Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public.
NCJRS offers extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice. Search Questions & Answers to access hundreds of questions related to juvenile and criminal justice, victim assistance, substance abuse, and NCJRS services.
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NCJRS hosts one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world, the NCJRS Abstracts Database. The collection, with holdings from the early 1970s to the present, contains more than 225,000 publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials.
The abstracts include the title, author, sponsoring agency, purchasing address, and journal citation, as well as a 100- to 200-word summary of the document's contents. Keyword and index term searches of the database are easy. With the search capabilities offered, you can quickly retrieve all the citations relevant to your question or area of interest.
NCJRS is a two-way partnership and your participation is always welcomed.
Help us expand the scope of the audience receiving information from NCJRS.
- Request information about registration and online resources to share with your colleagues, association members, or conference attendees.
- Send us a mailing list of your organization so that we can invite your members to join the information network.
- Link to the NCJRS website at 姘头www.ncjrs.gov.
Contribute to the NCJRS Virtual Library and Database
If you or your organization produces resources on behalf of OJP or creates resources that are sponsored or funded by OJP, please submit them for screening and potential inclusion in the NCJRS Virtual Library. See the Contribute to Our Collection page for further information and direction on how to do so.