Services Provided to Communities

The Diagnostic Center’s collaboration with communities is intended to help leaders at the state, local and tribal level use data to make decisions (current and future) about criminal justice programming. The Diagnostic Center works with communities on a wide range of justice topics including problem-oriented policing, police-community relations, evidence-based solutions to violent crime, crime analysis, juvenile justice system response, sentencing practices, domestic and intimate partner violence, and correctional facility realignment. Throughout the training and technical assistance process, the Diagnostic Center brings together expertise from across DOJ to deliver highly customized products and services adapted specifically for each community.

  • Specialized training
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Strategic plans and communications development
  • Multi-stakeholder workshops coordination
  • Federal program collaboration
  • Partnership facilitation with local academic institutions
  • Subject matter experts
  • Evaluation of implementation activities

​In addition to on-site engagements, the Diagnostic Center provides communities with:

  • Lessons learned from engagements
  • Links to further resources on evidence-based programs and practices
  • Referrals to existing evidence-based programs and resources
  • Resources prepared by subject matter experts on topics of interest
  • Remote assistance to answer questions about local data and promising practices