PSN Training and Technical Assistance Portal
With funding support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Center for Victims of Crime has launched the PSN Training and Technical Assistance Portal to help PSN task forces integrate victim services into their work. The site features victim-centered, trauma-informed materials for service providers and law enforcement officials who work with victims of violent crime.
PSN Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Partnerships
CNA, in partnership with Major Cities Chiefs Association and the National District Attorneys Association, provides specialized TTA to PSN sites around law enforcement and prosecution strategies in support of local PSN project goals through distance learning opportunities, direct support from regional liaisons, tailored training, and peer exchange opportunities.
Assistance of BJA's Training and Technical Assistance Providers
PSN award recipients will work closely with BJA's national PSN training and technical assistance (TTA) partners who will help them incorporate data driven policing in their response to violent crime. BJA has established cooperative agreements with the following organizations to provide specialized TTA:
- Michigan State University (MSU)
- Center for Naval Analysis (CNA)
- National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
If you are seeking training and technical assistance for your district's PSN Program, please complete and submit the request form.
Additional TTA Resources
- BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC): BJA NTTAC connects state, local, and tribal justice agencies in need of assistance with specialized national experts to help address those needs. The justice agencies that BJA NTTAC assists range from prosecutor’s offices, to police departments, to city and county commissioners, to corrections departments. The goal is to provide these agencies the resources needed to reduce crime while also promoting a safe and fair criminal justice system. To achieve this goal, BJA NTTAC provides no-cost training and specialized guidance—also known as technical assistance—both in-person and virtually on a wide variety of criminal justice topics ranging from crime prevention, to mental health, to adjudication.
- Public Safety Partnership Clearinghouse: The Public Safety Clearinghouse is a tool that will change the way you find, save, and share violence reduction resources. Designed to leverage the violence reduction resources produced by components throughout the Department of Justice, the Clearinghouse is a comprehensive database containing hundreds of off-the-shelf resources such as trainings, technical assistance, publications, webinars, best practices, lessons learned, and evidence-based strategies. It is interactive and allows you to develop and download a customized toolkit of resources based on your unique challenges and opportunities.
- Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): The COPS Office provides assistance to law enforcement agencies looking for ways to implement the principles of community policing.
- Violence Reduction Response Center (VRRC): VRRC was established to connect state, local, and tribal justice agencies with violent crime reduction training and technical assistance resources offered by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- National Resource and Technical Assistance Center for Improving Law Enforcement Investigations (NRTAC): The NRTAC delivers specific technical assistance to eligible departments on a wide range of topics that are directly related to conducting high-quality investigations.
- Identifying and Working With a Research Partner—Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
- PSN Training and Technical Assistance Overview