National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice

The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is designed to improve relationships and increase trust between minority communities and the criminal justice system.


Implicit Bias

Implicit bias describes the automatic association people make between groups of people and stereotypes about those groups.

Procedural Justice

Procedural justice focuses on the way police and other legal authorities interact with the public, and how the characteristics of those interactions shape the public’s views of the police, their willingness to obey the law, and actual crime rates.


Reconciliation is a method of facilitating frank engagements between minority communities, police and other authorities that allow them to address historical tensions, grievances, and misconceptions, and reset relationships.


For more information about technical assistance through the National Initiative, please submit requests to the Office of Justice (OJP) Programs Diagnostic Center. The OJP Diagnostic Center is a technical assistance resource designed to help state, city, county and tribal policymakers and community leaders use data to make decisions about criminal justice programming. The Diagnostic Center invests in what works by bridging the gap between data and criminal justice policy at the state, local and tribal levels. Diagnostic Center engagements are intended to build community capacity to use data to make short-and long-term evidence-based decisions about criminal justice and public safety.

Pilot Sites


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