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Criminal Justice Acronyms & Abbreviations

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Part I: Agencies and Organizations
ABAAmerican Bar Association
ACAAmerican Correctional Association
ACJSAmerican Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
ADADAlcohol and Drug Abuse Division
AJAAmerican Jail Association
AOUSCAdministrative Office of the United States Court
APPAAmerican Probation and Parole Association
APRIAmerican Prosecutors Research Institute
ASCAmerican Society of Criminology
ASCLDAmerican Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
ASUCRPAssociation of State Uniform Crime Reporting Programs
BATFBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
BIABureau of Indian Affairs
BJABureau of Justice Assistance
BJSBureau of Justice Statistics
BOPFederal Bureau of Prisons
CACCommission on Accreditation for Corrections
CALEACommission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
CCDOCommunity Capacity Development Office
CCJJCommission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CJCACouncil of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
CJJCoalition for Juvenile Justice
CSATCenter for Substance Abuse Treatment
CWLAChild Welfare League of America
DEADrug Enforcement Administration
DODDepartment of Defense
DHSDepartment of Homeland Security
DLEDepartment (Division) of Law Enforcement
DOIDepartment of the Interior
DOJDepartment of Justice
FBAFederal Bar Association
FBIFederal Bureau of Investigation
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency
GAOGeneral Accounting Office
HHS(Department of) Health and Human Services
HRWGHomicide Research Working Group
HUD(Department of) Housing and Urban Development
IACAInternational Association of Crime Analysts
IACPInternational Association of Chiefs of Police
ICEImmigration and Customs Enforcement
ICMAInternational City Managers Association
ICPSRInter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
IJISIntegrated Justice Information Systems Institute
ILJInstitute for Law and Justice
INSImmigration and Naturalization Service
JISPJustice Information Sharing Practitioners
JRSAJustice Research and Statistics Association
NAAGNational Association of Attorneys General
NABANative American Bar Association
NACOPNational Association of Chiefs of Police
NADCPNational Association of Drug Court Professionals
NAICJANational American Indian Court Judges Association
NARFNative American Rights Fund
NASCNational Association of Sentencing Commissions
NASCIONational Association of State Chief Information Officers
NCAINational Congress of American Indians
NCCDNational Council on Crime and Delinquency
NCICNational Crime Information Center
NCJANational Criminal Justice Association
NCJFCJNational Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
NCJJNational Center for Juvenile Justice
NCPCNational Crime Prevention Council
NCSCNational Center for State Courts
NCSLNational Conference of State Legislatures
NDAANational District Attorneys Association
NGANational Governors Association
NIAAANational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NICNational Institute of Corrections
NIDANational Institute on Drug Abuse
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NIJNational Institute of Justice
NIJCNational Indian Justice Center
NIMHNational Institute of Mental Health
NFPANational Fire Protection Association
NLEPCNational Law Enforcement Policy Center
NNALEANational Native American Law Enforcement Association
NOBLENational Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
NSANational Sheriffs' Association
NTJRCNational Tribal Justice Resource Center
ODPOffice for Domestic Preparedness
OJJDPOffice of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJPOffice of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
ONDCPOffice of National Drug Control Policy
OTJOffice of Tribal Justice
OVCOffice for Victims of Crime
PERFPolice Executive Research Forum
SEARCHThe National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics (no longer an acronym)
SJIState Justice Institute
TSATransportation Security Administration
USNETUnited South and Eastern Tribes
VAWGOViolence Against Women Grants Office (an OJP program office)
VAWOViolence Against Women Office (an OJP program office)

Part II: Programs and Useful Terms
ACJSSAdult Criminal Justice Statistical System
ADAAmerican with Disabilities Act
ADAAAnti-Drug Abuse Act
ADAMArrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring
AFISAutomated Fingerprint Identification System
AIMSAdult Internal Management System
CACFCensus of Adult Correctional Facilities
CASACourt Appointed Special Advocate
CCHComputerized Criminal History
CHRICriminal History Records Improvement
CIMISCorrectional Institution Management Information System
CJISCriminal Justice Information System
CMSCorrespondence/Contact/Constituency Management System
COCorrectional Officer
CODISCombined DNA Index System
COMRSCorrections Master Record System
COPSCommunity Oriented Policing Services
CPTEDCrime Protection Through Environmental Design
CPUChild Protection Unit
CRIPACivil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
DADistrict Attorney
DAREDrug Abuse Resistance Education
DATFDrug Abuse Task Force
DATFDomestic Abuse Task Force
DCSIPDrug Control and System Improvement Program
DICRADeaths in Custody Reporting Act
DIADrug Information and Analysis
DMCDisproportionate Minority Contact
DOCISDepartment of Corrections Information Systems
DUFDrug Use Forecasting
DUI/DWIDriving Under the Influence/Driving While Intoxicated
DVSADomestic Violence and Sexual Assault
EMElectronic Monitoring
FOIAFreedom of Information Act
GACGlobal Advisory Committee
GISGeographic Information System
GlobalGlobal Justice Information Sharing Initiative
GPRAGovernment Performance and Results Act
HIDTAHigh Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
IBRIncident-Based Reporting
IBRRCIncident-Based Reporting Resource Center
IIIInterstate Identification Index (referred to as "Triple I")
INTERPOLInternational Criminal Police Commission
ISAPIntensive Substance Abuse Program
ISPIntensive Supervised Probation
ISARInfobase of State Activities and Research (JRSA database of SAC activities)
JABGJuvenile Accountability Block Grant
JJECJuvenile Justice Evaluation Center
JJISJuvenile Justice Information Systems
K-9Canine Operations
LEDSLaw Enforcement Data System
LLEBGLocal Law Enforcement Block Grant
MISManagement Information Systems
NACJDNational Archives of Criminal Justice Data
NamUsNational Missing and Unidentified Persons System
NCADINational Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
NCHIPNational Criminal History Improvement Program
NCJRSNational Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCRPNational Corrections Reporting Program
NCVSNational Crime Victimization Survey
N-DExNational Data Exchange (FBI program)
NIBRSNational Incident-Based Reporting System
NICSNational Instant Criminal Background Check System
NIEMNational Information Exchange Model
NJJECNational Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center (JRSA project)
NJRPNational Judicial Reporting Program
NLETSNational Law Enforcement Educational Testing Service
NSOPRNational Sex Offender Public Registry
OBTNOffender-Based Tracking Numbers
OBTSOffender-Based Transactions Statistics
PIMSPolice Information Management System
PARTProgram Assessment Rating Tool
PbSPerformance-based Standards for Youth Correction and Detention Facilities
PREAPrison Rape Elimination Act
PSNProject Safe Neighborhoods
RETRegional Enforcement Team
RFARequest for Application
RFPRequest for Proposal
RFRAReligious Freedom Restoration Act
RMSRecords Management System
RSATResidential Substance Abuse Treatment
SAAState Administering Agency
SACStatistical Analysis Center
SANE/SARTSexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team
SORSex Offender Registry
SOTMPSex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Program
SPSSStatistical Package for the Social Sciences
STARSStatewide Traffic Accident Records System
SWATSpecial Weapons and Tactics Team
STACSpatial and Temporal Analysis of Crime
TACTechnical Advisory Committee
TAIPTreatment Alternatives to Incarceration Program
TASCTreatment Assessment Service Centers
TASCTreatment Alternatives to Street Crime
TISTruth in Sentencing
TROTemporary Restraining Order
UCRUniform Crime Reporting
URLUniversal Resource Locator
VCINViolent Crime Information Network
VINVehicle Identification Number
VOCAVictims of Crime Act
VOI/TISViolent Offender Incarceration/Truth in Sentencing
VPOVictim Protection Order
XMLExtensible Markup Language

Revised June 2015

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