Our Services

The Diagnostic Center works closely with local law enforcement, constituents and justice organizations to understand persistent criminal justice challenges and create customized solutions to address them. The Diagnostic Center employs a practice-based research model to address a wide range of justice topics ranging from human trafficking and gun violence to corrections officer wellness and police-community relations. The Diagnostic Center is comprised of criminal justice experts, many of them former law enforcement themselves, who possess the experience and hands-on knowledge necessary to implement effective and enduring change at the state, city and tribal level. Diagnostic Specialists use comprehensive research, program evaluations, local data and collaborative partnerships to help law enforcement, government executives and community leaders develop multi-jurisdictional, cross-disciplinary solutions. How can the Diagnostic Center help you invest your resources wisely to reach your public safety goals? Review our service offerings below.

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Tailored Approach

The Diagnostic Center collects and analyzes local data to identify factors contributing to a particular public safety issue, then maps those factors to proven approaches with demonstrated success in reducing crime.

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Relationship Building

The Diagnostic Center promotes community partnerships and enhances a community’s access to technical assistance resources across DOJ and the criminal justice community.

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The Diagnostic Center leverages a diverse set of subject matter expertise from across the criminal justice field in change management, data analytics, data visualization, technology and strategic communications to inform a holistic strategy and analysis of pressing justice issues.

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Neutral Party

The Diagnostic Center brings a community’s key players and decision-makers to the table – sometimes for the first time – to address a systemic issue, all in the effort of a common goal of making a community safer. 

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Holistic Approach

The Diagnostic Center uses a three-phased process – diagnose, implement and assess – to help local jurisdictions identify the crime problem, recommend proven responses, assist with implementation and assess how well it worked.

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Sustainable Solutions

The Diagnostic Center helps communities acquire new knowledge and skills so they can better address crime issues (current and future).