Conference Registration

Register for the Forum Register for Pre- and Post-Conference Sessions

The 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice will be held on Sunday, July 22 - Wednesday, July 25. Information about registering for this event can be found below. In addition, the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) will be hosting a pre-conference grants management training day on Sunday, July 22, and a post-conference session on new NIBRS reporting requirements on Wednesday, July 25. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.

This year’s conference will focus on collaborative approaches to criminal justice challenges. There will also be a special emphasis on mental and behavioral health.Workshops feature promising and innovative programs and strategies to address crime around the country; explore how technology can improve the administration of justice; examine research and evaluation; and highlight priority issues and resources within the Department of Justice.

2018 Registration Fees

NCJA and IJIS Members and Employees of Member Agencies

Early Bird Rate (on or before May 25): $475
Regular Rate (after May 25): $525

Non-members & Non-member Agencies

Early Bird Rate (on or before May 25): $525
Regular Rate (after May 25): $575

Conference Presenters

Members (anytime): $475
Non-members (anytime): $525*
*Non-member speakers attending only the day of their session do not pay a registration fee.

Register for the Conference

Forum registration may be completed online, or by mailing or faxing the 2018 National Forum Registration form.

Online Registration

Register Online

Payment can be made by credit card or the Mail My Check option. If opting to pay by the Mail My Check (bill me later) option, login to your account and click My Account. Your invoice will be found in the My Transactions section. You will have the option to print the invoice there. Invoices may be paid by credit card, check, or purchase order.

Registering by Mail or Fax

Mail or fax this registration form to the National Criminal Justice Association. Payment can be made credit card, check, or purchase order.

Cancelling Your Registration

All cancellations must be received by the NCJA in writing and be acknowledge with a cancellation confirmation email. Send notice of cancellation to

Refunds are based on date of cancellation:

  • On or before June 8: full refund.
  • June 9 - July 1: $100 cancellation fee.
  • After July 1 or does not attend the Forum: no refund given.*

*Those who register on after July 1, 2018 will be accommodated at the lunches on a space available basis.

Registering for Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference and post-conference workshops held before and after the Forum require a separate registration fee. You do not need to register for the Forum to register for these sessions. Registration for each session may be completed online. Note: these workshops will be held at the same hotel as the National Forum.

Sunday, July 22

NCJA Grants Management Training (8:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

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Event time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Registration fee: $300/person (lunch will be provided)

Grants Management Training Day will include presentations and a question and answer session with Bureau of Justice Assistance Deputy Director Tracey Trautman and Michael Williams from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer; presentations from grant managers on processes and tools you can use to meet special Byrne Justice Assistance Grant requirements, monitor sites visits, and help subgrantees meet reporting requirements and includes a round table discussion where participants can share challenges and problems while you learn from and network with your peers.

Wednesday, July 25

"NIBRS 2021…How to Get Ready" (8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

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Event time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.*
Registration fee: $200/person

The deadline for Law Enforcement agencies to be compliant with the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is January 1, 2021. After that date, the FBI will no longer accept data under the Uniformed Crime Reporting (UCR) System. Given the importance of the data compiled by NIBRS for the evaluation of crime trends, justification of funding and allocation of resources, hitting the target date for compliance is of critical importance. This training session will provide examples of various Departments’ NIBRS conversion experience. It will also examine the numerous issues involved in the NIBRS compliance process including available resources for technical assistance, RMS systems, construction of memorandums of understanding, strategies for insuring public understanding of changes in data presentation and beneficial RFP language for RMS systems presented by representatives from the FBI, BJS and local, experienced experts.

*If planning to attend the regional SAA TTA training, please note that event will begin at 1:30 PM.