The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) offers Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to law enforcement agencies to enhance their capabilities to analyze and use data to make informed decisions, respond effectively and prevent crime. BJA NTTAC’s TTA resources address analytical gaps and needs for crime analysts and other criminal justice professionals.
The following approach is a guide to the types of assistance BJA NTTAC supports under the Crime Analysis on Demand TTA program for state, local or tribal criminal justice agencies:
- Conduct a needs assessment to determine analytical gaps and needs.
- Develop and present recommendations for addressing the identified gaps and needs including any specific programs or policies which can be targeted for the training or technical assistance.
- Document how the recommended TTA would promote organizational change, help reduce crime and enhance public safety, and data sources and elements which will be used to support these conclusions.
- Outline technical solutions which enable real-time sharing of crime data and analytical products on a local, regional and statewide basis.
- Provide hands-on assistance to crime analysts, including enhancing analytical skills; increasing the role of analysts on a team and within the agency; helping with product development, such as maps, daily bulletins and presentations for briefings and meetings; and exploring the potential role of CompStat.
- Evaluate and incorporate promising models and evidence-based practices in each phase of the training or technical assistance solution.
Crime Analysis on Demand is just one example of the range of TTA assistance which BJA NTTAC provides state, local and tribal agencies. If you or your agency are facing a unique criminal justice need, BJA NTTAC may be able to provide support for TTA services. For more information on how BJA NTTAC can support your community’s need, visit https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov.