
NIJ is committed to supporting the development of rigorous and independent research that crosses scientific disciplines and leverages the expertise of both researchers and those working within the criminal justice system. Investments in science allow us to better understand the challenges facing the U.S. criminal justice system and to develop and test effective solutions.
Keep up to date with the variety of evidence-based resources and research funding opportunities that NIJ has to offer criminal justice researchers, students, and professionals. Visit us at: NIJ.ojp.gov And Follow us on Facebook and Twitter At OJPNIJ
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