BJA has accelerated the adoption and integration of research and evidence in the field by growing the number of BJA programs that require robust researcher-practitioner partnerships. BJA is promoting researcher-practitioner partnerships in order to implement data-driven approaches to reduce crime, improve community safety, reduce recidivism, and prevent unnecessary confinement. BJA refers to the programs with these partnerships as its âSmart Suiteâ.
To enhance the effectiveness of these Smart Suite programs and to bring more âscienceâ to the field, BJA would like to partner with strong, experienced team to develop training, provide technical assistance, and support a community of practice to help researchers and practitioners work more effectively and efficiently with each other. Viable applicants should have experience working with jurisdictions to use science and data to: (a) support criminal justice planning and programming; (b) develop capacity to translate research into practice; (c) support the implementation of evidence-based practice; and (d) enhance public safety and improve the delivery of fair justice.