At the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC), we are dedicated to equipping criminal justice professionals with the right training and tools to affect lasting and meaningful change in the communities they serve.
As a leading national criminal justice training organization, we deliver quality innovative training, expert instruction, and technical assistance solutions for combating prevailing public safety and community challenges. NCJTC has significant experience working in culturally sensitive areas, such as tribal communities. We tailor our training and technical assistance to support rural and under-resourced communities and understand the importance of meeting your specific needs, rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
Through federal grants and national contracts, we have had the great privilege to train hundreds of thousands of criminal justice professionals in every state and internationally. You can be confident that you are receiving the highest quality training possible from a trusted organization.
Executive Director - National Criminal Justice Training Center
" On the unofficial one-year anniversary of the COVID pandemic we are pleased to report the resumption of in-person training within the next two months, pending approval by our grant funding agencies and under conditions that meet the COVID safeguards we have outlined on our website. We continue to cautiously evaluate every training request on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the safety of our participants, instructors and staff remains the overriding priority.
Looking back over the past year, I want to thank the many people we serve through our grant and contract training activities for both their patience and understanding. We suspended in-person training last March when states began imposing restrictions and the CDC advised against large gatherings. I also want to take this opportunity to highlight the incredible efforts of our dedicated staff members, who quickly and effectively responded to these unprecedented circumstances and developed a wide range of online learning opportunities. To put this in perspective, NCJTC historically offered between 8-10 virtual events a month for the 12 months prior to March of last year. Starting in April, we rapidly began ramping up those efforts, leveraging the full capabilities of Fox Valley Technical College’s eLearning infrastructure and online learning capabilities. Over the past 12 months, we averaged 24 virtual events each month (a 250% increase), training just over 60,000 people. These events included webinars, live instructor led training events as well as self-paced training programs using platforms typically reserved for College students, such as Blackboard.
One of the positive outcomes of this transition was the feedback we received from people in smaller, underserved, tribal or more rural communities. They commented in their student evaluations related to in-person training that resource issues made it difficult to attend due to travel, lodging and other associated costs. The ability to access training remotely while also having the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized subject matter experts, provided them with the information and resources they need to effectively carry out their responsibilities.
Moving forward, we intend to employ a hybrid approach, which offers individuals and teams the opportunity to receive both in-person and online instruction using a variety of live, recorded and on-demand training approaches. For a complete list of training opportunities, visit ncjtc.org/training.
To learn more about our guidelines for in-person training, please visit our policy page. All students must acknowledge and accept the terms and conditions for attending in-person events under COVID-19 restrictions.
You can also call us at (855) 866-2582 to speak with a member of our staff for further information or assistance. Thank you for the work you do to protect America’s communities and please continue to stay safe. "
Brad Russ, Executive Director
National Criminal Justice Training Center