Why Choose the National Criminal Justice Training Center?

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A National Leader in Training and Technical Assistance

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.

NCJTC Team 2018

Brad Russ

Director - National Criminal Justice Training Center

" 2020 has been a very challenging year for the criminal justice community we serve. The COVID -19 pandemic not only effectively abolished in-person training programs from mid-March through the end of the year, but it also dramatically impacted state and local revenue generation, which decreased funding for training across all disciplines. With budget and travel limitations, the need for new training formats became more apparent.

As a result, NCJTC made a dramatic shift in the way we and our partner agencies deliver training and technical assistance. At NCJTC, one of the hallmarks of our success has been the ability to pivot quickly and effectively to meet the needs of both our grantors and the people we serve. This year, we proved this again by shifting training delivery from in person to online to meet this new demand.

As states began issuing emergency orders, we started ramping up informational webinar sessions, and converting our in-person classroom training to a live online instructor led training format. This proved to be a challenging task, as it required everyone to rethink their presentations to deliver equivalent content. While the learning objectives are the same, we needed to adapt to a new way of learning for our participants. Other challenges included bandwidth issues, software restrictions, and network limitations.

Through our unique affiliation with Fox Valley Technical College, we leveraged resources, infrastructure, and learning systems to produce eLearning training such as live webinars, self-paced courses, and live online instructor led classes. Over the ensuing 8 months (March to October 2020), we conducted 155 eLearning training events reaching 44,635 people. During this same time frame in 2019, we conducted 44 eLearning training events reaching 11,011 people. From 2019 to 2020, we increased the number of training events by 252% and the number of people trained by 305%. These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented and experienced staff, and the flexibility and adaptability of the over 150 members of our professional training team, whom we refer to as our Associates.

Throughout it all, the people we serve have been both patient and understanding. I am happy to report that student evaluations continue to be outstanding across every metric we measure. Our goals for programmatic excellence and providing you with the information, tools, and resources necessary to effect the change you want and need for your agencies and communities have not suffered, in spite of the many challenges of this past year.

I am confident that we can continue to serve as a valuable resource for all of your criminal justice training needs. Please reach out to us to explore the many possibilities at www.ncjtc.org or by speaking to one of our staff members at (855) 866-2582."

Celebrating 25 Years of Impacting Communities

Experience the NCJTC Difference
  • Trusted with over $200 million in federal grant funds to facilitate training on a national and international basis.
  • We leverage the knowledge and talent of more than 300 subject matter experts, actively working in their fields of expertise, to deliver reliable, easy-to-execute solutions.
  • Online and onsite training options available.
  • Customized training options - Our dedicated staff will help define your challenges and find the most cost effective way to deliver customized solutions.
Celebrating 25 Years of Impacting Communities
NCJTC Team 2018
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