Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system. BJA provides leadership, services, and funding to America’s communities by emphasizing local control, building relationships in the field, providing training and technical assistance in support of efforts to prevent crime, drug abuse, and violence at the national, state, and local levels, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting capacity building through planning, streamlining the administration of grants, and other initiatives.

The BJA Policy Office provides national leadership in criminal justice policy, training, and technical assistance to further the administration of justice. It also acts as a liaison to national organizations that partner with BJA to set policy and help disseminate information on best and promising practices. The Policy Office consists of the Justice Information Sharing team, the Justice Systems team, the Law Enforcement & Adjudication team, and the Strategic Initiatives team.

Council of State Governments (CSG)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) would like to acknowledge and thank the Council of State Governments (CSG), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership association, Justice Center staff for their participation, contribution to the content of this site, and for contributing to the successful launch of the Police Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit. CSG’s Justice Center division http://csgjusticecenter.org works to provide technical assistance and seeks to improve criminal justice and mental health responses to people with mental health disorders that are engaged with the CJ system. Together BJA and the CSG Justice Center strive to advance the use of evidence-based practices and policies to create a network of practitioners, researchers, and policymakers invested in improved CJ responses to people with mental health disorders.


To contact the PMHC Toolkit Team with questions: BJA.PMHCToolkit@usdoj.gov