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Last updated February 21, 2024

Justice for All: Strengthening the Sixth

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Initiatives - Justice for All program - assists state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in reducing crime and improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, specifically through strategic planning to protect rights under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. As a part of the Justice for All program, the Center for Justice Innovation (the Center), formerly the Center for Court Innovation, with its partners the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and NPC Research, is providing three different levels of strategic planning technical assistance and training (TTA) to jurisdictions nationwide. Using data and research alongside its TTA, the Center helps local and state jurisdictions increase their capacity to strengthen and uphold Sixth Amendment rights.
The Center for Justice Innovation works to create a fair, effective, and humane justice system by providing reformers around the world with the tools they need to launch new strategies. The Center has extensive experience as a national TTA provider for various federal agencies and private institutions.



Justice for All: Strengthening the Sixth

Grant Partners

The Center has partnered with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) to support the provision of the strategic planning TTA offered by this program. Expert assistance from NPC Research will be made available to sites interested in building capacity related tocost-related research (e.g., specific approaches to cost-benefit analysis, data required to identify returns on investment, etc.).



National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

NACDL is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the goal of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons charged with a crime or wrongdoing. NACDL envisions a society where all individuals receive fair, rational, and humane treatment within the criminal justice system. Founded in 1958, NACDL has a rich history of promoting education and reform through myriad projects at the state, local, and federal levels, regularly collaborating with partners across the criminal justice system to safeguard due process rights.




NPC Research

NPC Research has provided quality cost analysis, social services evaluation, policy analysis, research, and training for more than 30 years. NPC’s record is recognized nationally, particularly in the areas of cost-benefit measurement, process and policy analysis, and outcome research. NPC designs outcome and cost studies, develops databases, collects qualitative and quantitative data, manages and analyzes large administrative data sets, prepares reports for diverse audiences, and provides ongoing feedback to promote continuous quality improvement. NPC provides direct assistance and training to sites related to cost-benefit approaches, designs and data collection.