Collaborating Agencies

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages, and towns it represents.

National Juvenile Defender Center

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense. NJDC works to improve access to and quality of counsel for all young people in delinquency court, and supports the reform of court systems that impact our nation’s youth.

National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties (NACo) brings together America’s 3,069 county governments to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

Community Legal Services, Inc.

Community Legal Services (CLS) is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low-income Philadelphians. Among other things, CLS addresses barriers to employment and housing caused by criminal records; helps people, when possible, clear their records through expungement, sealing, and pardons; advocates for people wrongfully denied employment or housing due to their records; works with coalitions and policymakers to improve and enhance legislation and administrative practices that affect people with criminal records; and provides training and support to public interest attorneys across the country.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center

The Council of State Governments (CSG) is a national organization serving all three branches of state governments to help shape public policy since 1933. With four regional offices spanning the country and numerous affiliate organizations—including the American Probation and Parole Association, the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision, and others—CSG has unparalleled access to state officials. CSG reaches its members through conferences, its website, and its bimonthly news magazine, Capitol Ideas, which reaches 20,000 state leaders. In addition to public safety and justice, other policy areas of CSG include workforce development, education, and economics. As a division of CSG, the CSG Justice Center has unmatched expertise in bringing together different disciplines, community and government groups, and others to develop a results-oriented approach to public safety. To fulfill its mission, the CSG Justice Center helps build essential and lasting collaborations among practice experts, policymakers, and the research community. Since 2009, the CSG Justice Center has administered two national technical assistance centers on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, which have served more than 1,000 adult and juvenile justice grantees in 49 states: the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) and the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Grant Program (JMHCP).

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