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A range of technical assistance is available through BJA's National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC). Assistance is available in a variety of areas, including crime prevention, information sharing, substance abuse, and mental health. For more information, contact Elaine Snyder, BJA Technical Assistance Coordinator, at or visit BJA's Training & Technical Assistance page.

Maria Berry
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Diversity Series: Religions, Cultures, and Communities, (NCJ 212664), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2006. Explores some of the many religions and cultures with which law enforcement officials come into contact. Each video clip offers tips on working with people of different faiths and backgrounds, including suggestions for inoffensive law enforcement techniques.

Reentry Partnerships: A Guide for States & Faith-Based and Community Organizations, (NCJ 224916), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2008. This guide presents goals and recommendations which offer strategies for States to build networks with faith-based and community organizations, simplify pathways to funding support, recognize and understand distinct organizational cultures, tailor responses to the populations who will be served by reentry services, and ensure accountability that will help sustain and improve reentry initiatives.

Faith and Communities in Action: A Resource Guide for Increasing Partnership Opportunities to Prevent Crime and Violence, (NCJ 241293),Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, March 2013. This guide is designed to provide useful information to faith and community-based organizations working on building capacity, improving partnerships, and effectively applying for and managing grants.

Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP) Fact Sheet, BJA-Sponsored, February 2014. This fact sheet highlights BNCP efforts which serve to help neighborhoods develop community capacity – the knowledge, skills, relationships, interactions and organizational resources - that enables residents, civic leaders, the public and private sectors and local organizations to create comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans.

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